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Dictation.-There is three times as much water as land on the surface of the earth. The largest bodies of water are called oceans. There are five oceans. They are named Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, Antarctic, and Indian.
of the ocean is salt.
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,
-Dryden. din gy
To the Teacher.-See that the pupils pronounce Arctic correctly: ark'tic,
not ar tic; ant ark'tic, not ant arʼtic.
Speech is silver, silence is gold.-German Proverb.
An unlucky word, once escaped from us, cannot be brought back with a coach and six.-Chinese Proverb.
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.-Thomas Jefferson.
Which of these birds have you seen? Which are named from the sounds they make? Which are the best singers? Which can swim? Which can talk?
Make ten sentences, using in each the proper form of a word from Lesson 48 and one from Lesson 49. Ex.: The crow caws.
Copy, learn, and recite:
"Around each tender vine I plant
I find the little fox I can't.
Then fast as ever hunter ran,
Chase him with bold and brave I can."
"No use in trying, lags and whines
Then drive him low and drive him high,
"A little fox is hidden there,
Among my vines, named I don't care.
To the Teacher.-Explain the meaning of the vines and foxes, and let the
pupils tell the story in their own language.
Copy the names above. Find in your Reader five other names of
girls and five of boys.
From my study, I see in the lamplight,
Descending the broad hall stair,
Grave Alice and laughing Allegra
And Edith with golden hair.-Longfellow.
54 The Sponge
Dictation.-Take your sponge in your hand.
once a living animal. It was fastened to a rock at the bottom of the sea. Then it looked like a large piece of beef liver. You are holding the skeleton of the sponge.
Deep in the wave is a coral grove
Where the purple mullet and gold fish rove.-Percival.
1 Coral is formed of skeletons of little animals, and often looks like a shrub or tree growing from the bottom of seas and oceans. It is of various colors, and is made
into beads and other ornaments.