Excerpt: ...to the king. The king could not imagine who the stranger should be. He endeavored in vain to recall to mind any instance in which he had received a favor from a Greek. At length he ordered the attendant to call the visitor in. Interview with Darius. Syloson was accordingly conducted into the king's presence. Darius looked upon him, but ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...to the king. The king could not imagine who the stranger should be. He endeavored in vain to recall to mind any instance in which he had received a favor from a Greek. At length he ordered the attendant to call the visitor in. Interview with Darius. Syloson was accordingly conducted into the king's presence. Darius looked upon him, but did not know him. He directed the interpreters to inquire what the service was which he had rendered the king, and when he had rendered it. The Greek replied by relating the circumstance of the cloak. Darius recollected the cloak, though he had forgotten the giver. "Are you, indeed," said he, "the man who made me that present? I thought then that Pg 150 you were very generous to me, and you shall see that I do not undervalue the obligation now. I am at length, fortunately, in a situation to requite the favor, and I will give you such an abundance of gold and silver as shall effectually prevent your being sorry for having shown a kindness to Darius Hystaspes." Request of Syloson. Syloson thanked the king in reply, but said that he did not wish for gold and silver. Darius asked him what reward he did desire. He replied that he wished Samos to be restored to him: "Samos," said he, "was the possession of my brother. When he went away from the island, he left it temporarily in the hands of MRead Less
Fair to Good ex-lib/no dj. Top of spine is worn off. Title on spine has clear tape over it; call number. There are stamps of the library in the front and rear of this book, but no pockets or other typical damage. Text is clean. Other than the top of spine, this book shows little wear.
New. This item is printed on demand. Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of children[s books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular scie.
Fair. 286 pages. Hardcover no dustjacket. Reading copy HISTORY. History of Cambyses and Darius the Great, tracing the accession of Darius, various key battles including the invasion of Greece and the Battle of Marathon, and the death of Darius. (Key Words: History, Greece, Makers of History Series, Ancient, Ancient History, Darius, Jacob Abbott).
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