Malleville: A Franconia Story

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Harper & Brothers, 1850 - Children's stories, American - 219 pages
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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 iv - Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, by HARPER & BROTHERS, In the Clerk's Office for the Southern District of New York.
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 - ... was used as a handle for taking the cover off, was the figure of a beautiful dog. 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...
Page vi - ... to feed it, while in the latter case, nearly every one will just as certainly look for a stone. Thus the growing up in the right atmosphere, rather than the receiving of the right instruction, is the condition which it is most important to secure, in plans for forming the characters of children. 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...
Page 35 - 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." " Then what did he want of the great black club?
Page v - The development of the moral sentiments in the human heart, in early life, — and everything in fact which relates to the formation of character, — is determined in a far greater degree by sympathy, and by the influence of example, than by formal precepts and didactic instruction.
Page 40 - Then he opened the bowl, but there was nothing in it. " ' That won't do,' said Golgorondo. ' The same poetry will not answer twice the same day; you must make some new lines.' " So Blue Cap thought a minute, and then he said: — "' Silver hunter, silver hare, Bring me an apple and a pear.
Page 45 - Golgorondo and the bowl, as they were going upstairs to bed. They stopped at the head of the stairs to finish the story. Malleville could not remember the poetry very well. She said that the first line was silver huntsman, silver rabbit, but she could not remember the rest. Phonny said he guessed it was this : — " Silver huntsman, silver rabbit, Give me an apple and I'll grab it.

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