Stories of Don Quixote Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin

By James Baldwin

A retelling for the younger reader of the main attention-grabbing components of Cervantes' nice novel approximately Don Quixote, the eccentric gentleman who fancies himself a knight-errant. The adventures such a lot beautiful to kids are integrated, and comparable in this type of means as to shape a continuing narrative, with either the spirit and magnificence of the unique preserved up to attainable. appropriate for a long time 10 and up.

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Above all I must have men to do the work on the plantation. But neither men nor tools could I get in Brazil. I sent to London for the tools. I tried to buy some slaves of the planters near me, but they had not enough for themselves. "We will tell you what to do," they said. "We will fit out a trading vessel for Africa. We will put aboard of it everything that you need. As for your part, you shall be the manager of the business; and you shall do the trading for us. " I asked. "Listen, and we will tell you," they said.

Into this tent I brought everything that would be spoiled by getting wet. In the middle of it I swung the hammock that I had brought from the ship. For you must remember that I was a sailor, and I could sleep better in a hammock than on a bed. The hollow place in the rock was just as I hoped. It was, indeed, a large cleft or crack, filled only with earth and small stones. With such tools as I had I began to dig the earth and stones away. I carried them out through my tent and piled them up along the inside of my wall.

But I cut some more stakes of the same sort and carried them home to my castle. I set these stakes in a double row, about twenty inches outside of my first wall. In a few weeks they began to grow. They grew so fast that in two years they covered the whole space in front of my castle. They were not only handsome to look at, but they helped to protect my castle. I Make a Long Journey I HAD long wished to see the whole of my island. So, one fine morning, I set out to travel across to the other side of it.

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