A book of excellent historical mysteries.
The story of Ulysses and his long journey home after the fall of Troy.
Preface-To strive for liberty and for a democratic way of life has always been a noble tradition of our country. Susan B. Anthony followed this tradition. Convinced that the principle of equal rights for all, as stated in the Declaration of Independence, must be expressed in the laws of a true republic, she devoted her life to the establishment of this ideal.
Introduction-Rome was not built in a day, nor has the glorious British Navy attained its present condition except by slow degrees, by numerous trials and experiments, by improvements gradually and cautiously introduced, and by the employment of a vast amount of thought, energy, and toil.
Extract-Long ago, in a little island called Ithaca, on the west coast of Greece, there lived a king named Laertes.' His kingdom was small and mountainous.' People used to say that Ithaca 'lay like a shield upon the sea,' which sounds as if it were a flat country.'
Introduction-It is not without diffidence that the editor offers The True Story Book to children. We have now given them three fairy books, and their very kind and flattering letters to the editor prove, not only that they like the three fairy books, but that they clamour for more.
Selected tales from the North American Indians.
Introduction-The theory that Francis Bacon was, in the main, the author of 'Shakespeare's plays,' has now been for fifty years before the learned world.'
Introduction-Through all the most beautiful and precious productions of human genius and human skill which the middle ages and the renaissance have bequeathed to us