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It wasn't the Dutch who made of Hansje Brinker, an almost 8 years old boy of Haarlem, a legendary hero. He stuck his finger in a little opening of the dike of a polder, and saved many inhabitants living in the fields of drowning. It was the American writer Mary Mapes Dodge who wrote the famous "Hans Brinker, and the silver skates"-book in 1865. His statue became world-wide known, to be seen here at Madurodam, The Hague. Its original you can find in Spaarndam, close to Haarem city ...

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  • Updated Dec 9, 2006
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