By Horace E. Scudder
Legends to complement Fifty well-known tales Retold. contains the tales of St. George and the Dragon, William inform, King Cophetua, St. Christopher, The Wandering Jew, and the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, retold in effective English prose. compatible for a while 7 and up.
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H. E. S. Contents Preface The Proud King St. George and the Dragon The Bell of Justice How the Lame Man and Blind Man Helped Each Other King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid William Tell The Dog Gellert The Wandering Jew The Legend of St. Christopher How the Princess Was Beaten in a Race Abraham and the Old Man The Image and the Treasure The Flying Dutchman The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus The Little Thief The Fair Melusina The Brazen Head The Monk and the Bird The Proud King THERE was once a king who ruled over many lands; he went to war, and added one country after another to his kingdom.
They had some pity for Tell in their hearts, and so they had made the boy stand with his back to his father. "Face this way," rang out Tell's clear voice, and the boy, quick to obey, turned and stood facing his father. He stood erect, his arms hanging straight by his side, his head held up, and the apple poised on it. He saw Tell string his bow, bend it, to try if it were true, fit the notch of the arrow into the taut cord, bring the bow slowly into place. He could see no more. He shut his eyes.
Face this way," rang out Tell's clear voice, and the boy, quick to obey, turned and stood facing his father. He stood erect, his arms hanging straight by his side, his head held up, and the apple poised on it. He saw Tell string his bow, bend it, to try if it were true, fit the notch of the arrow into the taut cord, bring the bow slowly into place. He could see no more. He shut his eyes. The next moment a great shout rose from the crowd. The arrow had split the apple in two and had sped beyond.