By Andrew Lang
ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 1)

Once upon a time there was a husband and a wife who had no children. Every day they prayed to Heaven to send them a child, even if it were no bigger than a hazelnut. (A hazelnut is a small brown nut.)

Heaven finally heard their prayers, and sent them a child the size of a hazelnut. They gave him the name Hans, which means gift from Heaven. But the child never grew any bigger than a little hazelnut.

The parents loved the little child, and tended to hi...

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