Fairy Tale Friday- The Old House

I’m getting very used to quirky when it comes to Hans Christian Andersen. This week’s tale is about an old house in a block full of new houses. It’s a sweet little story. An old man lives in the old house. One day, he invites a boy over to visit him. The boy gives him one of his tin soldiers for some reason. He asks the man if he is lonely, living by himself, but the man explains that he has his memories to keep him company. Later, when the main dies, the house is torn down. When the boy grows up and marries, he moves into the new house that’s built there now. To his surprise, he finds the same tin soldier he gave to the old man. He reminisces about the old man and explains to his wife that the old man was never lonely due to his memories!

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