Everyday Classics Volume 3 Primer-Eighth Reader

Franklin Thomas Baker

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. 1917 Excerpt: ...used to wear a kerchief or night cap in bed. lustre (luster): brightness miniature (m1ni a tui): small obstacle (obsta kl): something that gets in the way tarnished (tarnisht): soiled thistle (thisl) twinkling (twinkling) visions (vizhunz): pictures in the mind wreath (reth) Helps To Study Threw up the sash: You see they were sleeping with the windows closed. People know better nowadays. Picture the scenes of the poem to yourself: the children tucked in their beds and asleep, and the old people just settling into a nap the white snow, and the dashing team the opening of the pack with its toys, and the closer view of jolly old St. Nicholas and the last scene in which he dashes away. Where is he going? THE TOWN MUSICIANS This is another of the old stories that were told for the fun in them. This story pokes fun at the street musicians of Bremen. You will see how, when you think about it. Have you ever heard a street band? Do they always make good music? Did you ever hear a donkey make music? Or a dog? Or a cat? Or a cock? I Once upon a time a man had a donkey who for many years had carried bags of grain on his back to and from the mill. But at last he grew so old that he was no longer of any use for work, and his master tried to think how he could get rid of his 5 old servant so that he might not have to feed him. The donkey found out what was in his masters mind, and fearing that he might be killed, he ran away. 10 So he took the road to Bremen, where he had often heard the street band play sweet music, for he thought he could be a musician as well as they. He had not gone far when he came upon an old dog panting for breath, as if he had been running a long way. What are you panting for, my friend 1 asked 5 the donkev. Ah,&q...