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Great Opera Stories
Taken from Original Sources in Old German

written by "Bender, Millicent Schwab"
... Author: Millicent Schwab Bender Release Date: January 23, 2012 [eBook #38654] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK GREAT OPERA STORIES***   E-text prepared by Juliet Sutherland, David E. Brown, and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net)     [ii] THE MARKET PLACE IN NUREMBURG [iii] EVERYCHILD'S SERIES   GREAT OPERA STORIES TAKEN FROM ORIGINAL SOURCES IN OLD GERMAN   BY MILLICENT S. BENDER   ILLUSTRATED       New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY 1935 All rights reserved   [iv] Copyright, 1912, By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.   Set up and electrotyped. Published September, 1912. Reprinted March, 1913; June, 1915; January, September, 1916; November, 1917 July, 1931; November, 1935.   Printed in the United States of America [v] CONTENTS  PAGE Children of Kings1 Haensel and Gretel35 The Master Singers57 Lohengrin, the Knight of the Swan        101 The Flying Dutchman137 Tannhuser, the Minstrel Knight156 [vi] [vii] GREAT OPERA STORIES [viii] [1] CHILDREN OF KINGS   I Once upon a time, in a lonely glade between high mountains far, far above the World of Men, there stood a hut. It was a miserable, tumbledown, little hut, and the mosses of many summers clung to its sloping roof. It had a bent stovepipe where its chimney should have been, a slanting board in place of a doorstep, and just one, poor, little, broken window. Yet it was not its forlorn appearance alone that made the hut hide behind the shadows of the grim forest, far away from the sight of man. It had more, much more than that to be ashamed of. For a hideous Witch lived there,—and with her, a Goosegirl. They lived alone, those two,—the Goosegirl...

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