“The volume is unique in that it relates to a period about which American readers have known little.”
“With numerous illustrations from photographs”
—A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers.
In response to repeated requests, the compiler now presents in book form the series of legends that have been made a feature of "The Hawaiian Annual" for a number of years past. The series has been enriched by the addition of several tales, the famous shark legend having been furnished for this purpose from the papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society.More info →
This book, like the others of this series, has only been rendered possible by the courtesy and complaisance of the various collectors from whom I have culled my treasures. In particular, I have to thank Mr. Larminie and Mr. Eliot Stock for permission to include that fine tale "Morraha" from the former's "West Irish Folk-tales,"More info →
This collection contains translations of Roumanian tales which, however, comprise but a small portion of the inexhaustible treasure that exists in the nation. The originals are scattered throughout Roumanian literature. The finest collection is Herr P. Ispirescu's, from which the stories numbered in the contentsMore info →
Now the King Of the North had a beautiful daughter called Crystal. Her eyes were bright like the stars; her hair was black like the sky at night and her skin was as white as the snow which covered the ground outside the palace where she lived, which was built entirely Of crystals clear as the clearest glass.More info →
Swedish fairy-tales represents a careful choice, after the best original sources, of those examples of their kind which not only appeared most colorful and entertaining, but also most racially Swedish in their flavor. For the fairy-tales of each of three Scandinavian countries, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, have a distinct local color of their own.More info →
A Very Naughty Little Person.
Poor Uncle Tom.
A Snow Man
Not Such Fun as it Seemed.
On The Sands.
The Little Tiny Thing.
A Lesson in Manners.
The Prize Boat.
The Little Thief in the Pantry.
A bright and happy Christmas to you! Lift up yourselves to the great meaning of the day, and dare to think of your humanity as something so sublimely precious that it is worthy of being made an offering to God, and then go out to the pleasures and duties of your life, having been truly born anew into His Divinity.More info →
'TWAS the night before Christmas, and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In the hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds.