Fifty Famous Stories Retold eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 96 pages of information about Fifty Famous Stories Retold.

King Alfred and the Cakes

King Alfred and the Beggar

King Canute on the Seashore

The Sons of William the Conqueror

The White Ship

King John and the Abbot

A Story of Robin Hood

Bruce and the Spider

The Black Douglas

Three Men of Gotham

Other Wise Men of Gotham

The Miller of the Dee

Sir Philip Sidney

The Ungrateful Soldier

Sir Humphrey Gilbert

Sir Walter Raleigh

Pocahontas

George Washington and his Hatchet

Grace Darling

The Story of William Tell

Arnold Winkelried

The Bell of Atri

How Napoleon crossed the Alps

The Story of Cincinnatus

The Story of Regulus

Cornelia’s Jewels

Androclus and the Lion

Horatius at the Bridge

Julius Caesar

The Sword of Damocles

Damon and Pythias

A Laconic Answer

The Ungrateful Guest

Alexander and Bucephalus

Diogenes the Wise Man

The Brave Three Hundred

Socrates and his House

The King and his Hawk

Doctor Goldsmith

The Kingdoms

The Barmecide Feast

The Endless Tale

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Maximilian and the Goose Boy

The Inchcape Rock

Whittington and his Cat

Casabianca

Antonio Canova

Picciola

Mignon

CONCERNING THESE STORIES.

There are numerous time-honored stories which have become so incorporated into the literature and thought of our race that a knowledge of them is an indispensable part of one’s education.  These stories are of several different classes.  To one class belong the popular fairy tales which have delighted untold generations of children, and will continue to delight them to the end of time.  To another class belong the limited number of fables that have come down to us through many channels from hoar antiquity.  To a third belong the charming stories of olden times that are derived from the literatures of ancient peoples, such as the Greeks and the Hebrews.  A fourth class includes the half-legendary tales of a distinctly later origin, which have for their subjects certain romantic episodes in the lives of well-known heroes and famous men, or in the history of a people.

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