The Jones 1st-5th Readers Volume 2

The Jones 1st-5th Readers Volume 2

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...It began to grow dark. One by one the stars came out. At last it was quite dark. The sky was dotted with bright stars. Harry watched them quietly for some time; then he said, "Where are the stars in the daytime?" "They are shining just as they are now," said Fred. "Are they always shining, day and night?" asked Harry. "Yes, they are like the sun; they shine all the time." "Then why can we not see them by day?" "Because the sun gives much more light than the stars. You know that if the gas is lighted in the daytime, you can scarcely see it. When we first sat down here, we could not see even one star. Soon it grew dark enough to see the brightest stars. As it grew darker still, we saw other stars. If something should happen at noon to make it quite dark, we could see the stars." "How queer that seems!" said Harry. "I did not know before that the stars were up in the sky in the daytime." A STARRY NIGHT--II set seven group dip'per bowl han'dle front point'ers "Now that the sun has set, we cannot tell north and south, can Ave?" asked Harry. "The north star tells us that," said Fred. "Where is the north star? How can I find it?" "Look where I point, Harry. Do you see seven stars in a group? They seem to make the shape of a dipper. Four stars make a square. That is the bowl of the Dipper. The other three bend away and make the handle. The two bright stars at the front of the bowl are called the 'Pointers.' They point toward the north star. The Dipper moves about; but these two stars always point to the north star. People long ago thought that these stars made the shape of a bear, so they called this group the 'Big Bear.' There is a 'Little...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623304
  • 9781236623300