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THE JUNIOR CLASSICS

A LIBRARY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS

[Illustration: EVERYTHING'S GOT A MORAL IF ONLY YOU CAN FIND IT _From the painting by Beatrice Stevens_]

THE JUNIOR CLASSICS

SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY

WILLIAM PATTEN--MANAGING EDITOR OF THE HARVARD CLASSICS

INTRODUCTION BY

CHARLES W. ELIOT, L L. 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 SIX

OLD-FASHIONED TALES

CONTENTS

The Race for the Silver Skates _Mary Mapes Dodge_

Nelly's Hospital _Louisa M. Alcott_

A Fox and a Raven _Rebecca H. Davis_

The Private Theatricals _Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney_

A Case of Coincidence _Rose Terry Cooke_

The Flight of the Dolls _Lucretia P. Hale_

Solomon John Goes for Apples _Lucretia P. Hale_

Wild Robin _Sophie May_

Deacon Thomas Wales' Will _Mary E. W. Freeman_

Dill _Mary E. W. Freeman_

Brownie and the Cook _Mrs. Dinah M. Craik_

Brownie and the Cherry Tree _Mrs. Dinah M. Craik_

The Ouphe of the Wood _Jean Ingelow_

The Prince's Dream _Jean Ingelow_

A Lost Wand _Jean Ingelow_

Snap-Dragons--A Tale of Christmas Eve _Juliana H. Ewing_

Uncle Jack's Story _Mrs. E. M. Field_

Bryda's Dreadful Scrape _Mrs. E. M. Field_

The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner _Charles Dickens_

Embellishment _Jacob Abbott_

The Great Stone Face _Nathaniel Hawthorne_

The King of the Golden River _John Ruskin_

The Two Gifts _Lillian M. Gask_

The Bar of Gold _Lillian M. Gask_

Uncle David's Nonsensical Story _Catherine Sinclair_

The Grand Feast _Catherine Sinclair_

The Story of Fairyfoot _Frances Browne_

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Down the Rabbit-Hole _Lewis Carroll_

The Pool of Tears _Lewis Carroll_

A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale _Lewis Carroll_

The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill _Lewis Carroll_

Advice from a Caterpillar _Lewis Carroll_

Pig and Pepper _Lewis Carroll_

A Mad Tea-Party _Lewis Carroll_

The Queen's Croquet Ground _Lewis Carroll_

The Mock Turtle's Story _Lewis Carroll_

The Lobster-Quadrille _Lewis Carroll_

Who Stole the Tarts? _Lewis Carroll_

Alice's Evidence _Lewis Carroll_

ILLUSTRATIONS

"EVERYTHING'S GOT A MORAL, IF ONLY YOU CAN FIND IT" Alice in Wonderland

_Frontispiece illustration in color from the painting by Beatrice Stevens_

"IS THERE A PECULIAR FLAVOR IN WHAT YOU SPRINKLE FROM YOUR TORCH?" ASKED SCROOGE The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner

_From the drawing by T. Leech_

GLUCK PUT HIS HEAD OUT TO SEE WHO IT WAS The King of the Golden River

_From the drawing by Richard Doyle_

THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS WERE SEATED ON THEIR THRONE Alice in Wonderland

_From the drawing by Sir John Tenniel_

THE RACE FOR THE SILVER SKATES

By Mary Mapes Dodge

The 20th of December came at last, bringing with it the perfection of winter weather. All over the level landscape lay the warm sunlight. It tried its power on lake, canal, and river; but the ice flashed defiance, and showed no sign of melting. The very weather-cocks stood still to enjoy the sight. This gave the windmills a holiday. Nearly all the past week they had been whirling briskly: now, being rather out of breath, they rocked lazily in the clear, still air. Catch a windmill working when the weather-cocks have nothing to do!

There was an end to grinding, crushing, and sawing for that day. It was a good thing for the millers near Broek. Long before noon, they concluded to take in their sails, and go to the race. Everybody would be there. Already the north side of the frozen Y was bordered with eager spectators: the news of the great skating-match had travelled far and wide. Men, women, and children, in holiday attire, were flocking toward the spot. Some wore furs, and wintry cloaks or shawls; but many, consulting their feelings rather than the almanac, were dressed as for an October day.

The site selected for the race was a faultless plain of ice near Amsterdam, on that great _arm_ of the Zuyder-Zee, which Dutchmen, of course, must call the Eye. The townspeople turned out in large numbers. Strangers in the city deemed it a fine chance to see what was to be seen. Many a peasant from the northward had wisely chosen the 20th as the day for the next city-trading. It seemed that everybody, young and old, who had wheels, skates, or feet at command, had hastened to the scene.

There were the gentry in their coaches, dressed like Parisians fresh from the Boulevards; Amsterdam children in charity uniforms; girls from the Roman-Catholic Orphan-House, in sable gowns and white headbands; boys from the Burgher Asylum, with their black tights and short-skirted, harlequin coats. [Footnote: This is not said in derision. Both the boys and girls of this institution wear garments quartered in red and black alternately. By making the dress thus conspicuous, the children are, in a measure, deterred from wrong-doing while going about the city. The Burgher Orphan-Asylum affords a comfortable home to several hundred boys and girls. Holland is famous for its charitable institutions.] There were old-fashioned gentlemen in cocked hats and velvet knee-breeches; old-fashioned ladies, too, in stiff, quilted skirts, and bodices of dazzling brocade. These were accompanied by servants bearing foot-stoves and cloaks. There were the peasant-folk arrayed in every possible Dutch costume--shy young rustics in brazen buckles; simple village-maidens concealing their


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