DENMARK: Pack of Cards

Busy Londoners scurrying home from "the city" were arrested last week by an appeal from newsboy throats which was not to be withstood: "Get your Evening News! New story by Hans Christian Andersen! Paper, sir?"

As they whirled home through the underground, the purchasers of this rare pennyworth perused a little story, in the now familiar vein, which described the adventures of a boy with the kings, queens and knaves of a pack of cards. In the end all the royal cards are burnt, and this denouement seemed commonplace enough to most of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!