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The Junior Classics, Volume 2_ Folk Tales and Myths

The Junior Classics, Volume 2_ Folk Tales and Myths
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Title: The Junior Classics, Volume 2_ Folk Tales and Myths
Release Date: 2018-07-16
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The Junior Classics, Volume 2: Folk Tales and Myths

(illustrated title page)

Junior
Classics

THE·YOUNG·FOLKS’
SHELF·OF·BOOKS

P·F·Collier·&·Son Corporation
New York


AH, NAUGHTY PANDORA!

—page 351

From the painting by Maxfield Parrish


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The
Junior Classics

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY
WILLIAM PATTEN
MANAGING EDITOR OF THE HARVARD CLASSICS

INTRODUCTION BY
CHARLES W. ELIOT, LL.D.
PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY

WITH A READING GUIDE BY
WILLIAM ALLAN NEILSON, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENT SMITH COLLEGE, NORTHAMPTON, MASS., SINCE 1917

VOLUME TWO

Folk Tales and Myths

(decorative image)

P. F. COLLIER & SON CORPORATION
NEW YORK

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Copyright, 1912
By P. F. COLLIER & SON

Copyright, 1918
By P. F. COLLIER & SON

Acknowledgments of permission given by authors and
publishers for the use of copyright material
appear in Volume 10

MANUFACTURED IN U. S. A.

TC


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CONTENTS

PAGE
Note 8
Stories from Northern Sagas
The Northmen’s Story of How All Things Began E. M. Wilmot-Buxton 9
How the Queen of the Sky Gave Gifts to Men E. M. Wilmot-Buxton 17
The Dwarfs and the Fairies A. and E. Keary 21
How Thor Went to Jötunheim A. and E. Keary 26
How Thor’s Hammer Was Lost and Found E. M. Wilmot-Buxton 40
Iduna’s Apples of Youth A. and E. Keary 51
How the Fenris Wolf Was Chained E. M. Wilmot-Buxton 72
The Story of Balder the Beautiful E. M. Wilmot-Buxton 80
The Wonderful Quern Stones Julia Goddard 91
The Story of Brunhilda and Siegfried
Brunhilda and the Magic Sword Constance Maud 99
Brunhilda’s Sleep Guarded by Loki’s Fiery Arm Constance Maud 107
How Siegfried Killed the Dragon Constance Maud 115
How Siegfried Finds Brunhilda Constance Maud 133
The Story of Lohengrin
The Plot Against the Beautiful Elsa of Brabant Constance Maud 141
[4]The Knights of the Holy Grail Constance Maud 148
Lohengrin the Champion of Elsa of Brabant Constance Maud 150
Ortruda Plots for Revenge Constance Maud 158
The Departure of Lohengrin Constance Maud 162
The Wooing of the Daughter of the King of Ireland From the Gudrun Lay 171
Three Tales of the Rhine
The Lady of Kynast Xavier B. Saintine 180
The Guardian Angel Xavier B. Saintine 183
The Giant Who Laughed at a Dwarf Xavier B. Saintine 185
The Legend of Saint Christopher Lillian M. Gask 187
Prince Ivan and the Gray Wolf Lillian M. Gask 195
King Robert of Sicily Henry W. Longfellow 213
Myths of Greece and Rome
The Riddle of the Sphinx Elsie F. Buckley 222
The Gift of Athene Sir George W. Cox 250
Daphne, Child of the Morning Sir George W. Cox 253
The Vengeance of Apollo Sir George W. Cox 255
The Story of Arion Sir George W. Cox 261
The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice Sir George W. Cox 267
Orpheus the Sweet Singer Sir George W. Cox 273
Niobe, a Victim of Latona’s Jealousy Thomas Bulfinch 278
The Sad Story of Pyramus and Thisbe Thomas Bulfinch 282
The Twelve Labors of Hercules Thomas Bulfinch 286
Hercules’s Search for the Apples of Hesperides Nathaniel Hawthorne 292
The Story of Cupid and Psyche Thomas Bulfinch 318
How Phaëton Drove the Sun Thomas Bulfinch 330
Baucis and Philemon Changed into Two Trees Thomas Bulfinch 339
[5]The Paradise of Children Nathaniel Hawthorne 342
Two Tales of the Hudson
Rip Van Winkle Washington Irving 364
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving 386
Some Animal Myths of Various Lands
The Hare Who Thought the World Had Come to an End
A Hindoo Tale translated from the Jataka
H. N. Francis 430
The Watering of the Saplings
A Hindoo Tale translated from the Jataka
Rev. W. H. D. Rouse 433
The Old Hare and the Elephants
A Hindoo Tale translated from the Hitopadeca
Sir Edwin Arnold 434
The Elephant Has a Bet With the Tiger
A Tale from the Malay Peninsula
Walter Skeat 436
How the Tortoise Out-Ran the Deer
A Tale from the Amazon River
C. F. Hartt 441
Which was the Stronger, the Tortoise, the Tapir, or the Whale?
A Tale from the Amazon River
C. F. Hartt 444
How the Turtle Got His Shell
A Tale from New Guinea
Annie Ker 446
The Legend of Rata
A Maori Myth
Sir George Grey 450
Why the Hippopotamus Lives in the Water
A West African Myth
Elphinstone Dayrell 455
[6]Why the Elephant Has Small Eyes
A West African Myth
Elphinstone Dayrell 457
The Boy Who Set a Snare for the Sun
An American Indian Myth
H. R. Schoolcraft 460
The Bird Lover Cornelius Mathews 465
Wunzh, the Father of Indian Corn Cornelius Mathews 479
When Brer Wolf Have His Corn Shucking
A Tale told by the Georgia Negroes
Anonymous 487
Brer Rabbit’s Cool Air Swing
A Tale told by the Georgia Negroes
Anonymous 490
Three Stories of the Seasons
The Four Seasons Lillian M. Gask 493
The Three Lemons Lillian M. Gask 500
The Winter-Spirit and His Visitor Cornelius Mathews 512

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Ah, naughty Pandora!
The Paradise of Children
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