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By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane

ISBN-10: 1599150921

ISBN-13: 9781599150925

Pleasant retelling of six Greek myths to a crowd of lively young ones by way of a grasp storyteller. contains The Gorgon's Head, The Golden contact, The Paradise of kids, the 3 Golden Apples, and The astounding Pitcher. quite a few black and white illustrations via famous illustrator Walter Crane liven up the narrative. compatible for a long time nine and up.

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Cried Quicksilver, at last,—for he knew well enough, rogue that he was, how hard Perseus found it to keep pace with him,—"take you the staff, for you need it a great deal more than I. " "We must see about getting you a pair," answered Quicksilver. But the staff helped Perseus along so bravely, that he no longer felt the slightest weariness. In fact, the stick seemed to be alive in his hand, and to lend some of its life to Perseus. He and Quicksilver now walked onward at their ease, talking very sociably together; and Quicksilver told so many pleasant stories about his former adventures, and how well his wits had served him on various occasions, that Perseus began to think him a very wonderful person.

So swift was their flight, however, that, in an instant, they emerged from the cloud into the moonlight again. Once, a high-soaring eagle flew right against the invisible Perseus. The bravest sights were the meteors, that gleamed suddenly out, as if a bonfire had been kindled in the sky, and made the moonshine pale for as much as a hundred miles around them. As the two companions flew onward, Perseus fancied that he could hear the rustle of a garment close by his side; and it was on the side opposite to the one where he beheld Quicksilver, yet only Quicksilver was visible.

Shouted the people; and there was a fierceness in their cry as if they would tear Perseus to pieces, unless he should satisfy them with what he had to show. " A feeling of sorrow and pity came over the youthful Perseus. " yelled the people, more fiercely than before. "He is making game of us! He has no Gorgon's head! " The evil counselors whispered bad advice in the king's ear; the courtiers murmured, with one consent, that Perseus had shown disrespect to their royal lord and master; and the great King Polydectes himself waved his hand, and ordered him, with the stern, deep voice of authority, on his peril, to produce the head.

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