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Young Folks' Library

Young Folks' Library by Various

Young Folks' Library, Selections from the Choicest Literature
THE MARVELS OF NATURE BY EDWARD S. HOLDEN, M.A., Sc.D. LL.D. The Earth, the Sea, the Sky, and their wonders--these are the themes of this volume. The volume is so small, and the theme so vast! Men have lived on the earth for hundreds of the sands of years; and its wonders have increased, not diminished, with their experience. To our barbarous ancestors of centuries ago, all was mystery--the thunder, the rainbow, the growing corn, the ocean, the stars. Gradually and by slow steps they learned to house themselves in trees, in caves, in huts, in houses; to find a sure supply of food; to provide a stock of serviceable clothing. The arts of life were born; tools were invented; the priceless boon of fire was received; tribes and clans united for defence; some measure of security and comfort was attained.

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Young Folks' Library

Selections from the Choicest Literature of All Lands; Folk Lore, Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, Natural History, Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky, Animal Stories, Sea Tales, Brave Deeds, Explorations, Stories of School and College Life, Biography, History, Patriotic Eloquence, Poetry

Third Edition

Revised in Conference by

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Editor in Chief, President William Jewett Tucker, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Henry Van Dyke, Nathan Haskell Dole

Twenty Volumes Richly Illustrated

Boston Hall and Locke Company Publishers Stanhope Press F.H. Gilson Company Boston, U.S.A.



THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH, Editor in chief, Author, poet, former editor Atlantic Monthly, Boston, Mass.

The HON. JOHN D. LONG, Secretary of the United States Navy, Boston.

HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE, LL.D., Author, literarian, associate editor The Outlook , New York.

ERNEST THOMPSON SETON, Artist, author, New York.

JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE, Author, poet, and editor, Arlington, Mass... Continue reading book >>

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