Histoires amusantes et instructives: a selection of complete stories from the best French authors, chiefly contemporary, who have written for the young; with English notes

Histoires amusantes et instructives: a selection of complete stories from the best French authors, chiefly contemporary, who have written for the young; with English notes

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HISTOIRES AMUSANTES ET INSTRUCTIVES. HISTOIRES ET INSTRUCTIVES:AMUSANTES A SELECTION OF COMPLETE STORIES FEOM THE BESTFRENCHAUTHOES, CHIEFLY CONTEMPORARY, WHO HAVE WRITTEN FOR THE YOUNG. F^\. A. GASC, "Âvthor oj The Improved Modem French-English Dictionarics,' "and 0/ The French Courte." SEVENTEENTH LONDON : GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN. 1890. Richard Ci.ay & Soxa, Limitkd, LONDON & BUNOAY. PREFACE. now mreading-booksof the elementary ErenchMOST either ofsay ail of them, are composed,use, not to iuterest,to excite anymère scraps, which, if they begin uusatisfied or oftheir incompleteuess leave it ;from indeed, but taken fromstories complète in themselves, de Genlis,very old and inferior authors, such as Madame from writers without anyBerquin, Bouilly, vinrent à passer, happened to nage, had not bravely juraped into by. the water [in order to swim fronapass ; ' :' '8 ils se moquèrent de Ini, they nager, to swim la nage, the laughed at him. swriiummg']. * 1=oui était très mal, whlcb waa Ceque voyant, Ouseeingwhich.ce — AMUSANTES ET INSTRUCTIVES. 3 aussitôt, et demandèrent pai'don au généreux bossu, qui leur avait donné une si bonne leçon de courage et de bouté. (P. J. Stahl.)— LES DEUX RENARDS. Deux Renards eiit)-èrent la nuit par surprise dans un poulailler; étranglrjiils ut le coq, les poules et les poulets; après ce carnage, ils apaisèrent leur faim.

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HISTOIRES
AMUSANTES ET INSTRUCTIVES.HISTOIRES
ET INSTRUCTIVES:AMUSANTES
A SELECTION OF
COMPLETE STORIES FEOM THE BESTFRENCHAUTHOES,
CHIEFLY CONTEMPORARY,
WHO HAVE WRITTEN FOR THE YOUNG.
F^\. A. GASC,
"Âvthor oj The Improved Modem French-English Dictionarics,'
"and 0/ The French Courte."
SEVENTEENTH
LONDON :
GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.
1890.Richard Ci.ay & Soxa, Limitkd,
LONDON & BUNOAY.PREFACE.
now mreading-booksof the elementary ErenchMOST
either ofsay ail of them, are composed,use, not to
iuterest,to excite anymère scraps, which, if they begin
uusatisfied or oftheir incompleteuess leave it ;from
indeed, but taken fromstories complète in themselves,
de Genlis,very old and inferior authors, such as Madame
from writers without anyBerquin, Bouilly, <fec.—often
object ofrepute or merit whatever. In either case, the
the educator of obviously frustrated.youth is
EnglishI may add that, in many of thèse bocks, the
of the notes is even worse than the French text whicb
they which they are tocai'e intended to explain, and of
frequently gross mistranslations.
In pursuance of the plan upon which my former
educational works are based, I bave hère collected and
annotated, for young people in this country, a number
of easy aud short, but complète stories, from some ofPREFACE.
pupilbest modem French autliors. The will tlin<»the
acquainted iu the right way, thatbe enabled to become
a hcginningiTieans of literary compositions havingis, by
with the language nota used by the vell-and on end,
(ducated classes in France.
GiPO.