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GOING TO SEA

Who Was Famous

Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be

Edited by Irwin L. Gordon

Fifty Famous People

A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES

BY JAMES BALDWIN

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Famous Women Contents

Famous Women - HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

Famous Women - HELEN HUNT JACKSON

Famous Women - LUCRETIA MOTT

Famous Women - MARY A LIVERMORE

Famous Women - MARGARET FULLER OSSOLI

Famous Women - MARIA MITCHELL



GOING TO SEA



"I should like to be a sailor," said George Washington. "Then I could
go to many strange lands and see many wonderful things. And, by and
by, I might become the captain of a ship."

He was only fourteen years old.

His older brothers were quite willing that he should go to sea. They
said that a bright boy like George would not long be a common sailor.
He would soon become a captain and then perhaps a great admiral.

And so the matter was at last settled. George's brothers knew the
master of a trading ship who was getting ready to sail to England. He
agreed to take the boy with him and teach him how to be a good sailor.

George's mother was very sad. His uncle had written her a letter
saying:

"Do not let him go to sea. If he begins as a common sailor, he will
never be anything else."

But George had made up his mind to go. He was headstrong and
determined. He would not listen to any one who tried to persuade him to
stay at home. At last the day came for the ship to sail. It was waiting
in the river. A boat was at the landing, ready to take him on board.
The little chest that held his clothing had been carried down to the
bank. George was in high glee at the thought of going.

"Good-by, mother," he said.

He stood on the doorstep and looked back into the house. He saw the
kind faces of those whom he loved. He began to feel very sad.

"Good-by, my dear boy!"

George saw the tears in his mother's eyes. He saw them rolling down
her cheeks. He knew that she did not wish him to go. He could not bear
to see her grief.

He stood still for a moment, thinking. Then he turned quickly and said,
"Mother, I have changed my mind. I will stay at home and do as you
wish." Then he called to the black boy, who was waiting at the door,
and said, "Tom, run down to the shore and tell them not to put the
chest in the boat. Send word to the captain not to wait for me, for
I have changed my mind. I am not going to sea."

Who has not heard of George Washington? It has been said of him that
he was the "first in war, the first in peace, and first in the hearts
of his countrymen." He was our most famous president. He has been
called the Father of his Country.

Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit

FIFTY FAMOUS PEOPLE

FIFTY FAMOUS PEOPLE - CONTENTS

SAVING THE BIRDS

ANOTHER BIRD STORY

SPEAKING A PIECE

WRITING A COMPOSITION

THE WHISTLE

THE ETTRICK SHEPHERD

THE CALIPH AND THE POET

BECOS! BECOS! BECOS!

A LESSON IN HUMILITY

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE (OF PAUL REVERE)

THE BOY AND THE WOLF

ANOTHER WOLF STORY

THE HORSESHOE NAILS

THE LANDLORD'S MISTAKE

A LESSON IN MANNERS

GOING TO SEA

THE SHEPHERD-BOY PAINTER

TWO GREAT PAINTERS

THE KING AND THE BEES

OUR FIRST GREAT PAINTER

THE YOUNG SCOUT

THE LAD WHO RODE SIDESADDLE

THE WHISPERERS

HOW A PRINCE LEARNED TO READ

READ AND YOU WILL KNOW

THE YOUNG CUPBEARER

THE SONS OF THE CALIPH

THE BOY AND THE ROBBERS

A LESSON IN JUSTICE

THE GENERAL AND THE FOX

THE BOMB

A STORY OF OLD ROME

SAVED BY A DOLPHIN

LITTLE BROTHERS OF THE AIR

A CLEVER SLAVE

ONE OF AESOP'S FABLES

THE DARK DAY

THE SURLY GUEST

THE STORY OF A GREAT STORY

THE KING AND THE PAGE

THE HUNTED KING

TRY, TRY AGAIN!

WHY HE CARRIED THE TURKEY

THE PADDLE-WHEEL BOAT

THE CALIPH AND THE GARDENER

THE COWHERD WHO BECAME A POET

THE LOVER OF MEN

THE CHARCOAL MAN AND THE KING

WHICH WAS THE KING?

THE GOLDEN TRIPOD

NAMES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

Famous Women - LOUISA M ALCOTT

Famous Women - MARY LYON

Famous Women - HARRIET G HOSMER

Famous Women - MADAME DE STAEL

Famous Women - ROSA BONHEUR

Famous Women - ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

Famous Women - GEORGE ELIOT

Famous Women - ELIZABETH FRY

Famous Women - ELIZABETH THOMPSON BUTLER

Famous Women - FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

Famous Women - LADY BRASSEY

Famous Women - BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS

Famous Women - JEAN INGELOW

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