Diddily Dee Dot's Dreamland for Children Everywhere
Sun, 12 Apr 2009
As Promised here is Wednesday, Thursday and Friday also.
The Sandman by Hans
written in the
how the rain was pouring down! Hialmar could hear
it even in his sleep; and when the Sandman opened
the window the water came in upon the ledge; there
was quite a lake in front of the house, and on it
was a splendid ship.
.. "Will you sail
with me, little Hialmar?" said the Sandman. "If you
will, you shall visit foreign lands tonight, and be
back here again by the morning."
And now Hialmar
dressed in his Sunday clothes, was in the ship; the
weather immediately cleared up, and they floated
down the street, round the church, and were soon
sailing upon the
wide open sea. They very quickly lost sight of the
land, and could see only a number of storks, who
had come from Hialmar's country, and were going to
a warmer one.
were flying one under another, and were already far
from land, when one of them was
so weary that
his wings could scarcely bear him up any longer; he
was last in the train, and was soon far behind the
others. He sank lower and lower, with his wings
outspread; he still endeavoured to move them, but
all was in vain; his wings touched the ship's
cordage ; he slid down the sail, and -
bounce! there he was stood on the
So the cabin boy put
him into the place where the hens, ducks and
turkeys were kept; the poor stork stood amongst
them quite confounded.
"Only look, what a
foolish fellow! said all the hens. And the
turkey-cock made himself as big as he could, and
asked him who he was; and the ducks waddled
backwards and pushed each other - "Quack, Quack!"
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