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[Frontispiece: Making stone tools]

THE CAVE BOY

OF THE AGE OF STONE

BY

MARGARET A. McINTYRE

NEW YORK

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1907, BY

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

Dedicated to My Mother

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. STRONGARM'S FAMILY II. THE NEEDLE, THE CLUB, AND THE BOW III. THE TAMING OF THE DOG IV. HOW STRONGARM HUNTED A BEAR AND A LION V. THE OLD AX MAKER VISITS HIS DAUGHTER VI. THE COMING OF FIRE VII. THE CAVE TIGER VIII. THE MAKING OF STONE WEAPONS IX. AT THE GRAVEL PIT X. A SUMMER CAMP XI. THORN MEETS THE CHILDREN OF THE SHELL MOUNDS XII. AT THE HOME OF THE SHELL MOUND PEOPLE XIII. THORN LEARNS TO SWIM XIV. THE FEAST OF MAMMOTH'S MEAT XV. THE RED MEN OF OUR OWN COUNTRY IN THE STONE AGE XVI. HOW STONE WEAPONS OF THE CAVE MEN WERE FIRST FOUND XVII. HOW THE EARTH LOOKED WHEN THE SHELL MEN AND THE CAVE MEN LIVED XVIIII. HOW EARLY MEN BELIEVED THAT ALL THINGS THAT MOVE ARE ALIVE XIX. THE PEOPLE OF OUR TIME WHO WERE MOST LIKE THE CAVE MEN

SUGGESTIONS TO TEACHERS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Making stone tools . . . . . . Frontispiece

All at once, the goat stood up on her hind legs

Strongarm

A big black bear came along

Then he sat down by the fire to make his picture of the bear

Ram horns

Sewing together skins of wild oxen

A little bone

Bone needle

Broken hunting club

The bees flew off humming angrily

The edge of the pond

And, for fun, set it against the string

Broken hunting club (2nd version)

Cattle horns

So they lay down on the ground and began to call

A nest full of young eagles

She scraped off all the meat and fat

Tiger's tooth and bear's claw

Lion

Lion's tooth

Stone tools

Stone axe

Woven basket

Little wild pigs were eating the acorns

The sparks came like a flame and caught the dry leaves

The boys listened in wonder

Shelter of branches

Acorns

Tiger

Tiger's tooth

He struck with his hammer stone

He held the pebble in his left hand and struck it a sharp blow

Deer antlers

Forest scene

Spear

The women and children went to pick berries

The women and children ate and ate the sweet fruit

Snowy owl in tree

Women with baskets

Skin bag with pull string

Herd of reindeer

They dived into the river and swam away, pulling the raft

Flock of white swans

The sea

Clam and oyster shells

Dug out boat

They began to cook the fish

The people took the fish in their hands

Cutting down a tree

A flounder

Seaweed

Thorn learns to swim

Clay bowls

Mammoth trapped in swamp

Wolves

Throwing a spear

A North American Indian

A stone arrow head

A stone ax

Picture of reindeer, scratched on slate; found in a cave in France

Eskimo by their winter huts; drawn by an Eskimo

A bone awl; found in a cave in England

Drawing of a mammoth, on a piece of mammoth tusk; found in a cave in France

A flint knife; found in Australia

THE CAVE BOY OF THE AGE OF STONE

CHAPTER I

STRONGARM'S FAMILY

It was spring, thousands of years ago. Little boys snatched the April violets, and with them painted purple stripes upon their arms and faces. Then they played that enemies came.

"Be afraid!" shouted one, frowning; and he stamped his foot and shook his fist at the play enemies.

"I am fine!" called the other; and he held his head high, and took big steps, and looked this way and that.

The little brothers were named Thorn and Pineknot. Their baby sister had no name. The children looked rough and wild and strong and glad. The sun had made them brown, the wind had tangled their hair. Their clothes were only bits of fox skin. Their home was the safe rock cave in the side of the hill.

Near the children a little goat was eating the sweet new grass. She was tied with a string made of skin... Continue reading book >>




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