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The Elson Readers Book Six

CONTENTS

PREFACE ..3
THE MAGIC WAND ..13

PART I - NATURE-HOME AND COUNTRY

THE WORLD OF NATURE
A Forward Look ..21

ANIMALS
-AMERICAN BIGHORN SHEEP by Theodore Roosevelt ..23
-A FURIOUS ELEPHANT CHARGE by Samuel White Baker ..32
-How AN ELK SWAM To SAFETY by Captain Mayne Reid ..37

BIRDS AND THEIR SONGS
-THE CARDINAL BIRD by Arthur Guiterman ..43
-THE BLUEBIRD by Maurice Thompson ..44
-To THE Clicxoo by John Loqan ..46
-THE HUMMING BIRD byJohn James Audubon ..48
-FORBEARANCE by Ralph byWaldo Emerson ..50

FLOWERS
-ROADSIDE FLOWERS by Bliss Carman ..51
-THE DANDELIONS by Helen Gray Cone ..52
-APPLE BLOSSOMS by William Wesley Martin ..54

SPRING AND SUMMER
-THE VOICE OF SPRING by Felicia Hemans ..56
-SPRING PROPHECIES by William II. Hayne ..58
-SPRING IN KENTUCKY by James Lane Allen ..60
-MARCH by William Wordsworth .. 61
-JUNE by Douglas Malloch ..63

SKY AND WATER
-MY HEART LEAPS UP by William Wordsworth .. 65
-THE FOUNTAIN by James Russell Lowell ..66
-THE SEA by Bryan Walter Procter ..68

A Backward Look ..70

HOME AND COUNTRY PAGE
A Forward Look ..73

HOME AND ITS FESTIVALS
-ROOFS by Joyce Kilmer ..77
-HOME SONG Henry by W. Longfellow ..79
-THE OLD OAKEV BUCKET by Samuel Woodworth ..80
-THE LANDING OF COLUMBUS by Washington Irving ..82
-THANKSGIVING AT ToDD's ASYLUM by Winthrop Packard ..85
-THE TWENTY-SECOND OF DECEMBER by William Cullen Bryant ..96
-A CHRISTMAS TREE by Charles Dickens ..97
-CHRISTMAS BELLS by Henry W. Longfellow ..105
-RING OUT, WILD BELLS by Alfred, Lord Tennyson ..106

OUR COUNTRY AND ITS FLAG
-ONE COUNTRY by Frank L. Stanton ..109
-AMERICA by Sidney Lanier ..111
-OUR COUNTRY by Author Unknown ..112
-THE BOSTON TEA PARTY by Nathaniel Hawthorne ..113
-HAIL, COLUMBIA by Joseph, Hophinson ..120
-THE FLAG by Arthur Macy ..122
-WASHINGTON AND THE AMERICAN ARMY by Nathaniel Hawthorne ..124

SERVICE AND THRIFT
-ABOUT BEN ADHEM by Leigh Hunt ..132
-THE HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Sam Walter Foss ..133
-A BIRD HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD by Ernest Harold Baynes ..136
-CONDUCTOR BRADLEY by John G Whittier ..140
-THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER by John Ruskin ..142
-STANZAS ON FREEDOM by James Russell Lowell ..173
-OUR NOBLE DEFENDERS by Cardinal Mercier ..174
-THE SPIRES OF OXFORD by Winifred M. Letts ..176
-THE BIRDS OF KILLINGWORTH Henry by W. Longfellow ..177
-INDUSTRY AND THRIFT by Abraham Lincoln ..187
-A THRIFT PROVERB by Benjamin Franklin ..190
-THE PIED PIPER OF HAYIELIN by Robert Browning ..191
-TRUE CITIZENS Mary by E. MrDowell ..202
-Go FORTH To SERVE by Woodrow Wilson ..203
-GRAOATIM by Josiah G Holland ..205

A Backward Look ..207


PART II - STORIES OF GREECE AND ROME

A Forward Look ..211

THE STORY OF ACHILLES-FROM THE Iliad OF HOMER by A. J. ChurCh
-WHY THE GREEKS SAILED TO TROY ..213
-WHY THERE WAS STRIFE BETWEEN AGAMEMNON AND ACHILLES ..217
-HOW THE CREEKS BATTLED WHILE ACHILLES SIT LPED IN HIS TENT ..221
-HOW PATROCLUS WENT INTO RATTLE WEARING THE ARMOR OF ACHILLES ..226
-HOW THE stop OF PATROCLUS AROUSED ACHILLES ..230
-HOW ACHILLES AVENGED THE stop OF PATROCLUS ..235
-HOW KING PRIAM RANSOMED THE BODY OF HECTOR ..240

THE STORY OF ULYSSES-FROM THE Odyssey OF HOMER by A, J. Church
-HOW ULYSSES OUTWITTED POLYPHEMUS ..251
-HOW CIRCE TURNED THE MEN TO SWINE ..258
-HOW ULYSSES SAILED BETWEEN SCYLLA AND CHARYBDIS ..264
-HOW CALYPSO HELPED ULYSSES BUILD A RAFT ..268
-HOW THE PHAEACIANS RECEIVED ULYSSES ..271
-HOW ULYSSES FOUND HIS OLD SWINEHERD STILL FAITHFUL TO Him ..278
-HOW THE OLD NURSE RECOGNIZED ULYSSES ..281
-HOW THE SUITORS TRIED THE BOW OF ULYSSES ..286
-HOW ULYSSES WAS RESTORED IN HIS OLD HOME ..289

THE STORY OF AENEAS-FROM THE Aeneid OF VERGIL by A. J. Church
-THE FALL OF TROY; THE WOODEN HORSE ..297
-HOW AENEAS FLED FROM TROY ..303
-HOW AENEAS CAME TO ITALY ..308

A Backward Look ..318


PART III - GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS

A Forward Look ..321

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
-Biography ..325
-MY ARRIVAL IN PHILADELPHIA ..327
-FRANKLIN'S "ONLY AMUSEMENT" ..334

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYAN
-Biography ..335
-MARCH ..337
-THE PLANTING OF THE APPLE TREE ..338
-THE stop OF THE FLOWERS ..342

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
-Biography ..344
-THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH ..346
-THE OLD CLOCK ON THE STAIRS ..348
-A PSALM OF LIFE ..352

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
-Biography ..354
-LITTLE DAFFYDOWNDILLY ..356
-MR. HIGGINBOTHAM'S CATASTROPHE ..365
-THE THREE GOLDEN APPLES ..377

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
-Biography ..400
-THE PUMPKIN ..402
-THE BAREFOOT BOY ..404
-ALL'S WELL ..408

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
-Biography ..409
-CONTENTMENT ..411
-To AN INSECT ..413
-LEXINGTON ..415

A Backward Look ..419



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