A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, Illustrated Edition by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane

By Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walter Crane

Pleasant retelling of six Greek myths to a crowd of full of life young children via a grasp storyteller. comprises The Gorgon's Head, The Golden contact, The Paradise of youngsters, the 3 Golden Apples, and The fabulous Pitcher. a variety of black and white illustrations through famous illustrator Walter Crane brighten up the narrative. appropriate for a long time nine and up.

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The Gorgons were more like an awful, gigantic kind of insect,—immense, golden-winged beetles, or dragon-flies, or things of that sort,—at once ugly and beautiful,—than like anything else; only that they were a thousand and a million times as big. And, with all this, there was something partly human about them, too. Luckily for Perseus, their faces were completely hidden from him by the posture in which they lay; for, had he but looked one instant at them, he would have fallen heavily out of the air, an image of senseless stone.

She gnashed her white tusks, and dug into the sand with her brazen claws. The snakes, too, seemed to feel Medusa's dream, and to be made more restless by it. They twined themselves into tumultuous knots, writhed fiercely, and uplifted a hundred hissing heads, without opening their eyes. " whispered Quicksilver, who was growing impatient. " "But be calm," said the grave, melodious voice, at the young man's side. " Perseus flew cautiously downward, still keeping his eyes on Medusa's face, as reflected in his shield.

The Gorgons were more like an awful, gigantic kind of insect,—immense, golden-winged beetles, or dragon-flies, or things of that sort,—at once ugly and beautiful,—than like anything else; only that they were a thousand and a million times as big. And, with all this, there was something partly human about them, too. Luckily for Perseus, their faces were completely hidden from him by the posture in which they lay; for, had he but looked one instant at them, he would have fallen heavily out of the air, an image of senseless stone.

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