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The Song Of Hiawatha: Introduction And Vocabulary

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Should you ask me, whence these stories?
Whence these legends and traditions,
With the odors of the forest
With the dew and damp of meadows,
With the curling smoke of wigwams,
With the rushing of great rivers,
With their frequent repetitions,
And their wild reverberations
As of thunder in the mountains?

I should answer, I should tell you,
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Susan Williams 23 December 2015

The pageantry of this Introduction is stunning! He used words to weave a magic realm for us to enter into and enjoy the tale he tells

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