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A Little Book of Profitable Tales   By: (1850-1895)

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A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field is a delightful collection of short stories that captivate readers with its timeless wisdom and charm. Through a series of enchanting and thought-provoking tales, Field explores various aspects of human nature and imparts valuable life lessons.

The book begins with the story of "The Two Brothers," in which Field expertly captures the essence of sibling rivalry and the importance of generosity and forgiveness. Through colorful characters and vivid descriptions, Field paints a vivid picture of the consequences of envy and the rewards of kindness.

Field further showcases his storytelling prowess in "The Baby's Journey," a heartwarming tale that tugs at the reader's heartstrings. This captivating story follows a curious baby as he embarks on a journey to discover the true meaning of love and happiness. With its touching narrative and profound message, the story reminds us of the simple joys that can be found in the world around us.

One of the standout tales in the collection is "The First Christmas-Tree." It beautifully reimagines the origins of the Christmas tree and adds a touch of magic to the festive season. The story's uplifting message of spreading love and joy during the holiday season resonates with readers of all ages.

What sets A Little Book of Profitable Tales apart is Eugene Field's ability to engage readers with his masterful storytelling. Each story is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, transporting readers to different times and places. The author's use of vivid imagery and evocative language brings the characters and their experiences to life, making them relatable and endearing.

Furthermore, Field's tales are often imbued with a sense of nostalgia, a longing for simpler times. They serve as a welcome escape from the fast-paced modern world and remind us of the timeless values and virtues that should never be forgotten.

A Little Book of Profitable Tales is a treasure trove of delightful stories, each with its own valuable moral lesson. Though written over a century ago, their messages remain relevant even today. This collection is not only a charming read but also an opportunity for introspection and personal growth. Eugene Field's ability to captivate readers with his timeless tales is commendable, making this a book that should be cherished and shared with loved ones for generations to come.

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A Little Book

OF

PROFITABLE TALES

BY EUGENE FIELD.

A Little Book of PROFITABLE TALES.

A Little Book of WESTERN VERSE.

Second BOOK OF VERSE. Each, 1 vol., 16mo, $1.25.

With Trumpet and Drum. One vol., 16mo, $1.00.

A Little Book

OF

PROFITABLE TALES

BY

EUGENE FIELD

NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1894

Copyright, 1889 BY EUGENE FIELD

University Press: JOHN WILSON AND SON, CAMBRIDGE.

TO

MY SEVEREST CRITIC, MY MOST LOYAL ADMIRER, AND MY ONLY DAUGHTER,

MARY FRENCH FIELD,

THIS LITTLE BOOK OF PROFITABLE TALES

IS

Affectionately Dedicated.

E. F.

The Tales in this Little Book.

PAGE

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE 3

THE SYMBOL AND THE SAINT 15

THE COMING OF THE PRINCE 31

THE MOUSE AND THE MOONBEAM 51

THE DIVELL'S CHRYSTMASSE 75

THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SEA 87

THE ROBIN AND THE VIOLET 95

THE OAK TREE AND THE IVY 105

MARGARET: A PEARL 115

THE SPRINGTIME 135

RODOLPH AND HIS KING 147

THE HAMPSHIRE HILLS 155

EZRA'S THANKSGIVIN' OUT WEST 167

LUDWIG AND ELOISE 185

FIDO'S LITTLE FRIEND 195

THE OLD MAN 213

BILL, THE LOKIL EDITOR 223

THE LITTLE YALLER BABY 233

THE CYCLOPEEDY 245

DOCK STEBBINS 257

THE FAIRIES OF PESTH 269

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