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Identifier: stnicholasserial322dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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three days hanged. But,through his imperial grace, the culpritmay each day make a wish, which shallimmediately be granted, provided hedoes not ask for his life. There had already been more than onevictim to this new law, when one day ayoung count appeared at the court. The noble guestwas welcomed in the warmest manner, and, in accor-dance with the law of the emperor, a fried fish was served JUNE NIGHT. BY CAMILLA DANIELS, AGE 7. No motor horn s been heard of there,No sorrow known, or toil, or care;There everything is perfect bliss,And nothing s ever gone amiss. The trees and shrubs are all in flower,There s always sun, and neer a shower,The air is sweet, without a wind,—A nicer place you could not find. The waving pines, the rippling lake,The cliffs that rise without a break,The rocks and caves where fairies dwell,—Long tales of these there are to tell. Alas! no mortal man can reachThat quiet lake and rocky beach ;For fairies guard it night and day,To fright each human step away.

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JUNE. BY RICHARD A. REDDY, AGE 17. igos.] ST. NICHOLAS LEAGUE. 76l to him in the midst of his repast. The young noblemanrelished it heartily, and after eating it down to the bonehe turned over the fatal fish. He was instantly seized by two attendants and draggedbefore the emperor, who ordered him to be thrown intoprison. Once in the dungeon, the youth said to the jailers : You know that, before dying, I am entitled to threewishes. Go to the emperor, and tell him to send to mehis daughter and a priest to marry us. A more astonished man than the emperor at this in-solent demand it would have been hard to find. Buta sovereigns word is sacred, and after much uselesstrouble the king gave his consent to their marriage.The next day he had the emperor name him as his suc-cessor to the throne at his death. On the third day the emperor came himself to theculprit and said: Come, make haste to tell me your last wish, forI am beginning to tireof your unreasonable de-mands. Sire, said the youth, I

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Date: 2014-07-29 12:34:16

bookid:stnicholasserial322dodg bookyear:1873 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Dodge__Mary_Mapes__1830_1905 booksubject:Children_s_literature bookpublisher:_New_York___Scribner___Co__ bookcontributor:Information_and_Library_Science_Library__University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill booksponsor:University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill bookleafnumber:231 bookcollection:juvenilehistoricalcollection bookcollection:unclibraries bookcollection:americana

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