Second Book for Teaching Modern Languages; English Part for Adults

Second Book for Teaching Modern Languages; English Part for Adults

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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: ... thousands of the English, firm as rocks around their King. Shoot upward, Norman archers, that your arrows may fall down upon their faces!" The sun rose high, and sank, and the battle still raged. Through all the wild October day the clash and din resounded in the air. In the red sunset, and in the white moonlight, heaps upon heaps of dead men lay strewn, a dreadful spectacle, all over the ground. King Harold, wounded with an arrow in the eye, was nearly blind. His brothers were already killed. Twenty Norman knights, whose battered armour had flashed fiery and golden in the sunshine all day long, and now looked silvery in the moonlight, dashed forward to seize the royal banner from the English knights and soldiers, still faithfully collected round their blinded king. The king received a mortal wound, and dropped. The English broke and fled. The Normans rallied, and the day was lost. Oh, what a sight beneath the moon and stars, when lights were shining in the tent of the victorious Duke William, which was pitched near the spot where Harold fell--and he and his knights were carousing within--and soldiers with torches, going slowly to and fro without, sought for the corpse of Harold among piles of dead--and the warrior worked in golden thread and precious stones, lay low, all torn and soiled with blood--and the three Norman Lions kept watch over the field! EXERCISE. 1. What did Harold do on being informed of the Normans' arrival? 2. What happened to the spies sent by Harold? 3. What was William's object in treating them thus? 4. What did these spies report to Harold? 5. Why did they take them to be priests? 6. What was Harold's answer? 7. What had William done to guard against being attacked unawares? 8. What did these outposts tell the Duke? 9. more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677900
  • 9781236677907