The Rational Method in Reading; An Original Presentation of Sight and Sound Work That Leads Rapidly to Independent and Intelligent Reading Volume 5

The Rational Method in Reading; An Original Presentation of Sight and Sound Work That Leads Rapidly to Independent and Intelligent Reading Volume 5

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...They put it into their little honey-bags, which they empty when they reach home in the evening." "But where do they get the wax with which the honeycomb is made, father?" asked Oscar. "They get it from the leaves and fruits of some kinds of plants," replied his father. "They hang the honeycomb in rows from the roof of the hive." "And pray what is bee-bread made of, father?" asked Oscar. "It is made of the dust, called pollen, which is found inside of certain flowers, mixed with a little honey and water." "It would take a long time to tell you all the wonderful things about bees," said Mr. Finch to Oscar next day. "Look at this piece of honeycomb. See how carefully it is made." "The little cells are all of the same shape, six-sided. Some are made larger than others, and are used to keep the young queen-bees in. In some, honey is stored; in others, eggs; while some are filled with bee-bread." "Does the queen lay many eggs, and does she take care of the young bees?" asked Oscar. "She sometimes lays a hundred eggs an hour. In three or four days little grubs are hatched from them; but the queen takes no notice of them. They are cared for by the workers until, in a few days, they change into perfect bees." "Then the workers do not all go out to gather honey," said Oscar. "No," replied his father. "Some stay at home to nurse; some to wait upon the queen and guard her. Others have to be soldiers and fight her enemies, such as mice, snails, moths, caterpillars, and robber bees, that come to steal." "So each bee seems to have its own task," said Oscar. "The queen lays so many eggs, that at last the hive...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593944
  • 9781236593948