The Nature-Study Review Volume 10

The Nature-Study Review Volume 10

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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: ...with her pencil for order. "Watch, while I drop some seeds which have their coverings on into this glass of water," she commanded, holding it up to view. "Now I will put some of the seeds without their coverings in and see what happens." "Those with the coverings float, and those without them sink," cried several children at once. "Can you see why?" Receiving no reply, she pointed to three little swellings on the outside of the cover. "They are made of a corky material and act to float the seed on water." "It makes the seeds float just like a life preserver holds you up in the water," Ned O'Brien remarked, rising in his excitement, and poking the seeds to try and make them sink. "Can any of you children see, that it is an advantage to Curled Dock to have its seeds float on water?" Quick as a flash, Mary Hogan answered, "They may be floated from place to place on the water." "Good thinking, Mary, the seeds may be floated on the surface of streams or may be carried along during heavy rains." The color mounted into the girl's cheeks, and a pleased, surprised look passed across her face. Suddenly, Josephine Lacy became conscious that it was the first time that she had ever spoken words of praise to Mary Hogan. The incident set her thinking. She felt sure that she had gained an insight into the girl's character that she had never had before. Mary Hogan wanted to be noticed. In the past the girl had gained a greater notoriety by not getting her lessons and strenuously opposing her teacher than she could gain in any other way. "Hereafter, I see where I shall be blind to all her meanness, and I shall see and praise in her only the things that are desirable. more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518888
  • 9781236518880