Andersen, H. C. Uddrag fra Danish Popular Legends. By Hans Christian Andersen

»Do not be angry with me!« he answered, and the blood rushed up into his cheeks, »it is not your father I want!« And now he told her frankly and heartily his wish to try the world and acquire an honorable name; he told her of his two friends who were standing in the street, and had promised him money for travelling on the condition that she should voluntarily give him a kiss at the open window; and he looked at her with such an open, honest, and frank face, that her anger disappeared.