The Horace Mann Readers Volume 6

The Horace Mann Readers Volume 6

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of sword or firearms, I have the honor to propose a weapon with which I am more familiar." He then drew from his pocket a pill box, took from it two pills, and thus addressed his antagonist: --"As a man of honor, sir, you certainly do not wish to fight me except on equal terms. Here are two pills, one composed of the most deadly poison, the other perfectly harmless. You shall take your choice of them, and I promise faithfully to take the one which you leave." It is needless to say that the affair was settled by a hearty laugh. THE KING AND THE CAKES Many, many years ago, there lived in England a king so wise and brave and good that he was called Alfred the. Great. Although a king, he had many trials to bear. Once, when hard-pressed by the cruel Danes, who were fighting his people for pillage and plunder, the English king sought shelter in a hut of a cowherd. The man's wife did not know the king. Being obliged to leave the house, she asked him to watch some cakes that were baking for supper. This the king readily agreed to do, but no sooner had she gone than Alfred forgot all about the cakes and everything else except the troubles of his country. Presently the woman returned and found her cakes all burned to a crisp! She scolded the king soundly, you may be sure, but he said never a word in reply. Only to himself he said, "How can I be trusted to rule a kingdom wisely, when I cannot even keep cakes from burning?" MORNING Hark, hark! the lark at heaven's gate sings, And Phoebus0 'gins0 arise, His steeds to water at those springs On chaliced0 flowers that lies: And winking Mary-buds begin To ope their golden eyes; With everything that pretty bin,0 My lady sweet, arise; Arise, arise.--William Shakespeare. JOCK, A DOG OF THE...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642457
  • 9781236642455