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A Child's Story Garden

A Child's Story Garden

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Project Gutenberg's A Child's Story Garden, by Compiled by Elizabeth HeberCopyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check thecopyright laws for your country before downloading or redistributingthis or any other Project Gutenberg eBook.This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this ProjectGutenberg file. Please do not remove it. Do not change or edit theheader without written permission.Please read the "legal small print," and other information about theeBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of this file. Included isimportant information about your specific rights and restrictions inhow the file may be used. You can also find out about how to make adonation to Project Gutenberg, and how to get involved.**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla Electronic Texts****eBooks Readable By Both Humans and By Computers, Since 1971*******These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands of Volunteers!*****Title: A Child's Story GardenAuthor: Compiled by Elizabeth HeberRelease Date: April, 2005 [EBook #7868][Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule][This file was first posted on May 28, 2003]Edition: 10Language: English*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A CHILD'S STORY GARDEN ***Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Charles Franksand the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.A CHILD'S STORY GARDEN[Illustration]TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN[Illustration]Elizabeth Heber
NOTEThese selected stories have been used by teachers of the kindergartenand primary grades in the Indianapolis Schools. This little book hasbeen compiled for mothers and teachers with the purpose of meeting ademand for children's literature that will not only add to the child'sliterary culture, but will also suggest high ideals through the storyform. For material used we gratefully acknowledge our indebtedness to:Rev. Neil McPherson, Sarah L. Kirlin, Leonore D. Eldridge, Martha A.Gill, Bessie Brown Adkinson, Edith D. Wachstetter, Grace Erskine DeVere,Fords Hulburt Publishing Co., for the selections, "The Anxious Leaf" and"Coming and Going" from Henry Ward Beecher's, "Norwood."... Compiled by ...ELIZABETH HEBERPrimary Teacher School No. 4 Indianapolis,--IndianaIllustrations byGRACE GARFIELDCONTENTSSiegfried, the King's SonThe Song of the Pine TreeA Christmas StoryThe Myth of ArachneThe Birds of KillingworthThe Myth of PanThe Bell of AtriThe Anxious LeafComing and GoingHow the Dimples CameThe Proud Little Apple BlossomThe Brave KnightKing Robert of SicilyThe Great Stone Face
The First Christmas TreeThe Story of AbrahamThe Story of MosesThe Story of DavidThe Story of JosephThe Courtesy of the Spartan BoyTwenty-third PsalmSIEGFRIED, THE KING'S SONSiegfried was the son of the good King Siegmund. He lived in the greatpalace with his father and the gentle queen, his mother.Siegfried had everything his heart could desire. He was loved by everyone about the palace. He had many servants to wait upon him, andbeautiful clothes to wear at all times. More than this, the stables ofthe great palace were full of horses, and Siegfried could ride or drivewhenever he wished to do so.Now, the king was as wise as he was good, and he knew that if Siegfriedwould grow to be a good king he must learn to work with his hands. Theking and queen talked of it, and, although they disliked to part withtheir son, they decided to send Siegfried to Mimer, the wonderfulblacksmith.Mimer was a queer little man. His back was bent and his hair was longand white. He had a long white beard and two very sharp, black eyes.Mimer's shop was out in the great, dark forest, and many boys came tolearn of this wonderful master, for Mimer, you must know, was the bestblacksmith in all the king's country.To this shop Siegfried was sent. At first he was very lonely andunhappy. There were no servants now to wait upon him. His soft,beautiful clothing had been exchanged for a suit of the coarsestmaterial and a huge leather apron. There was no soft bed waiting for himat night, only a pile of straw in the corner. But Siegfried was a braveboy, and lost no time complaining. He worked patiently at his anvil, dayafter day, learning from his master to make strong chains of iron, aswell as dainty chains of gold and silver, for the queen to wear. One dayMimer came into the shop and sat down beside Siegfried's anvil. The boyscould see that he was troubled, and they left their anvils and came tothe master, begging him to tell them what troubled him.Slowly he raised his head and looked at them all. Then he said: "A gianthas come into the country, who says he is the most wonderful smith ofall. He says he has made a coat of armor that no sword can pierce. Ihave worked day and night, and cannot make a strong sword. Who iswilling to try for me?"The boys all hung their heads, for they knew not how to help Mimer. Then

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