Stories From Plato And Other Classic Writers; Hesiod, Homer, Aristophanes, Ovid, Catullus, And Pliny

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Stories from Plato and other classic writers : Hesiod, Homer, Aristophanes, Ovid, Catullus, and Pliny

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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 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780217055277
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/2/2012
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.06 (d)

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LESSON III. FOR THE LITTLE BOY WHO WILL NOT SAY "PLEASE." Once in a while there is a little boy who does not know how to say "please " and "thank you." I have even seen one who did not seem to care for any one or respect anybody. So I will tell you a story which shows how necessary it is that people should be respectful. There was a time when all the men living on the earth were JUPITER. disrespectful. They never said " please '' nor " thank you," and they grabbed everything1 away from others, and 110 one cared for any one else. At that time men were double. They had two faces, two pairs of arms, two pairs of legs, four hands, and four feet. Their bodies were round like a ball, and when they walked they rolled over and over like a wheel, or more like a boy turning somersaults, heels over head, head over heels, hand over hand, they went bumping along in a most ridiculous fashion. They were twice as strong as they are now, and they could run twice as fast, and climb any treelike a cat. They were very fierce, too, and so saucy to the gods that old Jupiter was almost afraid they would climb Mount Olympus and put the gods to flight. He trembled on his throne when he saw how strong and daring they were. So Jupiter called Apollo and told him to take each mortal and cut him right down through the middle so that he should have only one pair of legs and arms; and to smooth him out and pull the skin around him and tie it up and set his face straight and make him walk upright on two legs, so that he would be one man instead of a double man. Jupiter told Apollo to teach him to be respectful also, and to instruct him that if he did not treat the gods respectfully and love his fellow- men hewould have him sliced right in two again so that he would have to go hopping a...
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