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The Junior Classics — Volume 6 Old-Fashioned Tales   By: (1868-1936)

The Junior Classics — Volume 6 Old-Fashioned Tales by William Patten

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THE JUNIOR CLASSICS

A LIBRARY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

[Illustration: EVERYTHING'S GOT A MORAL IF ONLY YOU CAN FIND IT From the painting by Beatrice Stevens ]

THE JUNIOR CLASSICS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY

WILLIAM PATTEN MANAGING EDITOR OF THE HARVARD CLASSICS

INTRODUCTION BY

CHARLES W. ELIOT, L L. D. PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY

WITH A READING GUIDE BY

WILLIAM ALLAN NEILSON, Ph.D. PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SMITH COLLEGE, NORTHAMPTON, MASS., SINCE 1917

VOLUME SIX

OLD FASHIONED TALES

CONTENTS

The Race for the Silver Skates Mary Mapes Dodge

Nelly's Hospital Louisa M. Alcott

A Fox and a Raven Rebecca H. Davis

The Private Theatricals Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

A Case of Coincidence Rose Terry Cooke

The Flight of the Dolls Lucretia P. Hale

Solomon John Goes for Apples Lucretia P. Hale

Wild Robin Sophie May

Deacon Thomas Wales' Will Mary E. W. Freeman

Dill Mary E. W. Freeman

Brownie and the Cook Mrs. Dinah M. Craik

Brownie and the Cherry Tree Mrs. Dinah M. Craik

The Ouphe of the Wood Jean Ingelow

The Prince's Dream Jean Ingelow

A Lost Wand Jean Ingelow

Snap Dragons A Tale of Christmas Eve Juliana H. Ewing

Uncle Jack's Story Mrs. E. M. Field

Bryda's Dreadful Scrape Mrs. E. M. Field

The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner Charles Dickens

Embellishment Jacob Abbott

The Great Stone Face Nathaniel Hawthorne

The King of the Golden River John Ruskin

The Two Gifts Lillian M. Gask

The Bar of Gold Lillian M. Gask

Uncle David's Nonsensical Story Catherine Sinclair

The Grand Feast Catherine Sinclair

The Story of Fairyfoot Frances Browne

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Down the Rabbit Hole Lewis Carroll

The Pool of Tears Lewis Carroll

A Caucus Race and a Long Tale Lewis Carroll

The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill Lewis Carroll

Advice from a Caterpillar Lewis Carroll

Pig and Pepper Lewis Carroll

A Mad Tea Party Lewis Carroll

The Queen's Croquet Ground Lewis Carroll

The Mock Turtle's Story Lewis Carroll

The Lobster Quadrille Lewis Carroll

Who Stole the Tarts? Lewis Carroll

Alice's Evidence Lewis Carroll

ILLUSTRATIONS

"EVERYTHING'S GOT A MORAL, IF ONLY YOU CAN FIND IT" Alice in Wonderland

Frontispiece illustration in color from the painting by Beatrice Stevens

"IS THERE A PECULIAR FLAVOR IN WHAT YOU SPRINKLE FROM YOUR TORCH?" ASKED SCROOGE The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner

From the drawing by T. Leech

GLUCK PUT HIS HEAD OUT TO SEE WHO IT WAS The King of the Golden River

From the drawing by Richard Doyle

THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS WERE SEATED ON THEIR THRONE Alice in Wonderland

From the drawing by Sir John Tenniel

THE RACE FOR THE SILVER SKATES

By Mary Mapes Dodge

The 20th of December came at last, bringing with it the perfection of winter weather. All over the level landscape lay the warm sunlight. It tried its power on lake, canal, and river; but the ice flashed defiance, and showed no sign of melting. The very weather cocks stood still to enjoy the sight. This gave the windmills a holiday. Nearly all the past week they had been whirling briskly: now, being rather out of breath, they rocked lazily in the clear, still air. Catch a windmill working when the weather cocks have nothing to do!

There was an end to grinding, crushing, and sawing for that day. It was a good thing for the millers near Broek. Long before noon, they concluded to take in their sails, and go to the race. Everybody would be there. Already the north side of the frozen Y was bordered with eager spectators: the news of the great skating match had travelled far and wide. Men, women, and children, in holiday attire, were flocking toward the spot. Some wore furs, and wintry cloaks or shawls; but many, consulting their feelings rather than the almanac, were dressed as for an October day.

The site selected for the race was a faultless plain of ice near Amsterdam, on that great arm of the Zuyder Zee, which Dutchmen, of course, must call the Eye... Continue reading book >>


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