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HISTORIC GIRLS: Stories of girls who have influenced the history of their times. By E. S. Brooks. Profusely illustrated $2 00

In these progressive days when so much energy and discussion are devoted to what is termed equality and the rights of women, it is well to remember that there have been in the distant past women, and girls even, who by their actions and endeavors proved themselves the equals of the men of their time in valor, shrewdness, and ability.

This volume seeks to tell for the girls and boys of to-day the stories of some of their sisters of the long ago—girls who by eminent position or valiant deeds became historic even before they had passed the charming season of girlhood.

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Their stories are fruitful of varying lessons; for some of these historic girls were wilful as well as courageous, and mischievous as well as tender-hearted.

Contents of HISTORIC GIRLS: Zenobia of Palmyra, the Girl of the Syrian Desert; Helena of Britain, The Girl of the Essex Fells; Pulcheria of Constantinople, The Girl of the Golden Horn; Clotilda of Burgundy, The Girl of the French Vineyards; Woo of Hwang-ho, The Girl of the Yellow River; Edith of Scotland, the Girl of the Norman Abbey; Jacqueline of Holland, The Girl of the Land of Fogs; Catarina of Venice, The Girl of the Grand Canal; Theresa of Avila, The Girl of the Spanish Sierras; Elizabeth of Tudor, The Girl of the Hertford Manor; Christina of Sweden, The Girl of the Northern Fiords; Ma-ta-oka of Pow-ha-tan, The Girl of the Virginia Forests.}} {{c|G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, New York and London.