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ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIXTH STUDY.

ACTIONS OF WILD ANIMALS.

“The wild boar sought his lair;
The wolf prowled through the wood;
The serpent hissed; nay, all the beasts
Gave signs of fear."

Roar, to make a loud long noise.

Does the lion spring on his Does the lion roar ?

prey? GRIN, to set the teeth; to open the TEAR, to waste; to separate with mouth and set the teeth.

violence. Does the wolf grin?

Does the tiger tear his food? Hiss, to make a hissing sound. BURROW, to bore into; to make a hole

Does the black snake hiss when in the earth. angry?

Does the rabbit burrow? BRISTLE, to shoot up; to raise the CLIMB, to go up; to creep up a tree hair.

or rock. Does the wild boar bristle when

Does the monkey climb trees?

LIMP, to walk as if lame. CREEP, to crawl; to move slowly.

Does the hare limp over the Does the snake creep?

frozen grass ? SPRING, to leap; to move with vio

lence.

angry?

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a ship so as to be open like a bas- SPAwn, to throw out; to throw out ket.

Does the ship-worm scuttle ves- Do fish spawn once a year? sels

eggs as a fish.

ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHTH STUDY.

ACTIONS OF BIRDS.

“ Wiru storm-daring pinion, and sun-gazing eye,

The gray forest eagle is the king of the sky.”

STREET.

fly, to move with the wings; to SCREAM, to cry out in fear; to utter move through the air with wings. a loud shrill cry. Does the eagle fly?

Does the eagle scream when Hop, to hobble; to spring on the angry? feet.

Lay, to put down; to bring forth as Does the robin hop merrily

eggs. about?

Do all birds lay eggs? Swoop, to carry off rapidly; to seize Mount, to go up; to soar on high. on the wing.

Does the eagle mount on his Does the eagle swoop

his prey?

wings? FLUTTER, to waver: to move and flap Light, to lift; to get down as a bird the wings.

from on wing. Does the wounded bird futter? Does the bird light on the

branch?

ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINTH STUDY.

ACTIONS OF THE EARTH.

" Earth that nourished thee shall claim

Thy growth, to be resolved to earth again." BRYANT.

TURN, to wheel about; to move in a GLIDE, to move smoothly; to move circular course.

rapidly but smoothly. Does the earth turn on its axis ? Float, to move as if on wing; to be WHIRL, to turn round quickly; to borne along on water or in the roll rapidly.

air. Does water whirl in the whirl

Do clouds float in the air ? pool ?

QUAKE, to shake; to shake or tremble. Does the air swarm with life?

Does the earth sometimes quake? SPROUT, to shoot; to spring forth as TEEM, to bring forth; to swarm with

grass. life.

Does grass sprout up from the Does the earth teen with living earth? things ?

BEAR, to carry; to bring forth. SWARM, to move as boiling water; to Does the earth bear grain?

throng in crowds.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH STUDY.

ACTIONS OF BODIES OF WATER.

“And why do the roaring ocean,

And the night-wind wild and bleak,
As they beat at the heart of the mother,

Drive the color from her cheek?"

LONGFELLOW.

SWELL, to enlarge; to rise in bil- THAw, to flow; to melt what is lows.

frozen. Do the waves of the ocean Does the sun thaw ice? swell?

Flood, to flow over; to flow over its Flow, to move as water; to glide bounds. along as water.

Do rivers sometimes flood their Do streams flow?

banks? FREEZE, to shrink; to harden into Drown, to draw over; to overwhelm ice.

in water. Does water freeze?

Did the man drown his dog

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIRST STUDY.

ACTIONS OF THE HEAVENS.

“The golden sun, The planets, all the infinite host of heaven Are shining on the sad abodes of death.”

BRYANT.

WATER, to flow and wet; to pour out

HANG, to waver; to suspend.

Do the clouds hang in the heav

as rain.

ens?

Do the heavens water the earth?

sun?

SHADE, to cut off as light; to screen TWINKLE, to wink; to shine tremfrom the light.

blingly. Do clouds sometimes shade the Do stars twinkle?

GLEAM, to shoot; to shoot forth Dazzle, to make dizzy ; to overpower rays. with light.

Does the moon gleam in misty Does the sun dazzle our eyes ? weather? WHEEL, to turn about; to roll for- DRENCH, to drink; to soak as with ward.

rain. Does the bear wheel about the Does rain drench the earth? pole star?

SPRINKLE, to scatter; to scatter as RISE, to go up; to move or pass up

rain. wards.

Do the clouds sprinkle rain ? Does the sun rise every morning? Dawn, to become day; to open as the SET, to drive; to pass below the hori- morning.

Does day dawn gently? Does the sun set every eveningi

zon.

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SECOND STUDY.

ACTIONS OF GOD.

OUR God, our Father, our eternal all!
Who made our spirits, who our bodies made,
Who made the heavens, who made the flowery land,
Who made all made, who orders, governs all.” POLLOK.

serve.

or

MAKE, to form ; to form into any

Does God hold the sea in the shape.

hollow of his hand ? Did God make the earth?

KEEP, to thrust; to hold or preLay, to throw down; to settle or fix.

Did God lay the foundations of Does God keep us from harm? the world?

CURSE, to bring evil upon one. REAR, to raise up; to raise

Does God curse the wicked? build.

Bless, to make happy; to confer Did God rear the earth?

good on one. Fix, to fasten; to make firm.

Does God bless the good ? Did God fix the earth in its ATONE, to make one; to satisfy for place!

sin. HOLD, to strain; to bind fast, or to- Should we atone for our sins !

gether.

CHAPTER XIll.

EVENTS.

EVENTS OF THE HOUSEHOLD.

The death of children in early life is a sad event; the blight of buds of promise.

"I saw the nursery windows

Wide open to the air;
But the faces of the children,

They were no longer there."

LONGFELLOW.

WED, to pledge love; to unite in Work, what is done by effort; labor marriage.

of any kind. Do men and women wed each Should all men work? other?

PLAY, a throwing off work; sport or WEDDING, a pledging of love; a mar- amusement. riage.

Do children like play? Did you attend the wedding ? SLEEP, a loosening; rest by susBIRTH, a bringing forth; coming into pending the powers of body and life.

mind. Do you watch the birth of the

Do children sleep sweetly? flowers ?

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THIRD STUDY.

EVENTS IN THE OCCUPATIONS OF MAN.

“So many hours must I tend my flock;
So many hours must I take my rest;
So many hours must I contemplate.”

SHAKSPEARE.

SEED-TIME, time of sowing; the sea- Is August a harvest month? son for sowing

SOWING, a scattering; the art of seed Is spring the seed-time of the

ing a field. year?

Is sowing a toilsome work ? HARVEST, the food part of the year; BLIGHT, a scurf; a disease that nips

the season for gathering the crops. plants or grain.

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