Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is a famous Danish writer, well-known for his fairy tales. The most popular are "The Ugly Duckling", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid", "The Emperor's New Clothes" etc. Many cartoons and movies were created based on his tales. Nowadays they are still popular and appreciated by people all over the world. Luck is a strange thing. You never know when it finds you. The main character of "Good luck can lie in a pin" had always lived in poverty and never thought it could change by chance. His occupation was making umbrella handles and rings. So one day there was a heavy rain and a big branch of a pear tree grown in a garden broke off. If you want to know what the man invented after that, read the whole story.