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A Treasury Of Heroes And Heroines

Auhtor: Clayton Edwards

Language: english

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Review by O. Brown, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Treasury Of Heroes And Heroines':

... that even her bath was of silver and so heavy that it was all that her handmaidens could do to carry it, and a large sum of money was allotted as ...
... was her rightful ruler. But the great king was not to enjoy for long the fruits of his victory. His hardships in the wilderness when flying from ...
... were surrounded by the enemy. The Maid was dressed in a scarlet and gold cloak which covered her armor, and more attention was drawn to her ...
... The seas, said Columbus, ran first in one direction and then in another, and at times completely submerged his ships. Convinced that he was going ...
... fighting with the Spaniards, who had at that time almost a monopoly of the waters where Columbus had sailed some seventy years before. Spain and England ...
... songs were composed in his honor and he was considered to be more than human by many people who held that only by magic could he have accomplished ...
... and making various things that can be seen to the present day. When Peter was twenty-two his mother died, and soon after this time he ceased to ...
... aboard his vessel it became necessary for him to have the ship's carpenter flogged. Many weeks later this man died, and his friends unjustly ...
... Revolution for freedom from Great Britain broke out. All the country was aflame, and rang with the stories of what happened at Lexington and Bunker ...
... from there to Rochefort in southern France, where he was ordered to leave the country without delay. Now that he was defeated the French were unwilling ...
... Simon Cameron of Pennsylvania, and later Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War. The difficulties and dangers of his position now beset him. On his ...
... young people formed into philanthropic bands, and went into the villages to teach the serfs, help them with their labor, minister to them in sickness ...
... is of a woman who had lost her child through Death and who came before Buddha maddened with grief, begging him to bring the child back to life or ...
... died in 1884, and only twelve hours after this his wife, who had just borne him a daughter, died also. Roosevelt's father had already passed ...
... Her fame by this time had penetrated beyond her own regiment. The name of Yashka was known throughout the Russian army, and numbers of curious soldiers ...
... other way led there and when the Governor's escort finally appeared, Tell aimed his bow, the arrow hissed from the string and imbedded itself squarely ...
... a man who came from one of the less civilized tribes that lived to the north of Italy in the country that is now called modern France-and received from ...
... sword. And none could stir it. But Arthur drew the sword so easily that he needed but to lay one hand upon the hilt to have it come into his grasp-and ...
... to wrangle among themselves when the invader might appear upon their shores at any moment. And Ethelwulf agreed to divide his kingdom with his son, ...
... knocked down by Will Scarlet. One after one of the outlaws shot, and they all struck the mark. But when Robin himself shot something happened that ...