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The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, Part I of X

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION of The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, by Sir John Lubbock Published in 1892 The world we live in is a fairyland of exquisite beauty, our very existence is a miracle in itself, and yet few of us enjoy as we might, and none […]

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Doing the Work He Has Put in Your Hands

The husband and father of the Saunders family died after a sudden illness, leaving Mrs. Saunders a young widow with a 6 and a 4 year old child to care for. “Long days and weeks rolled around, and Harry and Mary wondered how papa came to go away and leave them, and why, if he […]

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Valentine Story

from: History Tales for Primary Grades by John Walter Wayland, published in 1919, and intended for teachers to use in the lower grades. He explains in the intro: “A studious effort has been made to simplify and unify these stories by leaving out those details and circumstances that would only distract the child, and to […]

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William Beebe, Naturalist, Explorer

Exploring with Beebe : selections for younger readers from the writing of William Beebe.. (this isn’t a free book, it’s just a nifty geography book I have, the link is an Amazon affiliate link, but I’d watch for it at thrift shops) Excerpt: Panama: The shallows of the second river alternated patches of soft green […]

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Lighthouse Picture

  From The Globe Geography Readers: Junior by Vincent Thomas Murché published by Macmillan, 1906 available at googlebooks Not necessarily recommended- the section on human populations is grotesquely rude, out of date, and awkward.

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