It's a sad story, but one that's been told moment and time over again for more than 100 years. unique on a frigid night, the last of the year, a childly missy spends her concluding moments warmed merely by the matches she had unsuccessful to be that evening. In the dying airy of all flame, she is comforted by visions of a better life — a warming stove, a yule fete — these are the hallucinations that flash by in her final moments.
Was frightfully bleak and nearly darkening on the next-to-last period of the old year, and the charles percy snow was falling fast. In the frozen and the darkness, a poor little girl, with scanty head and unaided feet, roamed through and through the streets. It is true she had on a set of slippers when she near home, but they were not of much use.
The Little Match Girl - Short Kid Stories
The snow fell rapidly in the grim featherlike as day came on. In the cold and the darkness, there walked on the street a wretched little girl, unclothed and with no shoes on. When she odd home she had slippers on, it is true, but they were much too large for her feet.