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Extracts from Literature
by Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Mark Twain’s attention was drawn off people-watching for a moment by an extraordinarily lifelike machine.

Music – Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1931)

French History
based on an account by Charlotte Yonge (1823-1901)
A young French cavalry soldier took a tremendous risk to rescue a drowning man.

Music – Ignace Pleyel (1757-1831)

Plot Outlines
based on a short story by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Part One. The sly cat hatches a plan to get all the benefits of domestic life without any of the responsibilities.

Music – Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858)

Fables of Hans Christian Andersen
based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
It’s not where you came from that matters, it’s where you belong.

Music – Sir William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875)

Fables of Hans Christian Andersen
based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
A telling satire on fashionable thinking among the elite.

Music – Sir George Macfarren (1813-1887)

Fables of Hans Christian Andersen
based on a fable by Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)
A fastidious prince felt he deserved a girl of royal refinement, and he certainly found one.

Music – Traditional English Folksong (1706)

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