The Junior Classics Volume 7: Stories of Courage and Heroism


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The stories in this volume are true stories, and have been arranged in chronological order, an arrangement that will aid the reader to remember the times to which the stories relate. Almost any encyclopedia can be consulted for general details of the life stories of the interesting people whose names crowd the volume except perhaps in the cases of Peter Williamson and John Tanner, "The True Story of a Kidnapped Boy," and "A White Boy Among the Indians." Peter Williamson was kidnapped in Glasgow, Scotland, when he was eight years old, was captured by the Cherokee Indians in 1745, and (though the story does not tell this) he returned to England and became a prominent citizen. He first made the British Government pay damages for his kidnapping, gave the first exhibition in England of Indian war dances, and was the first Englishman to publish a street directory. He was finally pensioned by the Government for his services in establishing a penny post. John Tanner, the son of a clergyman, was stolen by the Indians some years later. His mother died when he was very young, his father treated him harshly, and so when the Indians kidnapped him he made no effort to escape. John remained among them until he was an old man, and the story of his life, which he was obliged to dictate to others as he could neither read nor write, was first published about 1830. The stories of these boys are considered to be two of the most reliable early accounts we possess of life among the Indians. - Summary by the author

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Chapters

How Phidias Helped the Image-Maker by Beatrice Harraden 9:31 Read by Greg Laughland
The Fight at the Pass of Thermopylæ by Charlotte M. Yonge 16:39 Read by Andrea Coffee
The Bravery of Regulus Charlotte by M. Yonge 11:30 Read by Greg Giordano
The Rabbi Who Found the Diadem by Dr. A. S. Isaacs 3:21 Read by Maria Kasper
How Livia Won the Brooch by Beatrice Harraden 12:36 Read by Lynne T
Julius Cæsar Crossing the Rubicon by Jacob Abbott 33:34 Read by Eduardo
Fearless Saint Genevieve, Patron Saint of Paris Charlotte by M. Yonge 12:52 Read by Lynne T
The Boy Viking—Olaf II of Norway by E. S. Brooks 27:00 Read by Denise Nordell
The Boy-Heroes of Crecy and Poitiers by Treadwell Walden 24:08 Read by Eduardo
The Noble Burghers of Calais by Charlotte M. Yonge 25:37 Read by Maria Kasper
The Story of Joan of Arc, the Maid Who Saved France by Anonymous 35:35 Read by Eduardo
How Joan the Maid Took Largess from the English by Anonymous 16:14 Read by Denise Nordell
Death of Joan the Maid by Anonymous 9:28 Read by Denise Nordell
How Catherine Douglas Tried to Save King James of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge 11:58 Read by Greg Giordano
The Brave Queen of Hungary by Charlotte M. Yonge 22:41 Read by Eduardo
The Story of Christopher Columbus for Little Children by Elizabeth Harrison 19:29 Read by Michelle Torres
A Sea-Fight in the Time of Queen Bess by Charles Kingsley 42:05 Read by Andrea Coffee
A Brave Scottish Chief by Anonymous 14:40 Read by Katalina Watt
The Adventure of Grizel Cochrane by Arthur Quiller-Couch 24:06 Read by Maria Kasper
The Sunken Treasure by Nathaniel Hawthorne 9:40 Read by Miyune
The Lost Exiles of Texas by Arthur Oilman 19:02 Read by Dale Latham
The Boy Conqueror—Charles XII of Sweden by E. S. Brooks 38:04 Read by Eduardo
The True Story of a Kidnapped Boy as Told by Himself Peter Williamson 23:26 Read by Andrea Coffee
The Prisoner Who Would Not Stay in Prison by Anonymous 28:12 Read by Eduardo
A White Boy Among the Indians, as Told by Himself John Tanner 26:16 Read by Larry Wilson
Evangeline of Acadia by Henry W. Longfellow 19:41 Read by Phil Chenevert
Jabez Rockwell's Powder-Horn by Ralph D. Paine 18:58 Read by Greg Laughland
A Man Who Coveted Washington's Shoes by Frank R. Stockton. 19:27 Read by Greg Giordano
A Famous Fight Between an English and a French Frigate by Rev. W. H. Fitchett 9:03 Read by Greg Giordano
The Trick of an Indian Spy by Arthur Quiller-Couch 13:38 Read by Mike Pelton
The Man in the "Auger Hole" by Frank R. Stockton. 18:03 Read by Mike Pelton
The Remarkable Voyage of the Bounty by Anonymous 22:04 Read by Mike Pelton
The Two Boy Hostages at the Siege of Seringapatam by Anonymous 9:42 Read by Mike Pelton
The Man Who Spoiled Napoleon's "Destiny" by Rev. W. H. Fitchett 21:57 Read by Eduardo
A Fire-Fighter's Rescue from the Flames by Arthur Quiller-Couch 12:28 Read by Maria Kasper
How Napoleon Rewarded His Men by Baron de Marbot 29:44 Read by Eduardo
A Rescue from Shipwreck by Arthur Quiller-Couch 14:10 Read by Greg Giordano
Rebecca the Drummer by Charles Barnard 13:50 Read by Maria Kasper
The Messenger by M. E. M. Davis 23:41 Read by Andrea Coffee
Humphry Davy and the Safety-Lamp by George C. Towle 9:43 Read by Lynne T
Kit Carson's Duel by Emerson Hough 26:13 Read by Eduardo
The Story of Grace Darling by Anonymous 12:25 Read by Maria Kasper
The Struggles of Charles Goodyear by George C. Towle 10:18 Read by Greg Giordano
Old Johnny Appleseed by Elizabeth Harrison 9:16 Read by Maria Kasper
The Little Post-Boy by Bayard Taylor 18:29 Read by Lynne T
How June Found Massa Linkum by Elizabeth S. Phelps 23:18 Read by Andrea Coffee
The Story of a Forest Fire by Raymond S. Spears 9:21 Read by Greg Giordano