So today has been Mr. Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 1805. He was indeed a noble Dane, and was widely appreciated in Denmark, not to mention the world.
‘The Ugly Duckling’ tells of a mother duck’s disappointment in having a homely son. On the plus side, it turns out the Duckling is a misplaced Swan. Happy Ending.
Mr. Andersen was a fine fellow, but he was something of an ugly duckling himself (though it’s hard to tell with our Rhino model pretending to be Mr. A.)