Download Books for Children By Mary Lamb Pdf book free online – from Books for Children By Mary Lamb Pdf book; The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespear, for which purpose, his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote: therefore words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided.
In those Tales which have been taken from the Tragedies, as my young readers will perceive when they come to see the source from which these stories are derived, Shakespear’s own words, with little alteration, recur very frequently in the narrative as well as in the dialogue; but in those made from the Comedies I found myself scarcely ever able to turn his words into the narrative form; therefore I fear in them I have made use of dialogue too frequently for young people not used to the dramatic form of writing.
CHAPTER I. The Cicons–The fruit of the lotos tree–Polyphemus and the Cyclops–The kingdom of the winds, and god Æolus’s fatal present–The Læstrygonian man-eaters 241
CHAPTER II. The House of Circe–Men changed into beasts–The voyage to hell–The banquet of the dead 250
CHAPTER III. The song of the Sirens–Scylla and Charybdis–The oxen of the Sun–The judgment–The crew killed by lightning 262
CHAPTER IV. The Island of Calypso–Immortality refused 269
CHAPTER V. The tempest–The sea-bird’s gift–The escape by swimming–The sleep in the woods 273
CHAPTER VI. The Princess Nausicaa–The washing–The game with the ball–The Court of Phæacia and king Alcinous. 277
CHAPTER VII. The songs of Demodocus–The convoy home–The mariners transformed to stone–The young shepherd. 283
CHAPTER VIII. The change from a king to a beggar–Eumæus and the herdsmen–Telemachus 290
CHAPTER IX. The queen’s suitors–The battle of the beggars–The armour taken down–The meeting with Penelope 301
CHAPTER X. The madness from above–The bow of Ulysses–The slaughter–The conclusion 308