McGuffey's Alternate First[-Sixth] Reader Volume 3

McGuffey's Alternate First[-Sixth] Reader Volume 3

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...her. The snail soon crawled out, to her delight; but, after night came, disappeared, causing great grief to the little girl. In a day or two a large old-fashioned sofa in the front hall was moved, and in-it was found the snail, glued fast. It had crawled down-stairs. 9. "I took a plant-jar of violets, and, placing the snail in it, carried it to her. A small toy cup was sunk in the soil of the jar, and filled with meal. This was done because I had read that French people feed snails on meal. The creature soon found the cup, and we observed it with interest for a while, as we found it had a mouth, which looked pink inside and appeared to us to have tiny teeth. 10. " We grew tired of the snail, but Georgie's interest never flagged. One day she surprised us by remarking that her snail knew her, when she talked to it, but would withdraw into its shell if any one else spoke. I saw the little girl prove this to be really so, time after time." Definitions.--1. Mop'ing, stupid, dull; not lively. 2. A pol'o gy, excuse. 7. Acquaintance, knowledge, familiarity. Wad'dle, to move or walk in a clumsy manner. 10. Flagged, weakened, declined. Remark.--Use these words in sentences. LESSON 36. Robin's Come. I. From the elm-tree's topmost bough, Hark! the robin's early song! Telling one and all that now Merry spring-time hastes along. Welcome tidings dost thou bring, Little harbinger of spring: Robin's come. 2. Of the winter we are weary, Weary of the frost and snow; Longing for the sunshine cheery, And the brooklet's gurgling flow; Gladly then we hear thee sing The joyful reveille of spring: Robin's come. 3. Ring it out o'er hill and plain, Through the garden's lonely bowers, Till the green leaves dance again, Till the air is sweet with...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955927
  • 9781236955920