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Table of Contents
From Sara Cone Bryant's, How to Tell Stories to Children

<div1 type="contents">
<head>CONTENTS</head>

<list>
<head>INTRODUCTION</head>
<item><p>The Story-teller's Art--Recent Revival--The Difference
between telling a Story and reading it aloud--Some Reasons why the
Former is more effective . . . .11</p></item>
</list>

<list>
<head>CHAPTER I</head>
<item><p>THE PURPOSE OF STORY-TELLING IN SCHOOL<lb />
Its immediate Advantages to the Teacher-Its ulti- mate Gifts to the
Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19</p></item>
</list>

<list>
<head>CHAPTER II</head>
<item><p>SELECTION OF STORIES TO TELL<lb />
The Qualities Children like, and why--Qualities
necessary for Oral Delivery--Examples: The Three
Bears, The Three Little Pigs, The Old Woman and
her Pig--Suggestions as to the Type of Story
especially useful in the several primary Grades--
Selected List of familiar Fairy Tales. . . . . .43</p></item>
</list>

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<list>
<head>CHAPTER III</head>
<item><p>ADAPTATION OF STORIES FOR TELLING<lb />
How to make a long Story short--How to fill out a short Story--General
Changes commonly desirable-- Examples: The Nürnberg Stove, by
Ouida; The King of the Golden River, by Ruskin; The Red Thread of
Courage, The Elf and the Dormouse--Analysis of Method. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . .67</p></item>
</list>

<list>
<head>CHAPTER IV</head>
<item><p>HOW TO TELL THE STORY<lb />
Essential Nature of the Story--Kind of Appreciation
necessary--Suggestions for gaining Mastery of Facts --Arrangement of
Children--The Story-teller's Mood--A few Principles of Method, Manner
and Voice, from the psychological Point of View. . .93</p></item>
</list>

<list>
<head>CHAPTER V</head>
<item><p>SOME SPECIFIC SCHOOLROOM USES<lb />
Exercise in Retelling--Illustrations cut by the
Children as Seat-work--Dramatic Games--Influence
of Games on Reading Classes. . . . . . . . . . 117</p></item>
</list>

<p>STORIES SELECTED AND ADAPTED FOR TELLING</p>

<list>
<head>ESPECIALLY FOR KINDERGARTEN AND CLASS I.</head>

<item>Nursery Rhymes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133</item>
<item>Five Little White Heads. . . . . . . . . . . . 134</item>

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<item>Bird Thoughts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134</item>
<item>How we came to have Pink Roses . . . . . . . . 135</item>
<item>Raggylug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135</item>
<item>The Golden Cobwebs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138</item>
<item>Why the Morning-Glory climbs . . . . . . . . . 142</item>
<item>The Story of Little Tavwots. . . . . . . . . . 143</item>
<item>The Pig Brother. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146</item>
<item>The Cake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148</item>
<item>The Pied Piper of Hamelin Town . . . . . . . . 149</item>
<item>Why the Evergreen Trees keep their Leaves in Winter. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 156</item>
<item>The Star Dollars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159</item>
<item>The Lion and the Gnat. . . . . . . . . . . . . 161</item>
</list>
<list>
<head>ESPECIALLY FOR CLASSES II. AND III.</head>

<item>The Cat and the Parrot . . . . . . . . . . . . 168</item>
<item>The Rat Princess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172</item>
<item>The Frog and the Ox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175</item>
<item>The Fire-Bringer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176</item>
<item>The Burning of the Ricefields. . . . . . . . . 179</item>
<item>The Story of Wylie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182</item>
<item>Little Daylight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186</item>
<item>The Sailor Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199</item>
<item>The Story of Jairus's Daughter . . . . . . . . 201</item>
</list>
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