more strongly to those for whom they were written than to their elders. This is certainly the case with " Heidi," which a healthy appetite will not find cloying even after many readings. The story has touched the popular heart, and many impressions and several editions, the later ones with charming illustrations, have been published.
The present translation has been carefully made with the idea of preserving as far as possible the homely simplicity and vivacity of the original, the charm of its absolute sincerity and wholesome humor. It cannot fail to appeal to every reader, and every reader will be sure to recommend it to an increasing circle of friends. It is thus that great books become firmly established in the affections of a people.
Nathan Haskell Dole
" Hedgecote," Glen Road, Jamaica Plain Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 1899