World Stories Retold for Modern Boys and Girls
One Hundred and Eighty-seven Five-minute Classic Stories
for Retelling in Home, Sunday School, Children's Services,
Public School Grades and "The Story-hour" in Public
Libraries
Free

World Stories Retold for Modern Boys and Girls One Hundred and Eighty-seven Five-minute Classic Stories for Retelling in Home, Sunday School, Children's Services, Public School Grades and "The Story-hour" in Public Libraries

By William James Sly
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Table of Contents
  • WORLD STORIES RETOLD
  • PREFACE
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • Part I The Art of Story-Telling
    • I VALUE OF STORIES
      • STORIES IN THE HOME
      • THE FATHER AS STORY-TELLER
      • STORIES IN THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL
      • STORIES IN CHURCH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN[1]
      • STORIES IN THE KINDERGARTEN
      • STORIES IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
      • STORIES AND THE PUBLIC LIBRARY
      • STORIES IN SETTLEMENTS
      • STORIES IN BOYS’ CAMPS
    • II THE PERIODS OF INTEREST IN STORIES
      • 1. THE PERIOD OF BABYHOOD
      • 2. THE PERIOD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
      • 3. THE PERIOD OF LATER CHILDHOOD
      • 4. THE PERIOD OF BOYHOOD AND GIRLHOOD
      • 5. THE PERIOD OF EARLY YOUTH
      • 6. THE PERIOD OF LATER YOUTH—YOUNG PEOPLE
    • III TYPES OF STORIES TO TELL
      • 1. BIBLE STORIES
      • 2. MISSIONARY STORIES
      • 3. PLAY STORIES
      • 4. FAIRY AND FOLK-TALES
      • 5. FABLES
      • 6. MYTHS
      • 7. LEGENDS
      • 8. NATURE STORIES
      • 9. ALLEGORICAL STORIES
      • 10. HISTORICAL STORIES
      • 11. BIOGRAPHICAL STORIES
      • 12. ALTRUISTIC STORIES
      • 13. LOVE STORIES
      • 14. VOCATIONAL STORIES
      • 15. INSTRUCTIONAL STORIES
      • 16. HUMOROUS STORIES
    • IV PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR STORY-TELLING
      • 1. ENCOURAGEMENT
      • 2. TELL THE STORY
      • 3. SELECT THE STORY
      • 4. MAKE THE STORY YOUR OWN
      • 5. MASTER THE FOUR PARTS OF YOUR STORY
      • 6. INTRODUCING YOUR STORY
      • 7. RETELL YOUR STORIES
      • 8. LET CHILDREN REPRODUCE YOUR STORIES
    • V GAMES WITH STORIES
      • FINGER STORIES
      • PLAYING THE STORIES
      • DRAMATIZATION OF STORIES
    • VI USE OF THE ETHICAL INDEX
  • Part II Stories to Tell
    • I FAIRY AND WONDER TALES
      • 1. THE RUNAWAY PANCAKE
      • 2. THE LITTLE RED HEN
      • 3. THE GOLDEN GOOSE
      • 4. DIAMONDS AND TOADS
      • 5. THE FROG KING
      • 6. RED RIDINGHOOD
      • 7. GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
      • 8. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY[5]
      • 9. JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK
      • 10. JACK, THE GIANT-KILLER
      • 11. ALADDIN AND HIS WONDERFUL LAMP
      • 12. BOOTS AND HIS BROTHERS
    • II FABLES
      • 1. THE BOY AND THE NUTS
      • 2. THE GOOSE WITH THE GOLDEN EGGS
      • 3. THE DOG IN THE MANGER
      • 4. THE TOADSTOOL AND THE ACORN
      • 5. THE BOYS AND THE FROGS
      • 6. THE DOVE AND THE ANT
      • 7. THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
      • 8. THE CROW AND THE PITCHER
      • 9. THE WIND AND THE SUN
      • 10. THE SHEPHERD BOY AND THE WOLF
      • 11. THE LION AND THE FOX
      • 12. THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE
      • 13. ONE GOOD TRICK
      • 14. THE CONCEITED GRASSHOPPER
      • 15. THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT
      • 16. THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER
      • 17. THE FOX WITHOUT A TAIL
      • 18. THE BOY AND THE ECHO
      • 19. THE CAMEL IN THE TENT
      • 20. THE MONKEY AND THE CATS
      • 21. THE LION AND THE MOUSE
      • 22. THE LARKS IN THE WHEAT-FIELD
      • 23. THE MILLER AND HIS DONKEY
      • 24. THE PERSIAN AND HIS SONS
    • III FOLK-TALES
      • 1. WHY THE BEAR HAS A STUMPY TAIL
      • 2. WHY THE ROBIN’S BREAST IS RED
      • 3. THE MAN IN THE MOON
      • 4. PROMETHEUS, THE GREEK FIRE-GIVER[6]
      • 5. PHAETHON’S WONDERFUL RIDE
      • 6. THE STORY OF THE SUNFLOWER
      • 7. THE GOLDEN TOUCH
      • 8. SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
      • 9. SAINT PATRICK AND THE SNAKES
      • 10. THE COYOTE AND THE INDIAN FIRE-BRINGER
    • IV FAVORITES
      • 1. THE UGLY DUCKLING
      • 2. THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER
      • 3. THE CLOUD
      • 4. THE GREAT STONE FACE
      • 5. TOM, THE CHIMNEY-SWEEP
      • 6. WHERE LOVE IS, GOD IS
      • 7. THE PIED PIPER
      • 8. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
      • 9. THE BOY WHO HATED TREES
      • 10. THE PRINCE WHO HATED SPIDERS AND FLIES
      • 11. TIRED OF BEING A LITTLE GIRL
      • 12. THE ELEPHANT AND THE TAILOR
      • 13. THE LOST CAMEL
      • 14. THE STORY WITHOUT AN END
    • V CHRISTMAS STORIES
      • 1. SAINT CHRISTOPHER
      • 2. THE FIR TREE
      • 3. THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
      • 4. THE GOLDEN COBWEBS
      • 5. THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE
    • VI BIBLE STORIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT
      • 1. HOW THE WORLD WAS MADE
      • 2. HOW A HAPPY HOME WAS LOST
      • 3. THE FIRST TWO BROTHERS
      • 4. THE FLOOD AND THE RAINBOW
      • 5· THE GENEROUS UNCLE AND THE SELFISH NEPHEW
      • 6. THE OBLIGING GIRL AT THE WELL
      • 7. THE LADDER THAT REACHED TO HEAVEN
      • 8. THE SLAVE-BOY WHO BECAME A PRINCE
      • 9. THE BABY BROTHER IN A BASKET-BOAT
      • 10. WHY BOYS TAKE OFF THEIR HATS IN CHURCH
      • II. THE BOY WHO LIVED IN A CHURCH
      • 12. THE DAUGHTER WHO HONORED HER MOTHER
      • 13. THE SHEPHERD-BOY WHO SLEW A GIANT
      • 14. THE ARROW-BOY AND THE TWO FRIENDS
      • 15. THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE
      • 16. THE BABIES AND THE WISE JUDGE
      • 17. THE LITTLE BOY KING
      • 18. THE WOMAN WHO SHARED HER LAST LOAF
      • 19. THE SLAVE-GIRL WHO HELPED A GREAT CAPTAIN
      • 20. FOUR COLLEGE BOYS WHO KEPT STRONG
      • 21. FOUR FRIENDS IN THE FIERY FURNACE
      • 22. THE MAN WHO WAS NOT AFRAID TO PRAY
      • 23. THE GOLDEN SCEPTER IN THE PALACE OF THE LILY
    • VII BIBLE STORIES FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT
      • 1. THE FIRST CHRISTMAS DAY
      • 2. THE WISE MEN AND THE STAR
      • 3. WHEN JESUS WAS A BOY
      • 4. WHEN JESUS WAS LOST
      • 5. WHEN JESUS LEFT HIS CARPENTER SHOP
      • 6. WHEN JESUS WON HIS GREAT VICTORY
      • 7. THE CHILDREN’S FRIEND
      • 8. THE MAID AWAKENED
      • 9. THE BOY WITH HIS LUNCH
      • 10. THE DWARF IN THE MULBERRY TREE
      • 11. THE GOOD NEIGHBOR
      • 12. THE STORM-KING
      • 13. THE KING WITH THE BASIN AND THE TOWEL
      • 14. WHEN JESUS WAS FORSAKEN
      • 15. THE FIRST EASTER DAY
      • 16. THE CRIPPLE AT THE BEAUTIFUL GATE
      • 17. THE GIRL WHO KNEW SHE WAS RIGHT
      • 18. THE PRISONER AND THE SHIPWRECK
      • 19. THE SLAVE WHO RAN AWAY FROM HIS MASTER
    • VIII GENERAL HISTORICAL STORIES
      • 1. HORATIUS AT THE BRIDGE
      • 2. DAMON AND PYTHIAS
      • 3. ANDROCLES AND THE LION
      • 4. CORNELIA AND HER JEWELS
      • 5. KING ALFRED AND THE CAKES
      • 6. BRUCE AND THE SPIDER
      • 7. THE INCHCAPE BELL
      • 8. SIR WALTER RALEIGH
      • 9. SIR PHILIP SIDNEY
      • 10. THE BELL OF JUSTICE
      • 11. NAPOLEON AND THE DRUMMER-BOY
      • 12. PICCIOLA
      • 13. THE EMPEROR AND THE BIRD’S NEST
      • 14. THE SWISS PATRIOT AND THE SPEARS
      • 15. THE EMPEROR AND THE GOOSE-BOY
      • 16. THE EMPEROR AND THE SCHOOL CHILDREN
      • 17. TOLSTOY’S DAUGHTER AND THE PEASANT BOY
      • 18. THE WRISTS BOUND WITH THE RED THREAD
      • 19. “LITTLE TEN MINUTES”
    • IX AMERICAN HISTORICAL STORIES
      • 1. HOW AMERICA WAS FOUND
      • 2. HOW AMERICA WAS NAMED
      • 3. THE MAN WHO FIRST SAILED AROUND THE WORLD
      • 4. THE LOST COLONY
      • 5. POCAHONTAS
      • 6. THE INDIANS’ GUNPOWDER HARVEST
      • 7. THE MAYFLOWER AND THE PILGRIMS
      • 8. THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY
      • 9. REBECCA AND THE SNAKE
      • 10. THE BRIDE WORTH HER WEIGHT IN SILVER
      • 11. EVANGELINE AND THE BURNING OF ACADIA
      • 12. THE FIRST COLLEGE IN AMERICA
      • 13. THE BOSTON TEA PARTY
      • 14. PAUL REVERE’S RIDE
      • 15. NATHAN HALE
      • 16. GENERAL REED AND THE BRIBE
      • 17. THE FIRST FOURTH OF JULY
      • 18. WASHINGTON’S CHRISTMAS VICTORY
      • 19. THE HEROINE OF NORTH CAROLINA
      • 20. THE HEROINE OF OHIO
      • 21. PUTNAM AND THE WOLF
      • 22. BOONE AND HIS SWING
      • 23. KIT CARSON AND THE BEARS
      • 24. THE HEROINE OF GETTYSBURG
      • 25. HOBSON AND THE MERRIMAC
      • 26. BETSY ROSS AND THE FLAG
      • 27. THE MAN WHO WROTE “AMERICA”
    • X HEROES OF PEACE
      • 1. THE BOY HERO OF HOLLAND
      • 2. THE GERMAN PATRIOT AND THE BARLEY-FIELDS
      • 3. THE JAPANESE AND THE EARTHQUAKE
      • 4. THE RUSSIAN SERVANT
      • 5. GRACE DARLING
      • 6. THE SURVEYOR AND THE LITTLE BOY
      • 7. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE PIG
      • 8. GLADSTONE AND THE STREET-SWEEPER
      • 9. GARIBALDI AND THE LOST LAMB
      • 10. HOVENDEN AND THE LITTLE BOY
      • 11. THE BOY AND THE TRAIN
      • 12. THE BOY AND THE MAD DOG
      • 13. THE GIRL AND HER RED PETTICOAT
      • 14. THE NEWSBOY OF GARY
    • XI MODERN BOYS AND GIRLS WHO BECAME USEFUL
      • 1. LONGFELLOW, POET
      • 2. MOZART, MUSICIAN
      • 3. OLE BULL, VIOLINIST
      • 4. LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, AUTHOR
      • 5. ROSA BONHEUR, PAINTER
      • 6. JENNY LIND, SINGER
      • 7. LINCOLN, EMANCIPATION PRESIDENT
      • 8. HORACE GREELEY, EDITOR
      • 9. AUDUBON, NATURALIST
      • 10. EDISON, WIZARD OF ELECTRICITY
      • 11. BURBANK, FAIRY GODFATHER OF THE ORCHARDS
      • 12. MARY LYON, EDUCATOR
      • 13. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, NURSE
      • 14. FRANCES E. WILLARD, REFORMER
      • 15. LIVINGSTONE, MISSIONARY-EXPLORER
      • 16. SPURGEON, PREACHER
      • 17. GRENFELL, MEDICAL MISSIONARY
      • 18. WRIGHT BROTHERS, AVIATORS
      • 19. JANE ADDAMS, SETTLEMENT WORKER
      • 20. HELEN KELLER, MARVEL
    • ALPHABETICAL LIST OF STORIES
    • ETHICAL INDEX OF STORIES
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