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Damon And Pythias
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Other Wise Men Of Gotham
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The Blind Men And The Elephant
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Three Men Of Gotham
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The Ungrateful Guest
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Sir Walter Raleigh
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Maximilian And The Goose Boy
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The Black Douglas
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The King And His Hawk
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Mignon
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Sir Humphrey Gilbert
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The Inchcape Rock
In the North Sea there is a great rock called the Inch-cape...

Julius Caesar
Nearly two thousand years ago there lived in Rome a man who...

The Sons Of William The Conqueror
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A Story Of Robin Hood
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Androclus And The Lion
In Rome there was once a poor slave whose name was An'dro-c...

King Alfred And The Beggar
At one time the Danes drove King Alfred from his kingdom, a...

How Napoleon Crossed The Alps
About a hundred years ago there lived a great gen-er-al who...

The Brave Three Hundred
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The White Ship
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SOCRATES AND HIS HOUSE








There once lived in Greece a very wise man whose name was Soc'ra-tes.
Young men from all parts of the land went to him to learn wisdom from
him; and he said so many pleasant things, and said them in so
delightful a way, that no one ever grew tired of listening to him.

One summer he built himself a house, but it was so small that his
neighbors wondered how he could be content with it.

"What is the reason," said they, "that you, who are so great a man,
should build such a little box as this for your dwelling house?"

"Indeed, there may be little reason," said he; "but, small as the
place is, I shall think myself happy if I can fill even it with true
friends."





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