Myths every child should know [NOOK Book]

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing ...
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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • BN ID: 2940020316690
  • Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Junior Deluxe Editions
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1955 volume
  • File size: 379 KB

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The Gorgon's Head PERSEUS was the son of Danac, who was the daughter of a king. And when Perseus was a very little boy, some wicked people put his mother and himself into a chest, and set them afloat upon the sea. The wind blew freshly, and drove the chest away from the shore, and the uneasy billows tossed it up and down; while Danae clasped her child closely to her bosom, and dreaded that some big wave would dash its foamy crest over them both. The chest sailed on, however, and neither sank nor was upset; until, when night was coming, it floated so near an island that it got entangled in a fisherman's nets, and was drawn out high and dry upon the sand. The island was called Seriphus, and it was reigned over by King Polydectes, who happened to be the fisherman's brother. This fisherman, I am glad to tell you, was an exceedingly humane and upright man. He showed great kindness to Danae and her little boy; and continued to befriend them, until Perseus had grown to be a handsome youth, very strong and active, and skilful in the use of arms. Long before this time, King Polydectes had seen the two strangers the mother and her child who had come to his dominions in a floating chest. As he was not good and kind, like his brother fisherman, but extremely wicked, he resolved to send Perseus on a dangerous enterprise, in which he would probably be killed, and then to do some great mischief to Danae herself. So this bad-hearted king spent a long while in considering what was the most dangerous thing that a young man could possibly undertake to perform. At last, having hit upon an enterprise that promised to turn out as fatally as he desired, he sent for the youthful Perseus. The young mancame to the palace, and found the king sitting upon his throne. "Perseus," said ...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Stealthclaw

    U on

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Frist

    Gfhdq

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Resharam and Zekrom

    (If you know the pokemon then stop reading and just so you know resharam is good and Zekrom is bad) Resharam: a white fire/dragon type pokemon•|• Zekrom: a black electric/dragon type pokemon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Raghn and Violet

    Raghn shapeshifter water long blonde hair with auburn highlights and misty blue eyes her favorite form is an elf and she is really good with a bow and arrow and daggers. She can turn invisible teleport and is telepathic. She has ttained as a mage but isnt very good except for with water. She is more of a warrior than a mage. Name is pronouced ron. If you are ok with her being held under her evil sisters power when they come into the story it would be nice. ~|~ <br><br> Violet shape shifter evil fire raghns evil sister. Short red hair and red violet eyes her favorite form is a dragon or demon. She is very war like and uses magic in nearly everything she does though occaisionally she will use any weapon. You name it and she has mastered it. She can use a little bit of water power that she sapped from her sister when they were young. She has mastered a lot of magic and can teleport can turn invisible change her appearance transport her voice and move things and make things with her mind. I would like them o be gifted though

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2013

    Shadowforth

    I would like this character to be an antagonist if possible. :3 You said mythical creatures...and a lich is a mythical creature...and I just happened to have this dude completely made...<br><br><br>Shadowforth is a lich, his consciousness bound to his dark-magic reinforced skeleton by an Archsorcerer, and has been lowered from secretive assassin to outcast. He's over six feet tall, and other than a spine-like tail, he looks rather humanoid.<br>He wears a black hoodie/ the sleeves and hood torn off. (Don't bother including this is if wouldn't work, along with the eyes. If the eyes don't work too, just give him black voids.) His left arm is bound with some otherworldly tape made from a duck, and his eyes are those of a dead baby's, the eyes and eyelids stuck in place by an equally extraterrestrial "supreme glue." He wear jeans, going barefoot, his vertebrae-shaped tail protruding from a small cut in the back of his trousers. He carries two katanas sheathed in an X on his back, and his specialty power is death touch, but he requires skin to touch in order for it to work.<br>There is next to no history known about him, as he popped from a hole in air centuries ago, human until he reached the castle, where his skin fell off and he started his career as an assassin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Diana

    Oops. I left something out of Spirit's bio and I'm too lazy to repost it. Spirit is telepathic and telekinetic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Makaidos

    I thoght this rp died out a long time ago!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Rayne

    Pierce we are on res six hyden

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    FROM SWEETPAW A LEAFCLAN WARRIOR

    What kind of clan is this? Dont tell me you guys use human names insted of warrior names.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    To below

    I claimed it way before you, idiot! -Quartzstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Frank

    Sat next to a tree,"Yes?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Meghan

    "Hello"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Moonclan Warrior's Den

    ~ Moonlightstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    HELLO!!!

    I Can explain your nook problems!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Skullcandys house

    Second floor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Cosette

    Love the war myths most of all.I recomend this book anyone who's looking for a good book.
    Note: Yes, I'm a girl

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 30, 2011

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