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Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15) The Romance of Reality   By: (1833-1922)

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In Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15) – The Romance of Reality, Charles Morris masterfully weaves together a collection of captivating historical narratives guaranteed to transport readers to pivotal moments in human civilization. With his extensive research and flair for storytelling, Morris provides an engrossing account of various historical events that both educates and entertains.

One notable aspect of this book is the breadth of topics covered. From ancient Greece to medieval Europe and beyond, Morris ensures that readers are exposed to a diverse range of historical periods and cultures. Each tale immerses us in a different era, shedding light on the customs, beliefs, and struggles of our ancestors. Whether it's the stirring stories of Greek heroes and philosophers or the tales of medieval knights and kings, Morris paints a vivid picture of the past, making it come alive in our imaginations.

Morris's prose is fluid, vivid, and accessible, allowing readers of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the stories. He effortlessly combines historical fact with a touch of fiction, creating an enjoyable blend of reality and romance. This approach not only deepens our understanding of the events but also adds an element of excitement, making the narratives more compelling.

Moreover, Morris's attention to detail is commendable. The author meticulously researches each topic, presenting the information in a well-organized manner. His historical accuracy is evident, and he succeeds in making complex historical events easily comprehensible. Additionally, Morris's inclusion of lesser-known stories and individuals adds a refreshing element to the book, satisfying even the most discerning history enthusiasts.

One minor flaw of this collection is its occasional lack of context. Although Morris assumes some prior knowledge on the reader's part, there are instances where additional explanations or background information would have enhanced the understanding of certain events. Yet, this shortcoming is easily overcome with some external research or a basic familiarity with the historical periods discussed.

Overall, Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15) – The Romance of Reality by Charles Morris is an exceptional piece of historical literature. It successfully combines rigorous research with imaginative storytelling, resulting in a book that educates, enlightens, and entertains. Whether you are a history enthusiast seeking a fresh perspective or a casual reader looking to explore different eras, Morris's collection of historical tales is bound to satisfy your curiosity and leave you eagerly awaiting the next volume.

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[Illustration: BATTLE OF ANTIETAM.]

Édition d'Élite

Historical Tales The Romance of Reality

By CHARLES MORRIS

Author of "Half Hours with the Best American Authors," "Tales from the Dramatists," etc.

IN FIFTEEN VOLUMES Volume II

American 2

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON

Copyright, 1904, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1908, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

CONTENTS.

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PONCE DE LEON AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH 7

DE SOTO AND THE FATHER OF WATERS 13

THE LOST COLONY OF ROANOKE 23

THE THRILLING ADVENTURE OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH 29

THE INDIAN MASSACRE IN VIRGINIA 40

THE GREAT REBELLION IN THE OLD DOMINION 49

CHEVALIER LA SALLE THE EXPLORER OF THE MISSISSIPPI 62

THE FRENCH OF LOUISIANA AND THE NATCHEZ INDIANS 76

THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE 88

HOW OGLETHORPE SAVED GEORGIA FROM SPAIN 95

A BOY'S WORKING HOLIDAY IN THE WILDWOOD 104

PATRICK HENRY, THE HERALD OF THE REVOLUTION 113

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