Heidi, p.1Johanna Spyri
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UP THE MOUNTAIN TO GRANDFATHER]
ILLUSTRATED BY ALICE CARSEY
WHITMAN PUBLISHING CO. RACINE . . CHICAGO
COPYRIGHT 1916 BY WHITMAN PUBLISHING CO. RACINE . . CHICAGO
There is here presented to the reader a careful translation of "Heidi,"one of the most popular works of the great Swiss authoress, MadamJohanna Spyri. As particulars of her career are not easily gathered, wemay here state that Johanna Heusser was born at Zurich, June 12, 1827.She wrote nothing in her youth. She was happily married to the AdvocateSpyri. Later, the Franco-Prussian war evoked from her a book devisedfor a charitable purpose, and the success of this volume revealed herfuture. She died at her home in Zurich in 1891. Her fame has spread toall countries, and her many books have delighted not only the childrenfor whom they were so artfully written, but they have become favoriteswith lovers of children as well.
As to "Heidi," itself, wherever mountains are seen or read about, thesimple account of the early life of the Swiss child, amid the beautiesof her passionately-loved home, will be a favorite book for youngerreaders and those who seek their good.
Johanna Spyri lived amidst the scenes she so gracefully described. Inall her stories she shows an underlying desire to preserve her youngreaders alike from misunderstanding and the mistaken kindness thatfrequently hinders the happiness and natural development of their livesand characters.
Among her many works are the following: "Arthur and His Squirrel,""On Sunday," "From the Swiss Mountains," "A Scion of the House ofLesa," "The Great and the Small All May Aid," "From Near and Far,""Cornelius," "Lost but Not Forgotten," "Gritli's Children," 2 volumes,"Without a Country," "What Shall Then Become of Her?," "Sina," "FromOur Own Country," "Ten Stories," 2 volumes, "In Leuchtensa," "UncleTitus," "A Golden Saying," "The Castle Wildenstein," "What ReallyHappened to Her," "In the Valley of the Tilonne," "The Hauffer Mill."
M. H. M.
I. Heidi's First Mountain Climb 13
II. A New Home with Grandfather 22
III. Little Bear and Little Swan 29
IV. Shooting Down the Mountain Side 40
V. A Railroad Journey 52
VI. Clara, the Patient Little Invalid 60
VII. The Unfriendly Housekeeper 67
VIII. Surprises for the Children 79
IX. Mr. Sesemann Takes Heidi's Part 87
X. Clara's Lovable Grandmother 91
XI. Home-Sickness 98
XII. "My House Is Haunted" 102
XIII. At Home Again on the Mountain 112
XIV. The Coat with the Silver Buttons 126
XV. A Great Disappointment 135
XVI. The Doctor Comes with Presents 140
XVII. Excursions Over the Mountains 149
XVIII. A New Home for the Winter 157
XIX. Heidi Teaches Obstinate Peter 167
XX. A Strange Looking Procession 176
XXI. Happy Days for the Little Visitor 191
XXII. Wicked Peter and the Unlucky Chair 199
XXIII. Good-Bye to the Beautiful Mountain 217
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