Thursday"What do you think I have got here?" said Ole-Luk-Oie, "Do
not be frightened, and you shall see a little mouse." And then he
held out his hand to him, in which lay a lovely little creature.
"It has come to invite you to a wedding. Two little mice are going
to enter into the marriage state tonight. They reside under the
floor of your mother's store-room, and that must be a fine
"But how can I get through the little mouse-hole in the
floor?" asked Hjalmar.
"Leave me to manage that," said Ole-Luk-Oie. "I will soon
make you small enough." And then he touched Hjalmar with his magic
wand, whereupon he became less and less, until at last he was not
longer than a little finger. "Now you can borrow the dress of the
tin soldier. I think it will just fit you. It