How well dressed were all the people who passed him with hymn books tucked under their arms.
The whole week through, Little Claus had to plow for Big Claus and lend him his only horse. In return, Big Claus lent him all four of his horses, but only for one day a week and that had to be Sunday. Each Sunday how proudly Little Claus cracked his whip over all the five horses, which were as good as his own on that day. How brightly the sun shone. How well dressed were all the people who passed him with hymn books tucked under their arms. And as they went their way to church, to hear the parson preach, how the people did stare to see Little Claus plowing with all five horses.
Little Claus is an unabashed con-man who regularly outwits Big Claus, and I was also pleasantly surprised to see the dark humor the story features . My recommendation: Read Hans Christian Andersen. Read him if you like Pixar. Read him if you like Harry Potter.
Little Claus is an unabashed con-man who regularly outwits Big Claus, and I was also pleasantly surprised to see the dark humor the story features, as my own sense of humor is like a strong cup of black coffee. I read a Tiina Nunnally translation of the original Danish, whom I believe has also done a well-regarded translation of the Scandinavian classic Kristin Lavransdatter.
Little Claus and Big Claus" (Danish: Lille Claus og store Claus) is a tale by Hans Christian Andersen, published in Danish in 1835 in the first instalment of his booklet Fairy Tales Told for Children. Danish title: Eventyr fortalte for børn. In a village live two men called Claus.
Through the whole week, Little Claus was obliged to plough for Great Claus, and lend him his one horse; and once a. .Then how Little Claus would smack his whip over all five horses, they were as good as his own on that one day.
Through the whole week, Little Claus was obliged to plough for Great Claus, and lend him his one horse; and once a week, on a Sunday, Great Claus lent him all his four horses. The sun shone brightly, and the church bells were ringing merrily as the people passed by, dressed in their best clothes, with their prayer-books under their arms. They were going to hear the clergyman preach
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Big Claus is rich, Little Claus is poor, they both live in the same village. Little Claus makes the mistake of proclaiming to the village people all the horses he works are his. Big Claus gets angry as four of the five horses are his and in his indignation, kills Little Claus' only horse as punishment. Little Claus and Big Claus" was released on May 8th, 1835.
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