The Fairy World

The Fairy World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...Well, to be sure! How th. rain is pour ing down without! Hialmar could hear it even in his sleep; and when Ole opened the window the water reached to the very sill; it was quite a lake: but the most magnifi. cent ship lay just before the house. "Will you sail with me, little Hialmar?" said O'e; "if you will, you can go and visit foreign countries with me to-night, and be here again in the morning." And all at once there stood Hialmar in his Simday clothes on the deck of the splendid ship; and it grew beautiful weather immediately, and they sailed through the streets, and round about by the church, and the whole place was now a large wild sea. They sailed on so long till at last no land was to be seen, and they perceived a flight of storks coming from Hialmar's home, and going to warmer climes. They always flew one behind the other, and they hid already flown so very, very far! One of them wa- so tired, that his wings could sea. cely carry him further; he was the last of all, and he soon remained a great way behind. At last, with outspread wings, he sank lower and lower, beat the air a few times with his pinions, but in vain. His wings touched the rigging of the ship, he slipped down from the sail, and, plump!--there he stood on the deck! Upon this a sailor-boy took him and put him into a hen-coop with the pou..ry, aJong with the ducks and turkeys. The poor stork stood among them quite out of countenance. "Only look, what an odd sort of fellow that is!" said all the cocks and hens. And the turkey-cock puffed himself up as much as he could, and asked him who he was. And the ducks walked backwards, and nodded to each other. And the stork told them of sultry Africa, of the pyramids, and of the ostrich that races...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490363
  • 9781236490360