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