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THE JUNIOR CLASSICS

A LIBRARY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

[Illustration: "AND I WILL WIND THEE IN MY ARMS" _From the painting by Arthur Rackham_]

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 FIVE

_Stories That Never Grow Old_

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

CONTENTS

PREFACE

ARABIAN NIGHTS

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

The Story of Aladdin; or the Wonderful Lamp

Sindbad the Sailor

ROBINSON CRUSOE

Robinson Crusoe is Shipwrecked _Daniel Defoe_

Alone on a Desolate Island _Daniel Defoe_

The Building of the Boat _Daniel Defoe_

Finds the Print of a Man's Foot on the Sand _Daniel Defoe_

Friday Rescued from the Cannibals _Daniel Defoe_

Robinson Crusoe Rescued _Daniel Defoe_

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

Gulliver is Shipwrecked and Swims for His Life _Jonathan Swift_

Gulliver at the Court of Lilliput _Jonathan Swift_

Gulliver Captures Fifty of the Enemy's Ships _Jonathan Swift_

Gulliver Leaves Lilliput _Jonathan Swift_

Gulliver in the Land of the Giants _Jonathan Swift_

Some of Gulliver's Adventures _Jonathan Swift_

Gulliver Escapes from the Eagle _Jonathan Swift_

THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE

A Midsummer-Night's Dream _E. Nesbit_

The Tempest _E. Nesbit_

As You Like It _E. Nesbit_

The Merchant of Venice _E. Nesbit_

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS

Christian Starts on His Journey _John Bunyan_

The Interpreter Shows Christian Many Excellent Things _John Bunyan_

Christian's Fight With the Monster Apollyon _John Bunyan_

Christian and Hopeful are Captives in Doubting Castle _John Bunyan_

Christian and Hopeful Arrive at the Coelestial City _John Bunyan_

IVANHOE AND GUY MANNERING _Sir Walter Scott_

Ivanhoe _Sir Edward Sullivan_

Guy Mannering _Sir Edward Sullivan_

THE STARTLING ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN

An Adventure With a Lion and a Crocodile _R. E. Raspe_ Crossing the Thames Without the Aid of Bridge, Boat or Balloon _R. E. Raspe_

Two Strange Adventures in Russia _R. E. Raspe_

Shooting a Stag With Cherrystones _R. E. Raspe_

The Baron's Wonderful Dog _R. E. Raspe_

ILLUSTRATIONS

"AND I WILL WIND THEE IN MY ARMS"

A Midsummer-Night's Dream

_Frontispiece illustration in color from the painting by Arthur Rackham _

DISGUISED AS A TRAVELLER AND A STRANGER

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

_From the painting by Edmund Dulac_

HE DESIRED I WOULD STAND LIKE A COLOSSUS

Gulliver at the Court of Lilliput

_From the painting by Arthur Rackham _

THEY WERE VERY TIRED WHEN AT LAST THEY CAME TO THE FOREST OF ARDEN

As You Like It

_From the painting by Charles Folkard _

CHRISTIAN NIMBLY STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND FOR HIS SWORD

Christian's Fight with the Monster Apollyon

_From the etching by William Strang _

PREFACE

Consciously or unconsciously we are influenced by the characters we admire. A book that exerts a deep as well as a wide influence must produce changes in the reader's way of thinking, and excite him to activity; the world for him can never be quite the same that it was before. Such books have an important part in moulding the character of a people.

It is because the books represented in this volume have been doing just that for many years that they have become so prized. In the characters of Crusoe, Gulliver and Christian, to mention only three, English-speaking people recognize pictures of the independent, self-reliant men, often self-educated (at least in many important particulars), adventurous and daring by nature, dependent upon themselves and the use of their faculties for happiness, who made England great among nations, and wrote the Constitution of the United States.

With the passage of time the books have lost nothing of the charm and fascination which they have ever possessed for young and old. "Was there ever yet anything written by mere man," said Dr. Samuel Johnson, "that was wished longer by its readers, excepting Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim's Progress, and Don Quixote?"

At this time, when the subject of vocational training is receiving so much attention, and public school instruction is being criticized because, its critics say, it does not prepare boys and girls to meet the demands which life makes upon them, it is interesting to read what was said almost a hundred years ago by a man whose influence on education has been both deep and lasting in character.

They have just been celebrating in France the centenary of Jean Jacques Rousseau. In the early chapters of "Emile" we read: "Since we must have books, there is one which, to my mind, furnishes the finest treatise on Education according to nature. My Emile shall read this book before any other. It shall for a long time be his entire library. It shall be a test for all we meet during our


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