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Why Alexander Wept ?

ALEXANDER with his little army overran all the western part of Asia. “The world is my kingdom,” he said. He conquered Persia, which was then the greatest and richest country known. He burned the mighty city of Tyre. He made himself the...

Columbus and the Egg

HRISTOPHER COLUMBUS discovered America on the 12th of October, 1492. He had spent eighteen years in planning for that wonderful first voyage which he made across the Atlantic Ocean. The thoughts and hopes of the best part of his life had been given...

James Watt and the Teakettle

LITTLE Scotch boy was sitting in his grandmother’s kitchen. He was watching the red flames in the wide open fireplace and quietly wondering about the causes of things. Indeed, he was always wondering and always wanting to know...

Galileo and the Lamps

    IN Italy about three hundred years ago there lived a young man whose name was Galileo. Like Archimedes he was always thinking and always asking the reasons for things. He invented the thermometer and simple forms of the telescope and...

The Dart of Love.

The Dart of Love. Long ago a king of Magadha was reigning in Rājagaha, in the country of Magadha. At the season of harvest the deer suffered much at the hands of the people of Magadha. So they were wont to go away to the forest at the foot of the...

Vikrama and Vetala: Conclusion

So King Triple-victory came to the monk Patience with the body on his shoulder. And he saw the monk alone in the dark night, sitting under the cemetery tree and looking down the road. He had made a magic circle with yellow powdered bones in a...

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