THE GOLDEN BOOKS.
East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon.
Sir George Webbe Dasent.(1817-1896).
A collection of stories translated from Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-1885) and Jørgen Engebretsen Moe (1813-1882).
David McKay, Publisher
604-608 S.Washington Square, Philadelphia.
Published : c.1921.
“Twelve Wild Ducks”
But now it happened once, when she was out on the moor to pick thistle-down, - and if I don’t mistake, it was the very last time she was to go thither, - it happened that the young King who ruled that land was out hunting, and came riding across the moor and saw her. So he stopped there…
In 1909, he became resident gift book illustrator for MacMillan and produced illustrations for The Water Babies, Green Willow, and
Other Japanese Fairy Tales, The Complete Poetical Works of Geoffrey
Chaucer, Stories from the Pentamerone, Folk
Tales of Bengal, The Fairy Book, and The Book of Fairy Poetry.
During World War I, he was
employed in the drawing office of Woolrich Arsenal, and volunteered for service
with the Red Cross in
France. He worked occasionally for New York MacMillan, and produced editions of Treasure Island
and Kidnapped. Goble gradually gave up illustration to pursue sculling, cycling, and
travelling. He died in his Surrey home in 1943.”
The Golden Mermaid and others stories.
Edited by Andrew Lang.
Illustrated by Henry J.Ford.
Longmans, Green and Co.
London - New York -Toronto
- The Golden Mermaid -
” When she drew near the boat he saw that she was far more beautiful than any mortal he had ever beheld. She swam round the ship for some time, and then swung herself gracefully on board, in order to examine the beautiful silken more closely. Then the Prince seized her in his arms, and kissing her tenderly on the cheeks and lips, he told her she was his for ever ; at the same moment the boat turned into a wolf again, which so terrified the mermaid that she clung to the Prince for protection.
So the golden mermaid was succefully caught,…”