the Geese, and Other Fables of Bidpai,_ retold by Maude Barrows Button.] A Tortoise and two Geese lived together in a pond for many years. At last there came a drought and dried up the pond. Then the Geese said to one another,-- "We mu... Read more of THE TORTOISE AND THE GEESE at Children Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational

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Hope's Anastasius

Lord Byron, in a conversation with the Countess of Blessington, said
that he wept bitterly over many pages of Anastasius, and for two
reasons: first, that he had not written it; and secondly, that Hope
had; for it was necessary to like a man excessively to pardon his
writing such a book; as, he said, excelling all recent productions, as
much in wit and talent as in true pathos. Lord Byron added, that he
would have given his two most approved poems to have been the author of

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