By Nathaniel Hawthorne
From one in all America's maximum writers come those vintage stories of magical creatures and adventures written specially for kids. listed here are the tales of King Midas, the fellow who used to be capable of flip every thing he touched into gold; Hercules, the best and most powerful hero of all time; the Gorgons, merciless witches with snakes for hair; and lots of different outstanding warriors and evil monsters. comprises "The Gorgon's Head," "The Golden Touch," "The Paradise of Children," "The 3 Golden Apples," "The fabulous Pitchers," and "The Chimaera."
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