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Wonder Tales from Wagner; Told for Young People (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Wonder Tales from Wagner; Told for Young People (Paperback): Anna Alice Chapin

Wonder Tales from Wagner; Told for Young People (Paperback)

Anna Alice Chapin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I THE SPELLBOUND SEAMAN Sa1lors believe that there is an Evil Spirit of the ocean who, like the ancient Sea-Queen Ran, "would many a man beguile," and who delights in casting spells upon unfortunate mortals and in dragging them down under the waves. He has terrible power, they declare, and can arouse the ocean to wrath, collect the thunder-clouds, and let loose the wild storm-winds--indeed, the number of vessels he has wrecked cannot be counted. His mighty magic enables him to doom mariners to fearful fates if they displease or defy him; and of this magic you shall now hear. There was once a Dutch sea-captain named Vanderdecken, who, after a long and prosperous voyage, directed his course towards his home in Holland. He was a brave-hearted but rash man, and, on hearing of a certain particularly dangerous cape, called Good Hope, he vowed that he would double that cape, come what might, if it took all eternity. Now the Sea-Spirit heard this vow, and laughed--for he loved well to punish men for defying his power--and wove spells about the ship, the captain, and the crew. From that day enchantment, lay upon them, and they were doomed to traverse the seas forever--trying always to sail around the Cape of Good Hope, and failing at every trial. Long years passed, and Vanderdecken and his crew were only kept from death by the Sea-Spirit, who condemned them to sail forever. The unfortunate seaman had but one hope of happiness and salvation: if a woman would give him her love, and remain faithful to him until death, the spell would be lifted and Vanderdecken freed. Every seven years he was allowed to cast anchor and go on shore to search for the woman who would save him through her love and fidelity. But, alas he could find none, and as the end of every term...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Anna Alice Chapin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-45023-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-45023-5
Barcode: 9781151450234

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