The R.I. Schoolmaster Volume 4, No. 8

The R.I. Schoolmaster Volume 4, No. 8

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...Ways of Telling the Same Story. " Jack and Gill went up the hill To draw a. pail of water; Jack fell down and broke his crown And Gill came tumbling after." Two adventurous lads, one named Jack and the other Gill, ascended a steep acclivity in obedience to the request of their dear mother, taking with them an important kitchen utensil, that they might bring from the pure fountain on the hill-top some of the sparkling water. But one of the lads had the misfortune to so far lose the control of his mulerstandiug as to be precipitated headlong from the summit. Sad to relate, he fractured in his fall the parietal bone of his cranium. His affectionate brother was so overcome with fright at witnessing this sad catastrophe, that he also lost 'both his self possession and his centre of gravity, and went down with various revolutions and bewildering circumvolutions, in great speed, even against the fence at the bot (om of the hill. A friend suggests that Gill was:1 girl, but-of this we are in doubt. Perhaps some-of our readers, who have determined how-many children" John Rogers, the martyr, had ('$8.11 decide this question. the spot of the fire, and were much interested in examining the effect of the fire upon the surface. The course of it is from west to east, and where the vein is nearest the surface, the ground is, for the space of several hundred feet, sunken into deep pits, and while the stones exhibit evidence of having been exposed to the action of intense heat, every vcstige of vegetation has been blasted. It is a desert track in the midst of smiling fertility. The ground in some places was almost too warm for the hand to rest upon, while steam from water heated by the internal fire, -rose from every pore. The fire has...
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896483
  • 9781236896483