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Title: Famous Stories Every Child Should Know Author: Various Editor: Hamilton Wright Mabie Release Date: July 8, 2005 [EBook #16247] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FAMOUS STORIES EVERY CHILD *** Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Diane Monico and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net. [Illustration: Old Man of the Mountain] [Illustration: (Title Page)] FAMOUS STORIES Every Child Should Know EDITED BY Hamilton Wright Mabie THE WHAT-EVERY-CHILD-SHOULD-KNOW-LIBRARY _Published by_ DOUBLEDAY, DORAN & CO., INC., _for_ THE PARENTS’ INSTITUTE, INC. _Publishers of -The Parents’ Magazine-_ 9 EAST 40th STREET, NEW YORK COPYRIGHT, 1907, BY DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY. Wed Apr 05 01:14:06 2017 2 PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS.
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N.Y. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The stories of -The Great Stone Face- and -The Snow Image- by Nathaniel Hawthorne, are used in this volume by permission of Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Company.
Messrs.
Little, Brown & Company have granted permission for the republication of -The Man Without a Country- by Edward Everett Hale. INTRODUCTION The group of stories brought together in this volume differ from legends because they have, with one exception, no core of fact at the centre, from myths because they make no attempt to personify or explain the forces or processes of nature, from fairy stories because they do not often bring on to the stage actors of a different nature from ours.
They give full play to the fancy as in -A Child’s Dream of a Star,- -The King of the Golden River,- -Undine...





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