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HOW AN ELK SWAM TO SAFETY

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Biography
. Captain Mayne Reid (1818-1883) is known as a British novelist, though much of his life was spent in America. He was born in Ireland, and at the age of twenty came to America in search of adventure. He roved through Canada and many of the states of the Union. For some time he did newspaper work in Philadelphia, where he met Edgar Allan Poe. In 1846 he enlisted in the Mexican War and won a captain's commission. He is a popular author with boys because his stories are simply written and are full of adventures based upon his own experiences.
This story is taken from his book, The Young Voyageurs. The young voyageurs of the story are three brothers, Basil, Lucien, and Fran~ois: Dressed in the costume of the backwoods hunter, they are making their way, in a birch-bark canoe, from the swamps of Louisiana to the home of their uncle, who is stationed at a remote Hudson Bay Company post near the shores of the Arctic Sea. Their cousin, Norman, is their guide and is called "captain" in the story.
Discussion. 1. What part of the story is most interesting to you? 2. What description do you like best? 3. Read aloud descriptions that would make fine subjects for moving pictures. 4. Make an outline of the more important incidents of the story. 5. Tell the substance of the story, following your outline. 6. What incident gained for the elk the sympathy of the boys? 7. How is the attack on the elk by the wolves explained? 8. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: indicated; towering; majestic; imposing; doubling; rejoined; antlers; swerved; wolverene; persecution; visible; mortal; assailed; defied; accounted. 9. Pronounce: Franqois; wapiti; toward; wounded; reappearance; creature; farther; shoal; pursuit.

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BIRDS AND THEIR SONGS
THE CARDINAL BIRD
ARTHUR GUITERMAN

Where snowdrifts are deepest he frolics along,
A flicker of crimson, a chirrup of song,
My cardinal bird of the frost-powdered wing,
Composing new lyrics to whistle in Spring.

A plump little prelate, the park is his church;
The pulpit he loves is a cliff-sheltered birch;
And there, in his rubicund livery dressed,
Arranging his feathers and ruffling his crest,

He preaches, with most unconventional glee,
A sermon addressed to the squirrels and me.
Commending the wisdom of those that display
The brightest of colors when heavens are gray.

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