The Hazelnut Child The Hazelnut Child
By Andrew Lang ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) Time passed, and one day when Hans was twenty years old, he said to his parents:... The Hazelnut Child

By Andrew Lang
ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 3)

Time passed, and one day when Hans was twenty years old, he said to his parents: “Good-bye, my dear father and mother. I am going into the world. As soon as I become rich, I will return home to you.”

The parents laughed at the little man’s words. They did not believe him for a moment. But in the evening Hans climbed onto the roof, where some birds were nesting.

The birds were fast asleep. Hans climbed onto the back of one of the birds. He wrapped a s...

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