The Song of Hiawatha (Google eBook)

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Hurst, 1898 - Indians of North America - 250 pages
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User Review  - cjyurkanin - LibraryThing

Transported for two full nights into another world. Disappointed that I was not introduced to this at a younger age but also grateful that I've been able to discover it and enjoy it so thoroughly and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charmaine S - Goodreads

I'd wanted to read a book by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and decided to read The Song of Hiawatha. Wow. This story is brill! This story is written like The Odyssey and The Iliad, and I truly am ... Read full review

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Page 41 - Then the little Hiawatha Learned of every bird its language, Learned their names and all their secrets, How they built their nests in Summer, Where they hid themselves in Winter, Talked with them whene'er he met them, Called them "Hiawatha's Chickens.
Page 38 - Bright before it beat the water, Beat the clear and sunny water, Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water. There the wrinkled old Nokomis Nursed the little Hiawatha, Rocked him in his linden cradle, Bedded soft in moss and rushes, Safely bound with reindeer sinews; Stilled his fretful wail by saying, "Hush! the Naked Bear will hear thee!
Page 82 - Cedar! Of your strong and pliant branches, My canoe to make more steady, Make more strong and firm beneath me!
Page 115 - Of the past the old man's thoughts were, And the maiden's of the future. He was thinking, as he sat there, Of the days when with such arrows He had struck the deer and bison.
Page 42 - And the rabbit from his pathway Leaped aside, and at a distance Sat erect upon his haunches, Half in fear and half in frolic, Saying to the little hunter, "Do not shoot me, Hiawatha!
Page 234 - Come not back again to suffer, Where the Famine and the Fever Wear the heart and waste the body. Soon my task will be completed, Soon your footsteps I shall follow...
Page 255 - And the people from the margin Watched him floating, rising, sinking, Till the birch canoe seemed lifted High into that sea of splendor, Till it sank into the vapors Like the new moon slowly, slowly Sinking in the purple distance. And they said, " Farewell forever ! " Said,
Page 8 - Should you ask where Nawadaha Found these songs so wild and wayward, Found these legends and traditions, I should answer, I should tell you,
Page 119 - And the lovely Laughing Water Seemed more lovely, as she stood there, Neither willing nor reluctant, As she went to Hiawatha, Softly took the seat beside him, While she said, and blushed to say it, "I will follow you, my husband!
Page 83 - Of your balsam and your resin, So to close the seams together That the water may not enter, That the river may not wet me...

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