"Nay, like the ‘Ugly Duck’ of my friend Hans Andersen"
Young Swans (Cygnets)
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 Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author of fairy stories, including The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling.


The Ugly Duckling is the story of a little bird who is teased cruelly for being ugly. He is terribly unhappy, until one day he matures into a beautiful swan and is welcomed by others of his kind.