Hans Christian Andersen became famous after publishing his fantastic novel in 1829. In the following years, he established 3 compilations of tales. Many children and adults passed through the world of his books. Even after many years these full of kind and love fairy tales are still remembered. Each fairy tale contents some pieces of the author's soul. Hans Christian Andersen's books are permanent companions for many people in the whole world. Examples of his heroes, who are able to love and to die for love, to face troubles and not to despond, help us to be stronger. His books will gift blissful minutes for both children and adults. The Snail and the Rose-Tree is a famous short story by Hans Christian Andersen. The author narrates about a snail that spits at the world , then meets a rose tree that gives its gifts away to everyone. A rose-tree always asks the snail « What is your main goal here?». The snail says only « wait till my time comes!». The snail is very proud and self-confident, it lives only and does not think of anything! What will happen when snail's time comes? Read this interesting story in order to know the end!