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A NEW AND ORIGINAL
PLAN FOR READING APPLIED TO THE
WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE
FOR CHILDREN

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Copyright, 1922
BELLOWS-REEVE COMPANY
CONTENTS

PAGE

Æsop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

THE FALCON AND THE PARTRIDGE (From the Arabian Nights) . . . 6

MINERVA AND THE Owl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

THE SPARRow AND THE EAGLE (From the Arabian Nights) . . . . . 8

THE OLD MAN AND DEATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

INFANT Joy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... William Blake 10

THE BABY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George MacDonald 11

THE Discontent Ed STONECUTTER (From the Japanese). . . . . . . 12

DISCREET HANs . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm 15

THE PoppyLAND ExPREss . . . . . . . . . St. Louis Star Sayings 21

BLUEBEARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

LULLABy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

RUMPELSTILTZKIN . . . . . . . . . . . Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm 33

THE MIRROR of MATsUYANA (From the Japanese) . . . . . . . . 36

A CoNTRAST. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

The Golden Touch . . . . . . . . . . . Nathaniel Hawthorne 43

THE CHILD’s WoRLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W. B. Rands 66

THE FIR TREE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hans Christian Andersen 68

HANs CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Picture Books IN WINTER . . . . . . . . . Robert Louis Stevenson 87

How THE Wolf WAs Bound . . . . . . Adapted by Anna McCaleb 91

THE DEATH of BALDER . . . . . . . . Adapted by Anna McCaleb 99

THE PUNIshMENT of Loki . . . . . . . Adapted by Anna McCaleb 111

SEVEN TIMES ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jean Ingelow 119

SHUFFLE-ShooN AND AMBER-Locks . . . . . . . . . Eugene Field 121

AFTERwHILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Whitcomb Riley 123

WINDY NIGHTs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Louis Stevenson 123

THE S.Now QUEEN . . . . . . . . . . . Hans Christian Andersen 124

THE CHIMERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathaniel Hawthorne 173

A Visit FROM ST. Nicholas. . . . . . . . . . . Clement C. Moore 202

THE STORY OF PHAETHON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

The ENGLISH Robin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | Harrison Weir 214

ToM, THE WATER BABY . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Kingsley 215

THE MILKMAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffreys Taylor 374

Holger DANSKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . Hans Christian Andersen 377

WHAT THE OLD MAN DoEs Is Always Right

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hans Christian Andersen 387

THE FAIRIEs of CALDoN-Low . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Howitt 395

WHO STOLE THE BIRD's NEST? . . . . . . . . . . L. Maria Child 399

THE FIRST SNowFALL . . . . . . . . . . . James Russell Lowell 403

THE KING of THE GoldFN RIVER . . . . . . . . . . John Ruskin 405

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