The New Century second reader

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Page 24 - Saw the rainbow in the heaven, In the eastern sky the rainbow, Whispered, "What is that, Nokomis?
Page 90 - STORY OF A TEAKETTLE. Once upon a time, it is said, there lived in Japan a good old man. He lived all alone in a house that had but one room. He made his own tea and cooked his own rice. In the middle of the floor was the fireplace. From the ceiling hung a chain to hold the teakettle. One night the old man filled the kettle and waited for the water to boil. He went to get the tea-caddy. When...
Page 89 - ... books. Fumi finds a doll and a paper parasol. There are some pretty new clothes for both children. In Japan, everyone wears new clothes on New Year's Day, so the children put these on. Then they run out of doors. How pretty everything looks! The houses are trimmed with branches of pine and bamboo. There are long chains of rice straw. Flags are flying everywhere. Paper lanterns are hanging on every house. At night they will be lighted. Susano and Fumi are very happy. They wish that New Year's...
Page 159 - It must have the oo sound). se dan' chair (accent se dan' on last syllable), a covered chair or carriage for one person, often elegantly made with curtains, cushions, etc., usually carried on poles by two men. In Asiatic countries women are often carried about in these chairs so that they may not be seen.
Page 156 - A cinder is a partly burned coal, either glowing hot or cooled off. clogs, wooden shoes worn by country people in parts of Europe and Asia. cob'ble stone, a stone not too large to fill the hand, which has been worn round; used in paving streets. cO coon...
Page 158 - Indians the arts of peace. home" spun, cloth made at home. Not many years ago American women took the wool from the sheep's back, cleaned it, combed it, and spun it into thread. Then they wove it into cloth, dyed it, and made it into garments for themselves and their families. Such garments were called "homespun.
Page 150 - it was wonderful music! It told us of tubs of butter, and barrels of cider. It told us of cakes and preserves. It said, 'O rats, come to a country that is all breakfast, dinner, and supper.' Just then we felt the river rolling over us, and I am the only rat who escaped.
Page 155 - In order to get the best results from The New Century Second Reader, the teacher should prepare the class for the lesson before it is studied or read. A reasonable time may very profitably be given to telling the story of the next lesson and to removing any seeming difficulties. 1. The teacher should tell the story to the class in her own way. She should vary the language and add such information or remarks gathered from the books referred to in the prefatory "Suggestion to Teachers...
Page 58 - There is nothagainst, and your feet hang out at the front. After riding awhile in this queer thing, you are glad enough to get out. Here are some ladies going shopping. Their feet are too small for them to walk far, so they are carried on the backs of servants. Other ladies are carried along in sedan chairs. These chairs are like covered carriages. Men carry them on two poles. dirty donkeys crowded through beats ladies frame market wheelbarrow rough canvas clumsy CHINESE SCHOOL.
Page 28 - ... several village dragged women THE HARVEST. After the Indians came to their new village, the squaws planted the corn. Oweenee went with the rest. She helped to plow the field. She used a sharp stick for a plow, and turned up the earth with it. Then she scattered the seed and covered it with the earth. After a while the corn grew to be tall, and the ears were full.

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