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Goods are carried over land by porters in Africa, by dogs in Siberia, by llamas in the Andes, by camels on the desert, by reindeer in Lapland, and by horses and railroads in more civilized countries.


The steamer Empress of India," from Bombay, passed through the Suez Canal, laden with myrrh, camphor, nutmegs, cassia, shellac, ambergris, asafetida, tapestry, matting, cardamoms, and pomegranates.

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Write where each building is found and something about it.

261-Kings and Queens of England

"First William, the Norman, then William, his son;
Henry, Stephen, and Henry, then Richard and John.
Next Henry the Third, Edwards one, two, and three;
And again, after Richard, three Henrys we see.
Two Edwards, third Richard, if rightly I guess;
Two Henrys, sixth Edward, Queen Mary, Queen Bess.
Then Jamie, the Scotchman, then Charles whom they slew,
Yet received after Cromwell another Charles too.

Next James called the Second ascended the throne;
Then good William and Mary together came on;
Till Anne, Georges four, and fourth William passed,
God sent Queen Victoria; may she long be the last."

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Make for yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts! None of us yet know, for none of us have been taught in early youth, what fairy palaces we may build of beautiful thoughts, proof against all adversity; bright fancies, satisfied memories, noble histories, faithful sayings, treasure-houses of precious and restful thoughts, which care cannot disturb, nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty take away from us; houses built without hands for souls to live in.-Ruskin.

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Write in vertical columns: name | a place discovered | date of discovery.

Ex.: Balboa | Pacific Ocean | 1513.


A prefix is a syllable or syllables joined to the beginning of a word to change its meaning.

mis-wrong, wrongly misuse, to use wrongly. un-not unreal, not real.

mis judge, deeds, place, call, con duct, deal, fit, fort une, lead, pro nounce, print, count.

un: easy, buck le, de cid ed, loose, mar ried, a ware, merci ful, sea son a ble, skill ful, thank ful.

Write the words with the prefix. Write sentences, using five of the words you have just made.


The Indian invented the snow-shoe and the birch canoe. De Soto was buried in the Mississippi.

Raleigh wrote on a window-pane, "Fain would I climb, yet fear I to fall." Queen Elizabeth, seeing the line, wrote below, "If thy heart fails thee, do not climb at all."

Florida was named in honor of Easter, the day on which Ponce de Leon landed. The Spanish name for Easter is

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Flower, in the crannied wall,

I pluck you out of the crannies ;Hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower-but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.-Tennyson. Copy, learn, and recite.

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