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The Red True Story Book

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The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Red True StoryBook, by Various, Edited by Andrew Lang, Illustratedby Henry J. FordThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: The Red True Story BookAuthor: VariousEditor: Andrew LangRelease Date: December 23, 2008 [eBook #27603]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK*** E-text prepared by Chris Curnow, Lindy Walsh, Emmy,and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team(http://www.pgdp.net) CoverTHERED TRUE STORY BOOKWORKS BY ANDREW LANG.COCK LANE AND COMMON SENSE: a Series of Papers Crown8vo. 6s. 6d. net.BAN and ARRIÈRE BAN: a Rally of Fugitive Rhymes. Crown 8vo. 5s.net.ST. ANDREWS. With 8 Plates and 24 Illustrations in the Text by T.Hodge. 8vo. 15s. net.HOMER AND THE EPIC. Crown 8vo. 9s. net.CUSTOM AND MYTH: Studies of Early Usage and Belief. With 15Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d.BALLADS OF BOOKS. Edited by Andrew Lang. Fcp. 8vo. 6s.LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.BOOKS AND BOOKMEN. With 2 Coloured Plates and 17Illustrations. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.OLD FRIENDS. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.LETTERS ON LITERATURE. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.GRASS OF PARNASSUS. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.ANGLING SKETCHES. ...
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The Project Gutenberg
eBook of The Red True
Story Book, by Various,
Edited by Andrew Lang,
Illustrated by Henry J.
Ford
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no
cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,
give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg
License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org
Title: The Red True Story Book
Author: Various
Editor: Andrew Lang
Release Date: December 23, 2008 [eBook #27603]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK
THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK***

E-text prepared by Chris Curnow, Lindy
Walsh, Emmy,
and the Project Gutenberg Online
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THE
RED TRUE STORY BOOK
WORKS BY ANDREW LANG.
COCK LANE AND COMMON SENSE: a Series of
Papers Crown 8vo. 6s. 6d. net.
BAN and ARRIÈRE BAN: a Rally of Fugitive Rhymes.
Crown 8vo. 5s. net.
ST. ANDREWS. With 8 Plates and 24 Illustrations in
the Text by T. Hodge. 8vo. 15s. net.HOMER AND THE EPIC. Crown 8vo. 9s. net.
CUSTOM AND MYTH: Studies of Early Usage and
Belief. With 15 Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d.
BALLADS OF BOOKS. Edited by Andrew Lang. Fcp.
8vo. 6s.
LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.
BOOKS AND BOOKMEN. With 2 Coloured Plates and
17 Illustrations. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.
OLD FRIENDS. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.
LETTERS ON LITERATURE. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.
GRASS OF PARNASSUS. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d. net.
ANGLING SKETCHES. With 3 Etchings and numerous
Illustrations by W. G. Burn-Murdoch. Crown 8vo. 3s.
6d.
THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK. Edited by Andrew Lang.
With 134 Illustrations by H. J. Ford and G. P. Jacomb
Hood. Crown 8vo. 6s.
THE RED FAIRY BOOK. Edited by Andrew Lang. With
100 Illustrations by H. J. Ford and Lancelot Speed.
Crown 8vo. 6s.
THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK. Edited by Andrew Lang.
With 99 Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Crown 8vo. 6s.
THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK. Edited by Andrew Lang.
With 104 Illustrations by H. J. Ford. Crown 8vo. 6s.
THE BLUE POETRY BOOK. Edited by Andrew Lang.
With 100 Illustrations by H. J. Ford and Lancelot
Speed. Crown 8vo. 6s.
School Edition, without Illustrations. Fcp. 8vo. 2s. 6d.
Special Edition, printed on Indian paper. With Notes,
but without Illustrations. Crown 8vo. 7s. 6d.
THE TRUE STORY BOOK. Edited by Andrew Lang.
With 66 Illustrations by H. J. Ford, Lucien Davis,
Lancelot Speed, and L. Bogle. Crown 8vo. 6s.
—————LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO.
London and New York.
'IN THE BORGHESE GARDENS PRACTISED THAT
ROYAL GAME OF GOLF.' 'IN THE BORGHESE
GARDENS PRACTISED THAT ROYAL GAME OF
GOLF.'
THE RED
TRUE STORY BOOK
EDITED BY
ANDREW LANG
Title page illustration of woman on horse
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS BY HENRY J.
FORD
LONDON
LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.
AND NEW YORK
1895
All rights reservedINTRODUCTION
The Red True Story Book needs no long Introduction.
The Editor, in presenting The Blue True Story Book,
apologised for offering tales so much less thrilling and
romantic than the legends of the Fairies, but he added
that even real facts were, sometimes, curious and
interesting. Next year he promises something quite as
true as History, and quite as entertaining as Fairies!
For this book, Mr. Rider Haggard has kindly prepared
a narrative of 'Wilson's Last Fight,' by aid of
conversations with Mr. Burnham, the gallant American
scout. But Mr. Haggard found, while writing his
chapter, that Mr. Burnham had already told the story
in an 'Interview' published by the Westminster
Gazette. The courtesy of the proprietor of that journal,
and of Mr. Burnham, has permitted Mr. Haggard to
incorporate the already printed narrative with his own
matter.
'The Life and Death of Joan the Maid' is by the Editor,
who has used M. Quicherat's Procès (five volumes,
published for the Historical Society of France), with M.
Quicherat's other researches. He has also used M.
Wallon's Biography, the works of Father Ayroles, S.J.,
the Jeanne d'Arc à Domremy of M. Siméon Luce, the
works of M. Sepet, of Michelet, of Henri Martin, and,
generally, all printed documents to which he has had
access. Of unprinted contemporary matter perhaps
none is known to exist, except the Venetian
Correspondence, now being prepared for publicationby Father Ayroles.
'How the Bass was held for King James' is by the
Editor, mainly from Blackadder's Life.
'The Crowning of Ines de Castro' is by Mrs. Lang,
from Schäfer. 'Orthon,' from Froissart, 'Gustavus
Vasa,' 'Monsieur de Bayard's Duel' (Brantôme), are by
the same lady; also 'Gaston de Foix,' from Froissart,
and 'The White Man,' from Mile. Aïssé's Letters.
Mrs. McCunn has told the story of the Prince's
Scottish Campaign, from the contemporary histories of
the Rising of 1745, contemporary tracts, The Lyon in
Mourning, Chambers, Scott, Maxwell of Kirkconnel,
and other sources.
The short Sagas are translated from the Icelandic by
the Rev. W. C. Green, translator of Egil Skalagrim's
Saga.
Mr. S. R. Crockett, Author of The Raiders, told the
tales of 'The Bull of Earlstoun' and 'Grisell Baillie.'
Miss May Kendall and Mrs. Bovill are responsible for
the seafarings and shipwrecks; the Australian
adventures are by Mrs. Bovill.
Miss Minnie Wright compiled 'The Conquest of Peru,'
from Prescott's celebrated History.
Miss Agnes Repplier, that famed essayist of America,
wrote the tale of Molly Pitcher.
'The Adventures of General Marbot' are from thetranslation of his Autobiography by Mr. Butler.
With this information the Editor leaves the book to
children, assuring them that the stories are true,
except perhaps that queer tale of 'Orthon'; and some
of the Sagas also may have been a little altered from
the real facts before the Icelanders became familiar
with writing.
CONTENTS
P
A

G
E
Wilson's Last Fight 1
1
The Life and Death of Joan the Maid
9
9
How the Bass was held for King James
2
9
The Crowning of Ines de Castro
9
1
The Story of Orthon 0
5
1
How Gustavus Vasa won his Kingdom 1
4
1
Monsieur de Bayard's Duel 2
2
1Story of Gudbrand of the Dales 2
5
1
Sir Richard Grenville 3
2
1
The Story of Molly Pitcher 3
7
1
The Voyages, Dangerous Adventures, and Immin
4
ent Escapes of Captain Richard Falconer
1
1
Marbot's March 5
0
1
Eylau. The Mare Lisette 6
2
1
How Marbot crossed the Danube 7
5
1
The piteous Death of Gaston, Son of the Count of
8
S Foix
6
pi
1
n
Rolf Stake 9
e
1
1
The Wreck of the 'Wager' 9
5
2
Peter Williamson 1
3
2
A Wonderful Voyage 26
2
The Pitcairn Islanders 3
8
A Relation of three years' Suffering of Robert Eve 2
rard upon the Island of Assada, near Madagascar 4
, in a Voyage to India, in the year 1686 7
2
The Fight at Svolder Island 5
2
2
The Death of Hacon the Good 6
1
2
Prince Charlie's War 6
5
3
The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition 2
4
3
The Story of Emund 4
6
3
The Man in White 5
4
3
The Adventures of 'the Bull of Earlstoun' 5
8
3
The Story of Grisell Baillie's Sheep's Head 6
6
3
The Conquest of Peru 7
1

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