1st-7th Reader Volume 4

1st-7th Reader Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...well, but not nobly." Then the third son came forward to tell his tale. He said: "I had an enemy, who for years has done me much harm and sought to take my life. One evening, during my late journey, I was passing along a dangerous road which ran beside the summit of a steep cliff. As I rode cautiously along, my horse started at sight of something lying in the road. I dismounted to see what it was, and found my enemy lying fast asleep on the very edge of the cliff. The least movement in his sleep, and he must have rolled over, and would have been dashed to pieces on the rocks below. His life was in my hands. I drew him away from the edge, and then woke him, and told him to go on his way in peace." Then the old Persian cried out, in a transport of joy, "Dear son, the diamond is thine; for it is a noble and a godlike thing to succor an enemy, and to reward evil with good." THE BOY CAPTIVE One summer morning, in the year 1734, Aaron and Peter Hite, brothers, were gathering berries near the little village of Woodstock in Virginia. Suddenly painted savages sprang up in the bushes around them, and before they could cry out, they were made prisoners by a war party of Indians. The Indians, with the kidnapped boys, set off on a hurried march toward the home of their tribe. The way was long and the road hard to travel. Aaron, who was the elder of the brothers, was tall and strong, and managed to keep up with the warriors. For this the Indians admired him. His brother Peter was small and delicate. He could not march as fast as the rest of the party. Whenever he fell behind, the Indians kicked and beat and prodded him with their tomahawks to hasten his speed. When Aaron saw his little brother so ill used, he flew into a rage. He...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236653262
  • 9781236653260