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  • Book: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
    By Lewis Carroll
    ... Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures ...
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  • Book: Black Beauty
    By Anna Sewell
    ... The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end. Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a ...
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  • Book: The Blue Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ... Once upon a time in a certain country there lived a king whose palace was surrounded by a spacious garden. But, though the gardeners were many and the soil was good, this garden yielded neither flowers nor fruits, not even grass or shady trees. ...
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  • Book: The Crimson Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...There was once a king's son who told his father that he wished to marry. "No, no" said the king; "You must not be in such a hurry. Wait till you have done some great deed. My father did not let me marry till I had won the golden sword you see me wear." Now the prince was much disappointed, but he never dreamed of disobeying his father, so he began to think with all his might what he could...
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  • Book: Dakota Legends and Amerind Tales
    Retold by Zitkala-Sa, Itkala-Sa
    ...IKTOMI is a spider fairy. He wears brown deerskin leggins with long soft fringes on either side, and tiny beaded moccasins on his feet. His long black hair is parted in the middle and wrapped with red, red bands. Each round braid hangs over a small brown ear and falls forward over his shoulders...
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  • Book: The Jungle Book
    By Rudyard Kipling
    ... It was seven o'clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day's rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips. Mother Wolf lay with her big gray nose dropped across her ...
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  • Book: Kidnapped
    By Robert Louis Stevenson
    ... I will begin the story of my adventures with a certain morning early in the month of June, the year of grace 1751, when I took the key for the last time out of the door of my father's house. The sun began to shine upon the summit of the hills as I went down the road; and by the ...
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  • Book: The Land of Oz
    By L. Frank Baum
    ...In the Country of the Gillikins, which is at the North of the Land of Oz, lived a youth called Tip. There was more to his name than that, for old Mombi often declared that his whole name was Tippetarius; but no one was expected to say such a long word when "Tip" would do just as well...
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  • Book: Myths and Legends of the Sioux
    By Mrs. Marie L. McLaughlin
    ...In publishing these "Myths of the Sioux," I deem it proper to state that I am of one-fourth Sioux blood. My grandmother, Ha-za-ho-ta-win, was a full-blood of the Medawakanton Band of the Sioux Tribe of Indians. My father...
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  • Book: An Old Fashioned Girl
    By Louisa May Alcott
    ... Although not as well known as Little Women, this is one of Alcott's most charming and appealing books. Polly's humor and good will in the face of her troubles endears her to every reader, and later scenes include a powerful plea for the "Emancipation of Women" that resonates with present-day feminism....
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  • Book: The Patchwork Girl of Oz
    By L. Frank Baum
    ..."Where's the butter, Unc Nunkie?" asked Ojo.
    Unc looked out of the window and stroked his long beard. Then he turned to the Munchkin boy and shook his head. "Isn't," said he....
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  • Book: The Prince And The Pauper
    By Mark Twain ( Samuel Langhorne Clemens )
    ... In the ancient city of London, on a certain autumn day in the second quarter of the sixteenth century, a boy was born to a poor family of the name of Canty, who did not want him. On the same day another English child was born to a rich family of the name of Tudor, who did want him. ...
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  • Book: The Red Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...Once upon a time, there lived in the village of Montignies-sur-Roc a little cow-boy, without either father or mother. His real name was Michael, but he was always called the Star Gazer, because when he drove his cows over the commons to seek for pasture, he went along with his head in the air, gaping at nothing. As he had a white skin, blue eyes, and hair that curled all over his head, the village girls used to cry after him, `Well, Star Gazer, what are you doing?' and Michael would answer, `Oh, nothing,' and go on his way without even turning to look at them...
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  • Book: Through The Looking Glass
    By Lewis Carroll
    ... One thing was certain, that the WHITE kitten had had nothing to do with it: -- it was the black kitten's fault entirely. For the white kitten had been having its face washed by the old cat for the last quarter of an hour (and bearing it pretty well, considering); so you see that it ...
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  • Book: The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
    By Mark Twain ( Samuel Langhorne Clemens )
    ... MOST of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual -- he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys ...
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  • Book: Treasure Island
    By Robert Louis Stevenson
    ... SQUIRE TRELAWNEY, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, ...
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  • Book: The Violet Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...Long, long ago there stood in the midst of a country covered with lakes a vast stretch of moorland called the Tontlawald, on which no man ever dared set foot. From time to time a few bold spirits had been drawn by curiosity to its borders, and on their return had reported that they had caught a glimpse of a ruined house in a grove of thick trees, and round about it were a crowd of beings resembling men, swarming over the grass like bees...
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  • Book: The Yellow Fairy Book
    By Andrew Lang, Editor
    ...A cat had made acquaintance with a mouse, and had spoken so much of the great love and friendship she felt for her, that at last the Mouse consented to live in the same house with her, and to go shares in the housekeeping. 'But we must provide for the winter or else we shall suffer hunger,' said the Cat. 'You, little Mouse, cannot venture everywhere in case you run at last into a trap.' This good counsel was followed, and...
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