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THE HEART OF OAK BOOKS
A COLLECTION OF TRADITIONAL RHYMES AND STORIES FOR CHILDREN,
AND OF MASTERPIECES OF POETRY AND PROSE FOR USE AT
DEVELOPMENT OF A TASTE FOR GOOD READING
In Sir Volumes
HEART OF OAK BOOKS
CHARLES ELIOT NORTON
FAIRY STORIES AND CLASSIC TALES OF ADVENTURE
In the preparation of the Heart of Oak Books I have received assistance of various sorts from various persons, to all of whom I offer my thanks. I regret that I am not allowed to mention by name one without whose help the Books would not have been made, and to whose hand most of the Notes are due.
The accuracy of the text of the pieces of which the volumes are composed has been secured by the painstaking and scholarly labor of Mr. George H. Browne of Cambridge, Mass.
C. E. NORTON.
The selections from Longfellow, Lowell, Hawthorne, Whittier, and Emerson in these books are used by permission of the publishers of the works of these authors, Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., and by special agreement with them.
D. C. HEATH & CO.