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Zigzag Journeys in Northern Lands; The Rhine to the Arctic; A Summer Trip of the Zigzag Club Through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden   By: (1839-1905)

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ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN NORTHERN LANDS.

THE RHINE TO THE ARCTIC.

A SUMMER TRIP OF THE ZIGZAG CLUB THROUGH HOLLAND, GERMANY, DENMARK, NORWAY, AND SWEDEN.

BY

HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH,

AUTHOR OF "YOUNG FOLKS' HISTORY OF AMERICA," "YOUNG FOLKS' HISTORY OF BOSTON," "ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN EUROPE," ETC.

FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

BOSTON: ESTES AND LAURIAT, 301 305 WASHINGTON STREET. 1884.

Copyright, 1883 , BY ESTES AND LAURIAT.

THE ZIGZAG SERIES.

BY

HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH,

OF THE EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE "YOUTH'S COMPANION," AND CONTRIBUTOR TO "ST. NICHOLAS" MAGAZINE.

Each volume complete in itself.

NOW PUBLISHED.

ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN EUROPE. ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN CLASSIC LANDS. ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE ORIENT. ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE OCCIDENT.

New Volume for 1883.

ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN NORTHERN LANDS.

> Over 100,000 volumes of the Zigzag books have already been sold.

[Illustration: CARRYING SIEGFRIED'S BODY.]

PREFACE.

This fifth volume of the Zigzag books, in which history is taught by a supposed tour of interesting places, might be called a German story book.

It was the aim of "ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN EUROPE" and "ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN CLASSIC LANDS" to make history interesting by stories and pictures of places. It was the purpose of "ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE ORIENT" to explain the Eastern Question, and of "ZIGZAG JOURNEYS IN THE OCCIDENT" to explain Homesteading in the West.

The purpose of this volume is the same as in "EUROPE" and "CLASSIC LANDS." A light narrative of travel takes the reader to the places most conspicuously associated with German history, tradition, literature, and art, and in a disconnected way gives a view of the most interesting events of those Northern countries that once constituted a great part of the empire of Charlemagne.

It is the aim of these books to stimulate a love of history, and to suggest the best historical reading. To this end popular stories and pictures are freely used to adapt useful information to the tastes of the young. But in every page, story, and picture, right education and right influence are kept in view.

In this volume many German legends and fairy stories have been used, but they are so introduced and guarded as not to leave a wrong impression upon the minds of the young and immature.

H. B.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE RIVER OF STORY AND SONG 15

II. GHOST STORIES 21

III. A STORY TELLING JOURNEY 40

IV. GERMAN STORIES 60

V. THE SECOND MEETING OF THE CLUB 76

VI. NIGHT SECOND 92

VII. EVENING THE THIRD 104

VIII. EVENING THE FOURTH 122

IX. FIFTH MEETING FOR RHINE STORIES 145

X. NIGHT THE SIXTH 165

XI. COLOGNE 184

XII. HAMBURG 206

XIII. THE BELLS OF THE RHINE 221

XIV. THE SONGS OF THE RHINE 253

XV. COPENHAGEN 277

XVI. NORWAY 288

XVII. THE GREATER RHINE 309

ILLUSTRATIONS.

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