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At Agincourt – White Hoods of Paris –by: George Alfred Henty

The story begins in a grim feudal castle in Normandie. The times were troublous, and soon the king compelled Lady Margaret de Villeroy, with her children, to go to Paris as hostages. Guy Aylmer went with her.

Paris was turbulent. Soon the guild of the butchers, adopting white hoods as their uniform, seized the city, and besieged the house where our hero and his charges lived. After desperate fighting, the white hoods were beaten and our hero and his charges escaped from the city, and from France. (Summary from the original back cover)

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The Lost Prince –by: Frances Hodgson Burnett

“The Lost Prince” is about Marco Loristan, his father, and his friend, a street urchin named The Rat. Marco’s father, Stefan, is a Samavian patriot working to overthrow the cruel dictatorship in the kingdom of Samavia. Marco and his father, Stefan, come to London where Marco strikes up a friendship with a crippled street urchin known as The Rat. Marco’s father, realizing that two boys are less likely to be noticed, entrusts them with a secret mission to travel across Europe giving the secret sign: ‘The Lamp is lighted.’ This brings about a revolution which succeeds in overthrow...

Stories of King Arthur s Knights Told to the Children

A collection of Arthurian tales retold for children.

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TOLD TO THE CHILDREN SERIES EDITED BY LOUEY CHISHOLM

KING ARTHUR'S KNIGHTS

TO MARIE WINIFRED

[Illustration: BESIDE HER STOOD HER BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER

Page 7]

STORIES OF

King Arthur's Knights

TOLD TO THE CHILDREN BY

MARY MACGREGOR

WITH PICTURES BY

KATHARINE CAMERON

[Illustration]

LONDON: T. C. & E. C. JACK NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON & CO.

ABOUT THIS BOOK

More than four hundred years ...

The Magic City –by: Edith Nesbit

Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures.

As with all Edith Nesbit’s tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and interesting ideas, as well as the over-arching story of how a boy and girl who have unwillingly become step-brother and sister eventually learn to like each other.

A sto...

The Black Arrow; a Tale of Two Roses –by: Robert Louis Stevenson

The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organized by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his father’s murder. Dick’s suspicions are enough to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has no recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow ag...

The Enchanted Castle –by: Edith Nesbit

A children’s fantasy novel first published in 1907, The Enchanted Castle recounts the marvelous adventures encountered by a curious group of children searching to enliven their summer holiday. Written in episodes, the novel has a different adventure in store for its young heroes in each chapter, including vibrant statues, banquets with Greek gods, and reunited lovers.

The novel begins when siblings Gerald, James and Kathleen are required to spend their summer holiday in a boarding school, due to unfortunate events at home and are consequently left under the supervision of...

The Turn of the Screw –by: Henry James

Christmas Eve. Guests round a fireside begin telling each other ghost stories. One of them relates a true incident involving the governess of his little nephew and niece. Strange events begin to take place, involving the housekeeper, a stranger who prowls round the grounds, a mysterious woman dressed in black and an unknown misdemeanor committed by the little nephew.

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James was published in 1893 and it remains one of the best-known and admired works of this great American writer. One of the factors that makes it so appealing is that the structu...

The Ground-Ash

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THE GROUND ASH

By Mary Russell Mitford

Amongst the many pleasant circumstances attendant on a love of flowers that sort of love which leads us into the woods for the earliest primrose, or to the river side for the latest forget me not, and carries us to the parching heath or the watery mere to procure for the cultivated, or, if I may use the expression, the tame beauties of the parterre, the soil that they love; amongst the many gratifications which such pursuits bring with them, such as seeing in the seasons in which it shows best, the prettiest, coy...

The Crofton Boys

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THE CROFTON BOYS

BY HARRIET MARTINEAU

AUTHOR OF "THE PEASANT AND THE PRINCE," "FEATS ON THE FIORD," ETC., ETC.

LONDON GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS

BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL NEW YORK: 9, LAFAYETTE PLACE

Ballantyne Press BALLANTYNE, HANSON AND CO., EDINBURGH CHANDOS STREET, LONDON

[Illustration: The Crofton Boys.]

CONTENTS.

I. ALL THE PROCTORS BUT PHIL

II. WHY MR. TOOKE CAME

III. MICHAELMAS DAY COME

IV. MICHAELMAS DAY OVER

V. CROFTON PLAY...

The Two Story Mittens and the Little Play Mittens Being the Fourth Book of the Series

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[Illustration: The good natured Giant]

THE

TWO STORY MITTENS

AND THE

LITTLE PLAY MITTENS:

BEING

THE FOURTH BOOK OF THE SERIES.

BY

AUNT FANNY,

AUTHOR OF THE SIX NIGHTCAP BOOKS, ETC.

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 443 & 445 BROADWAY. LONDON: 16 LITTLE BRITAIN. 1867.

Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1862, by FANNY BARROW, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

I DEDICATE

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