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The Book of Legends by  Horace E. Scudder

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The Book of Legends
by Horace Elisha Scudder
Legends to supplement Fifty Famous Stories Retold. Includes the stories of St. George and the Dragon, William Tell, King Cophetua, St. Christopher, The Wandering Jew, and the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, retold in fine English prose.  Ages 7-10
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About This Text

This text was prepared by Lisa Ripperton, using as copytext, The Book of Legends Told Over Again, by Horace E. Scudder, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1899, 1900. It is number 144 in The Riverside Literature Series.

Since this book was first published before 1923, it is in the public domain in the United States. By U.S. law, it entered the public domain 75 years after its first publication.

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Charles Madison Curry and Erle Elsworth Clippinger in their Children's Literature (1920, 1921) give the following introduction to an excerpt from this book:

One of the best of Mr. Scudder's many fine compilations for children is his Book of Legends from which the following story ["The Proud King"] is taken. It is the same story that Long­fellow tells in his Tales of a Wayside Inn under the title of "King Robert of Sicily."





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