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Write the letter as if it had been written to you by a friend. Use the words in the order given, and begin the first word of every sentence with a capital.

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Copy the words. Mark out the silent letters in Lesson 108.

109—Proverbs—The Bible

A wise son maketh a glad father.

heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city.

To tho Teacher.-Proverbs and maxims should be committed to memory. Explain the meaning as far as you can ; time will do it more fully.

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110—Animal Sounds purr yelp bleat


squeak hum howl cluck cack le roar low quack neigh

scream grunt growl

croak bel low buzz squeal mew

screech Write the name of an animal, and the sound it makes, using the proper form of every word in the list. Ex.: Cats purr. Bees hum.

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ka'ty did

silk worm

gnat ant

drag on-fly

bum ble-bee flea

mos qui'to 8 but ter fly lo cust bee tle glow worm hor net crick et

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'Tis the middle watch of a summer's night,-
The earth is dark, but the heavens are bright;
The winds are whist, and the owl is still ;
The bat in the shelvy rock is hid;
And naught is heard on the lonely hill
But the cricket's chirp, and the answer shrill
Of the gauze-winged katydid,
And the plaint of the wailing whip-poor-will.


112Tbe Ant

Dictation.—The fighting ants would starve to death if they did not have slaves. They attack a colony of working ants and capture the eggs. When the captive ant grows large enough, it has to do all the work. It brushes its master, feeds him, and carries him around on its back.

Pronunciation.- nā; 'wē'v'l; 8 mos ke'tó.

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115—Choice of Words Read and write the following sentences, first with one set of words and then with the other. ΓMuch


China of our tea

from A great deal

is brought Japan brought

ships sailors It is to us in


from fetched

steamers mariners away lands

oceans far

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open olive

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with care first picked


very The


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borne off fast-sailing steamers Call rlands to

of the vessels


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“ If fortune, with a smiling face,

Strews roses on our way,
When should we stop to pick them up ?

To-day, my friend, to-day.
But should she frown with face of care,

And talk of coming sorrow,
When shall we grieve, if grieve we must?

To-morrow, friend, to-morrow."
Copy, learn, and write from memory.

121-On the Writing-desk

rul er

wa fer

fools cap

en'vel ope


let ter

pa per-weight quill tab let e ras er

port folio quire

blot ter ink stand mu ci lage stamps pen knife post al-card dic tion a ry seal ing-wax

Write the words alphabetically.

To the Teacher.-Give the pupils frequent practice in letter-writing. The parts of a letter to be taught are :

1. The Heading: place and date..
2. The Salutation, or Greeting.
3. The Body of the Letter.
4. The Conclusion: closing words and signature.

5. The Address : name and residence of the person addressed, written on the left; in business letters, just above the Salutation ; in familiar letters, just below the Conclusion; or sometimes omitted.

6. Superscription: address on the envelop.

Put models on the blackboard. Drill on each part-its proper place, capital letters, and marks of punctuation. See pp. 42, 47, 51, 92, 94, 95, etc.

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