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Main : Books : Good Stories for Great Holidays

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Cherry Tree, The  (by: M.L.Weems)
When George Washington was about six years old, he was made the wealthy master of a hatchet of which, like most little boys, he was extremely fond. He went about chopping everything that came his way.
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Cornelia's Jewels  (by: James Baldwin)
It was a bright morning in the old city of Rome many hundred years ago. In a vine-covered summer-house in a beautiful garden, two boys were standing. They were looking at their mother and her friend, who were walking among the flowers and trees.
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Courage of His Convictions, The  (by: Author Unknown)
ABE LINCOLN made the great speech of his famous senatorial campaign at Springfield, Illinois. The convention before which he spoke consisted of a thousand delegates together with the crowd that had gathered with them.
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He Rescues the Birds  (by: Charles W. Moores)
Once, while riding through the country with some other lawyers, Abraham Lincoln was missed from the party, and was seen loitering near a thicket of wild plum trees where the men had stopped a short time before to water their horses.
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Lincoln and the Little Girl  (by: Charles W. Moores)
In the old days, when Abraham Lincoln was one of the leading lawyers of the State, he noticed a little girl of ten who stood beside a trunk in front of her home crying bitterly.
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Queen Margaret and the Robbers  (by: Albert F. Blaisdell)
One day when roses were in bloom, two noblemen came to angry words in the Temple Gardens, bythe side of the river Thames.
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Revenge of Coriolanus, The  (by: Charles Morris)
Caius Marcius was a noble Roman youth, who fought valiantly, when but seventeen years of age, in the battle of Lake Regillus, and was there crowned with an oaken wreath, the Roman reward for saving the life of a fellow soldier.
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Training for the Presidency  (by: Orison Swett Marden)
"I meant to take good care of your book, Mr. Crawford," said the boy, "but I've damaged it a good deal without intending to, and now I want to make it right with you. What shall I do to make it good?"
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Why Lincoln Was Called 'Honest Abe'  (by: Noah Brooks)
In managing the country store, as in everything that he undertook for others, Lincoln did his very best. He was honest, civil, ready to do anything that should encourage customers to come to the place, full of pleasantries, patient, and alert.
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