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THE KING AND THE PAGE

Who Was Famous

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Edited by Irwin L. Gordon

Fifty Famous People

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BY JAMES BALDWIN

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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



THE KING AND THE PAGE



Many years ago there was a king of Prussia, whose name was Frederick;
and because he was very wise and very brave, people called him
Frederick the Great. Like other kings, he lived in a beautiful palace
and had many officers and servants to wait upon him.

Among the servants there was a little page whose name was Carl. It was
Carl's duty to sit outside of the king's bedroom and be ready to serve
him at any time.

One night the king sat up very late, writing letters and sending
messages; and the little page was kept busy running on errands until
past midnight.

The next morning the king wished to send him on another errand. He
rang the little bell which was used to call the page, but no page
answered.

"I wonder what can have happened to the boy," he said; and he opened
the door and looked out. There, sitting in his chair, was Carl, fast
asleep. The poor child was so tired after his night's work that he
could not keep awake.

The king was about to waken him roughly, when he saw a piece of paper
on the floor beside him. He picked it up and read it.

It was a letter from the page's mother:--

_Dearest Carl; You are a good boy to send me all your wages, for now
I can pay the rent and buy some warm clothing for your little sister.
I thank you for it, and pray that God will bless you. Be faithful to
the king and do your duty._

The king went back to the room on tiptoe. He took ten gold pieces from
his table and wrapped them in the little letter. Then he went out
again, very quietly, and slipped them all into the boy's pocket.

After a while he rang the bell again, very loudly.

Carl awoke with a start, and came quickly to answer the call.

"I think you have been asleep," said the king.

The boy stammered and did not know what to say. He was frightened and
ready to cry.

He put his hand in his pocket, and was surprised to find the gold
pieces wrapped in his mother's letter. Then his eyes overflowed with
tears, and he fell on his knees before the king.

"What is the matter?" asked Frederick.

"Oh, your Majesty!" cried Carl. "Have mercy on me. It is true that I
have been asleep, but I know nothing about this money. Some one is
trying to ruin me."

"Have courage, my boy," said the king. "I know how you must have been
overwearied with long hours of watching. And people say that fortune
comes to us in our sleep. You may send the gold pieces to your mother
with my compliments; and tell her that the king will take care of both
her and you."


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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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