Summary of “The Fires” of Andersen

Summary of “The Fires” of Andersen

Returning home, the soldier met a sorceress. She sent him to the hollow where, in three rooms of three chests guarded by terrible dogs, he could collect copper coins, silver and gold, having first planted the dogs on the old woman’s checkered apron. For this she asked me to bring her a flint located there. After completing everything according to the instructions of the old woman, the soldier cut off the adviser’s head and took the flint himself. Walking through all the money, and with it, and losing all new friends, the soldier again began to live poorly. One day he lit a candle, which was attached to the flint – and before him appeared a dog from the first room… It turned out that with each blow of the flint appears on the dog from that very hollow. The soldier

again began to live on a grand scale.

One night he wanted to see the princess. The dog brought a beauty; in the morning the girl told the king and the queen her dream, in which she seemed to rode on a dog and the soldier kissed her. The next night the maid of honor, on the orders of the queen, tracked the princess to the gate of the soldier’s house, and placed a cross on these very gates. But the dog saw a note and crossed it on all the neighboring gates. The next time the queen tied a bag of croup to her daughter’s back, which fell on the road. The kidnapper was found and put in jail.

On the day of execution, the apprentice shoemaker brought the flint to the soldier for four copper coins. The last desire of the offender was to light up – after clicking the flint, all three dogs appeared, which began to fling all the honest public so high that, falling, people broke up. The soldiers asked the lucky man to be king and take the princess to wife. Dogs were also present at the wedding table “and made big eyes with surprise.”

Said Mouse

I served a soldier and returned home. On the way he met an old and terrible witch, who asked him to help her – slice into a hollow in a tree and bring her an old flint. For this he can collect copper coins, silver and gold, which are in three rooms

and three chests. But at first it was necessary to deftly put the evil and terrible dogs on the old woman’s checkered apron, which she gave him. The soldier complied with the request of the old woman. He cut off her head, and took the flint with him, because it was magical.

While the money was at the soldier, and friends were, and money ran out, and friends were gone. He again began to live poorly. Here were matches, and he lit a candle from the flint, when suddenly a huge dog appeared in front of him, which he saw in the first room. Now with every blow of the flint a dog always appeared.

Once he wanted to see the princess. The dog brought beauty at night, when the whole kingdom was asleep, and no one saw anything. In the morning the princess told the king her dream, as she rode on a dog, and then the soldier kissed her. The maid of honor, on the order of the queen, decided to track the princess to the gate of the soldier’s house and put a cross on it. But the dog, though it was feisty, noticed a note and put crosses on all the neighboring gates. The queen decided to cheat. She hid the bag with the croup of princess on her back, making a hole there. Groats poured into the road. The kidnapper was found and sent to prison. On the day of execution, the assistant shoemaker brought his soldier for four copper coins. The last desire of the soldier was to smoke. When he clicked the flint, then immediately appeared three dogs, who rushed to the crowd. People asked the soldier to become king and take the princess to wife.


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Summary of “The Fires” of Andersen