Old Greek Stories (Paperback)
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A long time ago, when the world was much younger than it is now, people told and believed a great many wonderful stories aboutwonderful things which neither you nor I have ever seen. They oftentalked about a certain Mighty Being called Jupiter, or Zeus, who wasking of the sky and the earth; and they said that he sat most of thetime amid the clouds on the top of a very high mountain where hecould look down and see everything that was going on in the earthbeneath. He liked to ride on the storm-clouds and hurl burningthunderbolts right and left among the trees and rocks; and he was sovery, very mighty that when he nodded, the earth quaked, themountains trembled and smoked, the sky grew black, and the sun hidhis face...James Baldwin was born in Indiana, United States, and made a career as an educator and administrator in that state starting at the age of 24.