The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon

Scanned by Charles Keller with OmniPage Professional OCR software purchased from Caere Corporation, 1-800-535-7226. Contact Mike Lough THE STORY OF MANKIND BY HENDRIK VAN LOON, PH.D. Professor of the Social Sciences in Antioch College. Author of The Fall of the Dutch Republic, The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom, The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators,

Ancient Man by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Produced by Charles Aldarondo, Sjaani and PG Distributed Proofreaders ANCIENT MAN THE BEGINNING OF CIVILIZATIONS BY HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON 1922 DEDICATION To HANSJE AND WILLEM. My darling boys, You are twelve and eight years old. Soon you will be grown up. You will leave home and begin your own lives. I have been thinking