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|| "Dear mother," said Proserpina, "I shall be very lonely while you are away. May I not run down to the shore, and ask some of the sea nymphs to come up out of the waves and play with me?" "Yes, child," answered Mother Ceres. "The sea nymphs are good creatures, and will never lead you into any harm. But you must take care not to stray away from them, nor go wandering about the fields by yourself. Young girls, without their mothers to take care of them, are very apt to get into mischief." -Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Tanglewood TalesThe Tanglewood Tales is Nathaniel Hawthorne's retelling of a collection of Greek myths for children. The Greek Myths that are in this collection are: the story of the Minotaur, Antaeus, Dragon's Teeth, Circe's Palace, Proserpina, Ceres, Pluto and Pomegranate, and Jason and the Golden Fleece.
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