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The Ugly Duckling by Brothers Grimm

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Ugly duckling

  1. 1. The Ugly DucklingBy Hans Christian Andersen
  2. 2. Mo the r Duck was o n he r ne st, watchingfo r he r five e g g s to hatch.
  3. 3. O ne she llcracke d. Crack! Crack! Crack!And the n ano the r. Crack! Crack! Crack! Aduckling cam e o ut fro m e ach e g g .
  4. 4. The big g e st e g g was no t ye t hatche d.At last the e g g bro ke , and a ne w ducklingcam e o ut. “Fo ur are q uite pre tty, ” said Mo the rDuck. “But this o ne lo o ks ve ry plain. ”
  5. 5. But its m o the r didno t lo ve it le ss o n thatacco unt. It co uldswim ve ry we ll, soshe kne w it was no t ayo ung turke y, as ano ld duck had said itm ig ht be . She to o k itwith all the re st o f thebro o d to the farm -yard.
  6. 6. “O h, have yo u e ve r se e n such an ug lyduck!” said the o the r farm anim als. The y alllaug he d at him . The ducks pe cke d him , thefo wls be at him , the g irl who fe d the chicke nsdro ve him away with a stick.
  7. 7. He was diffe re nt. He was so big and ug lythat e ve n his bro the rs and siste rs we re unkindto him .The y pe cke d at him and said, “Yo u are ug ly.Go away!”
  8. 8. He fe lt m ise rable . So , the ug ly ducklingran away.
  9. 9. He m e t two wild ducks.“What kind o f a duck are yo u? ” the y aske d.“Yo u are ve ry ug ly. G o away!”And so he le ft.
  10. 10. He walke d o n untilhe fo und him se lf in them iddle o f a hunt. The g un sho ts scare d himve ry m uch. In a m o m e nt, a larg e te rrible do gpasse d q uite ne ar, witho ut to uching him .
  11. 11. “Iam so ug lythat e ve n a do gwo n’t bite m e , ” hetho ug ht.And he curle dhim se lf up in theso ft g rass tillthesho ts die d awayin the distance .
  12. 12. The n, he m arche do n till he g o t to asm all co ttag e . Hewe nt in and sle ptthe re .No w in the co ttag elive d an o ld wo m an,he r cat, and a he n. Itwas o nly ne xtm o rning that the yno tice d the ir visito r.
  13. 13. “Can yo u lay e g g s? ”aske d the he n.“No , Ido nt kno w ho w, ”re plie d the duckling .“Can yo u purr whe n yo uare ple ase d? ” aske d thecat. The duckling said thathe co uld do no thing butswim .The o ld wo m an le t theduckling live in he r ho use ,ho ping that by-and-by itm ig ht lay e g g s.   
  14. 14. The duckling staye d with the m fo r thre ewe e ks. The n, o ne day the duckling said sadly, "Itis ve ry dullhe re . Ho w m uch Iwo uld like to swimin the wate r!""What a fo o lish ide a, " said the he n."Yo u do nt unde rstand m e , "said the duckling . "Ithink Im ust g o into the wo rld ag ain. ““Ve ry we ll, g o , " said thehe n; and the duckling we nt.The ug ly duckling was byhim se lf. His days we re sad.
  15. 15. As tim e passe d,he g re w and g re w.O ne e ve ning , aflo ck o f be autifulbirds cam e o ut o fthe bushe s. The ywe re swans. Theduckling had ne ve rse e n anything likethe m be fo re . Hewishe d to be aslo ve ly as the sebe autiful cre ature s.
  16. 16. The n, he saw his o wn im ag e o n the wate r.He was a g race fuland be autifulswan.“The ne w o ne is the be st o f all, ” said thechildre n whe n the y cam e do wn to fe e d theswans.
  17. 17. He had be e n m istre ate d fo r his ug line ss,and no w he was the m o st be autifulo f allthebirds. He was so happy!The EndThe EndHe ne ve r dre am e d o f such happine ss asthis whe n he was an ug ly duckling .

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