Monday, 8 December 2014

Another brilliant start to a fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. This time 'The Bottle-Neck'

The bottle-neck

Down in the narrow, winding street, between several poor houses, there stood a house that was so squashed and so tall, it was made of half-timbering that was coming apart in every direction; poor people lived there, and it was poorest of all up in the attic, where outside the small window a dented old bird-cage hung in the sunlight, one that did not even have any proper birdbath – only an upturned bottle-neck with a cork at the bottom and filled with water.

To see the entire fairytale, go to here.

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