The New Third Reader

The New Third Reader

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...from the inner glare, And gazed on the west, gray sky. It was dark and lowering; on the sea The waves were booming loud, And the snow and the piercing winter sleet Wove over all a shroud. 2. "God pity the men on the sea to-night!" I said to my little ones, And we shuddered as we heard afar The sound of minute-guns. My husband came in, in his fishing coat (It was wet and cold that night), And said, "There'll be lots of ships go down On the headland rocks to-night." 3. "Let the lamp burn all night, mother," Cried little Mary then; "'Tis but a little light, but still It may save drowning men." "O nonsense!" said, her father (he Was tired and cross that night), "The headland lighthouse is enough." So he put out the light. 4. That night, on the rocks below us, A.noble ship went down, But one was saved from the ghastly wreck, The rest were left to drown. "We steered by a little light," he said, "Till we saw it sink from view: If they had only left that light all night My mates might have been here too!" 5. Then little Mary sobbed aloud; Her father blushed for shame; "'Twas our light that you saw," he said, "And I'm the one to blame." 'Twas a little light--how small a thing! And trifling was its cost, Yet for want of it a ship went down, And a hundred souls were lost. Language Lesson. Tell the story of the poem in your own words. What two words does there'll stand for? Memory Gems. Be slow to promise, but quick to perform. A young man idle is an old man needy. Better to slip with the foot than with the tongue. LESSON XXXVII. hatl ra'vng flan'nels. chief rai'sins. prSd'uc searf fail'tlr lone/som gro'cer-ies. mlnce/pis. Jack's Wood Pile. 1. "Mother, I...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523350
  • 9781236523358