For centuries The songs of Homer, The blind poet of Greece, recounting The heroic deeds of great Hector and lion-hearted Achilles, have delighted The children, young and old, of many lands. But part of our own heritage, and nearer to us in race and time, are These stories of Beowulf and Frithiof. The records of lives nobly lived are an inspiration to noble living. With The hope that The courage, truth, endurance, reverence, and patriotism shown by These heroes of The Northland will arouse interest and emulation, this little Book is offered to our children. "The Story of Frithiof" is based upon Holcomb's translation of Bishop Tegnér's poem, "The Saga of Frithiof," and The quotations are used by The kind permission of Mrs Holcomb and The publishers.