The Flying Trunk!

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“Away flew the trunk into the clouds.”

 . . . and, lo! away flew the trunk with him up the chimney, high into the clouds. On and on he flew, higher and higher. The bottom of the trunk gave a great crack, which rather frightened him, for if it had broken in two a pretty fall he would have had!

However, it came down safely, and he found himself in a country called Turkey. He hid the trunk under a heap of dry leaves in a wood, and walked into the town close by. He could do this quite well, for, among the Turks, everybody went about clad as he was, in dressing gown and slippers.

Illustration:  The Flying Trunk.  Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  By William Woodburn.  Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.  W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

By William Woodburn.

Illustrated by Gordon Robinson.

W. & R. Chambers, Limited: London & Edinburgh. 1917.

11 thoughts on “The Flying Trunk!

    1. Yes is should be a carpet, but a trunk is an interesting way to go too! He lost all his money and had to move – so his friend gave him an old trunk, and off he flew!
      Elephant

    1. I like the village too. And I also like that he goes to Turkey in his bathrobe and slippers and thinks he looks just fine, because that’s the way people dress there!

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