The king of the golden river or, The black brothers: a legend of Stiria

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Smith, Elder & Co., 1859 - 56 Seiten
 

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Not a bad moral tale, but the words were too uncommon for easy understanding by younger children. Gluck meekly obeys his brothers commands, is beaten by them when he doesn't, but still has a good ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

(Read previously as part of a collection - am noting here because I only now have found out who Ruskin actually is, and I want to keep track of what I've read by him.) Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Seite 8 - I'm wet, let me in." To do the little gentleman justice, he was wet. His feather hung down between his legs like a beaten puppy's tail, dripping like an umbrella ; and from the ends of his mustaches the water was running into his waistcoat pockets, and out again like a mill stream. " I beg pardon, sir," said Gluck, " I'm very sorry, but I really can't.
Seite 49 - The little king looked very kind," thought he. "I don't think he will turn me into a black stone." So he went to the priest, and the priest gave him some holy water as soon as he asked for it. Then Gluck took some bread in his basket, and the bottle of water, and set off very early for the mountains.
Seite 14 - I'm very, very hungry, sir ; couldn't you spare me a bit of bread before I go ? " " Bread, indeed ! " said Schwartz ; " do you suppose we've nothing to do with our bread, but to give it to such red-nosed fellows as you ? " "Why don't you sell your feather?" said Hans, sneeringly. "Out with you." " A little bit,
Seite 4 - ... keep their corn by them till it was very dear, and then sell it for twice its value; they had heaps of gold lying about on their floors, yet it was never known that they had given so much as a penny or a crust in charity ; they never went to mass ; grumbled perpetually at paying tithes; and were, in a word, of so cruel and grinding a temper, as to receive from all those with whom they had any dealings, the nick-name of the
Seite 50 - I am faint with thirst; give me some of that water." Then Gluck looked at him, and when he saw that he was pale and weary, he gave him the water; " Only pray don't drink it all,
Seite 39 - Three drops are enough," at — \ last thought he ; "I may, at least, cool my lips with it." He opened the flask, and was raising it to his lips, when his eye fell on an object lying on the rock beside him ; he thought it moved. It was a small dog, apparently in the last agony of death from thirst. Its tongue was...
Seite 48 - Gluck found that Schwartz did not come back, he was very sorry, and did not know what to do. He had no •~ money, and was obliged to go and hire himself again to the goldsmith, who worked him very hard, and gave him very little money. So, after a month, or two, Gluck grew tired, and made up his mind to go and try his fortune with the Golden River. " The little king looked very kind,
Seite 38 - D 3 him, and fell thundering across his path; and though he had repeatedly faced these dangers on the most terrific glaciers, and in the wildest weather, it was with a new and oppressive feeling of panic terror that he leaped the last chasm, and flung himself exhausted and shuddering, on the firm turf of the mountain. He had been compelled to abandon his basket of food, which...
Seite 17 - Gluck left the room melancholy enough. The brothers ate as much mutton as they could, locked the rest in the cupboard, and proceeded to get very drunk after dinner. Such a night as it was! Howling wind and rushing rain, without intermission. The brothers had just sense enough left to put up all the shutters, and double-bar the door, before they went to bed.
Seite 51 - ... all but a few drops. Then it smiled on him, and got up, and ran down the hill ; and Gluck looked after it, till it became as small as a little star, and then turned and began climbing again.

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