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By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane
Pleasant retelling of six Greek myths to a crowd of vigorous teenagers by means of a grasp storyteller. contains The Gorgon's Head, The Golden contact, The Paradise of youngsters, the 3 Golden Apples, and The stunning Pitcher. a number of black and white illustrations by way of famous illustrator Walter Crane liven up the narrative. appropriate for a long time nine and up.
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It seemed to be a woman's voice, and was melodious, though not exactly what might be called sweet, but grave and mild. " exclaimed Perseus. " "On the shore of that island beneath you," replied the voice. " "I told you she would be the first to discover them," said Quicksilver to Perseus. " Straight downward, two or three thousand feet below him, Perseus perceived a small island, with the sea breaking into white foam all around its rocky shore, except on one side, where there was a beach of snowy sand.
For this reason, I mean to call them Primrose, Periwinkle, Sweet Fern, Dandelion, Blue Eye, Clover, Huckleberry, Cowslip, Squash-Blossom, Milkweed, Plantain, and Buttercup; although, to be sure, such titles might better suit a group of fairies than a company of earthly children. It is not to be supposed that these little folks were to be permitted by their careful fathers and mothers, uncles, aunts, or grandparents, to stray abroad into the woods and fields, without the guardianship of some particularly grave and elderly person.
Now," whispered Quicksilver, as he hovered by the side of Perseus,—"now is your time to do the deed! " asked Perseus, drawing his sword and descending a little lower. "They all three look alike. All three have snaky locks. " It must be understood that Medusa was the only one of these dragon-monsters whose head Perseus could possibly cut off. As for the other two, let him have the sharpest sword that ever was forged, and he might have hacked away by the hour together, without doing them the least harm.