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The King of the Golden River or the Black Brothers A Legend of Stiria.   By: (1819-1900)

The King of the Golden River or the Black Brothers A Legend of Stiria. by John Ruskin

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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER.

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THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

OR THE BLACK BROTHERS

A Legend of Stiria.

BY JOHN RUSKIN, M.A.

ILLUSTRATED BY RICHARD DOYLE.

BOSTON: PUBLISHED BY GINN & COMPANY. 1885.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The Publishers think it due to the Author of this Fairy Tale, to state the circumstances under which it appears.

THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER was written in 1841, at the request of a very young lady, and solely for her amusement, without any idea of publication. It has since remained in the possession of a friend, to whose suggestion, and the passive assent of the Author, the Publishers are indebted for the opportunity of printing it.

The Illustrations, by Mr. Richard Doyle, will, it is hoped, be found to embody the Author's ideas with characteristic spirit.

J. S. CUSHING & CO., PRINTERS, BOSTON.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

HOW THE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM OF THE BLACK BROTHERS WAS INTERFERED WITH BY SOUTH WEST WIND, ESQUIRE 9

CHAPTER II.

OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE THREE BROTHERS AFTER THE VISIT OF SOUTH WEST WIND, ESQUIRE; AND HOW LITTLE GLUCK HAD AN INTERVIEW WITH THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER 28

CHAPTER III.

HOW MR. HANS SET OFF ON AN EXPEDITION TO THE GOLDEN RIVER, AND HOW HE PROSPERED THEREIN 40

CHAPTER IV.

HOW MR. SCHWARTZ SET OFF ON AN EXPEDITION TO THE GOLDEN RIVER, AND HOW HE PROSPERED THEREIN 51

CHAPTER V.

HOW LITTLE GLUCK SET OFF ON AN EXPEDITION TO THE GOLDEN RIVER, AND HOW HE PROSPERED THEREIN; WITH OTHER MATTERS OF INTEREST 56

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

DESIGNED AND DRAWN ON WOOD BY RICHARD DOYLE

SUBJECTS. ENGRAVERS. PAGE

South West Wind, Esq., knocking Frontis at the Black Brothers' door C. Thurston Thompson piece.

The Treasure Valley C. Thurston Thompson Title.

Initial Letter, and Mountain Range G. and E. Dalziel 9

South West Wind, Esq., seated on the hob G. and E. Dalziel 18

South West Wind, Esq., bowing to the Black Brothers H. Orrin Smith 21

Storm Scene G. and E. Dalziel 25

Card of South West Wind, Esq. H. Orrin Smith 27

Initial Letter, and Cottage in the Treasure Valley Isabel Thompson 28

The Black Brothers drinking and Gluck working C. S. Cheltnam 30

Gluck looking out at the Golden River H. D. Linton 32

The Golden Dwarf appearing to Gluck G. and E. Dalziel 36

Gluck looking up the Chimney H. Orrin Smith 39

The Black Brothers beating Gluck C. S. Cheltnam 40

Hans and Schwartz fighting H. Orrin Smith 41

Schwartz before the Magistrate C. S. Cheltnam 42

Hans and the Dog H. Orrin Smith 47

The Black Stone G. and E. Dalziel 50

Initial Letter Gluck releasing Schwartz G. and E. Dalziel 51

Schwartz ascending the Mountain H. Orrin Smith 53

Initial Letter Gluck ascending the Mountain H. Orrin Smith 56

Priest giving Gluck Holy Water G. and E. Dalziel 57

Gluck and the Child C. S. Cheltnam 59

THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER;

OR,

THE BLACK BROTHERS.

CHAPTER I.

HOW THE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM OF THE BLACK BROTHERS WAS INTERFERED WITH BY SOUTH WEST WIND, ESQUIRE.

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In a secluded and mountainous part of Stiria there was, in old time, a valley of the most surprising and luxuriant fertility... Continue reading book >>




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