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Richard The Lion Heart by Jacob Abbott

Richard The Lion Heart
By Jacob Abbott

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King Richard the First is known in history as the lion-hearted, and well did he deserve the name. It is characteristic of the lion to be fierce, reckless, and cruel, intent only in pursuing the aims which his own lordly and impetuous appetites and passions demand, without the least regard to any rights of others that he may trample under foot, or to the sufferings that he may inflict on the innocent and helpless. This was Richard's character precisely, and he was proud of it. His glory consisted in his reckless and brutal ferocity.

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Almost all the early years of the life of our hero were spent in wars which were waged by the different members of his father’s family against each other.  These wars originated in the quarrels that arose between the sons and their father in respect to the family property and power.  Henry had five sons, of w...
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