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By James Baldwin

A spouse quantity to "Fifty recognized tales Retold" by means of James Baldwin, "Fifty recognized humans" introduces youngsters to a number of males who played their elements within the nice drama of the world's heritage. integrated are anecdotes approximately nice American statesmen, resembling Lincoln and Franklin, in addition to kings of lengthy ago-Cyrus the nice, King Alfred, and Robert Bruce, boys who grew to become well-known as poets-Longfellow and Caedmon, and others who excelled within the artwork of painting-Giotto and Benjamin West. different tales depict orators, students, inventors, slaves, and squaddies. despite their fields of endeavour, the entire characters portrayed exhibit characteristics that lead them to helpful of being remembered and appeared as much as as versions of habit. little ones will take pleasure in listening to those tales learn to them, whereas older ones will enjoy interpreting them to themselves.

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With his lighted lantern in his hand, he went up and down the rough hills calling for his lambs. Two or three other shepherds joined him in the search. All night long they sought for the lambs. Morning came and still they sought. They looked, as they thought, in every place where the lambs might have taken shelter. " They had walked a mile or two towards home, when they came to the edge of a narrow and deep ravine. They looked down, and at the bottom they saw some lambs huddled together among the rocks.

George's brothers knew the master of a trading ship who was getting ready to sail to England. He agreed to take the boy with him and teach him how to be a good sailor. George's mother was very sad. His uncle had written her a letter saying: "Do not let him go to sea. " But George had made up his mind to go. He was headstrong and determined. He would not listen to any one who tried to persuade him to stay at home. At last the day came for the ship to sail. It was waiting in the river. A boat was at the landing, ready to take him on board.

Many of his poems are still read and loved by children as well as by grown up men and women. Here is one:— A BOY'S SONG Where the pools are bright and deep, Where the gray trout lies asleep, Up the river and o'er the lea, That's the way for Billy and me. Where the blackbird sings the latest, Where the hawthorn blooms the sweetest, Where the nestlings chirp and flee, That's the way for Billy and me. Where the mowers mow the cleanest, Where the hay lies thick and greenest, There to trace the homeward bee, That's the way for Billy and me.

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