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Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know   By: (1859-1934)

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What Every Child Should Know LIBRARY

TALES

OF WONDER

EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW

Edited by

KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN

and NORA ARCHIBALD SMITH

Published by DOUBLEDAY, DORAN & CO., INC., for

THE PARENTS' INSTITUTE, INC.

Publishers of "THE PARENTS' MAGAZINE"

52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York

COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

PUBLISHER'S NOTE

Doubleday, Page & Company wish to make acknowledgment of their indebtedness to the following publishers :

G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, for permission to use "The Five Queer Brothers," "The Two Melons" and "What the Birds Said," from "Chinese Nights' Entertainment," by Adele M. Fielde; "The Lac of Rupees," from "Indian Fairy Tales," by Joseph Jacobs; "The Sea maiden," from "Celtic Fairy Tales," by Joseph Jacobs; "The Black Horse" and "The Farmer of Liddesdale," from "More Celtic Fairy Tales," by Joseph Jacobs; and "The Buried Moon," from "More English Fairy Tales," by Joseph Jacobs.

T. Y. Crowell & Company, New York, for permission to use "The Grateful Crane" from "The Fire fly's Lovers," by William Elliot Griffis.

Joseph McDonough, Albany, for permission to use "Little Surya Bai," "The Jackal, the Barber and the Brahmin," "Truth's Triumph," "The Raksha's Palace," and "Panch Phul Ranee," from "Old Deccan Days," by M. Frere.

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, for permission to use "The Deserter," "Steelpacha" and "The Watch tower Between Earth and Heaven," from "The Russian Grandmother's Wonder Tales," by L. S. Houghton.

Macmillan & Company, London, for permission to use "The Grateful Foxes" and "The Badger's Money," from "Tales of Old Japan," by A. B. Mitford.

The Review of Reviews Company, London, for permission to use "The Feast of Lanterns" and "The Lake of Gems," from "Books for the Bairns," edited by W. T. Stead.

We also wish to express our appreciation to Mr. Seumas MacManus for the use of his stories, "The Amadan of the Dough," "Hookedy Crookedy," "Billy Beg and the Bull," and "The Queen of the Golden Mines," from "Donegal Fairy Stories," and "In Chimney Corners," published by us.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

I WONDER ( Scandinavian )

WHAT THE BIRDS SAID ( Chinese )

THE SMITH AND THE FAIRIES ( Gaelic )

THE GRATEFUL CRANE ( Japanese )

LITTLE SURYA BAI ( Southern Indian )

THE STORKS AND THE NIGHT OWL ( Persian )

THE FIVE QUEER BROTHERS ( Chinese )

THE LAC OF RUPEES ( Southern Indian )

THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE. H. C. ANDERSEN

HOOKEDY CROOKEDY. SEUMAS MACMANUS ( Celtic )

ARNDT'S NIGHT UNDERGROUND. D. M. MULOCK

THE UNICORN ( German )

DESTINY. E. LABOULAYE ( Dalmatian )

THE QUEEN OF THE GOLDEN MINES. SEUMAS MACMANUS ( Celtic )

THE DESERTER ( Russian )

THE TWO MELONS ( Chinese )

THE IRON CASKET ( Persian )

THE KNIGHTS OF THE FISH. FERNAN CABALLERO ( Spanish )

DAPPLEGRIM ( Scandinavian )

THE HERMIT. VOLTAIRE ( French )

THE WATCH TOWER BETWEEN EARTH AND HEAVEN ( Russian )

THE LUCKY COIN. FRANCOSO ( Portuguese )

THE JACKAL, THE BARBER AND THE BRAHMIN ( Southern Indian )

THE BIRD OF TRUTH. CABALLERO ( Spanish )

THE TWO GENIES. VOLTAIRE ( French )

STEELPACHA ( Russian )

THE BURIED MOON ( English )

THE FARMER OF LIDDESDALE ( English )

THE BADGER'S MONEY ( Japanese )

THE GRATEFUL FOXES ( Japanese )

THE BLACK HORSE ( Celtic )

TRUTH'S TRIUMPH ( Southern Indian )

THE FEAST OF THE LANTERNS ( Chinese )

THE LAKE OF GEMS ( Chinese )

THE SEA MAIDEN ( Celtic )

THE ENCHANTED WATERFALL ( Japanese )

THE AMADAN OF THE DOUGH... Continue reading book >>




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