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Whirled and spun about in circles,
And the Old Man of the Mountain,
To his gloomy lodge of sandstone.
There without stood Hiawatha,
Then he raised his hands to heaven,
Shouted down into the caverns,
Ended were his wild adventures,
Then the noble Hiawatha
You shall soar and sail in circles;
And the name of Pau-Puk-Keewis
Lingers still among the singers,
There," they cry,
He is dancing through the village,
He is gathering in his harvest!"
e'ther (in poetry), the upper air; re ced'ing, getting farther away; a byss'es, depths; gam'bols, dancings and skippings.
1. What kind of bird is a brant? What does the poem tell you about it? Find out whatever else you can about it. 2. Describe the transformations of Pau-Puk-Keewis. 3. How was he finally caught? Into what was he changed? 4. Make a list of all the birds mentioned in the last four lessons; all the animals. 5. Do the lines rhyme in this poem? In what ways does the author make his story more like a poem than like a piece of prose writing?
Word Study: Suffixes. Notice the following words: hunt er, slay er, speak er, sing er, sail or. What syllable has been added in each case? How has that syllable changed the meaning of the word?
Syllables added at the end of a word are called suffixes.
ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE
I. THE WRECK AND THE ISLAND
WHEN I waked it was broad day, the weather clear, and the storm abated, so that the sea did not rage and swell as before. But that which surprised me most was that the ship was lifted off in the night from the sand 5 where she lay, by the swelling of the tide, and was driven up to within about a mile from the shore where I was. As it seemed still to stand upright, I wished myself on board that I might have some necessary things for my
A little after noon I found the sea very calm, and the tide ebbed so far out that I could come within a quarter of a mile of the ship; so I pulled off my clothes, for the weather was extremely hot, and took to the water. But when I came to the ship my difficulty was to know how 15 to get on board; for as she lay aground, and high out of the water, there was nothing within my reach to lay hold of.
I swam round her twice, and the second time I spied a small piece of rope, which I wondered I did not see at 20 first, hanging down by the fore chains, and this with great difficulty I got hold of, and thus climbed up into the forecastle of the ship. Here I found that the ship was bulged,