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By Nathaniel Hawthorne

The famed writer of quintessentially American works resembling The Scarlet Letter and the home of the Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne additionally wrote a chain of books designed for more youthful readers. Tanglewood stories is a suite of Greek myths charmingly retold for younger American audiences.

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A hurricane is coming . . .

Locked in the back of bars for 3 years, Shadow did his time, quietly expecting the magic day while he may perhaps go back to Eagle element, Indiana. a guy now not fearful of what the next day could deliver, all he sought after used to be to be with Laura, the spouse he deeply enjoyed, and begin a brand new life.

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If you bought the elixir from the Peddler (page 28), you take it from your inventory and click it on yourself. You upend the 30 elixir and drink it, but the effect soon wears off. SEED MAN What, you wimpin’ out again? If you’ve acquired the barrel of elixir from the Warehouse (page 22), you get out the container and guzzle it down. Now you can fight forever. You dispatch the first man, but as he falls the second seed man advances into his place. He in turn is replaced by yet another seed man. The foes just keep on coming—if you don’t have a stone to throw at them, you’re out of luck.

You approach a large frieze depicting five Olympians. There’s an automatic transition to the frieze, full-screen. VOICE ONE Groveling mortal, know ye that this temple is sacred to the deity of arts and war. Which Olympian do you invoke? You click on one of the three gods and two goddesses. Guess wrong, there’s thunder and lightning, and you find yourself back outside. But if you click on Athena, the frieze rumbles up and out of the way, revealing a larger-than-life-size golden statue in a niche.

Siren SEASCAPE WITH ROCKS. Having made it through the Clashing Rocks, you’re still at sea and approaching a rock on which a lovely Siren perches. There were actually two or three Sirens, who had the bodies of women with bird heads and bird feet, or bird bodies with women’s heads and voices. Some say that they acquired this form when, as attendants to the goddess Demeter (dee-MEE-tur), they witnessed the abduction of her daughter Persephone (per-SEFuh-nee) by Hades (HAY-deez), god of the dead. Persephone was gathering flowers in a meadow one day when a huge crack opened up and Hades emerged in his chariot.

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