Moffatt's Readings in Geography

Moffatt's Readings in Geography

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...in the branches and keep up their cawing all the day long. Tame deer feed quietly in the green meadows, which slope down to a wide lake, fed by a stream of water running through it. Beyond the lake the view extends to a wood, which hinders us from seeing any further. XXV.--TOWN--CITY. A large number of houses built near each other make up a Town. A town is larger than a village. It usually has a market-place, where persons assemble to gether on certain days, called market-days, for the purpose of buying and selling. Some towns are very large; others are not much larger than villages. A small town, with only one or two churches, is called a countrytown. Most towns are gradually growing larger. The world is always becoming more full of people, because there are more births than deaths; hence new houses have to be built from year to year. Besides this, most persons seem to like living in a town better than in the country, because they feel a pleasure in being where there are plenty of streets, and churches, and fine shops, and other things which cannot be found in a village. In the country, it is often difficult to get meat, or coals, or books, or other things which are wanted but in a town almost everything can easily be had by those who have money to pay for it. Then again, human beings are fond of living near each other, in large numbers together, just as bees in a hive, or sheep in flocks. For all these reasons, persons are constantly leaving their quiet life in the country and taking to living in the towns, which therefore become larger and larger. In a great town there are many things to be seen. There are the streets, with pavements on each side, lined with tine shops full of all kinds of goods, some of which have been brought in...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964764
  • 9781236964762