1st-7th Reader Volume 5

1st-7th Reader Volume 5

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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: ...left; I can't forget that I'm bereft Of all the pleasant sights they see, Which the Piper also promised me; For he led us, he said, to a jo3'ous land, Joining the town, and just at hand, Where the waters gushed, and the fruit trees grew, And flowers put forth a fairer hue, And everything was strange and new; The sparrows were brighter than peacocks here, And the dogs outran our fallow deer, And honey bees had lost their stings, And horses were born with eagles' wings: And just as I became assured My lame foot would be speedily cured, The music stopped, and I stood still, And found myself outside the hill; Left alone, against my will, To go now limping as before, And never hear of that country more!" Alas, alas for Hamelin! There came into many a burgher's pate A text which says that heaven's gate Opes to the rich at as easy rate As a needle's eye takes a camel in! The Mayor sent East, West, North, and South, To offer the Piper, by word of mouth--Wherever it was men's lot to find him--Silver and gold to his heart's content, If he'd only return the way he went, And bring the children all behind him. But when they saw 'twas a lost endeavor, And Piper and dancers were gone forever, They made a decree that lawyers never Should think their records dated duly, If, after the day of the month and year, These words did not as well appear: "And so long after happened here, On the twenty-second of July, Thirteen hundred and seventy-six." And the better in memory to fix The place of the children's last retreat, They called it the Pied Piper's Street, W here any one playing on pipe or tabor, Was sure for the future to lose his labor. Nor suffered they hostelry or tavern To shock with mirth a street so solemn; But opposite the place of the cavern...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542673
  • 9781236542670