Franconia stories, Volume 1

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Harper & brothers, 1878
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Page 88 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 36 - Then what did he want of the great black club 1" said Malleville. " Why, it only looked like a club. It was hollow, and there was something inside. He could unscrew the handle, and draw it out like a sword out of a sword cane." "What was it inside?" " It was a long and beautiful feather." " One day old Golgorondo was sitting at the mouth of his den, sick of a fever, and very thirsty. A boy came along with a red cap on his head. "
Page 39 - A little below, upon the side of the cover, was the figure of a hunter and a hare. " The giant told Blue Cap that the charm of the bowl was in the hunter and the hare. By means of the bowl he could have anything he wanted that was good to eat, provided that he was a good poet. " The way was to shut up the bowl and take it in his lap, and then say something about the hunter and the hare for one line, and make up another to rhyme with it, asking for whatever he wanted. " For example, he might say:...
Page 5 - ... all the animal creation, which is produced by a sort of sympathetic action, a power somewhat similar to what in physical philosophy is called induction. On the other hand, if the father, instead of feeding the bird, goes eagerly for a gun, in order that he may shoot it...
Page 6 - It is in accordance with this philosophy that these stories, though written mainly with a view to their moral influence on the hearts and dispositions of the readers, contain very little formal exhortation and instruction. They present quiet and peaceful pictures of happy domestic life, portraying generally such conduct, and expressing such sentiments and feelings, as it is desirable to exhibit and express in the presence of children.
Page 167 - ... them down, for he wished to save their strength, as he said, for the sap. First he~ put upon the sled a pretty large box, which was to hold the things in going down, and to be turned bottom upward and serve for a table when on the spot. Into this box he put a kettle, a number of sticks of wood, 226 a small iron chain with a hook in the end of it, and a small saw. The saw was to cut up dead branches of trees, and other such fuel as he might find in the woods, so as to make the pieces of proper...
Page 35 - What was his name ?" asked Malleville. "His name," said Beechnut, "his name — why his name was — Golgorondo." " I don't believe he was good," said Malleville, shaking her head doubtfully. "He was, truly," said Beechnut, turning round and looking at Malleville very earnestly. " He was a very good giant, indeed." The giants among the Pyrenees. " Then what did he want of that great black club ?" said Malleville. " Why, it only looked like a club. It was hollow, and there was something inside. He...
Page 176 - ... into the pail. Then they put on the cover of the pail, and set out on their return. The dogs pulled well, and took the load along in a very satisfactory manner. As soon as they had arrived at the camp, Malleville was disposed to get her teaspoon and taste of the sap the first thing. Phonny, however, told her that he thought it would be best to pour it all into the kettle first, and light the fire, so as to get the boiling begun. So they poured the sap carefully into the kettle, and then Phonny...
Page 40 - So Blue Cap thought a minute, and then he said, ' Silver hunter, silver hare, Bring me an apple and a pear.' '' " And did he get an apple and a pear?" asked Malleville. " Yes," said Beechnut, " only the pear was not quite so large as the other one. Blue Cap put the apple and the pear in his pocket, and Blue Cap tries his bowl.

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