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Identifier: storiesforhouseh00ande Title: Stories for the household Year: 1889 (1880s) Authors: Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875 Dulcken, H. W. (Henry William), 1832-1894 Bayes, Alfred Walter, 1832-1909, ill Subjects: Fairy tales Publisher: London : G. Routledge and Sons View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: ore I peck myself the handsomerI grow! And she said it quite merrily, for she was a joker among thehens, though, as I have said, she was very respectable ; and then shewent to sleep. It was dark all around; hen sat by hen, but the one that sat next tothe merry Hen did not sleep : she heard and she didnt hear, as one Its Quite True! 139 should do in this world if one wishes to live in quiet; but she couldnot refrain from telling it to her next neighbour. Did you hear what was said here just now ? I name no names ; buthere is a hen who wants to peck her feathers out to look well. If Iwere a cock I should despise her. And just above the Hens sat the Owl, with her husband and her littleowlets; the family had sharp ears, and they all heard every word thatthe neighbouring Hen had spoken, and they rolled their eyes, and theMother-Owl clapped her wings and said, Dont listen to it! But I suppose you heard what was said there ?I heard it with my own ears, and one must hear much before ones ears Text Appearing After Image: THE OWLS TELL THE PIGEONS THE DKEADFUL NEWS. fall off. There is one among the fowls who has so completely forgottenwhat is becoming conduct in a hen,that she pulls out all her feathers,and then lets the cock see her. Prenez garde aux enfants said the Father-Owl. Thats not fitfor the children to hear. I 11 tell it to the neighbour owl; she s a very proper owl to associatewith. And she flew away. Hoo ! hoo ! to-whoo ! they both screeched in front of the neigh-bours dovecot to the doves within. Have you heard it ? Have youheard it ? Hoo ! hoo ! there s a hen who has pulled out all her feathersfor the sake of the cock. Shell die with cold, if she s not dead already. Coo ! coo ! Where, where ? cried the Pigeons. In the neighbours poultry-yard. I ve as good as seen it myself.Its hardly proper to repeat the story, but its quite true ! 140 Stories for the Household. Believe it! believe every single word of it! cooed the Pigeons,and they cooed down into their own poultry-yard. There s a hen, a Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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