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An Elementary Spanish Reader   By: (1871-)

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[Transcriber's note: Spanish words defined in the extensive vocabulary section are surrounded by equal signs. This makes searching as easy as surrounding the word searched for with equal signs, or searching for the beginning of the word preceded by an equal sign. (i.e. find the definition of sabio by searching for =sabio= or =sab)]

AN ELEMENTARY SPANISH READER

BY

E. S. HARRISON

FIRST ASSISTANT IN MODERN LANGUAGES IN THE COMMERCIAL HIGH SCHOOL, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

GINN AND COMPANY

BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO LONDON ATLANTA DALLAS COLUMBUS SAN FRANCISCO COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY E. S. HARRISON

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

917.6

The Athenæum Press

GINN AND COMPANY PROPRIETORS BOSTON U.S.A.

PREFACE

The increasing study of Spanish in high schools and colleges has made necessary the preparation of a text of a simpler character than those now in common use.

In the present text, especially in the first selections, the language has been simplified so that reading may be begun at a very early stage in the pupil's work. It has not been considered necessary to supply notes, as the matter is simple and the vocabulary furnishes all necessary information. All verb forms occurring in the text, whether regular or irregular, are given in the vocabulary.

There is constant repetition of common words and expressions, so that comparatively long lessons may be assigned and the pupil may be enabled to acquire an extensive knowledge of useful every day Spanish and become familiar with the structure of the Spanish sentence at an earlier period than has been possible heretofore.

Selection XII is taken from "Tradiciones y leyendas españolas" by Don Luciano García de Real (Barcelona, 1898). Selections IV, VI, IX, X, XIII, are taken from the "Biblioteca de las tradiciones populares españolas" (Madrid, 1886). The remaining selections are taken from various sources or adapted from English or German.

Many changes have been made in all the selections, except in the fables of Iriarte and the story by Fernán Caballero, in order to render the material suitable for beginners.

E. S. H.

CONTENTS

I. EL CUENTO DEL POLLO

II. UN HOMBRE INSACIABLE

III. LOS TRES OSOS

IV. LOS TRES BARCOS

V. EL TESTAMENTO

VI. DON JUAN BOLONDRÓN

VII. BUENA GANGA

VIII. EL MÉDICO TUNANTE

IX. EL PRÍNCIPE JALMA

X. EL PALACIO DE MADRID

XI. LAS METAMORFOSIS DEL PICAPEDRERO Fernán Caballero

XII. EL CABALLO DE ALIATAR

XIII. EL PRÍNCIPE OSO

XIV. ADIVINANZAS

XV. ANÉCDOTAS

XVI. EL BURRO FLAUTISTA Tomás de Iriarte

XVII. EL OSO, LA MONA Y EL CERDO Tomás de Iriarte

XVIII. EL PATO Y LA SERPIENTE Tomás de Iriarte

XIX. LOS DOS CONEJOS Tomás de Iriarte

XX. LA ABEJA Y EL CUCLILLO Tomás de Iriarte

XXI. LA ARDILLA Y EL CABALLO Tomás de Iriarte

ABBREVIATIONS

VOCABULARY

[Illustration: EL RICO EXTREMEÑO Y EL EXTRANJERO]

ELEMENTARY SPANISH READER

EL CUENTO DEL POLLO

Un día un pollo entra en un bosque. Una bellota cae en su cabeza. El pobre pollo cree que el cielo ha caído sobre él. Corre para informar al rey.

En el camino encuentra una gallina.

¿A dónde vas? pregunta la gallina. 5

¡Oh! dice el pollo, el cielo ha caído en mi cabeza y voy a informar al rey.

Yo voy también, si quieres, responde la gallina y se marchan juntos el pollo y la gallina al palacio del rey.

En el camino encuentran un gallo. 10

¿A dónde vas? pregunta el gallo a la gallina.

¡Oh! dice la gallina el cielo ha caído sobre la cabeza del pobre pollo y vamos a informar al rey.

Yo voy también, si quieres, responde el gallo y se marchan juntos el pollo, la gallina y el gallo al palacio del rey. 15

En el camino encuentran un pato.

¿A dónde vas? pregunta el pato al gallo.

¡Oh! dice el gallo, el cielo ha caído en la cabeza del pobre pollo y vamos a informar al rey... Continue reading book >>




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