Quarry the granite rock with razors, or moor the vessel with a thread of silk; then may you hope with such keen and delicate instruments as human knowledge and human reason to contend against those giants, the passion and the pride of man. — John Cardinal Newman

Ivanhoe Told to the Children - Ethel Lindsay

Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe is set in 12th century England, during the Reign of Richard I, when Saxons and Normans were still at odds, and feudal customs still in force. This children's version is short and easily read, but it well preserves the romance, mystery, excitement and chivalric heroism of the beloved original. The story tells of a disinherited Saxon knight, and hero of the crusades, who helps to bring Saxon and Norman together as one people.

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Editor's Note

In the original version of Ethel Lindsay's book, the chapters were not named or indicated. In order to improve ease of use in the Heritage History version, we've divided the text into fifteen short chapters, and given appropriate names to each.