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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...whatever he did, was not scolded, but kissed. Andersen's Mdrchen. XXI. ftannitverstan. A poor laborer, not being satisfied1 with his lot and his quiet uneventful life, determined to leave his native village and try his luck in a large city. Following the 5 advice of one of his neighbors, he turned his steps towards Amsterdam, the capital of Holland, where he had a queer experience which made him a wise and contented man4 for the rest of his life. As he was walking through the streets of this rich me-10 tropolis his attention was attracted6 by a magnificent house. He stopped in front of it, casting admiring glances at the huge building with its many windows, doors, towers and chimneys, the like of which7 he had never seen before. At last he could not refrain from asking8 a passer-by who the 15 owner was. Unfortunately the man whom he addressed knew no more German than our poor laborer knew10 Dutch, and accordingly he answered sullenly, "Kannitverstan," and left him standingu there. Now, this isu "I cannot understand you" in1 Dutch; but the German traveller20 1 Relative clause; 125, 2. Position? 231, 4.!Apposition; 14. The factitive predicate to be expressed by ju; 76, 1. 6 ttltf fidj Jte$en; use tlie active voice, making house the subject. and cast; 124, 4 c. » bergleidjen, relat. 8 Infinitive with ju; 128, 3. lotmen; 101, 5. 1Omit. u Infinitive without ju i 121. "Me Jeifjt. "auf; 172, 3. ereignt8Io8. 78 thought it was" the answer to16 his question, and saying to himself, "This Mr. Kannitverstan must surely be a very rich man to live" in such a large palace," he went on, meditating on the unequal distribution of wealth" in this 5 world. His way led him finally down to the harbor, which he found crow...
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