Original Fables

Original Fables

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... the birds; "we see now it was not you that we gazed on, but yonder fair hills in thewest: we go to seek them!" and they flew away, and the hills laughed. "What brought you here?" asked the hills in the west, as the birds settled on them, weary with their flight. "We saw you afar off, and we thought you were fair and soft as the summer sky, and we came that we might dwell on you," said the birds. "Are we what you expected to find us?" asked the hills in the west. "No," said the birds, with disappointment, "that you are not, but rugged and bare; so that we are sure you were not what we delighted to gaze on; and see--there--there are our hills, brighter than ever; beautiful, deep blue and gold shining on their heads." And away they flew, and the hills laughed. "What brought you here?" asked the rocks, as the birds sunk wearily on their craggy tops. "Alas!" cried the birds, "we saw you from afar, in our own pleasant home, and we thought you were made of the sky and THE LOWEST FALL IS FROM THE HIGHEST PLACE. crowned with gold; and we hoped to live upon you, and enjoy your glory and beauty." "What do you find?" asked the rocks. "Hard, gloomy, barren crags, with neither softness to nestle in nor food to rejoice in; and yonder is the sun, sinking into the broad, hopeless sea; and there is nothing beyond!" And they perished on the rocks. BOTHER!" cried a young lion, "what a grand thing it is to be king of the forest, and to reign in glory, making every heart shake with the sound of one's voice--listen!" and he roared till the air around trembled, and all the creatures fled in terror. "Yes, my son," answered the old...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606329
  • 9781236606327