Nature Myths and Stories for Little Children

Author: Flora J. Cooke
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,519 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,115
Added to site: 2009.12.30
mnybks.net#: 26147
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e in the meadow grass all the long summer days.

"I have prepared a dress for you, which shall protect you well."

Then she gave Tithonus the wonderful grasshopper coat of mail which had been unknown on earth until this time.

She tinted it a soft green so that he might not be noticed in the grass.

Tithonus went that day to live in the meadow and there, any summer day, you may find him and his family hopping merrily about in the sunshine.

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HOW THE ROBIN'S BREAST BECAME RED.

Long ago in the far North, where it is very cold, there was only one fire.

A hunter and his little son took care of this fire and kept it burning day and night. They knew that if the fire went out the people would freeze and the white bear would have the Northland all to himself. One day the hunter became ill and his son had the work to do.

For many days and nights he bravely took care of his father and kept the fire burning.

The white bear was always hid

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