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Years went by, one just like another. Elise worked hard on the peasants’ farmland, tending the animals and learning simple skills like weaving and knitting. Sometimes, her sadness over her lost brothers became unbearable so she invented a game with a simple green leaf. By pricking a hole through it and peeping through it at the sky, it seemed to her she could see her brothers’ bright eyes; and when the warm sunbeams touched her cheeks, she thought of all the kisses they had given her. She longed for them, for her father, and for her precious picture book.— The Wild Swans, by Hans Christian Andersen.[Artwork by Susan Jeffers.]

Years went by, one just like another. Elise worked hard on the peasants’ farmland, tending the animals and learning simple skills like weaving and knitting. Sometimes, her sadness over her lost brothers became unbearable so she invented a game with a simple green leaf. By pricking a hole through it and peeping through it at the sky, it seemed to her she could see her brothers’ bright eyes; and when the warm sunbeams touched her cheeks, she thought of all the kisses they had given her. She longed for them, for her father, and for her precious picture book.
— The Wild Swans, by Hans Christian Andersen.




[Artwork by Susan Jeffers.]

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    I love the artwork for The Wild Swans by Susan Jeffers! A staple of my childhood. :3
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