Story Telling: What to Tell and how to Tell it

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A.C. McClurg & Company, 1910 - Storytelling - 217 pages
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Explains the importance of storytelling, outlines the various genres, describes how to arrange a program, and illustrates techniques and methods of storytelling.

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Page 212 - I made them lay their hands in mine and swear To reverence the King, as if he were Their conscience, and their conscience as their King, To break the heathen and uphold the Christ, To ride abroad redressing human wrongs, To speak no slander, no, nor listen to it, To honor his own word as if his God's, To lead sweet lives in purest chastity, To love one maiden only, cleave to her, And worship her by years of noble deeds, Until they won her...
Page 59 - Simon, Seest thou this woman ? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet : but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou . gavest me no kiss ; but this woman, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
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Page 35 - And nights devoid of ease, Still heard in his soul the music Of wonderful melodies. Such songs have power to quiet The restless pulse of care, And come like the benediction That follows after prayer. Then read from the treasured volume The poem of thy choice, And lend to the rhyme of the poet The beauty of thy voice.
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Page 137 - Oh, that would not have tired us," said one of the boys, "if we had not been so far to-day after the cows, the sheep, and the goats. They rambled high up on the mountain, and we never before had such a time in finding them." "Had to go after the cows, the sheep, and the goats!" exclaimed Old Pipes. "What do you mean by that?
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Page 212 - Clang battleaxe, and clash brand : Let the King reign. ' The King will follow Christ, and we the King In whom high God hath breathed a secret thing. Fall battleaxe, and flash brand ! Let the King reign.
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