Famous Stories Every Child Should Know

Famous Stories Every Child Should Know

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by Hamilton Wright Mabie
     
 

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A comprehensive collection of tales edited by the American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer. American culture is indebted to him for helping to spread, by his lectures as well as his writings, a love of good reading in the United States.  See more details below

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A comprehensive collection of tales edited by the American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer. American culture is indebted to him for helping to spread, by his lectures as well as his writings, a love of good reading in the United States.

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ISBN-13:
9781406529586
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
4 - 12 Years

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IV UNDINE I. HOW THE KNIGHT CAME TO THE FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE ONCE it may be some hundreds of years ago there lived a good old Fisherman, who, on a fine summer's evening, was sitting before the door mending his nets. He dwelt in a land of exceeding beauty. The green slope, upon which he had built his hut, stretched far out into .. great lake; and it seemed either that the cape, enamoured of the glassy blue waters, had pressed forward into their bosom, or that the lake had lovingly folded in its arms the blooming promontory, with her waving grass and flowers, and the refreshing shade of her tall trees. Each bade the other welcome, and increased its own beauty by so doing. This lovely nook was scarcely ever visited by mankind, except by the Fisherman and his family. For behind the promonotory lay a very wild forest, which, beside being gloomy and pathless, had too bad a name as the resort of wondrous spirits and goblins, to be crossed by anyone who could help it. Yet the pious old Fisherman went through it without being molested, whenever he walked to a large city beyond the forest, to dispose of the costly fish that he caught in the lake. For him, indeed, there was little danger, even in that forest; for his thoughts were almost all thoughts of devotion, and his custom was to carol forth to Heaven a loud and heartfelt hymn, on first setting foot within the treacherous shades. As he sat this evening most peacefully over his nets, he was startled in an unwonted manner by a rustling sound in the forest, like that of a man and horse; and the noise came nearer and nearer. The dreams he had had in many a stormy night of the spirits of the forest started up before his mind, particularly theimage of a gigantic long snow-white man, who kept nodding his head mysteriously. Nay, as he...

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