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Hans Christian Andersen's Statue In Lincoln Park, Chicago, Birgit F. Larsen Jan 1998

Hans Christian Andersen's Statue In Lincoln Park, Chicago, Birgit F. Larsen

The Bridge

I barely noticed that they placed me in a flag-draped automobile and that, accompanied by an escort, it progressed slowly down a wide avenue, while crowds of people on the sidewalks, children and adults, cheered enthusiastically. --We drove through a large park, many times larger than Kongens Have ("The King's Garden", a park in Copenhagen), and here, too, there were rows upon rows of people, and finally we stopped in front of a statue - and lo and behold, it was myself, and looked just like me, sitting with a young swan at my feet. -- Then my heart melted, then ...