A Story Which The Old May Interpret to the Young
and Which the Young May Interpret to the Old
Illustrated by Blanche Fisher Laite
[Frontispiece: "Poor Cinderella."]
Charles Scribner's Sons
Copyright, 1921, by
Charles Scribner's Sons
TO FREDERICA BRITTON
ARGUMENT: Everychild encounters the giant Fear and sets forth on a
strange journey .
I. THE TWO STRANGERS
II. EVERYCHILD'S ENCOUNTER WITH THE GIANT
III. EVERYCHILD ENCOUNTERS ALA...
THE STORY OF SIEGFRIED
By James Baldwin
New York Charles Scribner's Sons
To My Children,
Winfred, Louis, and Nellie,
This Book Is Affectionately Inscribed.
The Fore Word.
When the world was in its childhood, men looked upon the works of Nature with a strange kind of awe. They fancied that every thing upon the earth, in the air, or in the water, had a life like their own, and that every sight which they saw, and every sound which they heard, was caused by some intelligent being. All men were poets, so far as their ideas and their modes of expressi...
KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURS
By Ernest Bramah
First Published 1922.
KAI LUNG'S GOLDEN HOURS
With a Preface by
Homo faber . Man is born to make. His business is to construct: to
plan: to carry out the plan: to fit together, and to produce a
That human art in which it is most difficult to achieve this end (and
in which it...
Lee Anthony finds himself and two of his friends kidnapped and taken on a strange voyage.
This etext was produced from Amazing Stories July 1942. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.
Out of nowhere came these grim, cold, black clad men, to kidnap three Earth people and carry them to a weird and terrible world where a man could be a giant at will.
[Illustration: Lee Anthony crouched and set himself to resist the attack of the robed men.]
THE WORLD BEYOND
By RAY CUMMINGS<...
Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann (1776 – 1822), better known by his pen name E.T.A. Hoffmann (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann), was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. Hoffmann's stories were very influential during the 19th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.
He is the subject and hero of Jacques Offenbach's famous but fictional opera The Tales of Hoffmann, and the author of the novelette The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet...
May Agnes Fleming is renowned as Canada's first best-selling novelist. She wrote 42 novels, many of which have only been published posthumely.
The Midnight Queen is set in London, in the year of the plague 1665. Sir Norman Kingsley visits the soothsayer "La Masque" who shows him the vision of a beautiful young lady. Falling madly in love with her, he is astonished to find her only a short time later and saves her from being buried alive. He takes her home to care for her, but while he fetches a doctor, she disappears. Sir Kingsley and his friend Ormistan embark on an adventure to solve ...
David knew that one should be prepared for anything when one climbs a mountain, but he never dreamed what he would find that June morning on the mountain ledge. There stood an enormous bird, with a head like an eagle, a neck like a swan, and a scarlet crest. The most astonishing thing was that the bird had an open book on the ground and was reading from it!
This was David’s first sight of the fabulous Phoenix and the beginning of a pleasant and profitable partnership. The Phoenix found a great deal lacking in David’s education — he flunked questions like “How do you tell a tr...
This is the first book in the Pellucidar series. Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. (adapted from Wikipedia)
Eight-year-old Davy reads Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and begins to get very sleepy. Suddenly a goblin appears in the fire and takes Davy on a "believing voyage" much like Alice's own adventures in Wonderland, where he meets many characters from fantasy and literature.
[Illustration: Davy and the Goblin]
DAVY AND THE GOBLIN
WHAT FOLLOWED READING "ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND"
CHARLES E. CARRYL
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY E.B. BENSELL.
BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY...
Henry Slesar, as we have said before, is a young advertising
executive who has rapidly become one of the better known writers in
the field. Here is an off trail story that is guaranteed to make
some of you take a very searching second look at some of the young
men you know.
by HENRY SLESAR
He wondered if I'd told her everything, and, faltering, I
had to admit that I hadn't. She was wonderful but human.
My mother was a lovely, delicate woman from the coast of Brittany, who