By James Baldwin
A significant other quantity to "Fifty well-known tales Retold" by way of James Baldwin, "Fifty well-known humans" introduces teenagers to various males who played their components within the nice drama of the world's historical past. 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 recognized as poets-Longfellow and Caedmon, and others who excelled within the paintings 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 traits that lead them to beneficial of being remembered and appeared as much as as versions of habit. children will take pleasure in listening to those tales learn to them, whereas older ones will get pleasure from examining them to themselves.
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The whole country was stirred up. Brave men left their homes and hurried toward Boston. They said, "We do not wish to fight against the king, but we are free men, and he must not send soldiers to oppress us. " These men were not afraid of the king's soldiers. Some of them camped in Charlestown, 10 a village near Boston. From the hills of Charlestown they could watch and see what the king's soldiers were doing. They wished to be ready to defend themselves, if the soldiers should try to do them harm.
He was only seven years old, but now all his thoughts were about the savage beast that was in the forest. " asked his mother. " said Gilbert. "Perhaps we may see that wolf among the trees. " His mother smiled, for she felt quite sure that there was no danger. They did not go far into the woods. The mother sat down in the shade of a tree and began to read in a new book which she had bought the day before. The boy played on the grass near by. The sun was warm. The bees were buzzing among the flowers.
Then he invited Zeuxis to come and see it. Zeuxis looked at it closely. "Draw the curtain aside and show us the picture," he said. " "Well," said Zeuxis, "you have beaten me this time, and I shall boast no more. " Some time after this, Zeuxis painted another wonderful picture. It was that of a boy carrying a basket of ripe red cherries. When he hung this painting outside of his door, some birds flew down and tried to carry the cherries away. "Ah! this picture is a failure," he said. " The King and the Bees ONE day King Solomon was sitting on his throne, and his great men were standing around him.