Here is a series of brief human interest tales of characters known and unknown told in the heart-warming, though frankly sentimental manner familiar to those who have heard the radio story-teller. The true stories cover a wide range -- Petrarch and Laura, Payne, who wrote Home Sweet Home, Horatic Alger, Jane Addams, Helen Keller, Gilbert and Sullivan, Audubon, the Browings, the Curies, Jack London, Louisa May Alcott, Florence Nightingale, Stephen Foster, Louis Armstrong, Emily Dickinson. And there are bits of legend and fantasy -- a truck rider's night ride with a ghost, the Paul Bunyan legend, the semi-true story of Alexander Selkirk. An O. Henry story is here and stories of places- the Taj Mahal, Madame Tusud's Warworks, etc. Good reading, appealing and a moral tucked in for good measure. Might be a teaser for indifferent readers.