The Little Match Girl

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This is a compelling and moving post from KD Dowdall

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At this time of year, I think of The Little Match Girl fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. “It was terribly cold. It had snowed that day and it was almost dark”, begins the story of The Little Match Girl who carried with her a little box of matches to sell, but no passerby had stopped to give her even a penny as she walked along, hoping for someone to buy her matches for a penny, but no one even glanced her way.

The Little Match Girl was so terribly cold and her thin little body ached with the cold. She had no coat or shoes. Her old hand-me-down sweater was soaked through from the snow that had fallen earlier in the day.  She shivered uncontrollably as the snow started falling again. She saw a place between two houses where she could sit down and look across the street.

There…

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7 thoughts on “The Little Match Girl

  1. When I read this as a child, I was haunted by it. What an eye opener that there were those so much less fortunate than me. It still evokes tears. Today, the charity I chose to volunteer for supplies needy children with school clothes, hats, gloves, and warm winter coats. I think this tale is partly the reason…

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