Child Life in Many Lands; A Third Reader

Child Life in Many Lands; A Third Reader

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... song: --11 Stork, stork, fly away; Stand not on one leg to-day." "Shall we fly down and peck them? " asked the young ones. "No, let them alone. Listen to me. One--two--three! Now we fly around to the right. 102 One--two--three! Now to the left, around the chimney. There! that was very well done. Now you may fly with me to the marsh." "But shall we not punish the naughty boys?" "No, no; let them sing. You-are to fly up to the clouds and away to the land of the pyramids, while they are freezing and can neither see a green leaf nor taste a sweet apple." When the autumn came, all the storks met in the great meadow, ready to start together for the warm country across the sea, leaving winter behind them. And such drills as there were! All the young storks had to fly over forests and villages, to see if they were equal to the long journey that was before them. Our young storks flew higher and faster than any others, and the stork captain praised them and gave them a prize. THE SEA The sea, the sea, the open sea, The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies. I'm on the sea! I'm on the sea! I am where I would ever be; With the blue above, and the blue below, And silence wheresoe'er I go: If a storm should come and awake the deep, What matter? I shall ride and sleep. 1 love, oh, how I love, to ride On the fierce, foaming, bursting tide, When every mad wave drowns the moon, Or whistles aloft his tempest tune, And tells how goeth the world below, And why the sou'west blasts do blow! I never was on the dull, tame shore, But I loved the great sea more and more, And backward...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545591
  • 9781236545596