The Story of My Life

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHans Christian Andersen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...") especially made a deep impression on one of the boys; it had so strangely affected him that he stood quite silently for a long time and gazed on me; afterward he showed me the book where the story was, and there was a picture where the shoes were painted red, while the rest of the picture was uncolored. The oldest daughter, Sara, a very amiable and lively girl, asked me immediately whether the ladies of Copenhagen were handsome, and I answered her, " Yes, they are like the Dutch ladies!" She liked to hear me speak Danish, and I wrote down for her a few words of those which pleased her most. At the dinner-table Van Lennep asked me if I thought I could read Dutch, and then he presented me with a written sheet. It was a poem of his to me, and he read it aloud to the whole circle. I believe it is printed in " De Tijd." From Amsterdam I went to Harlem by the railway. There was a place where we passed over a kind of bank between the open North Sea and the sea of Harlem, and I wondered at the grand enterprise of pumping out a lake, which had already fallen considerably. Harlem's mighty organ, the greatest in the world, was just sounding its eight thousand metal pipes beneath the beautiful timber vault when I entered the hall. The language sounded very queerly, half Danish, half German, and I saw the inscription on several houses: " Hier gaat mair nit porren! "--" Here they went out to rouse the people." The chimes were always heard from the church towers; the whole country seemed to me a great English park. In company with Professor Schlegel and his wife, and Professor Geel, I set out to see the curiosities of Leyden, among others the mound raised by the Anglo-Saxons, when those under Hengist and Horsa went over to England. In the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...") especially made a deep impression on one of the boys; it had so strangely affected him that he stood quite s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217609163

ISBN - 13:9780217609166

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