Heroes Every Child Should Know by H. W. Mabie

By H. W. Mabie

Inspiring tales of heroes from a number of instances and areas referring to their bold deeds, caused through their excessive beliefs. Perseus and Hercules are incorporated from Greek mythology and David and Daniel from the Bible. one of the mythical heroes of the center a while are St. George, King Arthur, Sir Galahad, Siegfried, Roland, Robin Hood, The Cid, and William inform. historic folks equivalent to Alfred the good, Richard the Lion-Hearted, Robert the Bruce, and Robert E. Lee around out the gathering. appropriate for a while 10 and up.

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Were not these sandals to lead me in the right road? " Then suddenly his ears were opened, and he heard the sound of running water. And at that his heart was lifted up, though he scarcely dare believe his ears; and within a bowshot of him was a glen in the sand, and marble rocks, and date trees, and a lawn of gay green grass. And through the lawn a streamlet sparkled and wandered out beyond the trees, and vanished in the sand. And Perseus laughed for joy, and leapt down the cliff and drank of the cool water, and ate of the dates, and slept upon the turf, and leapt up and went forward.

And at that his heart was lifted up, though he scarcely dare believe his ears; and within a bowshot of him was a glen in the sand, and marble rocks, and date trees, and a lawn of gay green grass. And through the lawn a streamlet sparkled and wandered out beyond the trees, and vanished in the sand. And Perseus laughed for joy, and leapt down the cliff and drank of the cool water, and ate of the dates, and slept upon the turf, and leapt up and went forward. Then he towered in the air like an eagle, for his limbs were strong again; and he flew all night across the mountain till the day began to dawn, and rosy-fingered Eos came blushing up the sky.

Who then so proud as Perseus, as he leapt back to the rock, and lifted his fair Andromeda in his arms, and flew with her to the cliff top, as a falcon carries a dove? Who so proud as Perseus, and who so joyful as all the Æthiop people? For they had stood watching the monster from the cliffs, wailing for the maiden's fate. And already a messenger had gone to Cepheus and Cassiopœia, where they sat in sackcloth and ashes on the ground, in the innermost palace chambers, awaiting their daughter's end.

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