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Row, Peterson and Co., 1914 - Readers
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these stories are all interesting. i do dislike that some of the stories are different from every other version of the story being told. i would recommend getting this book if you are interested in learning the old stories of greek mythology. -Ln

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Page 301 - They say it was a shocking sight After the field was won; For many thousand bodies here Lay rotting in the sun ; But things like that, you know, must be, After a famous victory. "Great praise the Duke of Marlborough won, And our good Prince Eugene.
Page 299 - IT was a summer evening, Old Kaspar's work was done; And he before his cottage door Was sitting in the sun, And by him sported on the green His little grandchild Wilhelmine.
Page 135 - If seven maids with seven mops Swept it for half a year, Do you suppose," the Walrus said, "That they could get it clear?" "I doubt it," said the Carpenter, And shed a bitter tear.
Page 227 - Nay now, my child," said Alice the nurse, "But keep the secret all ye can." She said, "Not so: but I will know If there be any faith in man.
Page 230 - I chatter over stony ways, In little sharps and trebles, I bubble into eddying bays, I babble on the pebbles. With many a curve my banks I fret By many a field and fallow, And many a fairy foreland set With willow weed and mallow. I chatter, chatter, as I flow To join the brimming river, For men may come and men may go, But I go on for ever.
Page 136 - But four young Oysters hurried up, All eager for the treat: Their coats were brushed, their faces washed, Their shoes were clean and neat And this was odd, because, you know, They hadn't any feet. Four other Oysters followed them, And yet another four; And thick and fast they came at last, And more, and more...
Page 191 - Merrily swinging on brier and weed, Near to the nest of his little dame, Over the mountain-side or mead, Robert of Lincoln is telling his name: Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link, Spink, spank, spink; Snug and safe is that nest of ours, Hidden among the summer flowers. Chee, chee, chee.
Page 230 - I COME from haunts of coot and hern; * I make a sudden sally, And sparkle out among the fern, To bicker down a valley.
Page 225 - He does not love me for my birth, Nor for my lands so broad and fair; He loves me for my own true worth, And that is well,
Page 136 - The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax Of cabbages - and kings And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings.

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