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The Pearl Story Book Stories and Legends of Winter, Christmas, and New Year's Day   By: (1872-)

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THE PEARL STORY BOOK

Stories and Legends of Winter, Christmas, and New Year's Day

COMPILED BY

ADA M. SKINNER AND ELEANOR L. SKINNER

Editors of "The Emerald Story Book," "The Topaz Story Book," "The Turquoise Story Book," "Children's Plays," Etc.

[Decoration]

NEW YORK DUFFIELD & COMPANY 1919

Copyright 1910 by DUFFIELD & COMPANY

[Illustration: {Three shepherds look up at the sky, amazed} Drawn by Maxfield Parrish ]

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The editors' thanks are due to the following authors and publishers for the use of valuable material in this book:

To T. C. and E. C. Jack of Edinburgh for permission to use "Holly" and the legend of the "Yew" from "Shown to the Children Series"; to Frederick A. Stokes Company for "The Voice of the Pine Trees," from "Myths and Legends of Japan"; to the Wessels Company for "The First Winter" by W. W. Canfield; to Julia Dodge for permission to use two poems by Mary Mapes Dodge; to the Christian Herald for a poem by Margaret E. Sangster, Jr.; to Lothrop, Lee and Shepherd for "The Pine and the Flax" by Albrekt Segerstedt; to the Outlook Company for a story by Mine Morishima; to the Independent for the poem "Who Loves the Trees Best?"; to Laura E. Richards for her story "Christmas Gifts"; to George Putnam and Sons for "Silver Bells" by Hamish Hendry, and "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde; to the Churchman for a story by John P. Peters; to Dodd, Mead and Company for the story "Holly" from the "Story Hour"; and "Prince Winter" from "The Four Seasons" by Carl Ewald; to George Jacobs for "A Legend of St. Nicholas" from "In God's Garden" by Amy Steedman; to A. Flanagan Company for "The New Year's Bell" from "Christ Child Tales" by Andrea Hofer Proudfoot; to Jay T. Stocking and the Pilgrims Press for "The Snowball That Didn't Melt" from "The Golden Goblet"; to the New York State Museum for permission to use two stories contained in Bulletin 125, by Mrs. H. M. Converse; to Small, Maynard and Company for "A Song of the Snow," from "Complete Works of Madison Cawein."

The selections from James Russell Lowell, Edna Dean Proctor, Celia Thaxter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith M. Thomas, Margaret Deland, John Townsend Trowbridge, and Frank Dempster Sherman are used by permission of, and by special arrangement with, Houghton, Mifflin Company, authorized publishers of their works.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

WINTER STORIES AND LEGENDS

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Winter (selection) James Russell Lowell 2

The Ice King (Indian legend) Eleanor L. Skinner 3

A Song of the Snow (poem) Madison Cawein 9

King Frost and King Winter (adapted) Margaret T. Canby 11

The Snowstorm (poem) Ralph Waldo Emerson 18

The First Winter (Iroquois legend) W. W. Canfield 20

Snow Song (poem) Frank Dempster Sherman 24

The Snow Maiden (Russian legend. Translated from the French) Eleanor L. Skinner 25

The Frost King (poem) Mary Mapes Dodge 30

King Winter's Harvest Selected 32

Old King Winter (poem) Anna E. Skinner 36

Sheltering Wings Harriet Louise Jerome 37

Snowflakes (selection) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 41

The Snow Image Nathaniel Hawthorne 42

WINTER WOODS

The First Snow Fall James Russell Lowell 62

The Voice of the Pine Trees (Japanese legend) Frank Hadland Davis 63

The Pine Tree Maiden (Indian legend) Ada M... Continue reading book >>




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