Heroes Every Child Should Know eBook

Hamilton Wright Mabie
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 308 pages of information about Heroes Every Child Should Know.

INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO “HEROES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW”

The endeavour has been made in this volume to bring together the heroic men of different races, periods and types; and in the selection of material the most attractive, intelligent and authoritative literature has been drawn upon.  In cases in which the material selected belongs distinctively to the best literature, no changes have been made, although narratives have been abbreviated; in cases in which the material has a historical rather than a distinctively literary quality, the text has been treated for “substance of doctrine,” and omissions have been freely made, and connecting words, phrases and even sentences have been introduced to give the narrative clear connection and completeness.  In the preparation of the material for the volume the intelligence and skill of Miss Kate Stephens have been so freely used that she is entitled to the fullest recognition as associate editor.

H. W. M.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS TO “HEROES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW”

The editor and publishers wish to extend their thanks and acknowledgment to the firms who have kindly permitted the use of material in this volume: 

To The Macmillan Co. for selections from “Heroes of Chivalry and Romance,” “Stories of Charlemagne and the Peers of France,” “Old English History,” “The Crusaders,” “Father Damien:  A Journey from Cashmere to His Home in Hawaii”; to Thomas Nelson & Son for material from “Martyrs and Saints of the First Twelve Centuries”; to J. M. Dent & Co. for selections from “Stories from Le Morte d’Arthur and The Mabinogion” in the Temple Classics for Young People; to E. P. Dutton & Co. for material from “Chronicle of the Cid”; to Longmans, Green & Co. for material from “The Book of Romance”; to John C. Winston Co. for material from “Stories from History”; to Lothrop, Lee & Shepard for material from “The True Story of Abraham Lincoln.”

CONTENTS TO “HEROES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW”

CHAPTER

INTRODUCTION

I. Perseus.  Adapted from “The Heroes,” by Charles Kingsley

II.  Hercules.  By Kate Stephens

III.  Daniel.  From Book of Daniel, Chapter vi., Verses 1 to 24

IV.  David.  From I. Book of Samuel, Chapter xvii

V. St. George.  Adapted from “Martyrs and Saints of the First
Twelve Centuries,” by Mrs. E. Rundle Charles

VI.  King Arthur.  Adapted from “Stories from Le Morte d’Arthur and
the Mabinogion,” by Beatrice Clay

VII.  Sir Galahad.  Adapted from “Stories from Le Morte d’Arthur and
the Mabinogion,” by Beatrice Clay; followed by
“Sir Galahad,” by Alfred Tennyson

VIII.  Siegfried. Adapted from “Heroes of Chivalry and Romance,” by
A. J. Church

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