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Historic Tales

Charles Morris

1. 01 - Part 01
2. 02 - Part 02
3. 03 - Part 03
4. 04 - Part 04
5. 05 - Part 05
6. 06 - Part 06
7. 07 - Part 07
8. 08 - Part 08
9. 09 - Part 09
10. 10 - Part 10
11. 11 - Part 11
12. 12 - Part 12
13. 13 - Part 13
14. 14 - Part 14
15. 15 - Part 15
16. 16 - Part 16

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Summary

Historical Tales, The Romance of RealityBy CHARLES MORRISPREFACE.It has become a commonplace remark that fact is often stranger than fiction. It may be said, as a variant of this, that history is often more romantic than romance. The pages of the record of man's doings are frequently illustrated by entertaining and striking incidents, relief points in the dull monotony of every-day events, stories fitted to rouse the reader from languid weariness and stir anew in his veins the pulse of interest in human life. There are many such,--dramas on the stage of history, life scenes that are pictures in action, tales pathetic, stirring, enlivening, full of the element of the unusual, of the stuff the novel and the romance are made of, yet with the advantage of being actual fact. Incidents of this kind have proved as attractive to writers as to readers.