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With an effort he looked at them as they passed

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A rumour that he was dead reached the Macedonians, and they hastened to the palace, begging to be allowed to see their king once more.


Alexander was not dead, but he was too weak to speak, as one by one the soldiers were permitted to walk quietly past his bed. With an effort he looked at them as they passed, and feebly raised his hand in farewell.

‘After I am gone will you ever find a king worthy of such heroes as these?’ he murmured as they slowly filed out of the room.

Then he drew his signet ring from his finger and gave it to an officer, saying that he left his kingdom ‘to the best man.’ So the great king passed away at the age of thirty-three.

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The Story of Greece: Told to Boys and Girls
Author: Mary Macgregor
Illustrator: Walter Crane
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