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TWENTY FOUR UNUSUAL STORIES

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

ARRANGED AND RETOLD

BY

ANNA COGSWELL TYLER

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY

MAUD AND MISKA PETERSHAM

NEW YORK

HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY

1921

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, INC.

PRINTED IN THE U. S. A.

THE QUINN & BODEN COMPANY

RAHWAY. N. J.

TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS WHO HAVE ENJOYED THESE TALES

AND HAVE BEEN THE INSPIRATION OF THE STORY TELLER, THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED

FOREWORD

It has been suggested that the boys and girls who have so often listened to these stories in the clubs and story hours of the New York Public Library, might like to have a few of their favorites in one book; that other boys and girls might be interested in reading them; and that the story teller, in search of stories for special occasions, might find this little volume useful.

ANNA COGSWELL TYLER. 1920

CONTENTS

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THE CONVENT FREE FROM CARE 1

Jean de Bosschere

"WHAT THE GOOD MAN DOES IS SURE TO BE RIGHT!" 7

Hans Christian Andersen

WHERE TO LAY THE BLAME 17

Howard Pyle

THE WINDS, THE BIRDS, AND THE TELEGRAPH WIRES 31

Rev. Jay T. Stocking

KATCHA AND THE DEVIL 45

Parker Fillmore

THE WHITE DOGS OF ARRAN 59

Cornelia Meigs

WIND AN' WAVE AN' WANDHERIN' FLAME 81

Aldis Dunbar

THE KING, THE QUEEN, AND THE BEE 95

Aunt Naomi

THE WELL OF THE WORLD'S END 107

Joseph Jacobs

WINGS 115

Fedor Sologub

CHRISTMAS STORIES

THE CHRISTMAS CUCKOO 123

Frances Browne

THE EMPEROR'S VISION 155

Selma Lagerlof

THE VOYAGE OF THE WEE RED CAP 167

Ruth Sawyer Durand

GREEK LEGENDS

THE CURSE OF ECHO 183 Elsie Finnimore Buckley

HOW THE ASS BECAME A MAN AGAIN 195 Andrew Lang

HOW ALEXANDER THE KING GOT THE WATER OF LIFE 213 Julia Dragoumis

AMERICAN INDIAN LEGENDS

THE FIRST CORN 223 George Bird Grinnell

WAUKEWA'S EAGLE 233 James Buckham

HALLOWE'EN AND MYSTERY STORIES

THE ROLL CALL OF THE REEF 245 Arthur Quiller Couch

HOW JAN BREWER WAS PISKEY LADEN 277 Enys Tregarthen

MY GRANDFATHER HENDRY WATTY 285 Arthur Quiller Couch

CHILDE ROWLAND 297 Joseph Jacobs

TAM O' SHANTER 309 Robert Burns (Prose Version by Anna Cogswell Tyler)

THE BOGGART 325 Ernest Rhys

[Illustration: THE CONVENT FREE FROM CARE]

THE CONVENT FREE FROM CARE[1]

ONCE when the Emperor Charles V was traveling in the country, he saw a convent, and in passing by a little door he read this strange inscription:

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