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#21. A DREAM OF RUINS

#21. A DREAM OF RUINS

“Am I to hear any more stories?” asked little Hjalmar, as soon as Ole-Luk-Oie had sent him to sleep. “We shall have no time this evening,” said he, spreading out his prettiest umbrella over the child. “Look at these Chinese people.”...
#20. A DREAM OF WEDDINGS AND DESPAIR

#20. A DREAM OF WEDDINGS AND DESPAIR

“It is incredible how many old people there are who would be glad to have me at night,” said Ole-Luk-Oie, “especially those who have done something wrong. “‘Good old Ole,’ say they to me, ‘we cannot close our eyes, and we lie...
#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...