The little elf could not go to sleep, it thumped so loudly. The young man took it out as he walked through the dark wood alone, and kissed the flower so often and so violently, that the little elf was almost crushed. He could feel through the leaf how hot the lips of the young man were, and the rose had opened, as if from the heat of the noonday sun. There came another man, who looked gloomy and wicked. He was the wicked brother of the beautiful maiden. He drew out a sharp knife, and while the other was kissing the rose, the wicked man stabbed him to death; then he cut off his head, and buried it with the body in the soft earth under the linden-tree.
He was going on a long journey over mountains and seas; it is easy for a man to lose his life in such a journey.
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My sister will suppose he is dead; for he cannot come back, and she will not dare to question me about him. Then he scattered the dry leaves over the light earth with his foot, and went home through the darkness; but he went not alone, as he thought,—the little elf accompanied him. The hat was on the head now, which made it very dark, and the little elf shuddered with fright and indignation at the wicked deed. There lay the beautiful, blooming girl, dreaming of him whom she loved so, and who was now, she supposed, travelling far away over mountain and sea. Her wicked brother stopped over her, and laughed hideously, as fiends only can laugh.
The dry leaf fell out of his hair upon the counterpane; but he did not notice it, and went to get a little sleep during the early morning hours. But the elf slipped out of the withered leaf, placed himself by the ear of the sleeping girl, and told her, as in a dream, of the horrid murder; described the place where her brother had slain her lover, and buried his body; and told her of the linden-tree, in full blossom, that stood close by. Then she awoke, and found it there. Oh, what bitter tears she shed!
The window stood open the whole day, and the little elf could easily have reached the roses, or any of the flowers; but he could not find it in his heart to leave one so afflicted. In the window stood a bush bearing monthly roses. He seated himself in one of the flowers, and gazed on the poor girl. As soon as night came on, she slipped out of the house, and went into the wood, to the spot where the linden-tree stood; and after removing the leaves from the earth, she turned it up, and there found him who had been murdered.
Oh, how she wept and prayed that she also might die! Gladly would she have taken the body home with her; but that was impossible; so she took up the poor head with the closed eyes, kissed the cold lips, and shook the mould out of the beautiful hair. As soon as she was in her room, she took the largest flower-pot she could find, and in this she placed the head of the dead man, covered it up with earth, and planted the twig of jasmine in it.
He could not any longer endure to witness all this agony of grief, he therefore flew away to his own rose in the garden. But the rose was faded; only a few dry leaves still clung to the green hedge behind it. After a while he found another rose, which became his home, for among its delicate fragrant leaves he could dwell in safety.
Every morning he flew to the window of the poor girl, and always found her weeping by the flower pot. The bitter tears fell upon the jasmine twig, and each day, as she became paler and paler, the sprig appeared to grow greener and fresher. One shoot after another sprouted forth, and little white buds blossomed, which the poor girl fondly kissed. But her wicked brother scolded her, and asked her if she was going mad.
He could not imagine why she was weeping over that flower-pot, and it annoyed him. He did not know whose closed eyes were there, nor what red lips were fading beneath the earth. And one day she sat and leaned her head against the flower-pot, and the little elf of the rose found her asleep.
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Then he seated himself by her ear, talked to her of that evening in the arbor, of the sweet perfume of the rose, and the loves of the elves. Sweetly she dreamed, and while she dreamt, her life passed away calmly and gently, and her spirit was with him whom she loved, in heaven. And the jasmine opened its large white bells, and spread forth its sweet fragrance; it had no other way of showing its grief for the dead. But the wicked brother considered the beautiful blooming plant as his own property, left to him by his sister, and he placed it in his sleeping room, close by his bed, for it was very lovely in appearance, and the fragrance sweet and delightful.
The little elf of the rose followed it, and flew from flower to flower, telling each little spirit that dwelt in them the story of the murdered young man, whose head now formed part of the earth beneath them, and of the wicked brother and the poor sister. The elf of the rose could not understand how they could rest so quietly in the matter, so he flew to the bees, who were gathering honey, and told them of the wicked brother.
And the bees told it to their queen, who commanded that the next morning they should go and kill the murderer. They placed themselves by the ear of the sleeper, told him dreadful dreams and then flew across his lips, and pricked his tongue with their poisoned spears. When the morning came, and as soon as the window was opened, the rose elf, with the queen bee, and the whole swarm of bees, rushed in to kill him.
But he was already dead. People were standing round the bed, and saying that the scent of the jasmine had killed him. Then the elf of the rose understood the revenge of the flowers, and explained it to the queen bee, and she, with the whole swarm, buzzed about the flower-pot. The bees could not be driven away. University of Guelph creatorOf Perrault, Charles, Henriette Wulff paa Austria den 13 September : autograph manuscript signed : [Denmark], ca.
Autograph fairy tales, poems and other manuscripts, signed : [Denmark], Phyllis Greenacre papers, bulk La Petite marchande d'allumettes. The little match girl : production material. Books, . Designs for The garden of paradise, Papers, inclusive. Works for piano solo, many annotated by Curzon's teacher; , n. Largest size x mm. With drafts of two songs ff. The ugly duckling ; Goldilocks and the three bears ; The Little red hen : production material.
Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse. The ugly duckling : production material. Autograph postcal card signed : Vienna, [n. Additional papers, Andersen ; Musik af Rudolph Simonsen.
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La petite fille aux allumettes. Hill ; words by Katharine Whipple Dobbs. Early songs; Largest size x The complete fairy tales and stories : production material, [? Ved Bendz's grav i Vizenza : autograph manuscript signed : [Denmark], ca. Papers of Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen [manuscript], Library creatorOf Andersen, Hans Christian, Andersen ; ill. Letter : to Mr. Henriques, Feb.
Le vilain petit canard. The nightingale and the emperor : production material. La princesse au petit pois. Autograph letter signed : Gore House [London], to [Mrs. Howitt], Dec.
Virginia Lee Burton papers, ca. Le rossignol et l'empereur de Chine. Autograph letter fragment signed : Kjobenhavn, Mar. Hvad man kan kitte paa : autograph manuscript signed : [Denmark], ca. Ole Ogensluiter [music] : kinderzangspel in 7 aaferelen : naar Hans Chr. Program for Christmas, Special Collections Dept.
British Library creatorOf Connolly, Myles. Once upon a time, Apr. Le Vilain petit canard. The emperor's new clothes : production material, Andersen ; Wanda, voix. Les Cygnes sauvages. Jerome Robbins Dance Division. Quatrain, n. Seven tales : production material. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Autograph fair copy.
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