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Alexander the Great
Makers of History

written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...the plot. He said yes to various other inquiries relating to the circumstances of the conspiracy, and to the guilt of various individuals whom those that managed the torture had suspected, or who, ... read more

Caleb in the Country
written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...en she would explain the verses, and[Pg 73] talk with them a little about what had occurred during the day, and give them good advice and good instruction. At such times the children usually sat u... read more

Charles I
Makers of History

written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...ch was entirely under royal control, and he was condemned to be imprisoned. Knowing, however, that this claim on the part of the king was very doubtful, they mitigated the punishment by allowing hi... read more

Cyrus the Great
Makers of History

written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...dingly married, and conducted by her husband to her new home. About a year afterward her father had another dream. He dreamed that a vine proceeded from his daughter, and, growing rapidly and luxur... read more

Darius the Great
Makers of History

written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...nion of Polycrates. Polycrates, although the seat of his dominion [Pg 107]was a small island in the Ægean Sea, was a very wealthy, and powerful, and prosperous prince. All his plans and ent... read more

Forests of Maine
Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge

written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...the cracks all open." "And you made the carpenter an ebony wedge?" said Marco. "Yes," said Forester. "He had had wedges made of the hardest wood that he could get, but they would soon become br... read more

Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series
written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...nough, and the general, in order to make Jalaloddin believe that his force was greater than it really was, ordered all the felt caps and cloaks that there were in the army to be stuffed with straw,... read more

Georgie
written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...novelty only. There is another kind—those that give you pleasure by their use;—such as a doll, for example." "How, mother? Is a doll of any use?" "Yes, in one sense; that is, the gi... read more

Hannibal
Makers of History

written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...us, though restrained and organized combatants, had made such a sudden irruption, were flying as fast as they could from the awful scene which they expected was to ensue. They carried from their vi... read more

History of Julius Caesar
written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...uent appeals, to stand by him, faithful and true, promising them the most ample rewards when he should have attained the object at which he aimed. The soldiers responded to this appeal with promise... read more

Jonas on a Farm in Winter
written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...turned his horse to one side, to avoid this pool of water, and waited until Oliver came up. "Well, Oliver," said he,—"tired of the mill already?" "Why, no,"... read more

Richard III
Makers of History

written by "Abbott, Jacob, 1803-1879"
...upon the dais, and were conducted to their private apartments in the palace, to rest and refresh themselves after the fatigues of the public ceremony, and to prepare for the grand banquet which was... read more