By Nathaniel Hawthorne
From considered one of America's maximum writers come those vintage stories of magical creatures and adventures written specifically for kids. listed below are the tales of King Midas, the guy who was once capable of flip every thing he touched into gold; Hercules, the best and most powerful hero of all time; the Gorgons, merciless witches with snakes for hair; and lots of different outstanding warriors and evil monsters. comprises "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The 3 Golden Apples," "The incredible Pitchers," and "The Chimaera."
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24 In an important discussion G. B. 4 that bees can be generated from a rotting bull carcass, quoting two Hellenistic lines of epigram. 24 C. G. 15) made Orpheus successful in restoring Eurydice: there is no previous tradition of his failure. Introduction xxxi 25 stories. Although Virgil’s Hellenistic narrative form seems to subordinate the Orpheus story to that of Aristaeus (whose irresponsible attempt to rape Eurydice set oﬀ this tragic sequence), the two heroes’ parallel situations give them equal signiﬁcance.
It was Ceres who ﬁrst taught to men the use of iron ploughs–– that time wild strawberries and oak berries were scanty in the sacred groves and Dodona* was miserly with her support. Soon growing grain grew into harder work. Blight rusted stalks, and thistles mustered into view to lord it over all that you accomplished; crops began to ﬂounder, a rough growth to advance–– goosegrass, or ‘cleavers’, and bristling burrs––while wild oats and dreaded darnel ruled head and shoulder over your welltended plot.
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