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The Story of Hiawatha Adapted from Longfellow   By: (1807-1882)

The Story of Hiawatha Adapted from Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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THE STORY OF HIAWATHA

[Illustration: "FROM THE FULL MOON FELL NOKOMIS" Page 123 ]

THE STORY OF HIAWATHA

ADAPTED FROM LONGFELLOW

BY WINSTON STOKES

WITH THE ORIGINAL POEM

[Illustration]

Illustrated by M · L · KIRK

NEW YORK FREDERICK · A · STOKES COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1910, By FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY

All rights reserved

September, 1910

PREFACE

In this land of change it is important that we may learn a little of the childlike people who preceded us; who hunted, fished and worshipped long ago where we now make our homes and lead our lives. No other legends have so strange a charm, or such appealing local interest, as legends of the wildwood, and nowhere are these so well expressed as in Longfellow's poem of Hiawatha.

To furnish a simple medium through which both younger and older people of today may be brought closer, by Longfellow, to the mystery of the forest, this prose rendering of "Hiawatha" has been written. It follows closely the narrative of the poem, and in many places Longfellow's own words have been introduced into its pages, for the purpose of this volume is to awaken interest and pleasure in the poem itself.

CONTENTS

THE STORY OF HIAWATHA

PAGE PREFACE vii CHAPTER I. THE PEACE PIPE 1 II. THE FOUR WINDS 3 III. HIAWATHA'S CHILDHOOD 11 IV. HIAWATHA AND MUDJEKEEWIS 15 V. HIAWATHA'S FASTING 19 VI. HIAWATHA'S FRIENDS 23 VII. HIAWATHA'S SAILING 27 VIII. HIAWATHA'S FISHING 30 IX. HIAWATHA AND THE PEARL FEATHER 34 X. HIAWATHA'S WOOING 38 XI. HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST 43 XII. THE SON OF THE EVENING STAR 47 XIII. BLESSING THE CORNFIELDS 53 XIV. PICTURE WRITING 57 XV. HIAWATHA'S LAMENTATION 60 XVI. PAU PUK KEEWIS 65 XVII. THE HUNTING OF PAU PUK KEEWIS 70 XVIII. THE DEATH OF KWASIND 76 XIX. THE GHOSTS 80 XX. THE FAMINE 84 XXI. THE WHITE MAN'S FOOT 88 XXII. HIAWATHA'S DEPARTURE 92

CONTENTS

THE SONG OF HIAWATHA

PAGE INTRODUCTION 99 CANTO I. THE PEACE PIPE 105 II. THE FOUR WINDS 111 III. HIAWATHA'S CHILDHOOD 123 IV. HIAWATHA AND MUDJEKEEWIS 133 V. HIAWATHA'S FASTING 144 VI. HIAWATHA'S FRIENDS 156 VII. HIAWATHA'S SAILING 163 VIII. HIAWATHA'S FISHING 168 IX. HIAWATHA AND THE PEARL FEATHER 178 X. HIAWATHA'S WOOING 189 XI. HIAWATHA'S WEDDING FEAST 200 XII. THE SON OF THE EVENING STAR 210 XIII. BLESSING THE CORNFIELDS 225 XIV. PICTURE WRITING 234 XV. HIAWATHA'S LAMENTATION 241 XVI. PAU PUK KEEWIS 250 XVII. THE HUNTING OF PAU PUK KEEWIS 260 XVIII. THE DEATH OF KWASIND 274 XIX. THE GHOSTS 279 XX. THE FAMINE 288 XXI. THE WHITE MAN'S FOOT 295 XXII. HIAWATHA'S DEPARTURE 304

ILLUSTRATIONS

"OF ALL BEASTS HE LEARNED THE LANGUAGE" Cover

"FROM THE FULL MOON FELL NOKOMIS" Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

"DEAD HE LAY THERE IN THE SUNSET" 22

"PLEASANT WAS THE JOURNEY HOMEWARD" 42

"SEVEN LONG DAYS AND NIGHTS HE SAT THERE" 86

"GIVE ME OF YOUR ROOTS, O TAMARACK" 164

"TAKE MY BAIT, O KING OF FISHES" 170

HE BEGAN HIS MYSTIC DANCES 204

"HELD BY UNSEEN HANDS BUT SINKING" 222

"AND EACH FIGURE HAD A MEANING" 236

"HURLED THE PINE CONES DOWN UPON HIM" 278

"WESTWARD, WESTWARD HIAWATHA SAILED INTO THE FIERY SUNSET" 310

THE STORY OF HIAWATHA

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THE PEACE PIPE

LONG ago, when our cities were pleasant woodlands and the white man was far beyond the seas, the great Manito, God of all the Indians, descended to the earth... Continue reading book >>




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