By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane
Pleasant retelling of six Greek myths to a crowd of lively teenagers by means of a grasp storyteller. comprises The Gorgon's Head, The Golden contact, The Paradise of youngsters, the 3 Golden Apples, and The astounding Pitcher. various black and white illustrations by means of famous illustrator Walter Crane brighten up the narrative. appropriate for a while nine and up.
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Just where I was a moment ago. " answered his friend. "You are hidden under the helmet. But, if I cannot see you, neither can the Gorgons. " With these words, Quicksilver's cap spread its wings, as if his head were about to fly away from his shoulders; but his whole figure rose lightly into the air, and Perseus followed. By the time they had ascended a few hundred feet, the young man began to feel what a delightful thing it was to leave the dull earth so far beneath him, and to be able to flit about like a bird.
Your task is done," said the calm voice. " It was, indeed, necessary to take flight; for Perseus had not done the deed so quietly but that the clash of his sword, and the hissing of the snakes, and the thump of Medusa's head as it tumbled upon the sea-beaten sand, awoke the other two monsters. There they sat, for an instant, sleepily rubbing their eyes with their brazen fingers, while all the snakes on their heads reared themselves on end with surprise, and with venomous malice against they knew not what.
Working up his sophomorical erudition with a good deal of tact, and incurring great obligations to Professor Anthon, he, nevertheless, disregarded all classical authorities, whenever the vagrant audacity of his imagination impelled him to do so. PERSEUS was the son of Danaë, who was the daughter of a king. And when Perseus was a very little boy, some wicked people put his mother and himself into a chest, and set them afloat upon the sea. The wind blew freshly, and drove the chest away from the shore, and the uneasy billows, tossed it up and down; while Danaë clasped her child closely to her bosom, and dreaded that some big wave would dash its foamy crest over them both.
A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, Illustrated Edition by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane