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Nils paused close to the mill, and peered intently into the rushing current; but nothing appeared.
Nils begged for time to consider, and the next day surprised them by declining the startling offer.
They then took leave of him, and a month after their departure there arrived from Germany a box addressed to Nils.
Still Nils kept on making good resolutions and breaking them, and then piecing them together again and breaking them anew.
But the schoolmaster, hearing that Nils could not play, thought his request a foolish one and refused.
Little Nils had an idea that he wanted to be something great in the world, but he did not quite know how to set about it.
Though he regarded Nils's desire to record the Nixy's strains as absurd, he offered to teach him to play.
Accordingly Nils applied himself with all his might and main to his music, in the intervals between his work.
"It isn't the same sort of place since you took little Hans away," the lumbermen would often say to Nils.
This was a standing dispute between Nils and Inga, his wife, and they never came to an agreement.