Our Language; First Book

Our Language; First Book

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...felt for you? I have, Avithin my pantry, Good store of all that's nice; I'm sure you're very welcome--Will you please to take a slice?" "Oh no, no! " said the little fly, "Kind sir, that cannot be; I've heard what's in your pantry, And I do not wish to see." "Sweet creature," said the spider, "You're witty and you're wise; How handsome are your gauzy wings! How brilliant are your eyes! I have a little looking-glass Upon my parlor shelf; If you'll step in one moment, dear, You shall behold yourself." "I thank you-gentle sir," she said, "For what you're pleased to say, And bidding you good-morning now, I'll call another day."--Mary Howitt In the first stanza what does the spider say to the fly? What marks indicate the exact words used by the fly in its answer? Explain the use of the quotation marks in the remaining stanzas. EXERCISE Write in a column the contractions found in this poem. In an opposite column write the words from which each contraction has been formed. SECTION 83 Bruce and the Spider For many years Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, had been vainly fighting to keep his old-time enemy, the English, from conquering his country. After losing battle after battle, he was finally forced to take refuge in a cave. He was so much discouraged over repeated failures that he had almost made up his mind to give up the struggle. As he lay on the ground thinking of how he could escape to some foreign country, he saw a spider trying to spin a web between two ledges of rock. Six times it almost succeeded in drawing a tiny thread from one rock to the other. but each attempt was unsuccessful. Without showing the least sign of discouragement, the spider tried again. This time it was...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914643
  • 9781236914644