The Snowman is another Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that I hadn’t come across before. It was another incredibly quirky tale which I’m coming to expect from Hans Christian Andersen.
It centres around a snowman in the yard who it talking to a dog about human life. The snowman is obsessed with talking about the stove inside. Over time, the snowman melts and the dog notices a poker inside him that is making the snowman stay upright. The dog realises that’s why the snowman was so interested in the stove!