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21. AN EPISODE OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... he leaned back in his seat again, and gave the word "Go on!" --CHARLES DICKENS. [Footnote: What things are contrasted in the story? Does the incident seem probable from what you know of the period? Can ...
22. SIGHT IN SAVAGES
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... most interested the writer? Do you imagine that he would be a good out-of-doors companion? Why? Was the native in the story the sort of person whom you would expect to "hold forth in an authoritative voice ...
23. THE VILLAGE SCHOOLMASTER
(Lessons/Short Stories)
In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight [Footnote: Wight: a person.] of the name of Ichabod Crane; who ...
24. BLACKBOARD RELAY
(Lessons/Games for the playground)
... name of some poem, play, story, essay, or book by an author whose name is given at the outset of the game; or the names of characters from a given literary work or author; or the next line or passage from ...
This week we present you with over 40 short stories for use in the secondary schools. Every story has footnotes with questions about the story. You can print them out and give them to your students or ...
26. BUCK'S TRIAL OF STRENGTH
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... master seem unusual? What glimpses of the character of the miners does the story give you? Show how the element of suspense adds to the dramatic force of the story. What is the most interesting point in ...
27. ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... hay. This proceeding surprised us at first, for the Lama had by no means the air of a man likely to give himself the luxury of a cabinet of natural history. When the operation was completed we found that ...
28. AN AFRICAN PET
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... capable of the training which the author hoped to give to his pet? Does the author succeed in making you like or dislike "Tommy"? What human qualities does "Tommy" show? Does this story seem to justify ...
29. A GREEN DONKEY DRIVER
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... heart greatly lightened that I set forth. --ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (adapted). [Footnote: Would you judge that this was the writer's first experience in camping? Why? What is added to the story by attributing ...
30. A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... been the soldier, and you the thief?" --ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (adapted). [Footnote: What hints does the sketch give you of the period in which the story is laid? What characteristics of Villon are brought ...
31. TOO DEAR FOR THE WHISTLE
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... Can you quote any of the sayings in it? Do you know anything of Franklin's life that showed whether he lived up to the moral he sets forth in this story?]  ...
32. THE STORY OF MUHANNAD DIN
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... the story. What other stories have been told in this way? Would you have been able to recognize Muhammad Din from the author's description? Would the destruction of the sand-house be a tragedy to most ...
33. THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... is the scene of the story laid? What is the probable time? It was Bret Harte's peculiar power to find tenderness and fineness of feeling among rough men. Where do you see these things in this story? Does ...
34. BABY SYLVESTER
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... To add to its preposterous appearance, one of its hind feet was adorned by a shoe of Sylvester's, [Footnote: Sylvester: the author's friend in whose cabin he was staying at the time of the story.] into ...
35. THE ARCHERY CONTEST
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... effect of Hubert's repetition of the words "my grandsire drew a long bow," etc.? Can you get any hint of the social conditions at the time of the story? Is there anything in the narrative to suggest the ...
36. AN ARAB FISHERMAN
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... crab meat and you will catch fish!" I sat back in dumb amazement. Once upon a time, way back in the dimness before history, this chap's ancestors had begun to fish off these rocks with a bent wire and ...
37. THE LAST CLASS
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... field, behind the sawmill, the Prussians going through their drill. [Footnote: Prussians going through their drill. The time of the story is laid at the end of the Franco-Prussian War.] All that was much ...
38. A DISSERTATION ON ROAST PIG
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... arts, make their way among mankind. --CHARLES LAMB. [Footnote: In this essay where does the humor lie? Is it in the absurdity of the story told? In the exaggerations? What stories, of those you have ...
39. ACROSS RUNNING WATER
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... the human story. Pick out words and passages that convey this as: "screaming seamews," "screeched," "dishevelled," "black flurries," etc. Have you ever read any stories or fairy tales that tell about changelings? ...
40. SALMON FISHING IN IRELAND
(Lessons/Short Stories)
... The fresh water had reduced him to twenty-two, but without softening his muscle or touching his strength. --JAMES FROUDE (adapted). [Footnote: Is the first part of the narrative a typical story of "fisherman's ...
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