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George Peabody: Alcestis

Language:
English
Genres:
Childrens Fiction, Historical

One day Admetus who was a king in Thessaly was ill. He caught a fatal disease and he felt himself weaker and weaker. Different doctors couldn’t help him, no one cure was fit. When the hope was gone, people remembered that there was the promise of the Fates to spare the king if some one else would die in his stead. But no one wanted to die instead the king even his best friends. The men said that they preferred to die in a battle. Wealthy had too much and didn’t want to die and for the poorest – their life was the one jealous thing. Even Admetus parent didn’t believe in his rescue. But suddenly young and beautiful queen made a decision to sacrifice herself… Read it till the end to know the whole story!

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