English Lessons Volume 1

English Lessons Volume 1

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...An interrogative sentence? Give an example of a phrase. Make a sentence containing a clause modifying the subject. Place the following sentences in suitable diagrams: The bird that sang has flown. The man that saved the city has gone. Marching rapidly, the army escaped. What was done was unwise. Whoever runs may read. STORIES AND POEMS. 56. BRUCE AND THE SPIDER. There was once a king of Scotland whose name was Robert Bruce. The king of England was at war with him, and had led a great army into Scotland to drive him out of the land. Six times had Bruce led his brave little army against his foes, and six times had his men been beaten. At last his army was scattered, and he was forced to hide himself in the woods. One rainy day, Bruce lay on the ground under a rude shed. He was ready to give up all hope. As he lay thinking, he saw a spider over his head, making ready to weave her web. He watched her as she toiled slowly and with great care. Six times she tried to throw her frail thread from one beam to another, and six times it fell short. "Poor thing!" said Bruce. "You, too, know what it is to fail." But the spider did not lose hope with the sixth failure. With still more care she made ready to try for the seventh time. Would she fail again? No! The thread was carried safely to the beam, and fastened there. "I, too, will try a seventh time!" cried Bruce. He arose and called his men together. He told them of his plans, and sent them out with messages of cheer to his disheartened people. Soon there was.an army of brave Scotchmen around him. Another battle was fought, and the king of England was glad to go back into his own country. The lesson which the little creature had taught the king was never forgotten.--Adapted...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563093
  • 9781236563095