DANSK

Fyrtøjet

ENGLISH

The tinder-box


Der kom en soldat marcherende hen ad landevejen: én, to! én, to! Han havde sit tornyster på ryggen og en sabel ved siden, for han havde været i krigen, og nu skulle han hjem. Så mødte han en gammel heks på landevejen; hun var så ækel, hendes underlæbe hang hende lige ned på brystet. Hun sagde: "God aften, soldat! Hvor du har en pæn sabel og et stort tornyster, du er en rigtig soldat! Nu skal du få så mange penge, du vil eje!"
A soldier came marching along the high road: "Left, right - left, right." He had his knapsack on his back, and a sword at his side; he had been to the wars, and was now returning home. As he walked on, he met a very frightful-looking old witch in the road. Her under-lip hung quite down on her breast, and she stopped and said, "Good evening, soldier; you have a very fine sword, and a large knapsack, and you are a real soldier; so you shall have as much money as ever you like."


"Tak skal du have, din gamle heks!" sagde soldaten.
"Thank you, old witch," said the soldier.


"Kan du se det store træ?" sagde heksen, og pegede på et træ, der stod ved siden af dem. "Det er ganske hult inden i! Der skal du krybe op i toppen, så ser du et hul, som du kan lade dig glide igennem og komme dybt i træet! Jeg skal binde dig en strikke om livet, for at jeg kan hejse dig op igen, når du råber på mig!"
"Do you see that large tree," said the witch, pointing to a tree which stood beside them. "Well, it is quite hollow inside, and you must climb to the top, when you will see a hole, through which you can let yourself down into the tree to a great depth. I will tie a rope round your body, so that I can pull you up again when you call out to me."


"Hvad skal jeg så nede i træet?" spurgte soldaten.
"But what am I to do, down there in the tree?" asked the soldier.


"Hente penge!" sagde heksen, "du skal vide, når du kommer ned på bunden af træet, så er du i en stor gang, der er ganske lyst, for der brænder over hundrede lamper. Så ser du tre døre, du kan lukke dem op, nøglen sidder i. Går du ind i det første kammer, da ser du midt på gulvet en stor kiste, oven på den sidder en hund; han har et par øjne så store som et par tekopper, men det skal du ikke bryde dig om! Jeg giver dig mit blåternede forklæde, det kan du brede ud på gulvet; gå så rask hen og tag hunden, sæt ham på mit forklæde, luk kisten op og tag lige så mange skillinger, du vil. De er alle sammen af kobber, men vil du hellere have sølv, så skal du gå ind i det næste værelse, men der sidder en hund, der har et par øjne, så store, som et møllehjul, men det skal du ikke bryde dig om, sæt ham på mit forklæde og tag du af pengene! Vil du derimod have guld, det kan du også få, og det så meget, du vil bære, når du går ind i det tredje kammer. Men hunden, som sidder på pengekisten, har her to øjne, hvert så stort som Rundetårn. Det er en rigtig hund, kan du tro! Men det skal du ikke bryde dig noget om! Sæt ham bare på mit forklæde, så gør han dig ikke noget, og tag du af kisten så meget guld, du vil!"
"Get money," she replied; "for you must know that when you reach the ground under the tree, you will find yourself in a large hall, lighted up by three hundred lamps; you will then see three doors, which can be easily opened, for the keys are in all the locks. On entering the first of the chambers, to which these doors lead, you will see a large chest, standing in the middle of the floor, and upon it a dog seated, with a pair of eyes as large as teacups. But you need not be at all afraid of him; I will give you my blue checked apron, which you must spread upon the floor, and then boldly seize hold of the dog, and place him upon it. You can then open the chest, and take from it as many pence as you please, they are only copper pence; but if you would rather have silver money, you must go into the second chamber. Here you will find another dog, with eyes as big as mill-wheels; but do not let that trouble you. Place him upon my apron, and then take what money you please. If, however, you like gold best, enter the third chamber, where there is another chest full of it. The dog who sits on this chest is very dreadful; his eyes are as big as a tower, but do not mind him. If he also is placed upon my apron, he cannot hurt you, and you may take from the chest what gold you will."


"Det var ikke så galt" sagde soldaten. "Men hvad skal jeg give dig, din gamle heks? For noget vil du vel have med, kan jeg tænke!"
"This is not a bad story," said the soldier; "but what am I to give you, you old witch? For, of course, you do not mean to tell me all this for nothing."


"Nej" sagde heksen, "ikke en eneste skilling vil jeg have! Du skal bare tage til mig et gammelt fyrtøj, som min bedstemoder glemte, da hun sidst var dernede!"
"No," said the witch; "but I do not ask for a single penny. Only promise to bring me an old tinder-box, which my grandmother left behind the last time she went down there."


"Nå! Lad mig få strikken om livet!" sagde soldaten.
"Very well; I promise. Now tie the rope round my body."


"Her er den!" sagde heksen, "og her er mit blåternede forklæde."
"Here it is," replied the witch; "and here is my blue checked apron."


Så krøb soldaten op i træet, lod sig dumpe ned i hullet og stod nu, som heksen sagde, nede i den store gang, hvor de mange hundrede lamper brændte.
As soon as the rope was tied, the soldier climbed up the tree, and let himself down through the hollow to the ground beneath; and here he found, as the witch had told him, a large hall, in which many hundred lamps were all burning.


Nu lukkede han den første dør op. Uh! Dér sad hunden med øjnene, så store som tekopper og gloede på ham.
Then he opened the first door. "Ah!" there sat the dog, with the eyes as large as teacups, staring at him.


"Du er en net fyr!" sagde soldaten, satte ham på heksens forklæde og tog lige så mange kobberskillinger, han kunne have i sin lomme, lukkede så kisten, satte hunden op igen og gik ind i det andet værelse. Eja! Dér sad hunden med øjne så store, som et møllehjul.
"You're a pretty fellow," said the soldier, seizing him, and placing him on the witch's apron, while he filled his pockets from the chest with as many pieces as they would hold. Then he closed the lid, seated the dog upon it again, and walked into another chamber, and, sure enough, there sat the dog with eyes as big as mill-wheels.


"Du skulle ikke se så meget på mig!" sagde soldaten, "du kunne få ondt i øjnene!" Og så satte han hunden på heksens forklæde, men da han så de mange sølvpenge i kisten, smed han alle de kobberpenge han havde, og fyldte lommen og sit tornyster med det bare sølv. Nu gik han ind i det tredje kammer! nej det var ækelt! Hunden derinde havde virkeligt to øjne så store som Rundetårn! Og de løb rundt i hovedet, ligesom hjul!
"You had better not look at me in that way," said the soldier; "you will make your eyes water;" and then he seated him also upon the apron, and opened the chest. But when he saw what a quantity of silver money it contained, he very quickly threw away all the coppers he had taken, and filled his pockets and his knapsack with nothing but silver. Then he went into the third room, and there the dog was really hideous; his eyes were, truly, as big as towers, and they turned round and round in his head like wheels.


"God aften!" sagde soldaten og tog til kasketten, for sådan en hund havde han aldrig set før; men da han nu så lidt på ham, tænkte han, nu kan det jo være nok, løftede ham ned på gulvet og lukkede kisten op, nej gudbevares! Hvor der var meget guld! Han kunne købe for det hele København og kagekonernes sukkergrise, alle tinsoldater, piske og gyngeheste, der var i verden! Jo der var rigtignok penge! Nu kastede soldaten alle de sølvskillinger, han havde fyldt sine lommer og sit tornyster med, og tog guld i stedet, ja alle lommerne, tornystret, kasketten og støvlerne, blev fyldte, så han knap kunne gå! Nu havde han penge! Hunden satte han op på kisten, slog døren i og råbte så op igennem træet: "Hejs mig nu op, du gamle heks!"
"Good morning," said the soldier, touching his cap, for he had never seen such a dog in his life. But after looking at him more closely, he thought he had been civil enough, so he placed him on the floor, and opened the chest. Good gracious, what a quantity of gold there was! enough to buy all the sugar-sticks of the sweet-stuff women; all the tin soldiers, whips, and rocking-horses in the world, or even the whole town itself There was, indeed, an immense quantity. So the soldier now threw away all the silver money he had taken, and filled his pockets and his knapsack with gold instead; and not only his pockets and his knapsack, but even his cap and boots, so that he could scarcely walk. He was really rich now; so he replaced the dog on the chest, closed the door, and called up through the tree: "Now pull me out, you old witch."


"Har du fyrtøjet med?" spurgte heksen!
"Have you got the tinder-box?" asked the witch.


"Det er sandt!" sagde soldaten, "det havde jeg rent glemt," og nu gik han og tog det. Heksen hejsede ham op, og så stod han igen på landevejen, med lommer, støvler, tornyster og kasket fulde af penge.
"No; I declare I quite forgot it." So he went back and fetched the tinderbox, and then the witch drew him up out of the tree, and he stood again in the high road, with his pockets, his knapsack, his cap, and his boots full of gold.


"Hvad vil du nu med det fyrtøj," spurgte soldaten.
"What are you going to do with the tinder-box?" asked the soldier.


"Det kommer ikke dig ved!" sagde heksen, "nu har du jo fået penge! Giv mig bare fyrtøjet!"
"That is nothing to you," replied the witch; "you have the money, now give me the tinder-box."


"Snik snak!" sagde soldaten, "vil du straks sige mig, hvad du vil med det, eller jeg trækker min sabel ud og hugger dit hoved af!"
"I tell you what," said the soldier, "if you don't tell me what you are going to do with it, I will draw my sword and cut off your head."


"Nej," sagde heksen.
"No," said the witch.


Så huggede soldaten hovedet af hende. Der lå hun! Men han bandt alle sine penge ind i hendes forklæde, tog det som en bylt på ryggen, puttede fyrtøjet i lommen og gik lige til byen.
The soldier immediately cut off her head, and there she lay on the ground. Then he tied up all his money in her apron, and slung it on his back like a bundle, put the tinderbox in his pocket, and walked off to the nearest town.


Det var en dejlig by, og i det dejligste værtshus tog han ind, forlangte de allerbedste værelser og mad, som han holdt af, for nu var han rig da han havde så mange penge.
It was a very nice town, and he put up at the best inn, and ordered a dinner of all his favourite dishes, for now he was rich and had plenty of money.


Tjeneren, som skulle pudse hans støvler, syntes rigtignok, det var nogle løjerlige gamle støvler, sådan en rig herre havde, men han havde ikke endnu købt sig nye; næste dag fik han støvler at gå med, og klæder som var pæne! Nu var soldaten blevet en fornem herre, og de fortalte ham om al den stads, som var i deres by, og om deres konge, og hvilken nydelig prinsesse hans datter var.
The servant, who cleaned his boots, thought they certainly were a shabby pair to be worn by such a rich gentleman, for he had not yet bought any new ones. The next day, however, he procured some good clothes and proper boots, so that our soldier soon became known as a fine gentleman, and the people visited him, and told him all the wonders that were to be seen in the town, and of the king's beautiful daughter, the princess.


"Hvor kan man få hende at se?" spurgte soldaten.
"Where can I see her?" asked the soldier.


"Hun er slet ikke til at få at se!" sagde de alle sammen, "hun bor i et stort kobberslot, med så mange mure og tårne om! Ingen uden kongen tør gå ud og ind til hende, fordi der er spået, at hun skal blive gift med en ganske simpel soldat, og det kan kongen ikke lide!"
"She is not to be seen at all," they said; "she lives in a large copper castle, surrounded by walls and towers. No one but the king himself can pass in or out, for there has been a prophecy that she will marry a common soldier, and the king cannot bear to think of such a marriage."


"Hende gad jeg nok se!," tænkte soldaten, men det kunne han jo slet ikke få lov til!
"I should like very much to see her," thought the soldier; but he could not obtain permission to do so.


Nu levede han så lystig, tog på komedie, kørte i Kongens Have og gav de fattige så mange penge og det var smukt gjort! Han vidste nok fra gamle dage, hvor slemt det var ikke at eje en skilling! han var nu rig, havde pæne klæder, og fik da så mange venner, der alle sagde, han var en rar en, en rigtig kavaler, og det kunne soldaten godt lide! Men da han hver dag gav penge ud, og fik slet ingen ind igen, så havde han til sidst ikke mere end to skillinger tilbage og måtte flytte bort fra de smukke værelser, hvor han havde boet, og op på et lille bitte kammer, helt inde under taget, selv børste sine støvler og sy på dem med en stoppenål, og ingen af hans venner kom til ham, for der var så mange trapper at gå op ad.
However, he passed a very pleasant time; went to the theatre, drove in the king's garden, and gave a great deal of money to the poor, which was very good of him; he remembered what it had been in olden times to be without a shilling. Now he was rich, had fine clothes, and many friends, who all declared he was a fine fellow and a real gentleman, and all this gratified him exceedingly. But his money would not last forever; and as he spent and gave away a great deal daily, and received none, he found himself at last with only two shillings left. So he was obliged to leave his elegant rooms, and live in a little garret under the roof, where he had to clean his own boots, and even mend them with a large needle. None of his friends came to see him, there were too many stairs to mount up.


Det var ganske mørk aften, og han kunne ikke engang købe sig et lys, men så huskede han på, at der lå en lille stump i det fyrtøj, han havde taget i det hule træ, hvor heksen havde hjulpet ham ned. Han fik fyrtøjet og lysestumpen frem, men lige i det han slog ild og gnisterne fløj fra flintestenen, sprang døren op, og hunden, der havde øjne så store, som et par tekopper, og som han havde set nede under træet, stod foran ham og sagde: "Hvad befaler min herre!"
One dark evening, he had not even a penny to buy a candle; then all at once he remembered that there was a piece of candle stuck in the tinder-box, which he had brought from the old tree, into which the witch had helped him. He found the tinder-box, but no sooner had he struck a few sparks from the flint and steel, than the door flew open and the dog with eyes as big as teacups, whom he had seen while down in the tree, stood before him, and said, "What orders, master?"


"Hvad for noget!" sagde soldaten, "det var jo et morsomt fyrtøj, kan jeg således få, hvad jeg vil have! Skaf mig nogle penge," sagde han til hunden, og vips var den borte! Vips var den igen, og holdt en stor pose fuld af skillinger i sin mund.
"Hallo," said the soldier; "well this is a pleasant tinderbox, if it brings me all I wish for." - "Bring me some money," said he to the dog. He was gone in a moment, and presently returned, carrying a large bag of coppers in his month.


Nu vidste soldaten, hvad det var for et dejligt fyrtøj! Slog han én gang, kom hunden der sad på kisten med kobberpengene, slog han to gange, kom den, som havde sølvpenge, og slog han tre gange, kom den, der havde guld. Nu flyttede soldaten ned i de smukke værelser igen, kom i de gode klæder, og så kendte straks alle hans venner ham, og de holdt så meget af ham.
The soldier very soon discovered after this the value of the tinder-box. If he struck the flint once, the dog who sat on the chest of copper money made his appearance; if twice, the dog came from the chest of silver; and if three times, the dog with eyes like towers, who watched over the gold. The soldier had now plenty of money; he returned to his elegant rooms, and reappeared in his fine clothes, so that his friends knew him again directly, and made as much of him as before.


Så tænkte han engang: Det er dog noget løjerligt noget, at man ikke må få den prinsesse at se! Hun skal være så dejlig, siger de alle sammen! Men hvad kan det hjælpe, når hun skal alle tider sidde inde i det store kobberslot med de mange tårne. Kan jeg da slet ikke få hende at se? Hvor er nu mit fyrtøj! Og så slog han ild, og vips kom hunden med øjne så store, som tekopper.
After a while he began to think it was very strange that no one could get a look at the princess. "Every one says she is very beautiful," thought he to himself; "but what is the use of that if she is to be shut up in a copper castle surrounded by so many towers. Can I by any means get to see her. Stop! where is my tinder-box?" Then he struck a light, and in a moment the dog, with eyes as big as teacups, stood before him.


"Det er rigtignok midt på natten," sagde soldaten, "men jeg ville så inderlig gerne se prinsessen, bare et lille øjeblik!"
"It is midnight," said the soldier, "yet I should very much like to see the princess, if only for a moment."


Hunden var straks ude af døren, og før soldaten tænkte på det, så han ham igen med prinsessen, hun sad og sov på hundens ryg og var så dejlig, at enhver kunne se, det var en virkelig prinsesse; soldaten kunne slet ikke lade være, han måtte kysse hende, for det var en rigtig soldat.
The dog disappeared instantly, and before the soldier could even look round, he returned with the princess. She was lying on the dog's back asleep, and looked so lovely, that every one who saw her would know she was a real princess. The soldier could not help kissing her, true soldier as he was.


Hunden løb så tilbage igen med prinsessen, men da det blev morgen, og kongen og dronningen skænkede te, sagde prinsessen, hun havde drømt sådan en underlig drøm i nat om en hund og en soldat. Hun havde redet på hunden, og soldaten havde kysset hende.
Then the dog ran back with the princess; but in the morning, while at breakfast with the king and queen, she told them what a singular dream she had had during the night, of a dog and a soldier, that she had ridden on the dog's back, and been kissed by the soldier.


"Det var såmænd en pæn historie!" sagde dronningen.
"That is a very pretty story, indeed," said the queen.


Nu skulle en af de gamle hofdamer våge ved prinsessens seng næste nat, for at se, om det var en virkelig drøm, eller hvad det kunne være.
So the next night one of the old ladies of the court was set to watch by the princess's bed, to discover whether it really was a dream, or what else it might be.


Soldaten længtes så forskrækkelig efter igen at se den dejlige prinsesse, og så kom da hunden om natten, tog hende og løb alt hvad den kunne, men den gamle hofdame tog vandstøvler på, og løb lige så stærkt bagefter; da hun nu så, at de blev borte inde i et stort hus, tænkte hun, nu ved jeg hvor det er, og skrev med et stykke kridt et stort kors på porten. Så gik hun hjem og lagde sig, og hunden kom også igen med prinsessen; men da han så, at der var skrevet et kors på porten, hvor soldaten boede, tog han også et stykke kridt og satte kors på alle portene i hele byen, og det var klogt gjort, for nu kunne jo hofdamen ikke finde den rigtige port, når der var kors på dem alle sammen.
The soldier longed very much to see the princess once more, so he sent for the dog again in the night to fetch her, and to run with her as fast as ever he could. But the old lady put on water boots, and ran after him as quickly as he did, and found that he carried the princess into a large house. She thought it would help her to remember the place if she made a large cross on the door with a piece of chalk. Then she went home to bed, and the dog presently returned with the princess. But when he saw that a cross had been made on the door of the house, where the soldier lived, he took another piece of chalk and made crosses on all the doors in the town, so that the lady-in-waiting might not be able to find out the right door.


Om morgnen tidlig kom kongen og dronningen, den gamle hofdame og alle officererne for at se, hvor det var, prinsessen havde været!
Early the next morning the king and queen accompanied the lady and all the officers of the household, to see where the princess had been.


"Dér er det!" sagde kongen, da han så den første port med et kors på.
"Here it is," said the king, when they came to the first door with a cross on it.


"Nej dér er det, min søde mand!" sagde dronningen, der så den anden port med kors på.
"No, my dear husband, it must be that one," said the queen, pointing to a second door having a cross also.


"Men dér er ét og dér er ét!" sagde de alle sammen; hvor de så, var der kors på portene. Så kunne de da nok se, det kunne ikke hjælpe noget at de søgte.
"And here is one, and there is another!" they all exclaimed; for there were crosses on all the doors in every direction. So they felt it would be useless to search any farther.


Men dronningen var nu en meget klog kone, der kunne mere, end at køre i karet. Hun tog sin store guldsaks, klippede et stort stykke silketøj i stykker, og syede så en lille nydelig pose; den fyldte hun med små, fine boghvedegryn, bandt den på ryggen af prinsessen, og da det var gjort, klippede hun et lille hul på posen, så grynene kunne drysse hele vejen, hvor prinsessen kom.
But the queen was a very clever woman; she could do a great deal more than merely ride in a carriage. She took her large gold scissors, cut a piece of silk into squares, and made a neat little bag. This bag she filled with buckwheat flour, and tied it round the princess's neck; and then she cut a small hole in the bag, so that the flour might be scattered on the ground as the princess went along.


Om natten kom da hunden igen, tog prinsessen på sin ryg, og løb med hende hen til soldaten, der holdt så meget af hende, og ville så gerne have været en prins, for at få hende til kone.
During the night, the dog came again and carried the princess on his back, and ran with her to the soldier, who loved her very much, and wished that he had been a prince, so that he might have her for a wife.


Hunden mærkede slet ikke, hvorledes grynene dryssede lige henne fra slottet og til soldatens vindue, hvor han løb op ad muren med prinsessen. Om morgnen så da kongen og dronningen nok hvor deres datter havde været henne, og så tog de soldaten og satte ham i kachotten.
The dog did not observe how the flour ran out of the bag all the way from the castle wall to the soldier's house, and even up to the window, where he had climbed with the princess. Therefore in the morning the king and queen found out where their daughter had been, and the soldier was taken up and put in prison.


Der sad han. Uh, hvor der var mørkt og kedeligt, og så sagde de til ham: I morgen skal du hænges. Det var ikke morsomt at høre, og sit fyrtøj havde han glemt hjemme på værtshuset. Om morgnen kunne han mellem jernstængerne i det lille vindue se folk skynde sig ud af byen, for at se ham blive hængt. Han hørte trommerne og så soldaterne marchere. Alle mennesker løb af sted; der var også en skomagerdreng med skødskind og tøfler på, han travede sådan i galop, at hans ene tøffel fløj af og lige hen mod muren hvor soldaten sad og kiggede ud mellem jernstængerne.
Oh, how dark and disagreeable it was as he sat there, and the people said to him, "To-morrow you will be hanged." It was not very pleasant news, and besides, he had left the tinder-box at the inn. In the morning he could see through the iron grating of the little window how the people were hastening out of the town to see him hanged; he heard the drums beating, and saw the soldiers marching. Every one ran out to look at them, and a shoemaker's boy, with a leather apron and slippers on, galloped by so fast, that one of his slippers flew off and struck against the wall where the soldier sat looking through the iron grating.


"Ej, du skomagerdreng! Du skal ikke have sådant et hastværk," sagde soldaten til ham, "der bliver ikke noget af, før jeg kommer! Men vil du ikke løbe hen, hvor jeg har boet, og hente mig mit fyrtøj, så skal du få fire skilling! Men du må tage benene med dig!" Skomagerdrengen ville gerne have de fire skilling, og pilede af sted hen efter fyrtøjet, gav soldaten det, og ja nu skal vi få at høre!
"Hallo, you shoemaker's boy, you need not be in such a hurry," cried the soldier to him. "There will be nothing to see till I come; but if you will run to the house where I have been living, and bring me my tinder-box, you shall have four shillings, but you must put your best foot foremost." The shoemaker's boy liked the idea of getting the four shillings, so he ran very fast and fetched the tinder-box, and gave it to the soldier. And now we shall see what happened.


Uden for byen var der muret en stor galge, rundt om stod soldaterne og mange hundrede tusinde mennesker. Kongen og dronningen sad på en dejlig trone lige over for dommeren og det hele råd.
Outside the town a large gibbet had been erected, round which stood the soldiers and several thousands of people. The king and the queen sat on splendid thrones opposite to the judges and the whole council.


Soldaten stod allerede oppe på stigen, men da de ville slå strikken om hans hals, sagde han, at man jo altid tillod en synder før han udstod sin straf, at få et uskyldigt ønske opfyldt. Han ville så gerne ryge en pibe tobak, det var jo den sidste pibe han fik i denne verden.
The soldier already stood on the ladder; but as they were about to place the rope around his neck, he said that an innocent request was often granted to a poor criminal before he suffered death. He wished very much to smoke a pipe, as it would be the last pipe he should ever smoke in the world.


Det ville nu kongen ikke sige nej til, og så tog soldaten sit fyrtøj og slog ild, én, to, tre! Og der stod alle hundene, den med øjne så store som tekopper, den med øjne som et møllehjul og den, der havde øjne så store som Rundetårn!
The king could not refuse this request, so the soldier took his tinder-box, and struck fire, once, twice, thrice, and there in a moment stood all the dogs; the one with eyes as big as teacups, the one with eyes as large as mill-wheels, and the third, whose eyes were like towers.


"Hjælp mig nu, at jeg ikke bliver hængt!" sagde soldaten, og så før hundene ind på dommerne og hele rådet, tog en ved benene og en ved næsen og kastede dem mange favne op i vejret, så de faldt ned og sloges rent i stykker.
"Help me now, that I may not be hanged," cried the soldier. And the dogs fell upon the judges and all the councillors; seized one by the legs, and another by the nose, and tossed them many feet high in the air, so that they fell down and were dashed to pieces.


"Jeg vil ikke!" sagde kongen, men den største hund tog både ham og dronningen, og kastede dem bag efter alle de andre; da blev soldaterne forskrækkede og alle folkene råbte: "Lille soldat, du skal være vor konge og have den dejlige prinsesse!"
"I will not be touched," said the king. But the largest dog seized him, as well as the queen, and threw them after the others. Then the soldiers and all the people were afraid, and cried, "Good soldier, you shall be our king, and you shall marry the beautiful princess."


Så satte de soldaten i kongens karet, og alle tre hunde dansede foran og råbte "hurra!" Og drengene peb i fingrene og soldaterne præsenterede. Prinsessen kom ud af kobberslottet og blev dronning, og det kunne hun godt lide! Brylluppet varede i otte dage, og hundene sad med til bords og gjorde store øjne.
So they placed the soldier in the king's carriage, and the three dogs ran on in front and cried "Hurrah!" and the little boys whistled through their fingers, and the soldiers presented arms. The princess came out of the copper castle, and became queen, which was very pleasing to her. The wedding festivities lasted a whole week, and the dogs sat at the table, and stared with all their eyes.





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