The Earth, the Sea, the Sky, and their wonders--are the themes in this volume. Men have lived on Earth for hundreds of thousands of years; and its wonders have increased, not diminished, with their experience.
Young Folks Treasury: Classic Tales and Old-Fashioned Stories by H. W. Mabie
If a hero had killed a serpent, in time it would become a fiery dragon; and if he won a great battle, its enthusiastic reciters had him perform prodigious feats beyond belief. But do not fancy from this that the heroes were everyday people. Indeed, they were quite extraordinary, and deserved the highest praise from their fellow men.