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The Literary World Seventh Reader   By: (1875-1966)

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Typographical errors have been corrected. A list of the corrected errors is found at the end of the text along with a list of inconsistently hyphenated words.

THE LITERARY WORLD

SEVENTH READER

BY

JOHN CALVIN METCALF PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

SARAH WITHERS PRINCIPAL ELEMENTARY GRADES AND CRITIC TEACHER WINTHROP NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE ROCK HILL. S.C.

AND

HETTY S. BROWNE EXTENSION WORKER IN RURAL SCHOOL PRACTICE WINTHROP NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE

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JOHNSON PUBLISHING COMPANY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

COPYRIGHT, 1919 B. F. JOHNSON PUBLISHING COMPANY

All Rights Reserved

L.H.J.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

For permission to use copyrighted material the authors and publishers express their indebtedness to the Macmillan Company for "A Deal in Bears" from McTodd , by W. Cutcliffe Hyne, and for "Sea Fever," by John Masefield; to Duffield & Company and Mr. H. G. Wells for "In Labrador" from Marriage ; to the John Lane Company for "The Making of a Man" from The Rough Road , by W. J. Locke; to Dodd, Mead & Company and Mr. Arthur Dobson for "A Ballad of Heroes," and to Dodd, Mead & Company for "Under Seas," by Count Alexis Tolstoi; to G. P. Putnam's Sons for "Old Ephraim" from The Hunting Trips of a Ranchman , by Theodore Roosevelt; to Houghton Mifflin Company for "A Greyport Legend," by Bret Harte, "Midwinter," by John Townsend Trowbridge, "The First Snowfall," by James Russell Lowell, "Among the Cliffs" from The Young Mountaineers , by Charles Egbert Craddock (Mary N. Murfree), and for "The Friendship of Nantaquas" from To Have and to Hold , by Mary Johnston; to Harper & Brothers for "The Great Stone of Sardis" from The Great Stone of Sardis , by Frank R. Stockton, and to Harper & Brothers and Mr. Booth Tarkington for "Ariel's Triumph" from The Conquest of Canaan .

TABLE OF CONTENTS

LEGENDS OF OUR LAND

RIP VAN WINKLE Washington Irving 9 THE GREAT STONE FACE Nathaniel Hawthorne 33 THE COURTSHIP OF MILES STANDISH Henry W. Longfellow 59 THE FRIENDSHIP OF NANTAQUAS Mary Johnston 79

HOME SCENES

HARRY ESMOND'S BOYHOOD Wm. Makepeace Thackeray 112 THE FAMILY HOLDS ITS HEAD UP Oliver Goldsmith 126 THE LITTLE BOY IN THE BALCONY Henry W. Grady 138 ARIEL'S TRIUMPH Booth Tarkington 141

NATURE AND ANIMALS

THE CLOUD Percy Bysshe Shelley 160 NEW ENGLAND WEATHER Mark Twain 162 THE FIRST SNOWFALL James Russell Lowell 166 OLD EPHRAIM Theodore Roosevelt 168 MIDWINTER John Townsend Trowbridge 175 A GEORGIA FOX HUNT Joel Chandler Harris 177 RAIN AND WIND Madison Julius Cawein 192 THE SOUTHERN SKY Matthew Fontaine Maury 193 DAFFODILS William Wordsworth 195 DAWN Edward Everett 196 SPRING Henry Timrod 198

MOVING ADVENTURE

AMONG THE CLIFFS Charles Egbert Craddock 201 A DEAL IN BEARS W. Cutcliffe Hyne 217 LOCHINVAR Sir Walter Scott 232 IN LABRADOR H. G. Wells 235 THE BUGLE SONG Alfred Tennyson 258 THE SIEGE OF THE CASTLE Sir Walter Scott 259

MODERN WONDER TALES

SEA FEVER John Masefield 334 A GREYPORT LEGEND Bret Harte 335 A HUNT BENEATH THE OCEAN Jules Verne 337 UNDER SEAS Count Alexis Tolstoi 354 A VOYAGE TO THE MOON Edgar Allan Poe 367 THE GREAT STONE OF SARDIS Frank R... Continue reading book >>




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