This classic story tells the adventures of Alice, who falls into a rabbit's hole and is met with a fantasy world of talking creatures.
In Victorian England, Phileas Fogg claims he can travel around the world in 80 days. The story chronicles the adventure of a lifetime.
A boy befriends the mysterious Lady North Wind and accompanies her on assignments. While some seem bad, the overall message is one of good.
This is an unusually sad tale from the genius of Oscar Wilde. It tells of the birthday of a 12-year-old girl.
This short story initial describes a tale of family conflict and social injustice, but ends with a message of love and understanding.
Bored with school, a boy joins the crew of a ship. This is a tale of his adventures at sea, complete with storms and a criminal captain.
This is a story of two men – one who was a devoted friend and the other whose notion of friendship left something to be desired.
A short poem about two emerald dragons discovered in the summer’s heat. The narrator befriends them and builds a farm to tame them.
This is a delightful story about dragons, suitable for reading to young children. Adventures and lessons abound.
This is a fanciful tale of a young boy with an inquiring mind and his amazing encounters with a dragon.
A boy finds a poetry-loving dragon and befriends it, but the townspeople call St. George to slay it. A plot twist results in a happy ending.
This forgotten classic is a tale of Christmas Eve, featuring none other than Father Christmas himself – and dragons!
Prince Lionel become King and finds the magical book of his great-great-great-great-great-grandfather's dragon tales.
Effie has something in her eye. At first, she thinks it's a spider, but it most certainly is not. A delightful adventure soon follows.
An old castle is the setting in this tale and it has a dragon in the dungeon. Luckily, Blacksmith John is welcomed to fix the beast’s wing.
An orphan Princess with a heart of gold, her evil cousin who rides elephants, and a fire-breathing dragon are featured in a delightful tale.
The Northern Lights mesmerized George and Jane. Thus, they decided to investigate and meet a beautiful dragon and furry dwarfs.
This is a fairy tale about a princess who must live in a tower, guarded by a dragon and a griffin, until her future husband arrives.
A well-brought-up Prince was expected to kill a Dragon and rescue a Princess. This charming story tells the tale in exquisite detail.
This is a lovely dragon tale, with several important life lessons for its young readers.
This story features a princess, a gardener’s son, and an elephant. The most charming feature is the tale’s unusually sized animals!
Set in days of chivalry, this is a natural and supernatural tale of a princess, prince, and an evil uncle. Goodness prevails in the end.
Fluffy Rabbit’s best friend is Charles Growly Bear. The story follows them through many surprising adventures.
What's better than Knights and Squires, Witches and Magicians, Dragon, Dwarfs, and Monsters? This is the prose version of the epic poem.
A retelling of the famous Joel Chandler Harris's children stories of Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox. Adventures abound, amidst moral lessons.
A fisherman catches a mermaid in his net. He soon falls in love and wants to marry her, but the conditions lead to a twist to the story.
This tale is of a fisherman who catches a goldfish who promises to grant any wish in exchange for its freedom. Be careful what you wish for.
A sand fairy that grants wishes lives behind a locked door in a greenhouse. Such is the premise behind this lovely tale.
Poor Alice Brown. The daughter of a robber, she has helped her parents with horrible deeds. Yet, no one imagined her most egregious crime.
In 1665, a young man claims his path to school is haunted by an apparition. He enlists a country parson to help investigate the mystery.
This fanciful poem tells the story of two sisters as they recall memories of childhood Goblins pitching their wares at the market.
This charming Victorian fairytale has a woman protagonist and is suitable of young people of all ages - and the young at heart.
In the first of Gulliver’s travels, he arrives in Lilliput, where he’s a giant compared to the Lilliputians who treat him as a criminal.
Gulliver’s second voyage is to Brobdingnag, a land of Giants. Here, Gulliver is small and afraid. But his keepers are surprisingly gentle.
Gulliver's third voyage is to Laputa and surrounding islands. He calls up the dead and discovers the deceptions of history.
Gulliver’s fourth voyage is to a land where horses are endowed with reason. He loves them and finds himself disgusted by his fellow humans.
Set in an old British boarding school, viewed as a prison, this humorous fairytale adventure is a forgotten classic.
This is a story of two friends - a statue (Happy Prince) and a swallow. The statue enlists the bird to take valuables to help the poor.
Set in 1885 India in the Viceroy’s field camp. The story reveals the camp animals’ conversations about their work and an upcoming event.
A blood-stained journal found in a field tells the story of an aviator, now missing. Some pages are absent, adding to the mystery.
This short story describes a hunter killing a bear, innocently picking blackberries. The encounter between the two is humorously detailed.
Son of a town drunk, Huck lives as a vagabond. His sense of what’s right mixed with a wish for adventure make for a fascinating story.
Loved as much for its nonsense verse as its whimsical nature, this poem tells of a ship’s crew of ten hunting the highly dangerous Boojum.
In this fairy tale, the wind is personified and holds great sway over Austria's Treasure Valley. Two elders take on a dangerous challenge.
Molly is sad when her Aunt Phoebe gives her a pumpkin-shaped pincushion as a gift. But in full moon, the pumpkin takes on magical qualities.
From the author of Dracula comes this horror story of snake bites, mad birds, and criminal accusations.
A boy is lost in a jungle and natives steel his clothes. His adventure turns to understanding and acceptance of his new companions.
This clever fairytale adventure takes place inside a British mailbox. You would never guess what goes on in there.
This humorous short story involves three gold miners and their dog, who mistakes an unexploded bomb cartridge for a toy!
An African witch doctor casts a spell on an explorer. All over his body, hundreds of sores form and become tiny men emerging head-first.
This is a hilarious tale, made better by the audio narrator’s voices, describing a politician’s unusual rainy night at the Dermott’s.
This is a delightful children's book of magic and adventure. Set in London, it is a great read for all ages.
A young boy helps the Red Army fight the bourgeoisie. After being betrayed, he’s captured and tortured, but takes a secret to his grave.
Written in 1921, this detective story is in the style of Sherlock Holmes: deduction, thoughtful reasoning and clever solutions rule the day.
American Civil War soldier, Ambrose Bierce, wrote this short story about a man who dies of fright from a toy snake with buttons for eyes.
Martin Rattler is a very mischievous boy, but he has a heart of gold. This is a delightful for children of all ages.
After gold becomes commonplace, crashing financial markets, Dr. Syx announces a new metal to replace it. A story of power and manipulation.
This spirited pirate adventure for young readers takes on a very unusual twist.
This is a sentimental fairy tale written by Marion St. John Webb. It features young children in the most unusual yet fun flying shop.
This is a sentimental fairy tale written by Marion St. John Webb, in which children undertake an adventure in a somewhat magical ship.
An amateur astronomer discovers a new star on the eve of a cataclysmic event on Earth. This is a story of fear, bravery, and survival.
A nightingale knows a young man in need of a rose to win a girl’s heart. The bird seeks help of a rosebush, but the results are a sad tale.
The beloved Christmas ballet was first a novel and the story is all you’d imagine. Toys coming to life, candy palaces, and so much more!
This children’s classic chronicles the adventures of Dorothy and her pet dog Toto after they’re swept away by a Kansas tornado.
When Mombi threatens to turn him to stone, Tip decides to run away with Jack Pumpkinhead. Together, they embark on an amazing adventure.
Dorothy floats ashore in a strange land where she makes friends with a talking chicken and a brave mechanical man named Tik-tok.
Dorothy and the Wizard are fall into a huge crevice after a major earthquake and find themselves trapped in an underground world.
Dorothy, on her way to Oz for the fourth time and meets the Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and lovely Polychrome, daughter of the Rainbow.
Dorothy travels to Emerald City to ask Royal Ruler Osma if Aunt Em and Uncle Henry can live in Oz. Meanwhile, Nome King plots an invasion.
Dorothy, Scarecrow and Patchwork Girl try to help Jo-Jo in his attempts to free his uncle.
This is one of six short stories in the Little Wizard Stories of Oz colletion. It features the braver than we think Cowardly Lion.
In this short story from the Little Wizard Stories of Oz collection, the Wizard teaches Dorothy a lesson about the dangers of the world.
This is a short story from the Little Wizard Stories of Oz series and involves a rather bad encounter between Tik-Tok and the Nome King.
This is one of six short stories in the Little Wizard Stories of Oz collection. It features Ozma of Oz.
This is one of six short stories in the Little Wizard Stories of Oz collection. It features Jack Pumpkinhead.
This short story chronicles tales of Oz’s Scarecrow and the Tin Man, often referred to as the Tin Woodman.
This 8th book from the Land of Oz follows the quest of the Shaggy Man to rescue his bother, resulting in a conflict with the Nome King.
Captain Bill and Trot journey to Oz where, with the aid of the Scarecrow, they battle the king over a cruel plan to marry off his daughter.
“Beware of that man. He’s like the Pope’s mule who saved up her kicks for seven years.” This story seeks the origin of this adage.
An Inuit tribe is in danger of starvation, so a young boy and girl lead a team to find food. They are aided by Quiquern, an 8-legged spirit.
The true story of Anne Bonny, a fiery red-head who was one of many women pirates. Born in Ireland, she lived a colorful life of crime.
Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious pirate. This is the true story of Blackbeard, less fearsome than fables suggest.
Based in the Caribbean, 18th-century Thomas Anstis commanded several ships and preyed upon the American colonies. This is his true story.
Henry Avary, who went by many aliases, was labelled as the “King of Pirates” by his contemporaries. This is his true story.
Howell Davis, a Welsh pirate, suffered a short career. His true story is one of mutiny, imprisonment, and crime.
Edward England, born Edward Seeger, was a notorious pirate known for his flag – the “Jolly Roger” complete with skull and crossbones.
John Evans was a Welsh pirate whose short career started with a rowboat and an island raid. This is his true story.
William Kidd was a Scottish sailor whose early career started noble enough. His true story is one of murder and conviction for piracy.
George Lowther had an early career as second mate on a slave ship and he turned to piracy in the Caribbean. This is his true story.
John, or James, Martel was initially a privateer in the Spanish Succession. He turned to piracy and reportedly killed an entire crew.
A true story of crime on the high seas, this account details the life and misdeeds of pirate Captain Phillips.
John Rackham, aka Calico Jack, was a pirate during the “Golden Age of Piracy.” His true story includes many sordid details and adventures.
Francis Spriggs was a pirate known for his black flag and known associates. His true story tells of desertion and conquest.
Charles Vane was an English pirate who preyed upon English and French ships. Hanged at the gallows in Jamaica, this is his true story.
A true story of crime on the high seas, this account details the life and misdeeds of pirate Captain Weril.
This collection details the true stories of the lives of many pirates. It tells of high seas adventures, murder, mutiny, and often hanging.
Stede Bonnet was known as the “Gentleman Pirate” as he came from a background of relative wealth before turning to piracy.
Mary Read was one of several females active in the “Golden Age of Piracy.” Her true story ended in conviction.
Of Jungle Book fame, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the mongoose lives in India, where he defends a family against venomous cobras.
Written as a (fictional) autobiography by Crusoe, this story describes his 28 yrs. on a remote island, faced with cannibals and mutineers.
The story of a British frigate traveling Caribbean waters and their encounter with the pirate ship known as The Slapping Sal.
The first of a series, at first Christopher Bellew (known as Smoke Bellew) is a journalist who goes to Alaska to cover the gold rush.
In this second of the series, Smoke Bellew, a San Francisco journalist decides to stay on Klondike to chronicle the gold rush.
In the third of the Smoke Bellew series, Smoke and his new friend Shorty stampede to stake their gold claims.
Smoke discovers a clever system to win in roulette. This is a particularly entertaining installment of the Smoke Bellew series.
In this installment of the Smoke Bellew series, Smoke is accused of a murder.
In this humorous installmet of the Smoke Bellow series, Smoke and Shorty race for a $1,000,000 prize.
This story is one of adventures and testing strength that came with the wild gold rush in the Yukon country.
In this installment of the Smoke Bellew series, Smoke and Shorty try to save a tribe of starving Indians with interesting results.
Smoke and Shorty are faced with the ravages of scurvy and set out to find a solution – with a little perseverance and potatoes.
In this installment of the Smoke Bellow series, Smoke and Wild Water have a stand-off over – of all things – eggs.
In this installment of the Smoke Bellew series, Smoke and Shorty endeavor to buy a town site, but the situation is complicated.
In this last of the Smoke Bellew series, Smoke and Shorty are captured by Indians, followed by both horrible and heart-warming events.
Mowgli lost his parents to a tiger attack and was raised by wolves. This is the story of jungle life and battles with the tiger Shere Khan.
In 1625, a young man named D’Artagnan travels to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard in a story of adventure and political justice.
This is a tale with a tail: Tobermory is a talking cat! It seems fun to know a chatty cat, but what happens if he shares awkward secrets?
This classic story by Mark Twain chronicles the adventures of 12-year old Tom Sawyer and his friends, Huckleberry Finn and Joe Harper.
The crazed experimental airship inventor kidnaps Tom Sawyer and friends. Soon, they fly into danger surrounded by lions and hostile armies.
In this follow-up to the original Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom undertakes the task of solving a mysterious murder. Based on a true story.
This is about a character from the Jungle Book, Toomai, an elephant handler. His adventures and life lessons unfold in this delightful tale.
This coming of age story has all the standard features needed: one legged pirates with parrots, treasure maps, and death-defying adventure.
Captain MacWhirr sails his ship into a Pacific Ocean typhoon, refusing to consider an alternate course, in a tale of bravery and conflict.
The tale of a man who accidentally leaves his umbrella when at his sister’s empty home. She finds the umbrella and misunderstanding ensues.
Find out what a man-eating mugger (crocodile), an adjutant crane, and a jackal talk about while relaxing on a river bank one evening.
A story with a modern message of the plight of seals. A baby seal sees humans clubbing seals to death, so he swims the globe to find safety.
A story of love at first sight. written from the view points of two young people who meet and fall in love while touring cathedrals in Britain.
Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's School in London, is left in poverty when her father dies, but she is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
Novel from Mormon teacher Nephi Anderson, considered to be one of the most prominent fiction writers of the "Home Literature" period in Mormon Literature.
The son of a tailor finds a magical lamp, and he uses it to gain the love of a beautiful princess.
In this classic by Lewis Carroll little Alice experiences countless adventures in Wonderland. Download it today!
A country girl is sent to live with her wealthier and more cultured relatives in Boston where she learns many life lessons.
A compilation of stories including: "The Sandman," "The Emporer's New Clothes," and "The Little Match Girl."
Anne Shirley, a 16-year-old girl on Prince Edward Island, gets into scrapes, becomes Avonlea's school teacher, and lets her imagination run wild.
Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert want to adopt a practical young boy; however, they mistakenly receive a spirited and troublesome Anne Shirley.
Anne leaves Prince Edward Island for college, faces hard choices in her aspirations to be a writer, and tries to find a good husband.
Eccentric Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days, much to the astonishment of his London Club.
A magnificent horse shares his experiences of life in Victorian England, particularly the cruel treatment which animals receive by their owners.
Two children's stories with beautiful illustrations! 1. The Legend of the Black Sea - an unforgettable story which shows that strength of will is above everything else. 2. Mommy - an unforgettable story where good and bad are both done in the name
A beautiful young girl, held in low esteem and treated as a maid by her step-family, attends a fancy ball and dances with the handsome prince into the night. Fortunately, in her haste to return before midnight, she leaves behind a glass slipper.
All your favourite classic nursery rhymes, ideal for all ages.
Author William Wells Brown uses the injustices of slavery to demonstrate the destructive effects that it had on the African-American family, most significantly on the so-called tragic mulatto.
After a tornado Dorothy falls into the Land of Manaboos where she and three newfound friends journey to find the Wizard of Oz, of whom they have special requests.
A frail and despondent orphan, grieving for her recently dead parents, is sent to live on the "Aunt-Hill" to be raised by six very opinionated aunts.
In this collection of short stories, Anne searches for her father, and she is surprised by an amazing marriage proposal.
By L. Frank Baum. The exciting experiences of Princess Ozma of Oz and Dorothy are told, as they embark on a hazardous journey to the home of the Flatheads, and to the magic isle of the Skeezers; and how they are rescued from dire peril by Glinda, the good
From the bestselling author of the "Autobiography of Henry VIII", "Memoirs of Cleopatra", and "Mary, Called Magdalene" among others, comes a lush, seductive novel of the legendary beauty whose face "launched a thousand ships"; the mythical woman who was H
The tale of an Irish boy raised as an Indian in imperial India. It is the story of his coming of age in a world of high adventure, mystic quests, and the "great game" between the British and the Russians for control of Central Asia.
H. Rider Haggard clearly displays his wonderfully dramatic imagination, combined with his deep knowledge of Africa, in King Solomon's Mines, which recounts the adventures of Allan Quartermain, Sir Henry Curtis, and Captain John Good.
This story is about an American boy named Cedric, who finds that he is the sole heir to a British earldom. He leaves New York to take up residence in his ancestral castle, where he is joined by his middle-class mother whom he calls "Dearest". His grandfat
The March sisters, Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War.
The sequel to Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm further chronicles the adventures of a girl growing up.
Oliver escapes from the miserable workhouse where he's spent his childhood and travels to London, where he befriends Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their group of thieves.
Classic novel about a lively little girl from Maine.
King Rinkitink was so pleased with the Island of Pingaree, that he continued his stay day after day and week after week, eating good dinners; talking with King Kitticut and sleeping. Once in a while he would read from his scroll, and said he, "Whenever I
When Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on a deserted island, he builds a house, grows crops, and saves the life of a native.
Eighteen of Shakespeare's plays are retold as short stories which are intended for children.
Huck Finn befriends Jim, a runaway slave, and the two travel down the Mississippi River on a raft and share many interesting experiences along the way.
Peter Pan, a little boy who can fly, experiences many adventures in Wonderland with Wendy, her brothers, Tinkerbell, and Captain Hook.
How it happened that carpenter Mastro Cherry found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child centuries ago will be a question that my little readers will ask immediately.
Ol' Mistah Buzzard was right. Trouble was right at the heels of Reddy Fox, although Reddy wouldn't have believed it if he had been told. He had stolen that plump pet chicken of Farmer Brown's boy for no reason under the sun but to show off. He wanted ever
Tom Sawyer is a mischievous boy in a 19th Century Mississippi town. He skips school, witnesses a crime, hunts for pirate treasure, and gets lost in a cave.
This collection of Middle Eastern folktales features stories about Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad, all of whom use cleverness and luck to navigate their adventures.
Born on Christmas Day, Carol Bird is special from the start. Her especially sweet disposition and invalid condition develop together in early childhood. As her health declines, her gracious spirit shines stronger and stronger, and is reflected in her swee
A compilation of fairy tales from Germany, France, England, Scotland, and Scandinavia.
He rushed headlong down the path he had come, at each step fearing that he would feel a hand laying on his shoulder. It was not until he had left the last trees behind him and was standing on the open plain, that he dared to look around. Then he thought t
Andrew Lang's Fairy Books are a 12-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories from the oral tradition himself, the extent of his sources made them an immensely influential collection.
Another heartwarming tale from the author of Rebecca of Sunny-brook Farm.
This Oz book is one of the more disjointed ones, more a sort of package tour of Ozma's magic kingdom than a quest. But the vignettes are charming and stick with you. The "Rigamaroles" have become part of this family's culture.
A wonderful collection of tales from Eastern Europe, Africa, and Islamic countries. Contents: Donkey Skin; The Goblin Pony; An Impossible Enchantment.
The story of Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre-Dame cathedral and his devotion to the beautiful gypsy dancer Esmeralda. When the demented archdeacon Frollo sets out to abduct Esmeralda, he uses Quasimodo to do the evil deed on his behalf. Howev
Probably no writer of stories for the young ever equalized Hans Christian Andersen; certainly none ever succeeded as he has done in reproducing the nameless charm of the real fairy tale which springs up without an author among the people.
After getting lost in the jungle, Mowgli is adopted into a family of wolves where he learns jungle law, the importance of loyalty, and survival skills.
There are a number of collections by this author (Andrew Lang) under various fairy colors. But while they are all excellent and entertaining, they tend to repeat the same idea with a slight variation in story; which is merely indicative of the same ethic
When Princess Ozma and all the magic of the Land of Oz are mysteriously stolen, Dorothy and the other residents of Oz are determined to find their missing Ruler, and the thief responsible for her disappearance.
Alcott published over 30 books and collections of short stories, leaving a legacy of wonderful stories to be enjoyed by generations of young readers. This is one of her collections of short stories, prescribed in many school curriculum's.
This is the story of the wonderful adventures of a young boy named Tip, and how he and his friends thwart the wicked plans of the evil witch, Mombi and overcome the rebellion of General Jinjur and her young women's army.
This is the collection of multicultural fairy tales by Andrew Lang.
Poor little Koma was left alone, not knowing in the least what to do. Even the attention paid him by the princess, who was delighted with his charming ways, did not console him. But there was no use in fighting against fate, for he could only wait to see
All the man wanted was to get rich, and as his last prayer were granted, he became very wealthy. Having become wealthy, he felt that it would be terrible to die and leave all of his possessions behind. So he decided to set out in search of a land where d
Dorothy and her friends follow the enchanted road to Oz and arrive in time for Ozma's birthday party.
Trot and her uncle, Cap'n Bill, encounter unusual experiences with mermaids, sea-serpents, and other strange creatures while journeying in the depths of the sea.
After the death of her parents, Mary is sent to live in her uncle's great, lonely house on the Moors, where she discovers the key to a Secret Garden.
The book is narrated by Beverley, looking back on his experiences one summer in Prince Edward Island. Sarah, known throughout this novel as The Story Girl, is exceptionally gifted at telling stories, spinning tales that captivate the other children living
In short format, this classic story that was born from a nightmare and produced in "white-hot haste", is arguably Stevenson's most famous work, that has had a cultural impact out of all proportions, in contrast to its length.
A young man named D'Artagnan goes to Paris to join the Musketeers, whom he considers his friends for life, to derail a plot to take control of France.
Dorothy tries to rescue the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow from the giantess who has changed them into a tin owl and a teddy bear; and is using them for playthings.
Thirty-five tales of fairies, ogres, bewitched mortals, and haunted forests are collected from the oral traditions of many lands.
The story of Dorothy and her dog, Toto, who are swept off the Kansas plains by a huge cyclone, and find themselves in the land of Oz. With color illustrations by Michael Foreman.
A collection of traditional fairy tales from the folklore of Russia, Germany, France, Iceland, and America.
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). The themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a k
This entry in the Oz series features the adventures of Tik Tok (a mechanical man), the Queen of the Oogaboos, the Shaggy Man, and the evil King Nome.
Jim Hawkins searches for the buried treasure of the notorious pirate, Captain Flint.
This e-book includes the stories of ancient times, and the barter system that existed between masters and slaves. Uncle Tom felt unhappier than ever. He had hoped to at least have a little room that he could keep clean and tidy. But not even the hole he
An autobiographical novel by the author of "Little Women", that tells the story of an American working girl during the mid-19th Century, along with the choices that were available to her as a single woman, and her transformation from being a put-upon maid
By Charlotte M. Yonge. A treatise on conquest and war during different periods of history, beginning with Julius Caesar in 55 B.C; and ending with Queen Victoria's reign between 1860 and 1872 A.D.
Subtitled "The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World", this e-Book is about the history of Rome; and in letters records its heroine's encounters with an education at the hands of London society.
In 1800, black voices began to rise against slavery. People like Gabriel Prosser and Nat Turner, attempted to launch slave rebellions against the system.
The Earth, the Sea, the Sky, and their wonders--are the themes in this volume. Men have lived on Earth for hundreds of thousands of years; and its wonders have increased, not diminished, with their experience.
Abridged versions of many classic tales including Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels and The Iliad of Homer.
If a hero had killed a serpent, in time it would become a fiery dragon; and if he won a great battle, its enthusiastic reciters had him perform prodigious feats beyond belief. But do not fancy from this that the heroes were everyday people. Indeed, they w