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lings for my daughter's portion. Use her kindly, and thank Heaven for her. It is not every wife that's worth her weight in silver !”
QUESTIONS.-1. What was Captain John Hull's business? 2. What por tion of the money coined, was he to receive? 3. How did he get silver to coin? 4. Describe the shillings he coined. 5. How did he become wealthy? 6. Describe his dress on his daughter's wedding-day. say to his son-in-law, after weighing her with shillings?
7. What did he
This lesson is taken from "The Song of Hiawatha," a poem, founded upon traditions current among some tribes of North American Indians, respecting an imaginary being of more than mortal powers and gifts, named Hiawatha. The scene of the poem is laid among the Ojibways, or Chippewas, a tribe of Indians, occupants, from the period of our earliest history, of the basin of Lake Superior.
1. THEN the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in summer,
Where they hid themselves in winter,
Called them "Hiawatha's chickens."
2. Of all beasts he learned the language,
Talked with them whene'er he met them,
3. Then I a'goo, the great boaster,
From a branch of ash he made it,
From an oak-bough made the arrows,
Tipped with flint, and winged with feathers,
And the cord he made of deer-skin.
4. Then he said to Hiawatha,
"Go, my son, into the forest,
5. And the birds sang round him, o'er him,
In and out among the branches;
6. And the rabbit from his pathway
"Do not shoot me, Hiawatha."
7. But he heeded not nor heard them,
Scarce a twig moved with his motion,
Like a wasp it buzzed and stung him.
10. Dead he lay there in the forest,
Throbbed, and shouted, and exulted,
TRAIL, track; footprints.
EN VEL' OP ED, inwrapped.
COM RADE, Companion; associate.
A DESPERATE ENCOUNTER WITH A PANTHER. Boy's BOOK OF ADVENTURES.
1. I HAD left the hunting party more than an hour, when I came upon the track of my old friend Konwell, who was,
with his dogs, on the bloody trail of a panther. The animal must have had one of his legs broken; this was indicated by the marks on the soft ground; and it was plain that the tracks were made by three feet instead of four, and accompanied by blood at every leap.
2. I determined to follow; and, after a tramp of nearly an hour, I overtook my friend at the entrance of a cavern, where he stood waiting for me. The wounded animal had taken refuge in this cave, leaving us to do whatever we thought best. The poor beast doubtless supposed that within this murky recess he was safe from pursuit; but he was mistaken. Konwell informed me that he had hidden a bundle of pine splinters in a gulley, about half a mile distant, and that if I would keep guard over the mouth of the cave, he would go and bring it.
3. I agreed to this measure; and, with ready gun and drawn knife, prepared for any attack that might be made. I lay down at the entrance of the panther's cave. My friend soon returned, bringing the pine, as he had promised. His next movement was to kindle a large fire at the mouth of the cave, at which we lighted our torches; and, having taken the flambeaus in our left hand, while we carried our guns in the right, we cautiously entered the cave. I crept on before; but the space within soon became so high and roomy, that we could stand upright, and keep close to each other.
4. Bending toward the left, the cavity extended a considerable distance within the hill. After we had advanced about two hundred steps, we saw the glaring eyes of the wounded beast, which gleamed forth like two fiery balls, reflecting most luridly the light of our torches. Konwell now took my flambeau and stepped behind me. I leveled my gun in the direction of those flaming eyes, and fired