The Children's Third Reader

The Children's 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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...fairies in these days, for then one might hear my wish and carry me away from here and show me what to do." "No sooner had she spoken Than a sunbeam, bright and golden As a fairy of times olden, Came to grant her wish." 3. "I have heard your wish," the fairy said to the drop of water, whose name was Ocean Pearl, "and if you will come with me I will help you to do everything you want. My name is Sunbeam, and I am one of the great number of kind fairies who try to do all the good we can." 4. "Give me your hand," said Sunbeam, "for 1 am to carry you high up into the air, that you may see the world. Then you will go down to the earth, and I do not doubt but that you will soon find out for yourself what you ought to do." 5. Ocean Pearl at once put out her hand. Sunbeam caught it in his, and, spreading his wings, which were as bright and beautiful as a butterfly's, they quickly mounted high up into the air. "Below, lay the earth pure and green, Dotted over with village and town; The faint gleam of the rivers was seen, As they rolled from the steep mountains down." 6. "And now," said Sunbeam, "I can do no more for you; but by and by there will come a mighty giant, ever so much stronger than I am, and he will carry you away with him to the far-off mountain tops." "And who is this giant?" said Ocean Pearl. "I wish you would not leave me, dear Sunbeam; I feel so happy and safe with you, and I do not like giants." 7. "But this is one of the good giants," said Sunbeam, "and he loves to work for the people on earth. His name is West Wind. Sometimes, indeed, he is very angry, and then even the largest ships are afraid of him. He makes such...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502396
  • 9781236502391