...a fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen
and a project for a book.
The work is finished!
. . .
"I ought now to tell you a story; but I don't know any more."
"You can make one in a moment," said the little boy.
"My mother says that all you look at can be turned into
a fairy tale: and that you can find a story in everything."
"Yes, but such tales and stories are good for nothing.
The right sort come of themselves; they tap at my forehead
"Won't there be a tap soon?" asked the little boy.
And his mother laughed, put some Elder-flowers
in the tea-pot, and poured boiling water upon them.
"Do tell me something! Pray do!"
"Yes, if a fairy tale would come of its own accord;
but they are proud and haughty, and come only
when they choose. Stop!" said he, all on a sudden.
"I have it! Pay attention! There is one in the tea-pot!
. . .
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