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Hans Christian Andersen's Inspiration

Observed: 5th September 2013 By: chrisbrooks
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Mute Swan
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I now know where Hans Christian Andersen got his inspiration from for his famous tale. The very proud and elegant father was on guard just out of shot.

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other ugly duckling tales...

.. just reminded me of a great children's book (by Jon Scieszka), an alternate take which has the Ugly duckling turning grwing up and turning out to just be an ugly duck! :)

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