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What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales   By: (1805-1875)

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[Illustration: WALDEMAR DAA AND HIS DAUGHTERS. p. 122.]

WHAT THE MOON SAW:

AND OTHER TALES.

BY

HANS C. ANDERSEN.

TRANSLATED BY

H. W. DULCKEN, PH.D.

WITH EIGHTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. W. BAYES,

ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL.

LONDON:

GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS,

BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL.

1866.

Uniform with "WHAT THE MOON SAW, and Other Tales," price 5s., extra cloth, on fine toned paper ,

STORIES AND TALES

BY

HANS C. ANDERSEN.

TRANSLATED BY H. W. DULCKEN, PH.D.

EIGHTY ILLUSTRATIONS BY A. W. BAYES.

ENGRAVED BY THE BROTHERS DALZIEL.

The two volumes, "STORIES AND TALES" and "WHAT THE MOON SAW," form the most complete collection of HANS C. ANDERSEN'S Tales published in this country.

PREFACE.

The present book is put forth as a sequel to the volume of HANS C. ANDERSEN'S "Stories and Tales," published in a similar form in the course of 1864. It contains tales and sketches various in character; and following, as it does, an earlier volume, care has been taken to intersperse with the children's tales stories which, by their graver character and deeper meaning, are calculated to interest those "children of a larger growth" who can find instruction as well as amusement in the play of fancy and imagination, though the realm be that of fiction, and the instruction be conveyed in a simple form.

The series of sketches of "What the Moon Saw," with which the present volume opens, arose from the experiences of ANDERSEN, when as a youth he went to seek his fortune in the capital of his native land; and the story entitled "Under the Willow Tree" is said likewise to have its foundation in fact; indeed, it seems redolent of the truth of that natural human love and suffering which is so truly said to "make the whole world kin."

On the preparation and embellishment of the book, the same care and attention have been lavished as on the preceding volume. The pencil of Mr. BAYES and the graver of the BROTHERS DALZIEL have again been employed in the work of illustration; and it is hoped that the favour bestowed by the public on the former volume may be extended to this its successor.

H. W. D.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

What the Moon Saw 1

The Story of the Year 40

She was Good for Nothing 48

"There is a Difference" 55

Everything in its Right Place 59

The Goblin and the Huckster 66

In a Thousand Years 70

The Bond of Friendship 72

Jack the Dullard. An Old Story told Anew 81

Something 86

Under the Willow Tree 92

The Beetle 107

What the Old Man does is always Right 114

The Wind tells about Waldemar Daa and his Daughters 120

Ib and Christine 130

Ole the Tower Keeper 142

The Bottle Neck 151

Good Humour 161

A Leaf from the Sky 165

The Dumb Book 168

The Jewish Girl 171

The Thorny Road of Honour 176

The Old Gravestone 180

The Old Bachelor's Nightcap 184

The Marsh King's Daughter 196

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