The Snow Queen, the Original Short Story

The Snow Queen, the Original Short Story : (Andrew Lang Masterpiece Collection)

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In the evening, when little Kay was going to bed, he jumped on the chair by the window, and looked through the little hole. A few snow-flakes were falling outside, and one of the, the largest, lay on the edge of one of the window-boxes. The snow-flake grew larger and larger till it took the form of a maiden, dressed in finest white gauze. She was so beautiful and dainty, but all of ice, hard bright ice. Still she was alive; her eyes glittered like two clear stars, but there was no rest or peace in them. She nodded at the window, and beckoned with her hand. The little boy was frightened, and sprang down from the chair. It seemed as if a great white bird had flown past the window. The next day there was a harder frost than before. Then came the spring, then the summer, when the roses grew and smelt more beautifully than ever. Kay and Gerda were looking at one of their picture-books--the clock in the great church-tower had just struck five, when Kay exclaimed, 'Oh! something has stung my heart, and I've got something in my eye!' The little girl threw her arms round his neck; he winked hard with both his eyes; no, she could see nothing in them. 'I think it is gone now, ' said he; but it had not gone. It was one of the tiny splinters of the glass of the magic mirror which we have heard about, that turned everything great and good reflected in it small and ugly. And poor Kay had also a splinter in his heart, and it began to change into a lump of ice. It did not hurt him at all, but the splinter was there all the sameshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 54g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514706997
  • 9781514706992

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