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Long ago, there lived in Persia a little prince whose name was Cyrus.
He was not spoiled like many other princes. Although his father was a king, Cyrus was brought up like the son of a common man.
He knew how to work with his hands. He ate only the plainest food. He slept on a hard bed, and he learned to endure hunger and cold.
When Cyrus was twelve years old, he went with his mother to a place called Media. He went to visit his grandfather whose name was Aspadas. A...
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