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Leap and Creep

In the palace of a certain king stood an incomparable bed, blessèd with every cubiculary virtue. In a corner of its coverlet lived a female louse named Creep. Surrounded by a thriving family of sons and daughters, with...

THE WATER LILY

American Indian Legends One summer evening, many years ago, some Indians were sitting out under the stars, telling stories. All at once they saw a star fall. It fell halfway down the sky. That night one of the Indians...

THE HUNTER WHO FORGOT

American Indian Legends Once there was a great hunter who was very rich. He had many strings of shell money around his neck. The Indians call these shells wampum. In the woods near his home lived a big white elk that...

THE TIMID HARES

HINDU FABLES Once there was a timid little hare who was always afraid something dreadful was going to happen. She was always saying, “What if the earth should fall in? What would happen to me then?” One day...

THE WIND

POEMS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON I saw you toss the kites on high And blow the birds about the sky, And all around I heard you pass Like ladies’ skirts across the grass— O wind, a-blowing all day long O wind, that...

WHERE GO THE BOATS?

POEMS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Dark brown is the river, Golden is the sand; It flows along for ever, With trees on either hand. Green leaves a-floating, Castles of the foam, Boats of mine a-boating— Where will all come...

EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON

A NORSE FOLK TALE Once there was a poor woodcutter who had so many children that it was hard to get enough for them to eat. They were all pretty children, but the youngest daughter was the prettiest of them all. One...

THE FAITHFUL BEASTS

GERMAN FAIRY TALES Once upon a time a man went out to seek his fortune. As he walked along, he came to a town and saw some boys teasing a mouse. “Let the poor mouse go. I will pay you if you will let it go,”...

THE LITTLE PINE TREE

GERMAN FAIRY TALES Once a little pine tree grew in a valley. It was covered with needles that were always beautiful and green. But it did not like the needles. The little tree said: “All the other trees in the...

THE SWALLOW

POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

Fly away, fly away over the sea,
Sun-loving swallow, for summer is done;

Come again, come again, come back to me,
Bringing the summer and bringing the sun.

CORAL

POEMS BY CHRISTINA ROSSETTI “O sailor, come ashore. What have you brought for me?” “Red coral, white coral, Coral from the sea. “I did not dig it from the ground Nor pluck it from a tree; Feeble...

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