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The Story of the False Prince

In Swanhilde, and other Fairy Tales

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Wilhelm Hauff

Wilhelm Hauff was a German poet and novelist, perhaps best known for his fairy tales (Märchen). Some of his stories, such as the Caliph…

Chapter XI. Roggeveen, the Last of the Great Voyagers

In The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators

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Hendrik Van Loon

This is a story of magnificent failures. The men who equipped the expeditions of which I shall tell you the story died in the poorhouse. The…

To the 'Sextant' by Arabella M. Willson

In The World's Best Poetry, Volume 9: Tragedy and Humor (Part 2)

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The ninth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the second of two parts, incl…

The ancient church of Göl, photograph p. 76

In The World’s Story Volume VIII: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and …

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Eva March Tappan

This is the eighth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March T…

Glad November

In The Cheery Way, a Bit of Verse for Every Day - November

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John Kendrick Bangs

There should be a bit of poetry in every day, and John Kendrick Bangs wrote a fitting poem for each day in the year. In 1920, a book was pub…

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