Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year

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Project Gutenberg's Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year, by E.C. Hartwell This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year Author: E.C. Hartwell Release Date: April 12, 2007 [EBook #21046] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK STORY HOUR READINGS: SEVENTH YEAR *** Produced by Joseph R. Hauser, Emmy and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net STORY HOUR READINGS SEVENTH YEAR BY [1] E. C. HARTWELL, M.A., M.PD. SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS BUFFALO, NEW YORK Illustrations by George Varian, F. Murch, Wilfred Jones M. M. Jamieson, and others AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY NEW YORK BOSTON CINCINNATI ATLANTA [2] CHICAGO COPYRIGHT , 1921, BY AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY All rights reserved W. P. II MADE IN U. S. A. [3] PREFACE This reader undertakes to provide desirable material for work in silent reading without losing sight of the other elements essential in a good reader for pupils in the seventh grade or in the first year of the junior high school. One task before the teacher of Reading in this year is to foster, by stimulating material, a taste for good reading which it is to be hoped has at least been partially formed in the preceding grades. The selections in this volume are made with the purpose of giving the seventh-grade pupils such virile and enjoyable literature as will make them desire more of the same kind. The character and fitness of the material, not the date of its production, have governed the choice of the editor. ARRANGEMENT BY GROUPS. There is an obvious advantage in grouping kindred reading materials in sections under such captions as "Adventure," "From Great Books," "Our Country," etc. Besides affording some elements of continuity, the plan offers opportunity for comparison and contrast of the treatment of similar themes. It also insures a massing of the effect of the idea for which the section stands. Secondarily, the section divisions break up the solid text, and because of this the pupils feel at frequent intervals that they have completed something definite. The groupings make no pretense to being mutually exclusive. On occasion a selection may well be transferred to another section. For example, the Washington and Lincoln stories should be used in the proper season in the "Our Country" section although it is obvious that they belong in "Special Days." Teachers should have no hesitation in breaking across from one section to another when the occasion or the children's interest seems to warrant. MECHANICAL FEATURES. Editor and publisher have spared no pains or expense to make this book attractive to children. The volume is not cumbersome or unwieldy in size. The length of line is that of the normal book with which they regularly will come into contact. The type is clean-cut and legible. Finally, enough white space has been left in the pages to give the book an "open," attractive appearance. No single item has so much to do with children's future attitude toward books as the appearance of their school Readers. SOCIALIZED WORK. Opportunity for dramatization, committee work, and other team activity is presented repeatedly throughout this volume. Wherever the teacher can profitably get the pupils to work in groups she should take advantage of the cooperative spirit and do so. C ITIZENSHIP. This means more than the passing phase of so-called Americanization. It means a genuine love of country, a reverence for our pioneer fathers, a respect for law, order, and truth. This Reader is rich in patriotic content. It is hoped that the ethical element in the selections will be found to be forceful as well as pleasing. The book emphasizes throughout the importance of the individual and social virtues. If it can help teachers to make clean, upright, and loyal citizens of our great Republic it will not have been made in vain. Mastery of the printed page is not the sole end and aim of Reading. It is hoped that the devices employed in this Reader, as well as the direction and suggestions in study materials contained in the volume, may assist in developing a genuine love of good books. MANUAL. Valuable assistance in dealing with the material in this book is supplied by the Teachers' Manual, Story Hour Readings, Seventh and Eighth Years. This Manual consists of three parts: I. An introductory article on the Teaching of Reading, which discusses Silent Reading (with detailed directions for speed tests), Oral Reading, Dramatization, Appreciative Reading, Memorizing, Word Study and Use of the Dictionary, Reading Outside of School, Use of Illustrative Material, and Correlation. II. Detailed lesson plans for each selection in Story Hour Readings Seventh Year . III. Detailed lesson plans for each selection in Story Hour Readings Eighth Year . [6] [4] [5] ACKNOWLEDGMENTS In addition to acknowledgments made in connection with material incorporated in this volume, thanks are due as follows for permissions to reprint: To D. Appleton & Company, Publishers, for permission to use "A Battle with a Whale" from Frank T. Bullen's The Cruise of the Cachalot ; to Thomas B. Harned, Literary Executor of Walt Whitman, for permission to reprint "O Captain! My Captain." "The Stagecoach," from Mark Twain's Roughing It, is used by express permission of the Estate of Samuel L. Clemens, the Mark Twain Company, and Harper & Brothers, Publishers. Selections by Emerson, Hawthorne, Holmes, Longfellow, Amy Lowell, James Russell Lowell, Sill, Thoreau, and Whittier are used by permission of and special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Company, the authorized publishers of these authors. Acknowledgment is made to the American Book Company for the use of selections by James Baldwin, John Esten Cooke, Edward Eggleston, Hélène Guerber, Joel Chandler Harris, William Dean Howells, James Johonnot, Orison Swett Marden, W. F. Markwick and W. A. Smith, Frank R. Stockton, and Maurice Thompson. [7] CONTENTS PAGE A SHEAF OF LEGENDS Ali Hafed's Quest How Kilhugh Rode to Arthur's Hall The Gift of the White Bear The Story of Iron The Wonderful Artisan Charlemagne and Roland Keeping the Bridge James Baldwin Hélène A. Guerber Thomas Babington Macaulay Orison Swett Marden James Baldwin George Webbe Dasent 13 18 25 31 39 46 50 PIONEER DAYS The Story of Molly Pitcher King Philip to the White Settlers Pioneer Life in Ohio Witchcraft Tea Parties in Old New York A School of Long Ago French Life in the Northwest A Bear Story A Patriot of Georgia Song of the Pioneers Frank R. Stockton Edward Everett William Dean Howells Nathaniel Hawthorne Washington Irving Edward Eggleston James Baldwin Maurice Thompson Joel Chandler Harris W. D. Gallagher 57 60 62 70 70 73 77 82 85 87 SPECIAL DAYS Columbus and the Eclipse First Thanksgiving Day Proclamation Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1905 Harvest Song The Cratchits' Christmas The Holiday Spirit Christmas in the Pines The New Year's Dinner Party Autobiography of Abraham Lincoln O Captain! My Captain Washington's Greatest Battle John James Audubon Walt Whitman Frederick Trever Hill James Johonnot George Washington Theodore Roosevelt James Montgomery Charles Dickens 91 93 93 95 96 Émile Souvestre 101 Meredith Nicholson 106 Charles Lamb 108 111 114 116 W. F. Markwick and W. 122 A. Smith Memorial Day, 1917 Woodrow Wilson 125 [8] ADVENTURE A Grandstand Seat in the Sky Prayer for the Pilot A Battle with a Whale The Glove and the Lions How Buck Won the Bet The Loss of the Drake The Walrus Hunt The Rescue Descending the Grand Cañon Night Fishing in the South Seas A Ballad of East and West Frederick O'Brien Howard Mingos 129 Cecil Roberts 137 Frank T. Bullen 138 Leigh Hunt 145 Jack London 147 Charlotte M. Yonge 151 Robert M. Ballantyne 155 158 162 164 Rudyard Kipling 168 UNDER THE OPEN SKY A Night among the Pines Autumn on the Farm Goldenrod The Palisades On the Grasshopper and Cricket To a Waterfowl A Night in the Tropics A Winter Ride The Snowstorm Robert Louis 177 Stevenson John Greenleaf 183 Whittier Elaine Goodale 186 Eastman John Masefield 188 John Keats 189 William Cullen Bryant 190 Richard Henry Dana, 192 Jr. Amy Lowell 193 Ralph Waldo Emerson 194 Snow-Bound Tom Pinch's Ride Ode to a Butterfly In the Desert May is Building her House The Daffodils The Falls of Lodore John Greenleaf 195 Whittier Charles Dickens 198 Thomas Wentworth 201 Higginson A. W. Kinglake 203 Richard Le Gallienne 207 William Wordsworth 208 Robert Southey 210 STORIES THAT TEACH An Adventure in Brotherhood The Prayer Perfect Get Out or Get in Line John Marshall of Virginia Opportunity Boy Wanted John Littlejohn The Discontented Pendulum Two Sides to Every Question If I were a Boy The Lesson of the Water Mill A Motto of Oxford Sailing and Failing Use and Abuse of Time Hidden Treasure James Whitcomb Riley Elbert Hubbard 215 217 218 John Esten Cooke 224 Edward Rowland Sill Dr. Frank Crane Charles Mackay 227 228 230 232 235 Washington Gladden 237 Sarah Doudney 239 241 Hamilton W. Mabie 242 Archer Brown 243 [9] Charles Reade 245 The Solitary Reaper William Wordsworth 249 IN GOOD HUMOR The Stagecoach The Chameleon The Pickwick Club on Ice Darius Green and his Flying Machine Aunt Doleful's Visit Gradgrind's Idea of Education The Deacon's Masterpiece, or The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay" The Schoolmaster's Ride Signing Petitions Mark Twain James Merrick 253 261 Charles Dickens 263 John Townsend 270 Trowbridge 279 Charles Dickens 281 Oliver Wendell Holmes 286 Washington Irving 291 296 IN TIME OF WAR Great Little Rivers The Burial of Sir John Moore Lexington and Concord Hervé Riel The Song of the Camp Cabin Boy and Admiral Little Giffen Marco Bozzaris San Juan Hill Burial of a Soldier in France Frazier Hunt 299 Charles Wolfe 302 William Emerson 304 Robert Browning Bayard Taylor 307 313 315 Francis O. Ticknor 320 Fitz-Greene Halleck 322 General John J. 325 Pershing Gerald M. Dwyer 329 OUR COUNTRY America for Me Warren's Address at the Battle of Bunker Hill What is an American? The Rising of '76 Our Own Country Patrick Henry's Speech Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby The Flower of Liberty True Patriotism America the Beautiful O Beautiful! My Country! The Problems of the Republic The Meaning of Americanism What Constitutes a State? A Patriotic Creed Oliver Wendell Holmes Henry van Dyke 333 John Pierpont 335 Hector Saint Jean de 336 Crèvecœur Thomas Buchanan 338 Read James Montgomery 342 343 347 348 [10] Benjamin Harrison 350 Katharine Lee Bates 352 James Russell Lowell 353 Theodore Roosevelt 354 Charles Evans Hughes 356 William Jones 359 Edgar A. Guest 360 FROM GREAT BOOKS The Lists at Ashby The Twenty-Third Psalm Doubting Castle Christmas Eve at Fezziwig's Jean Valjean Meets the Bishop A Voyage to Lilliput The Struggle in the Arena Sir Walter Scott 363 The Bible 376 John Bunyan 377 Charles Dickens 384 Victor Hugo 387 Jonathan Swift 394 Henryk Sienkiewicz 405 The Struggle in the Arena Polonius's Advice to his Son Mercy Henryk Sienkiewicz 405 William Shakespeare 413 William Shakespeare 414 [11] A SHEAF OF LEGENDS To every important race of people there has come down through the ages a fine heritage of story and song. Usually these tales are largely fiction and partially fact. They may be songs about heroes; stories to account for the existence of things; moral tales; or tales of pure imagination. Whatever they are, they preserve for us from the past the thoughts or the deeds of our early ancestors; and as tales they excite our interest because of their simplicity and straightforwardness. [12] A LI H AFED'S QUEST (See following page) [13]