McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey

McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader

By William Holmes McGuffey

  • Release Date: 1873-05-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Then they laughed again, and went back to the village; and some of the simple people there have not yet found out what that strange light was. 12. When the men had gone, Ray thought it was time for him to go; so he wound up his string, picked up his kite and lantern, and went home. His mother had been wondering what had become of him. 13. When she heard what he had been doing, she hardly knew whether to laugh or scold; but I think she laughed, and told him that it was time for him to go to bed. Definitions. 2. Day'dreams, vain fancies. Com pan'iong, playmates, friend's. 5. At tempts', trials, efforts. 6.-Groups, several together, small assemblages. Sweeps, rapid movements in Hie line of a curve. 7. Cfim'et, a brilliant heavenly body with a long, fiery tail. 8. De ter'mlned, concluded, resolved. HSb'gOb lin, an ugly fairy or imp. LESSON XLII. BEWARE OF THE FIRST DRINK. 1. "Uncle Philip, as the day is fine, will you take a walk with us this morning?" 2. "Yes, boys. Let me get my hat and cane, and we will take a ramble. I will tell you a story as we go. Do you know poor old Tom Smith?" 3. "Know him! Why, Uncle Philip, everybody knows him. He is such a shocking drunkard, and swears so horribly." 4. "Well, I have known him ever since we were boys together. There was not a more decent, well-behaved boy among us. After he left school, his father died, and he was put into a store in the city. There, he fell into bad company. 5. "Instead of spending his evenings in reading, he would go to the theater and to balls. He soon learned to play cards, and of course to play for money.