The Complete Fairy Tales & Other Stories
By Hans Christian Andersen - online book

Oxford Complete Illustrated Edition all his stories written between 1835 and 1872.

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Piep i' said the Sparrows. ' Yes, these are truly our old neighbours ; we remember their Origin by the pond. Piep ! how they've got on ! Yes, some people succeed while they're asleep, and what rarity there is in a red thing like that, I can't understand. Why, yonder is a withered leaf—I see it quite plainly ! '
And they pecked at it till the leaf fell. But the tree stood there greener and fresher than ever ; the Roses bloomed in the sunshine by Thorwaldsen's grave, and were associated with his immortal name.
Yes, that was little Tuk. His name was not really Tuk ; but when he could not speak plainly, he used to call himself so. It was to mean ' Charley ' ; and it's a good thing to know that. Now, he was to take care of his little sister Gustava, who was much smaller than he, and at the same time he was to learn his lesson ; but these two things would not go well together. The poor boy sat there with his little sister on his lap, and sang her all the songs that he