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and danced among the trees, and clapped my hands, and sang, and was joyful. Therefore when he beheld me in this state, he made a sign to me to hand him the gourd, that he might drink from it; and I feared him, and gave it to him; whereupon he drank what remained in it, and 5 threw it upon the ground, and, being moved with merriment, began to shake upon my shoulders. All his limbs, and the muscles of his sides, became loosened, and he began to lean from side to side upon my shoulders. So when I knew that he was drunk, I put my hand to his 10 feet, and loosed them from my neck. Then I stooped with him, and sat down, and threw him upon the ground. And I took a great stone from among the trees, and, coming to him, struck him upon his head as he lay asleep.


After that I walked about the island, with a happy mind, and came to the place where I was before, on the shore of the sea. And I remained upon that island, eating of its fruits, and drinking of the water of its rivers, and watching to see some vessel passing by me. 20 And I said within myself, "I wonder if Allah will preserve me in safety, and if I shall return to my country, and meet my family and my companions." And lo, a vessel approached from the midst of the roaring sea, and ceased not in its course until it anchored at that island, 25 and the passengers landed there. When they beheld me, they all gathered around me, and I told them what had

befallen me, and they wondered extremely, and said to me: "This man who rode upon thy shoulders is called the Old Man of the Sea, and no one ever was beneath his limbs and escaped from him excepting thee. Praise 5 be to Allah for thy safety!"

1. Describe Sindbad's experience with the Old Man of the Sea. In which of the Greek stories did an old man of the sea appear? Compare the two. 2. Compare these Arabian heroes the fisher. man and Sindbad with the Greek heroes-Hercules and Jason. Which do you like the better? By what means do the former overcome difficulties? The latter?

Punctuation: Rules. Study the following rules very carefully. There are sentences to illustrate all but three of these rules in Lesson 50. Copy these sentences and supply three of your own to illustrate the rules for which you do not find sentences in the lesson.

I. Use a period :

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1. After declarative sentences.
2. After imperative sentences.
3. After abbreviations.

II. Use a question mark after a question.

III. Use an exclamation point after an exclamatory word or


IV. Use a comma:

1. To separate words or groups of words in a series.

2. To separate a quotation from the rest of the sentence.

3. To separate a name used in address from the rest of the


4. In dates and addresses.

V. Use an apostrophe:

1. To show omission of letters in contractions.
2. To show possession or ownership.

VI. Use quotation marks to inclose quotations. VII. Use a hyphen at the end of a line to indicate that a word has been divided. (A word should be divided only between syllables.)

Sentence Study: Oral Exercise. The subject of a sentence does not always stand at the beginning of the sentence. Find the subjects of the following:1. After much suffering Sindbad escaped.

2. Freely shalt thou partake of all my store.

3. Grasping the sheep in his talons, he sailed away.

4. Then came huge vultures.

5. Colder and louder blew the blast.

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6. Into the Valley of Death rode the six hundred.

7. Where is the German fatherland?

8. Down in a green and shady bed a modest violet grew.

9. What does the poor man's son inherit?

10. Alone, from out the stubble piped the quail.


Written Exercise. - Rewrite these sentences, placing the subject first; then draw a vertical line between the subject and the predicate.


THE Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.

Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were seen :


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Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown,
That host on the morrow lay withered and strown.

For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed;
And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and forever grew still!

And there lay the steed with his nostrils all wide,
But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride,
And the foam of his gasping lay white on the turf,
And cold as the spray of the rock-beating surf.

And there lay the rider distorted and pale,
With the dew on his brow and the rust on his mail;
And the tents were all silent, the banners alone,
The lances unlifted, the trumpets unblown.

And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail,
And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal;
And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword,
Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord.


Sennacherib, had come "And it came to pass

Byron's famous poem is based on a single verse (2 Kings xix. 35) of the Bible story. The King of Assyria, with a mighty army to capture Jerusalem. that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they [the remainder] arose early in the morning, behold, they [the others] were all dead corpses."




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