Daily Prompt: The Outsiders

Daily Prompt: The Outsiders
by michelle w. on January 9, 2014

Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.

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Today’s prompt reminds me of a story by Hans Christian Andersen, ‘The Little Match Girl’. The book was first published in 1845 and several re-prints, along with varying versions, have been published since.
1 A Book Little Match Girl
The latest edition I could find was a Kindle version published by Heraklion Press on October 26, 2013. There are also later versions of ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Anne Anderson, Alfred Walter Bayes, and Arthur Rackham.
My favorite verse from the book:
” She rubbed another match on the wall. It burst into a flame, and where its light fell upon the wall it became as transparent as a veil, and she could see into the room. The table was covered with a snowy white table cloth on which stood a splendid dinner service and a steaming roast goose stuffed with apples and dried plums. And what was still more wonderful, the goose jumped down from the dish and waddled across the floor, with a knife and fork in it’s to the little girl. Then the match went out, and there remained nothing but the thick, damp, cold wall before her.”
From – http://classiclit.about.com/od/christmasstoriesholiday/a/aa_littlematch.htm
1 A Little Match Girl

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