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Stories to Tell Children

Fifty-Four Stories With Some Suggestions For Telling

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,224 / 156 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 352
Added to site: 2005.09.15 89
Genre: Young Readers

e race has, in general, attained through centuries of experience and moralising. The story becomes an inescapable part of the outfit of received ideas on manners and morals which is a necessary possession of the heir of civilisation.

Children do not object to these stories in the least, if the stories are good ones. They accept them with the relish which nature seems ever to have for all truly nourishing material. And the little tales are one of the media through which we elders may transmit some very slight share of the benefit received by us, in turn, from actual or transmitted experience.

The second kind has no preconceived moral to offer, makes no attempt to affect judgment or to pass on a standard. It simply presents a picture of life, usually in fable or poetic image, and says to the hearer, "These things are." The hearer, then, consciously or otherwise, passes judgment on the facts. His mind says, "These things are good"; or, "This was good, and that, bad"; or, "This thing is desirable," or the c



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