The Heroes by Charles KingsleyThe Heroes by Charles Kingsley

The Heroes

byCharles Kingsley

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... Minuan husband, and all the pleasures of her youth, while she watched the fair faces of his kinsmen, and their long locks of golden hair. And she whispered to Medeia her sister--"Why should all these brave men die? why does not my father give them up the fleece, that my husband's spirit may have rest?" And Medeia's heart pitied the heroes, and Jason most of all: and she answered, "Our father is stern and terrible, and who can win the golden fleece?" But Chalciope said, "These men are not like our men; there is nothing which they cannot dare nor do." And Medeia thought of Jason and his brave countenance, and said, " If there was one among them who knew no fear, I could show him how to win the fleece." So in the dusk of evening they went down to the river-side, Chalciope and Medeia the witch-maiden, and Argus, Phrixus' son. And Argus the boy crept forward, among the beds of reeds, till he came where the heroes where sleeping, on the thwarts of the ship, beneath the bank, while Jason kept ward on shore, and leant upon his lance full of thought. And the boy came to Jason, and said--"I am the son of Phrixus, your cousin; and Chalciope my mother waits for you, to talk about the golden fleece." Then Jason went boldly with the boy, and found the two princesses standing; and when Chalciope saw him she wept, and took his hands, and cried--"O cousin of my beloved, go home before you die!" "It would be base to go home now, fair princess, and to have sailed all these seas in vain." Then both the princesses besought him: but Jason said, "It is too late." "But you know not," said Medeia, "what he must do who would win the fleece. He must tame the two brazen-footed bulls, who breathe devouring flame; and with them he must plough ere nightfall four acres...
Title:The HeroesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217586392

ISBN - 13:9780217586399

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