All Famous Stories
A LACONIC ANSWER
Many miles beyond Rome there was a famous country which we call Greece. The people of Greece were not u-nit-ed like the Romans; but instead there were sev-er-al states, each of which had its own rulers. Some of the people in the southern part of...
A STORY OF ROBIN HOOD
In the rude days of King Rich-ard and King John there were many great woods in England. The most famous of these was Sher-wood forest, where the king often went to hunt deer. In this forest there lived a band of daring men called out-laws. They...
ALEXANDER AND BUCEPHALUS
One day King Philip bought a fine horse called Bu-ceph'a-lus. He was a noble an-i-mal, and the king paid a very high price for him. But he was wild and savage, and no man could mount him, or do anything at all with him. They tried to whip him, ...
ANDROCLUS AND THE LION
In Rome there was once a poor slave whose name was An'dro-clus. His master was a cruel man, and so unkind to him that at last An-dro-clus ran away. He hid himself in a wild wood for many days; but there was no food to be found, and he grew so w...
A good many years ago there lived in Italy a little boy whose name was An-to'ni-o Ca-no'va. He lived with his grand-fa-ther, for his own father was dead. His grand-fa-ther was a stone-cut-ter, and he was very poor. An-to-ni-o was a puny lad, an...
A great army was marching into Swit-zer-land. If it should go much farther, there would be no driving it out again. The soldiers would burn the towns, they would rob the farmers of their grain and sheep, they would make slaves of the people. Th...
BRUCE AND THE SPIDER
There was once a king of Scot-land whose name was Robert Bruce. He had need to be both brave and wise, for the times in which he lived were wild and rude. The King of England was at war with him, and had led a great army into Scotland to drive him...
There was a great battle at sea. One could hear nothing but the roar of the big guns. The air was filled with black smoke. The water was strewn with broken masts and pieces of timber which the cannon balls had knocked from the ships. Many men had ...
It was a bright morning in the old city of Rome many hundred years ago. In a vine-covered summer-house in a beautiful garden, two boys were standing. They were looking at their mother and her friend, who were walking among the flowers and trees. ...
DAMON AND PYTHIAS
A young man whose name was Pyth'i-as had done something which the tyrant Dionysius did not like. For this offense he was dragged to prison, and a day was set when he should be put to death. His home was far away, and he wanted very much to see his...
DIOGENES THE WISE MAN
At Cor-inth, in Greece, there lived a very wise man whose name was Di-og'e-nes. Men came from all parts of the land to see him and hear him talk. But wise as he was, he had some very queer ways. He did not believe that any man ought to have mor...
There was once a kind man whose name was Oliver Gold-smith. He wrote many de-light-ful books, some of which you will read when you are older. He had a gentle heart. He was always ready to help others and to share with them anything that he had....
GEORGE WASHINGTON AND HIS HATCHET
When George Wash-ing-ton was quite a little boy, his father gave him a hatchet. It was bright and new, and George took great delight in going about and chopping things with it. He ran into the garden, and there he saw a tree which seemed to say ...
It was a dark Sep-tem-ber morning. There was a storm at sea. A ship had been driven on a low rock off the shores of the Farne Islands. It had been broken in two by the waves, and half of it had been washed away. The other half lay yet on the rock,...
HE NEVER SMILED AGAIN
The bark that held the prince went down, The sweeping waves rolled on; And what was England's glorious crown To him that wept a son? He lived, for life may long be borne Ere sorrow breaks its chain: Why comes not...
THE UNGRATEFUL GUEST
THE SONS OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
THE STORY OF WILLIAM TELL
KING CANUTE ON THE SEASHORE
SOCRATES AND HIS HOUSE
A LACONIC ANSWER
THE STORY OF CINCINNATUS
ALEXANDER AND BUCEPHALUS
SIR HUMPHREY GILBERT
MAXIMILIAN AND THE GOOSE BOY
THE ENDLESS TALE
WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
THE BLACK DOUGLAS