Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Once a little boy was given a birthday present of a set of twenty-five tin soldiers. All the soldiers had shiny red and blue uniforms and gleaming tin muskets.

However, one of the soldiers stood out from the rest because he had only one leg. In the same nursery there were many other toys. There were wax puppets and jack-in-the-boxes. There were playing cards and porcelain dolls. There were color pencils and bouncing balls. There also lived a beautiful, dancing ballerina doll who stood at the entrance to a cardboard castle which had a small mirror for a lake in front of it.

She balanced herself on one leg so well that the tin soldier thought that she had only one leg. She wore a blue dress with a scarf. The scarf had a tinsel rose pinned on it in the center. The tin soldier admired the ballerina from a distance and soon fell in love with her. “But she is so beautiful and she lives in a beautiful castle! She will not like me at all!” thought the poor tin soldier and felt very sad.

A goblin, who also lived in the same nursery, did not like the tin soldier at all. He was jealous of the tin soldier whenever the ballerina smiled at him. The ballerina really liked the one-legged tin soldier in his smart red uniform.

One day, the goblin warned the tin soldier, “You better stay away from the ballerina! She is mine! I am warning you!” But the tin soldier loved the ballerina so much that he just couldn't stop admiring her.

One day, the puppets were playing together and the ballerina was dancing prettily. It was raining heavily outside. The tin soldier was standing on the windowsill and watching the dancing doll. The window was open. The angry goblin crept behind the tin soldier and pushed him out of  the window. Two boys, who were passing by found him on the street and floated him down a gutter in a paper boat. The little tin soldier flowed away in the water, into the drain nearby. He was heartbroken because he feared he would never see his ballerina ever again.

He saw a huge rat but the tin soldier was brave and holding onto his musket he floated away just in time and escaped. In the dark drain, the poor one-legged tin soldier had to fight many rats. The drain led into a canal where the water swirled fiercely, and here the little paper boat was torn. A fish saw the tin soldier and swallowed him. He lay inside the fish for three days, in the dark.

The tin soldier thought that he would die inside the fish. One day, a fishermen caught the fish and sold it in the market. A lady bought the fish from the market. Now this lady happened to be the little boy’s mother. Soon, the fish was being prepared for dinner in their kitchen. When the cook cut the fish, she found the tin soldier. Exclaiming in wonder, she called the boy and gave him the tin soldier.

The tin soldier was very happy to be back in the same house with the same toys! He saw his beautiful ballerina dancing at the end of the table. while he stood at the other end.

But alas! The naughty little boy did not like the tin soldier anymore and he threw the poor tin soldier into the fireplace. Suddenly, there was a gush of strong, cold wind which blew the ballerina as well, into the fire. The tin soldier and the ballerina melted in the fire.

The next morning. when a maid cleaned the fireplace of the ashes, she found a tiny red tin heart and tiny red rose. These belonged to the tin soldier and the ballerina. who were finally together.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 30th: Witch

*Sniff* You smell that? I think something's burning!

Day 31---->
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27th: Nightmare

Maybe if you close your eyes again, they'll disappear. (It's worth a shot)

Day 28---->
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 26th: Autumn

Garden gnomes are cute...except when they're from Hell!

Day 27---->
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 19th: Magic

Never cross a fairy...they know how to hide the bodies!

Day 20---->
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18th: Chocolate

All-Natural ingredients is not necessarily a good thing!

Day 19---->
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 07th: Zombie

Someone say apocalypse? Sorry Bro, you're on your own with this one!

Day 08---->
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Monday, October 6, 2014

October 06th: Poison

I guess he shouldn't have called her cooking bad...then again...maybe he was right!

Day 7---->
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October 04th: Mad Scientist

It's alive! It's alive! It's...not Tom Hiddleston; but he'll do!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

October 03rd: Deadly Sin

Lonely and looking for love? Try a love spell or voodoo doll or maybe even Ouija! Just be careful, you never know what you'll summon!

Day 4---->
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 02nd: Concoction

Luther believes in not wasting those precious organs!

Day 3---->
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014