I floated down its historic stream in something more than imagination, under bridges built by the Romans, and repaired by later heroes, past cities and castles whose very names were music to my ears, and each of which was the subject of a legend
Dejah Thoris related many interesting facts and legends
concerning this lost race of noble and kindly people.
I got him on the subject of the legends
, and he went off at once into a sort of sermon.
The Ganges, according to the legends
of the Ramayana, rises in heaven, whence, owing to Brahma's agency, it descends to the earth.
We must not, therefore, at all costs keep to the received legends
, which are the usual subjects of Tragedy.
One might have thought there was in that cellar one of those famished ogres--the gigantic heroes of popular legends
, into whose cavern nobody could force their way with impunity.
This gloomy fortress, which has for more than three hundred years furnished food for so many wild legends
, seemed to Dantes like a scaffold to a malefactor.
At home, however, all will look bright and bustling as we children are set to shell peas or poppies, and the damp twigs crackle in the stove, and our mother comes to look fondly at our work, and our old nurse, Iliana, tells us stories of bygone days, or terrible legends
concerning wizards and dead men.
They threw their arms around each other, and trembled at their own success; for, as the legends
of this wondrous gem rushed thick upon their memory, they felt themselves marked out by fate--and the consciousness was fearful.
But not in vain had he grown old: more than the white hairs on his head were the sage thoughts in his mind; his wrinkles and furrows were inscriptions that Time had graved, and in which he had written legends
of wisdom that had been tested by the tenor of a life.
But, by the by, have you added any more legends
to the series, since the publication of the 'Wonder-Book'?
When I speak of the "earliest accounts I possess of my progenitors," authentic information is meant only; for, like other races, we have certain dark legends
that might possibly carry us back again to the old world in quest of our estates and privileges.