Kingdom of Jupiter

Kingdom of Jupiter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...could they see. At last Perseus, feeling terribly hot and tired, took off Pluto's helmet to cool himself, when suddenly--" There he is! I see him now! " exclaimed the old woman who, at the moment, happened to be using the eye. Then Perse'us found out that his helmet made him invisible when he put it on; and he had already found out the use of his sandals. Perhaps the other gifts would have their use's too. He let the old women have a good look at him each in turn, and then said--" I am very hungry and thirsty and tired, and don't know where I am. Will you give me a little food, and tell me who such kind ladies are, and what this place is, and put me on the right road to where I want to go?" It was the one who happened to have the eye in her head that always spoke. " We will give you some food," said she, " for you seem a very well-behaved young man. This place is the great desert of Libya" (which is what we now call the desert of Sahara, in Africa) "and we are three sisters, called the Graite. And where do you want to go? " " I want to visit the Gorgons, and particularly Medusa," said he. " Do you happen to know where they are? " " Of course we know, for they are our own kinswomen! But never, no, never, will we tell you where they live, or the way. to get there. Never will we let so handsome a youth be turned into stone! " " Never! " croaked the old woman with the tooth. " Never! " mumbled the third. Perseus did all he could to persuade them, but they were so stubborn that he was only wasting words. Meanwhile they laid out supper, which 'they ate in a very strange way, each taking her turn with the one. tooth which they had among them, and passing it round from one to the other, just as they did with their only eye. This made the meal rather long...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671066
  • 9781236671066