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By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane

ISBN-10: 1599150921

ISBN-13: 9781599150925

Pleasant retelling of six Greek myths to a crowd of full of life kids by way of a grasp storyteller. comprises The Gorgon's Head, The Golden contact, The Paradise of kids, the 3 Golden Apples, and The striking Pitcher. various black and white illustrations by means of famous illustrator Walter Crane liven up the narrative. appropriate for a while nine and up.

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Asked Eustace. " cried Cowslip, clapping her hands. "And those funny old women, with only one eye amongst them! " "As to their one tooth, which they shifted about," observed Primrose, "there was nothing so very wonderful in that. I suppose it was a false tooth. But think of your turning Mercury into Quicksilver, and talking about his sister! " asked Eustace Bright. " And, indeed, while the tale was going forward, the vapors had been quite exhaled from the landscape. A scene was now disclosed which the spectators might almost fancy as having been created since they had last looked in the direction where it lay.

So Perseus proceeded to put one of the slippers on, while he laid the other on the ground by his side. Unexpectedly, however, this other slipper spread its wings, fluttered up off the ground, and would probably have flown away, if Quicksilver had not made a leap, and luckily caught it in the air. "Be more careful," said he, as he gave it back to Perseus. " When Perseus had got on both of these wonderful slippers, he was altogether too buoyant to tread on earth. Making a step or two, lo and behold!

The little brook ran along over its pathway of gold, here pausing to form a pool, in which minnows were darting to and fro; and then it hurried onward at a swifter pace, as if in haste to reach the lake; and, forgetting to look whither it went, it tumbled over the root of a tree, which stretched quite across its current. You would have laughed to hear how noisily it babbled about this accident. And even after it had run onward, the brook still kept talking to itself, as if it were in a maze. It was wonder-smitten, I suppose, at finding its dark dell so illuminated, and at hearing the prattle and merriment of so many children.

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