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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: and the vision, and the master harper all were forgotten. Only there remained a dim remembrance as of a dream at dawn forgotten. A little ship stood by the shore of the great sea; into this Eline entered. There were other ships, some better, some worse. But somehow she knew that just this, and not another, was the ship she wanted, and none questioned her when she entered. So they sailed away towards the setting sun. Long was the voyage and lonely; for the seas ran high and all was dark below in the heart of the ship. Nine months they sailed on the ocean, until in the time appointed land appeared. Strange dwellings were there, domes and spires and crowded cities. With wide, wondering eyes Eline watchedthem as the ship passed them by in strange procession; for the men of that land were like none she knew; none of these things could she remember. For she had forgotten even her name at the river of forgetfulness, where remembrances are left in the mirror of the waters until time and their creator bring them back to life. It seemed as though one of wise and kindly countenance held her as a little child in his arms and whispered softly, " Remember! I will return! I will! I will!" A light of happy recollection came to her and she smiled in reply. He had spoken in her own language as the harp had spoken, and strangely, strangely she seemed to see in him the harper whose music had told her of the sorrowful land beyond the sunset. For this moment, she remembered, and then the thought departed. At first the air seemed heavy and oppressive to the wanderer; but by degrees she grew accustomed to it and even, in time, scarcely felt it. Yet ever and again a dim remembrance of brighter, purer skies came to her. She spoke of this more than once; but others only laughed and said:...
Katherine Blake and Georgia Alexander have co-edited a series of books on poetry for school aged children. They believe that poetry is best taught by being read and not by dissecting the structure and meter. This collection of poems is suggested for Middle School aged children. Authors included in this work are Shakespeare, Milton, Burns, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Browning Wadsworth, Longfellow and others. This book would make a wonderful introduction to poetry.
Stories of Childhood was edited by Rossiter Johnson and was first published in 1875. The Table of Contents includes, A Dog Of Flanders by Louisa De La Rame (Ouida) -- The King Of The Golden River by John Ruskin -- The Lady Of Shalott by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps -- Marjorie Fleming by John Brown, M.D. -- Little Jakey by Mrs S.H. Dekroyft -- The Lost Child by Henry Kingsley -- Goody Gracious! And The Forget-Me-Not by John Neal -- A Faded Leaf Of History by Rebecca Harding Davis -- A Child's Dream Of A Star by Charles Dickens.