December 24, the house of the Stahlbaum Advisor of Medicine. Everyone is getting ready for Christmas, and the children – Fritz and Marie – are guessing what this time they will be presented as a gift by an inventor and godfather, a senior court adviser Drosselmeyer, who often repaired watches in the house of Stalbaums. Marie dreamed of a garden and a lake with swans, and Fritz said that he liked the gifts of his parents, which you can play, and make a garden for the godmother can not.
In the evening the children were admitted to a beautiful Christmas tree, near and on which were gifts: new dolls, dresses, hussars, etc. The godfather made a wonderful castle, but the dolls dancing in it performed the same movements, and inside the castle could not be reached, therefore a
The girl in the bed woke up with an elbow, cut by a broken glass cabinet. No one believed her story about the night incident. The godfather brought the renovated Nutcracker and told a fairy tale about a hard nut: the queen and queen had a beautiful Princess Pirlipat, but Queen Myshild, after revenge for relatives who had been killed by mousetraps of the court watchmaker Drosselmeyer, turned the beauty into a freak. Now she could only calm down the nuts. Drosselmeyer, on pain of death, with the aid of a court astrologer, computed the horoscope of the princess – the Krakatuk nut, split by a young boy, will restore
A week later Marie recovered and began reproaching Drosselmeyer in that he did not help the Nutcracker. He replied that only she can help, because she rules the bright kingdom. The mouse king tried to extort from Marie her sweetness in exchange for the safety of the Nutcracker. Parents were alarmed that the mice started. When he demanded her book and dress, she picked up the Nutcracker and sobbed – she was ready to give everything, but when there was nothing left, the mouse king would want to bite her. The Nutcracker came to life and promised to take care of everything, if he gets a sword – this was helped by Fritz, who recently dismissed the colonel. At night the Nutcracker came to Marie with a bloody saber, a candle and seven golden crowns. I will give the trophy to the girl, he took her to his kingdom – the Land of Fairy Tales, where they got through his father’s fox fur coat. Helping the Nutcracker’s sisters in the household,
Of course, none of the adults believed her story. About the crown Drosselmayer said that this is his gift to Marie on her second birthday and refused to recognize the Nutcracker as her nephew. Papa threatened to throw out all the dolls, and Marie did not dare to stammer about her story. But one day on the threshold of their house appeared nephew Drosselmeyer, who privately confessed to Marie that he had ceased to be a Nutcracker, and made an offer to share with him the crown and throne of the Marzipan Castle. They say that she is still the queen.