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Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural

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The Complete Works of Count Tolstoy Volume XII.

[Illustration: "The clerk beat Sidor's face until the blood came"

_Photogravure from Painting by A. Kivshenko_]

FABLES FOR CHILDREN STORIES FOR CHILDREN NATURAL SCIENCE STORIES POPULAR EDUCATION DECEMBRISTS MORAL TALES

by

COUNT LEV N. TOLSTOY

Translated from the Original Russian and Edited by

LEO WIENER

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages at Harvard University

[Illustration]

Boston Dana Estes & Company Publishers

Edition De Luxe Limited to One Thousand Copies, of which this is No. 411

_Copyright, 1904_ By Dana Estes & Company

_Entered at Stationers' Hall_

Colonial Press: Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co., Boston, Mass., U. S. A.

CONTENTS

PAGE FABLES FOR CHILDREN Aesop's Fables 3 Adaptations and Imitations of Hindoo Fables 19

STORIES FOR CHILDREN The Foundling 39 The Peasant and the Cucumbers 40 The Fire 41 The Old Horse 43 How I Learned to Ride 46 The Willow 49 Bulka 51 Bulka and the Wild Boar 53 Pheasants 56 Milton and Bulka 58 The Turtle 60 Bulka and the Wolf 62 What Happened to Bulka in Pyatigorsk 65 Bulka's and Milton's End 68 The Gray Hare 70 God Sees the Truth, but Does Not Tell at Once 72 Hunting Worse than Slavery 82 A Prisoner of the Caucasus 92 Ermak 124


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