A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 119,007 / 333 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 13,643
Added to site: 2011.08.15
mnybks.net#: 30603
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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and would have liked nothing better than to see some enormous mischief happen to Danae and her son. The only good man in this unfortunate island of Seriphus appears to have been the fisherman. As Perseus walked along, therefore, the people pointed after him, and made mouths, and winked to one another, and ridiculed him as loudly as they dared.

"Ho, ho!" cried they; "Medusa's snakes will sting him soundly!"

Now, there were three Gorgons alive at that period; and they were the most strange and terrible monsters that had ever been since the world was made, or that have been seen in after days, or that are likely to be seen in all time to come. I hardly know what sort of creature or hobgoblin to call them. They were three sisters, and seem to have borne some distant resemblance to women, but were really a very frightful and mischievous species of dragon. It is, indeed, difficult to imagine what hideous beings these three sisters were. Why, instead of locks of hair, if you can believe me, they had ea

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