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The World’s Story

A History of the World in Story, Song and Art Volume 7 U.S. History – Expansion, Arabia, Palestine

Edited by Eva March Tappan

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The World’s Story A History of the World In Story, Song and Art Volume 7 U.S. History – Expansion, Arabia, Palestine Copyright © 2020 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher. The World’s Story, A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, edited by Eva March Tappan. (Original copyright 1914) Cover Image: Pilgrims Going to Mecca, by Leon Belly (1861). In public domain, source Wikimedia Commons. Libraries of Hope, Inc. Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Website www.librariesofhope.com Email: librariesofhope@gmail.com Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS THE UNITED STATES I. THE CLIFF-DWELLERS OF THE SOUTHWEST THE SEVEN CITIES OF THE WILDERNESS

From "The Discovery of America."

How THE CLIFF-D"·ELLERS LIYED

From "On the Great American Plateau."

. . . J 0/111 Fiske

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T. Mitchell Prnddcn

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How LITTLE-RLuE-Fox FOOLED THE COYOTE

A Pueblo Jolk-story retold by Charles F. Lummis From "The l\Ian who married the l\Ioon." THE STOR)IING OF THE SKY-CITY • . • Charles F. Lummis From "The Spanish Pioneers."

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IL WARS WITH THE RED MEN

Scott

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THE CAPTIVITY OF MRS. MARY ROWLANDSON

. . By herself Gideon H. Ilol/ister

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THE DEATH OF KING PHILIP

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Tm: CAPTURE OF DEERFIELD

Francis P arkman

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Samuel Adams Drake From "The Heart of the White Mountains."

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TrrE MYSTERIOUS CrrAMPION OF HADLEY •

From "Peveril of the Peak." From "lVIount Hope."

From "A Half-Century of Conflict."

Sir

JV alter

THE FIGIIT AT LOVEWELL'S POND

III .

THE LOUISIANA TERRITORY

NAPOLEON PLANS TO SELL LOUISIANA

A. E. Winship and Robert W. Wallace From "The Louisiana Purchase."

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James Parton

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THE "BARGAIN" PURCHASE OF THE LOUISIANA TERRITORY

From "Life of Thomas Jefferson." EXPLORING THE LOUISIANA TERRITORY

James Parton 101

From "Captains of Industry." LEWIS AND CLARKE AT THE SOURCE OF THE MISSOURI SA-CA-GA-WE-A •

.

From Tlzeir Joumal 105 Edna Dean Proctor 108


CONTENTS IV. A PERIOD OF GROWTH AN D EXPANSION THE OPENING OF THE ERIE CANAL . . J olm Bach McMaster 113 From "A History of the People of the United States." THE GUEST OF THE N ATION . . . . . . . Daniel Webster 115 From "The First Bunker Hill Oration." THE HIGHEST PEAK OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAlNS J olm Charles Fremont I17 THE FIRST TELEGRAM . . • . . . . R. M. Devens 125 From "Our First Century." A LITTLE SCOTCH PIONEER IN WISCONSIN . Jolm Muir 132 From "The Story of My Boyh ood and Youth." V STORIES OF THE WESTERN INDIANS A CHOCT Aw HOLIDAY . . . . . . . . . George Catlin 143 From "Letters and Notes on the l\1anners, Customs, and Con­ dition of the North American Indians." \\'HAT THE I:-DIANS THOUGHT OF THE WHITE MEN George Bird Grinnell 152 From "The Story of the Indian." THE INDIAN STORY OF THE CUSTER TRAGEDY. James M cLa11ghlin 160 From "My Friend the Indian." THE TEMECULA VALLEY, AN AMERICAN GRAND PRE Helen !font Jackson 177 From "Glimpses of California and the Missions."

ARABIA I. EARLY HISTORY THE LEGEND OF THE ARABS Alplio11se Marie Louis de Lamartine 187 From "History of Turkey." l\lOHAilllED . . . . . . . • • . . Eva March T appan 193 From "European Hero Stories." THE "SQUARE HOUSE," OR KABAH Hadji T{ha11 and Wilfrid Sparroy 199 From "With the Pilgrims to Mecca." II. STORIES OF THE CALIPHS OF BAGDAD AL l\IA:-.;SUR, BUILDER OF BAGDAD, AND THE POET Claude Field 207 Claude Field 209 AL l\IASSUR REBUKED . . . . AL MAHDI A:-."D THE Two WISHES . • • . . Claude Field 211 II


CONTENTS Claude Field 215 From "Tales of the Caliphs"; adapted from Masoudi's "Meadows of Gold." THE CALIPH AND THE POET OF THE IlAR:iIEKS . E, H. Palmer219 TllE DIVISION OF THE REWARD • E. H. Palmer 222 HAROUN AL RA SilID AND TllE MUSICIAN •

THE CALIPH AND "THE MAN WITH THE STEW"

From "The Caliph Haroun al Rashid." III.

E. ll. Palmer

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. . . E. H. Pal mer 228

THE POET A!\'D THE ]ESTER •

STORIES OF MODERN ARABIA

Colonel L. du Couret

JUSTICE IN ARABIA. \VIT FROM ARABIA •

.

• . Colonel L. du Couret

From "Life in the Desert."

Sir Richard F. Burto11 From "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrim age to AI-Madinah and Meccah."

A PILGRIIJAGE TO MECCA

231 236 241

PALESTINE I. IN

OLD TESTAMENT TIMES

THE JouRNEY TO THE PROMISED LAND

From t/ze Old Testament 249 TrrE SHEPHERD DoY WHO BECAME KING From tlze Old Testament 268 THE STORY OF KING So1m10N From tlze Old Testament 282 STORIES FROM THE T ALl!UD. • • • • • • • • Unknown 293 From "Selections from the Talmud," translated by H. Polano. THE DESTRl'CTIO� OF JERUSALE:ll • • • • Flavius 1oseplius 301 From "Our Young Folks' Josephus," by \Villiam Shepard. II. A

ROMAN PROVINCE

• Jo/111 Milton 309 Flavius Josephus 320 From "Our Young Folks' Josephus," by William Shepard.

ON THE MORNING OF CHRIST'S NATIVITY.

THE DURNING OF THE TEMPLE

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CONTENTS III. T HE CRC'S.-\DES

"Goo

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Ir!" .

. Fran,ois Pierre Gui/foume Gui;ot 329

Fro:::i "The Hi5tory of France."

THE TEARI);G--DOITT OF E�GLAXD'S FLAG

From "The Tali5man.'' TH E CarLDREx's CRC"SADE r

Froo "Old \forld Hero Stories."

THE CHil.DREx's CRCS..\DE Sr. Lons AS A PRISOXER .

From "History of Crusades."

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Sir n·c11e, Scot!

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E=a Jforc/1 Tappan

346

Henry T ads-..."orth Longfe //o;.:,349 Joseph Fra11rois JI ichaid 351


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