The Elson Readers - By William H. Elson Volume 2

The Elson Readers - By William H. Elson Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: the meal, along came the North Wind, puffing and blowing. He caught up the meal, and away it went through the air. Then the lad went back to the pantry for some more meal. Along came the North Wind again. He caught up the meal with a puff, and away it went again. The lad went back the third time for some meal, and the third time the North Windpuffed it away. Then the lad became angry. "I will go to the North Wind and make him give me back my meal!" he said. He walked and walked, until at last he came to the North Wind's house. 'Good-day, North Wind!" said the lad. "Good-day!" said the North Wind, in a gruff voice. "What do you wantf' "I want you to give me back the meal you took from me," said the lad. "We are poor, and we need it." "Your meal is not here," said the North Wind. "But since you are poor, I will give you this cloth. When you want food, you must say, 'Cloth, spread yourself. Serve up some good things to eat.' Then you will have all the food you want." "Thank you, North Wind," said the lad. "That is better than the meal." So he set out for home. The way was so long that he could not get home in one day. When evening came, he went to an inn to stay all night. "How hungry my long walk has made me!" he said to himself. "I will put my cloth on the table, as the North Wind told me to do." Then he said, "Cloth, spread yourself. Serve up good things to eat." The cloth did as it was told, and the lad had a fine supper. All the people in the inn said, "What a wonderful cloth!" The innkeeper said to himself, "I should like to have this cloth." So when the lad was asleep he took it away, and more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921046
  • 9781236921048