Please Sing!

Illustration:  From the story “The Nightingale.”  Andersen’s Fairy Tales.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

THE NIGHTINGALE SINGS

“Little nightingale,” the little maid called out in a loud tone, “our most gracious emperor wishes you to sing to him.”

From the story “The Nightingale.”

Andersen’s Fairy Tales.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

Ten Kisses!

Illustration:  The Swineherd.  Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

THE SWINEHERD.

“Ask him,” said the princess, “if he will be satisfied with ten kisses from one of my ladies.”

“No, thank you,” said the swineherd: “ten kisses from the princess, or I will keep my pot.”

“That is tiresome,” said the princess. “But you must stand before me, so that nobody can see it.”

The ladies placed themselves in front of her and spread out their dresses, and she gave the swineherd ten kisses and received the pot.

Illustration:  The Swineherd.  Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

Cupid Will Hurt You!

Illustration:  The Saucy Boy.  Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.  Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.

THE SAUCY BOY.

The good old man lay upon the floor crying; he was really shot in the heart. “Oh!” he cried, “what a naughty boy this Cupid is! I shall tell all the good children about this, so that they take care never to play with him, lest he hurt them.”

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen.

Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. Ca 1920.