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Heimatlos: Two stories for children, and for those who love children, p.1Johanna Spyri
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_TWO STORIES FOR CHILDREN, AND FOR THOSE WHO LOVE CHILDREN_
BY JOHANNA SPYRI
TRANSLATION BY EMMA STELTER HOPKINS
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY FREDERICK RICHARDSON
GINN AND COMPANY BOSTON . NEW YORK . CHICAGO . LONDON
COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY EMMA S. HOPKINS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 912.8
The Athenaeum Press GINN AND COMPANY . PROPRIETORS . BOSTON . U.S.A.
In the translation of "Heimatlos" an effort has been made to hold asfar as possible to the original, in order to give the reader ofEnglish the closest possible touch with the story as it stands in theGerman. This method retains the author's delightful simplicity, and itleaves revealed, even in her roundabout way of telling things, hercharming adaptability as a writer for children.
The adult reader will pardon the repetitions, where the same thoughtis expressed in different ways, when it is remembered that the authoris making doubly sure of reaching the understanding of the young mind.The literal rendering has been sacrificed only in a few instances, andthen because of local idioms and national standards.
It is the hope of the translator that these two stories, so widelyread by the children of Germany, will help our own little ones, inthese days of general prosperity, to appreciate the everyday comfortsof home, to which they grow so accustomed as often to take them forgranted, with little evidence of gratitude.
E. S. H.
LAKE SILS AND LAKE GARDA
CHAPTER PAGE I. THE QUIET HOME 1 II. IN SCHOOL 5 III. THE SCHOOLMASTER'S VIOLIN 10 IV. THE DISTANT LAKE WITHOUT A NAME 17 V. THE LAKE HAS A NAME 22 VI. RICO'S MOTHER 25 VII. A PRECIOUS LEGACY AND A PRECIOUS PRAYER 28 VIII. AT LAKE SILS 33 IX. A PUZZLING OCCURRENCE 39 X. A LITTLE LIGHT 43 XI. A LONG JOURNEY 45 XII. THE JOURNEY CONTINUED 54 XIII. LAKE GARDA 60 XIV. NEW FRIENDS 67 XV. AN EMPHATIC APPEAL 82 XVI. THE ADVICE 86 XVII. OVER THE MOUNTAINS 94 XVIII. TWO HAPPY TRAVELERS 103 XIX. CLOUDS AT LAKE GARDA 111 XX. AT HOME 117 XXI. SUNSHINE AT LAKE GARDA 127
WISELI FINDS HER PLACE
CHAPTER PAGE I. COASTING 133 II. THE HOME ON THE HILL 138 III. ANOTHER HOME 155 IV. THE GOTTI HOME 163 V. HOW LIFE CONTINUES AND SUMMER COMES 174 VI. A NEW FEATURE 192 VII. BRIGHTER DAYS FOR THE PATIENT AND FOR SOME ONE ELSE 205 VIII. THE UNEXPECTED HAPPENS 216
PRONOUNCING VOCABULARY 231
LAKE SILS AND LAKE GARDA
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