The Horace Mann Readers Volume 5

The Horace Mann Readers Volume 5

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...for the poor. Newgate Prison was also built by him, over the door of which, carved in stone, stands the figure of Sir Richard Whittington with his cat in his arms. THE YAK As a friend to the children commend me the yak; You will find it exactly the thing: It will carry and fetch, you can ride on its back, Or lead it about with a string. The Tartar who dwells on the plains of Tibet (A desolate region of snow) Has for centuries made it a nursery pet, And surely the Tartar should know! Then tell your papa where the yak can be got, And if he is awfully rich, He will buy you the creature--or else he will not: I cannot be positive which. HlLAIKE BELLOC. drowsy shriek twirl cuddle WINTER NIGHT Blow, wind, blow! Drift the flying snow! Send it twirling, whirling overhead! There's a bedroom in a tree Where snug as snug can be, The squirrel nests in his cosy bed. Battle with the boughs till break of day! In a snow cave warm and tight! Through the icy winter night The rabbit sleeps the peaceful hours away. Call, wind, call, In entry and in hall, Straight from off the mountain white and wild! Soft purs the pussy cat On her little fluffy mat, Scold, wind, scold, So bitter and so bold! Shake the windows with your tap, tap, tap! With half-shut, dreamy eyes The drowsy baby lies Cuddled closely in his mother's lap.--Mart E. Butts. reckon ounce remainder thorough HONEST ABE When Abraham Lincoln was a young man, he was a clerk in a store. One day a woman came in and bought a little bill of goods amounting, as Mr. Lincoln reckoned it, to two dollars and twenty cents. The woman handed over the money and went away. At night, when it was time to close the store, Mr. Lincoln went over his accounts, and found that he had charged the woman six and a quarter more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912640
  • 9781236912640