Heroes Every Child Should Know

Heroes Every Child Should Know

HEROES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE The editor and publishers wish to extend their thanks and acknowledgment to the firms who have kindly permitted the use of material in this volume: To The Macmillan Co. for selections from "Heroes of Chivalry and Romance" "Stories of Charlemagne and the Peers of France" "Old English History" "The Crusaders" "Father Damien: A Journey from Cashmere to His Home in Hawaii"; to Thomas Nelson & Son for material from "Martyrs and Saints of the First Twelve Centuries"; to J. M. Dent & Co. for selections from "Stories from Le Morte d'Arthur and The Mabinogion" in the Temple Classics for Young People; to E. P. Dutton & Co. for material from "Chronicle of the Cid"; to Longmans Green & Co. for material from "The Book of Romance"; to John C. Winston Co. for material from "Stories from History"; to Lothrop Lee & Shepard for material from "The True Story of Abraham Lincoln." CONTENTS TO "HEROES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW" CHAPTER INTRODUCTION I. PERSEUS. Adapted from "The Heroes" by Charles Kingsley II. HERCULES. By Kate Stephens III. DANIEL. From Book of Daniel Chapter vi. Verses 1 to 24 IV. DAVID. From I. Book of Samuel Chapter xvii V. ST. GEORGE. Adapted from "Martyrs and Saints of the First Twelve Centuries" by Mrs. E. Rundle Charles VI. KING ARTHUR. Adapted from "Stories from Le Morte d'Arthur and the Mabinogion" by Beatrice Clay VII. SIR GALAHAD. Adapted from "Stories from Le Morte d'Arthur and the Mabinogion" by Beatrice Clay; followed by "Sir Galahad" by Alfred Tennyson VIII. SIEGFRIED. Adapted from "Heroes of Chivalry and Romance" by A. J. Church IX. ROLAND. Adapted from "Stories of Charlemagne and the Peers of France" by A. J. Church X. KING ALFRED. Adapted from "Old English History" by E. A. Freeman XI. THE CID. Adapted from "Chronicle of the Cid" from the Spanish by Robert Southey XII. ROBIN HOOD. Adapted from "Book of Romance" edited by Andrew Lang; including a version of the popular ballad "Robin Hood and the Butcher" XIII. RICHARD THE LION-HEARTED. Adapted from "The Crusaders" by A. J. Church XIV. SAINT Louis. Adapted from "The Crusaders" by A. J. Church XV. WILLIAM TELL. Adapted from "Stories from History" by Agnes Strickland XVI. ROBERT BRUCE. Adapted from "Tales of a Grandfather from Scottish History" by Sir Walter Scott XVII. GEORGE WASHINGTON. Adapted from "Recollections and Private Memoirs of Washington" by G. W. Parke Custis XVIII. ROBERT E. LEE. From "Letters and Recollections of General Lee" by Captain Robert E. Lee XIX. ABRAHAM: LINCOLN. Adapted from "The True Story of Abraham Lincoln" by Elbridge S. Brooks XX. FATHER DAMIEN. Adapted from "Father Damien: A Journey from Cashmere to His Home in Hawaii" by Edward Clifford INTRODUCTION TO "HEROES EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW" If there had been no real heroes there would have been created imaginary ones for men cannot live without them. The hero is just as necessary as the farmer the sailor the carpenter and the doctor; society could not get on without him. There have been a great many different kinds of heroes for in every age and among every people the hero has stood for the qualities that were most admired and sought after by the bravest and best; and all ages and peoples have imagined or produced heroes as inevitably as they have made ploughs for turning the soil or ships for getting through the ...