This is what the Estonian students came up with. 
Their instructions were to write about why Koldinghus burned down.

Reader beware - the texts are not entirely mistake-free!!

BY:

- Kertu - Peedu - Maria Elisa - Jaago - Helen - Johanna - Raido -
 - Elina - Lauri - Mairi - Marek - Karina - Silver - Laura -

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 A long time ago there was a big castle called Koldinghus. It was a very beautiful and special castle. At one moonlighted night in March the guard, who was supposed to protect the castle, fell asleep. And at midnight some thieves broke into the castle. They didnít see anything they wanted to steel, so they set the castle on fire and the guard burnt in as well. A small girl discovered the fire after two days.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 A long time ago there was a castle called Koldinghus. On one spring day there came a German spy. He conquered the castle and at the sunset he put the castle on fire. By midnight the castle was in flames. It was a moonlight evening in March.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 

A long time ago there was a huge castle in Denmark. At first there lived very polite people who could never hurt each other. One spring day their enemies came and wanted some gold. Unfortunately they didnít have the gold, so the enemies got mad and went away.

At sunset the enemies attacked the castle. It was in ruins by midnight. One could see it in the moonlight. All those nice people died and it was a terrible mess in the morning.

Bad people stole all the good peopleís stuff. At the end of the mess the castle was empty.

In the middle of the castle there was a collection of some beautiful paintings. Finally other people took all their stuff and set the castle in fire.

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A long time ago there was a beautiful castle. There was a king and his daughter was very beautiful. One morning she was kidnapped. The criminals were after the money and demanded a randsom. The sum was enormous and the king refused to pay. One spring day the kidnappers burnt the castle to frigthen the king. It started out in sunset when they burnt the carriage but in time the fire grew and the castle burned down. When they saw that the king was not willing to pay, they returned his daughter. Finally the robber was captured and assasinated.  That was a story about a castle in Denmark. The end!

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 It was a very big castle. But there lived only 5 people Ė a queen, a king, 2 servants and a little boy called Patrick.

One day Patrick went out to play. He found a door, which was hidden behind some bushes. He opened it and went in. He saw a little striped egg. He didnít care about it and went home.

20 years later, when Patrick was 25 years old, he went for a walk and found the same door again. He opened it. There was a dark room behind the door. He entered it and went on and on and on.... Finally he found a big dragon! Oh...he ran as fast as he could to the castle. He screamed, ďHelp!Ē, but the dragon came inside the castle and set it on fire. Finally all of the rooms were in fire. The whole castle burnt down.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 A long time ago there was a castle called Koldinghus. One lovely spring day in 1808 a young girl met a boy. Though they met in the moonlight, they had candles around them. Accidentally one of them pushed a candle off the table and a fire broke out. At first they did not notice the fire, but after a few minutes they did see it. They started to slake the fire, but they couldnít. They hardly managed to escape, but the whole castle of Koldinghus burned down.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 A long time ago there was a castle. It was called Koldinghus. In March 1808 there lived a boy and a girl. They met at midnight. They went to the castle and found a table. They lit a candle, which gave them light. They kissed and accidentally the candle fell down. There was also a petrol lamp and they set the whole room on fire.

The girl jumped out of the window and died. The boy went down the stairs, but fell and burnt in the castle.

The castle was in flames for two days. All the other people died too.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 A long time ago there were a very nice king and a queen. They lived happily until one day...

They used to be a very happy and lovely couple, but on one spring day they had a fight. The queen cried and she was very angry. And then at midnight...the queen thought of burning down the castle as revenge. So, next morning she did it. At first it wasnít a big fire, but at the end it was awful. It was a total chaos, but the queen was happy. Finally the whole castle was burnt down and many people got killed.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 A long time ago there was a wanderer, who travelled in the forests of Denmark. He didnít have a place to live. He decided to build a castle. It all happened on one spring day. It was the beginning of the building, they were building the basement pavement and the walls. In the middle part of the building period they built the roof.

Finally it was a strong castle. It was supposed to be a fire proof castle, but in one morning in March the German warriors came and set the castle on fire. That is how Koldinghus got burnt down.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down in 1808?

 A long time ago fire broke out in the castle of Koldinghus in Denmark. I will tell you why it happened.

At the beginning it was a rich and beautiful castle. It had its king and queen and everybody was happy in the kingdom. But on one spring day in March in 1808 the king had a party. All his friends were invited. But the king of the neighbouring kingdom was envious, as he didnít have that beautiful castle and garden. That king wanted to burn down Koldinghus. He got home at midnight, but didnít go to sleep, he just thought of a plan the whole night. At sunrise he called all the knights together near the castle. He told them he wanted Koldinghus and that they all have to go there and get the castle.

In the morning they went to the castle. At first they sent their messenger to the castle to tell the king that they want Koldinghus. But the king didnít want to give up his lovely castle, so they had a big battle. The battle ended when somebody set the castle on fire.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

 A long time ago there was a castle in Denmark. At the beginning it was very beautiful. Near the castle there lived a big, strong and angry dragon. The people in the castle had to pay money to the dragon; otherwise the dragon would burn the whole castle down and kill everybody near the castle.

So people always paid their rent to the dragon, but the dragon wanted more and more. On one day in winter the king and many of his knights went to talk to the dragon. But the dragon didnít want to talk to them and killed all the knights and the king too. Few weeks later prince got the kingís place as the king had been missing for so long time. One spring day dragon had enough, because people didnít pay him anymore. He flew to the castle. He wanted to talk to the new king, but the king didnít come out. Finally the dragon burnt down the whole castle. It burnt for two days and at the end everybody was dead.

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In March 1808

 A long time ago in Koldinghus Denmark at March 1808. One spring day a knight saw kings beautiful daughter, he liked her a lot and the girl felt that way too. Girlís name was Danielle. At midnight the knight went to the castle. The castle was very dark. He took out a candle. Danielle saw him and the boy wondered because the girl was so beautiful and then the candle fell over. A fire broke lose. Danielle and the knight ran away. They were happy and loved each-other. And if they are still alive they live happily after.

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A long time ago the castle of Koldinghus was built in Denmark. After it was built a king moved into the castle. The king got children Ė a boy and a girl. He liked the girl the most.

One springís day some bad men came and kidnapped the princess. They wanted a ransom of 400 000 kroons. The king didnít pay the ransom. So, the bad men set the castle on fire at midnight.

People noticed it in the morning. They ran around and shouted; they were very scared. At the end the fire was extinguished. Finally, they also got the thieves.

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Why did Koldinghus burn down?

A long time ago there was a very beautiful castle in Denmark.

One spring day there was a big birthday party. People lit many candles. While people were dancing thy spilt some cognac on the floor and after a while somebody pushed a candle off a table. So fire started from those candles, but they discovered the fire too late, because they all went back to the dining hall. At midnight everybody was confused. Some people died.

Finally the castle burnt to ruins.

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