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Page 120 - ... One day he said he would treat his friends with an account of his adventures in the island of Rhodes. He described to them the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the world, that had its two feet on the two moles of the harbour, so that ships in full sail could pass between its legs; it had a winding staircase within, by which you could climb up to the chamber of the head, and look out at the windows of the eyes ; and few men were so tall, that they could make their two arms meet...
Page 199 - The shepherd remarked his situation. He was exceedingly sorry for the loss of the lamb that the eagle had carried off, but he was not at all apprehensive of what the crow would do. He took him in his hand, disentangled his claws from the back of the ram, clipped his wings, and turned him into the...
Page 2 - So the dog (laid a long while, and by and by he grew hungry, and came to the little boy and begged for meat. Silly dog, fays the little boy, if I were as naughty as you, 1 fliould give you nothing to eat, as you prevented papa's horfe from eating.
Page 93 - I grant, replied the sun, these are formidable powers; but they do not equal mine. I open the buds and the flowers, to make glad the heart of man. I cause the grass to grow. Every thing that you...
Page 121 - A grave old gentleman who was sitting by, turned up his nose with a sneer, and said—now 1 like this story better than any that you have told us before. You must know that there are some young fellows in our town, who are impertinent enough to doubt the truth of your stories : but you shall convince them in this instance, and I will insist upon their believing all the rest. There are no spring-boards, I suppose, in Rhodes ; indeed you told us your leap was performed on common ground. I will therefore...
Page 95 - Phoebus to the blustering god, that soft and gentle means will often accomplish what force and fury can never effect.
Page 82 - Iamb, that, like little Red-Riding-Hood in the story-book, did not know it was dangerous to stay and hear a wolf talk, that was drinking at the same time. The wolf looked very fiercely at the lamb, and longed to eat him up. You little knaVe, said the wolf, how dare you put in your nose there, and make the water all muddy that comes to me to drink ! Now...
Page 120 - How comes it that this man, who never did any thing wonderful at home, should have been the completest and cleverest man in all the countries that he visited? One day he said he would treat his friends with an account of his adventures in the island of Rhodes. He described to them the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the world, that had its two feet on the two moles of the harbour, so that ships in full sail could pass between its legs; it had a winding staircase within, by which you...
Page 13 - THE FOX AND THE STORK. A Fox one day invited a Stork to dinner, and being disposed to divert himself at the expense of his guest, provided nothing for the entertainment but some thin soup in a shallow dish. This the Fox lapped up very readily, while the Stork, unable to gain a mouthful with her long narrow bill, was as hungry at the end of dinner as when she began.