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The Steadfast Tin Soldier

Steadfast Tin Soldier is based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of a toy soldier and a paper doll that spring to life and fall in love.  The story is simple: a soldier gives his heart away to a pretty paper doll with whom he is in love.  After dancing together and becoming overheated the doll asks the soldier to open the window.  He does, and a strong wind blows the paper doll into the lit fireplace.  All that is left of her is the heart that the soldier had given her.  He takes it back and places it into his chest so that she may live eternally within him.