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#19. A DREAM OF WEDDINGS AND FIRE

#19. A DREAM OF WEDDINGS AND FIRE

“What do you think I have here?” said the Dream Man. “Do not be frightened, and you shall see a little mouse.” And then he held out his hand, in which lay a lovely little creature. “It has come to invite you to a wedding. Two little mice...
#18. A DREAM OF STORKS AND HER

#18. A DREAM OF STORKS AND HER

How the rain did pour down! Hjalmar could hear it in his sleep, and when Ole-Luk-Oie opened the window the water flowed quite up to the window sill. It had the appearance of a large lake outside, and a beautiful ship lay close to the house. “Wilt thou sail with...
#17. A DREAM OF SWANS AND PRINCESSES

#17. A DREAM OF SWANS AND PRINCESSES

As soon as Hjalmar was in bed Ole-Luk-Oie touched with his little magic wand all the furniture in the room, which immediately began to chatter. And each article talked only of itself. Over the chest of drawers hung a large picture in a gilt frame, representing a...
#16. A DREAM OF LEAVES AND FLOWERS

#16. A DREAM OF LEAVES AND FLOWERS

“Now pay attention,” said Ole-Luk-Oie in the evening, when Hjalmar was in bed, “and I will decorate the room.” Immediately all the flowers in the flowerpots became large trees with long branches reaching to the ceiling and stretching along the...
#15. OLYMPIA’S DEBUT

#15. OLYMPIA’S DEBUT

Nathaniel found a card of invitation, and with heart beating highly went at the appointed hour to the professor’s, where the coaches were already rolling, and the lights were shining in the decorated saloons. The company was numerous and brilliant. Olympia...
#14. THE SANDMAN RETURNED?

#14. THE SANDMAN RETURNED?

He was just writing to Clara, when he heard a light tap at the door; it paused at his words, and the repulsive face of Coppola peeped in. Nathaniel’s heart trembled within him, but remembering what Spalanzani had told him about the countryman, Coppola, and also...