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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

CHAPTER 1.

THE FAIRY QUEEN AND HER BAND

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CHAPTER II.

FIRST DAY'S STORY. The Twins, Romulus and Remus. - The

New City

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CHAPTER III.

SECOND DAY'S STORY. Numa Pompilius. — The Goddess

Egeria. - The Fountain of Egeria

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CHAPTER IV.

THIRD DAY'S STORY. Cincinnatus. - Camillus and the School-

master. The Gauls. - Burning of the City. - Saving the
Capitol

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CHAPTER V.

FOURTH DAY'S STORY. Regulus. - - Hannibal. - Scipio Afri.

canus.- Cornelia and the Jewels

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CHAPTER VI.

FIFTH DAY'S STORY. Our Garden Thrushes, and the Black

Dish. -Jugurtha. - The Roman Dungeon. - Invasion of the
Cimbri and Teutones. - Marius and Sylla

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CHAPTER VII.

SIXTH DAY'S STORY. Mount Olympus and Jupiter. - Baucis

and Philemon. Mercury and the Serpents. – Juno.- Iris. –
Phaeton. – The Hours. — The Seasons. — The Muses. — Nar-
cissus and the Fountain. The Graces. - Hebe and Ganymede.
- Apollo and his Lyre.— The Python. - Niobe and her Children.
- Diana. — Endymion. - Mirror of Diana. — Echo.– Venus.-
Cupid. — Adonis. – Vulcan, his Shop and Anvil. - Shield of
Achilles. – Neptune. — The Nereids. Galatea and Polyphe-
mus. Pan. - Satyrs. - Fauns

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CHAPTER VIII.

SEVENTH DAY'S STORY. Change from the Pagan to the

Christian Religion. - Story of Perpetua and Felicitas. - The
Catacombs.-Story of the Boy and the Painter

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A SPANISH TOUR. Passes of the Pyrenees.- Spanish Scenes.

- The Flocks of Sheep. — Bull-fight

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CHAPTER XII.

OLD SPAIN. Sertorius and the Fawn. - The Roman Conquest.

The Vandals. - The Moors

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CHAPTER XIII.

STORY OF THE CID. His Exploits. — The Five Moorish Kings.

- Ximena.- The Jews and the Chest of Sand. - The Horse
Babieca.- The Sword Tizona. - St. Lazarus

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CHAPTER XIV.

DON-QUIXOTE PICTURES. Trying the Helmet. – Watching the

Armor. - Sancho Panza and the Blanket. – The Windmills.
The Sheep. - The Golden Helmet. The Cage in the Cart

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JULIUS CÆSAR AND THE GAULS AND BRITONS.- Land-

ing in Britain. - Pompey and Cæsar. - Crossing the Rubicon.
- France and Charlemagne. The Twelve Peers. The Horse
Bayard. — Telemachus and Ulysses .

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CHAPTER XVII.

ENGLAND AND AMERICA. THE ANGLO-SAXONS.- King

Arthur and his Sword Caliburn. Alfred and the Danes. - The

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THE FAIRY QUEEN. St. George and the Dragon, and the Lady

Una

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CHAPTER XX.

THE FLOWER-FAIRIES. The Court of the Fairies

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CHAPTER XXI.

SCENES IN PARIS. The Tuileries.- Champs Élysées. - Jardin

des Plantes. - Animals. - The Rabbit

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CHAPTER XXII.

COLUMBUS AND THE ATLANTIC. Voyage to America. - Our

Country

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CHAPTER XXIII.

SUMMER RESORT. The Farm-house. - Country Life.

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CHAPTER XXIV.

THE MIDSUMMER-NIGHT FAIRIES. Oberon. - Titania. -

Puck

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KEY TO THE PUZZLES AND CHARADES IN “CHILD-

LIFE IN ITALY.

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OUR GARDEN FAIRIES.

CHAPTER I.

THE QUEEN AND HER FAIRIES.

“Oh, write us some stories ! — write us some fairy stories !” exclaimed the two little girls, Nannine and Gianina, one day when we had come in from walking, – two little girls whom I love very much to please. What pleasant smiles and sunbright faces shone upon me then, when they were begging and teasing — ay, teasing — for those fairy stories!

But - a “fairy story!” Who could think of writing a new one in these days of fairy tales, when almost every other book contains one? Why, to invent any thing new in that line would require a

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