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prayers and praises. The next day they told all about the affair to their relatives and friends.
The boy who had recovered through the efficacy of the medicine, selected the prettiest spot on the premises and erected a shrine to Inari Sama, the Fox God, and offered sacrifice to the two old foxes, for whom he purchased the highest rank at the court of the Mikado.
-- Adapted from “Tales of Old Japan.”
Bu is a coin worth about thirty cents.
2 Inari Sama is the title under which was deified a certain mythical personage, to whom tradition attributes the honor of having first discovered and cultivated the rice plant. He is represented carrying a few ears of rice, and is symbolized by a snake guarding a bale of rice grain. The foxes wait upon him and do his bidding. As rice is the principal food product of Japan, the honors which Inari Sama receives are extraordinary; almost every house in the country contains somewhere about the grounds a shrine in his honor.
Be grudge (be grŭj') : to grudge, or to envy one the possession of something. Cá lăm'í tý: a great misfortune or cause of trouble. Ec centric (ěk sển' trik) : an odd or peculiar acting person. Mỹth'i cal: pertaining to a myth, or a story like a myth or old legend. Súb sīde': to become quiet. Tra di tion (dish'ún) : that which has been told from one generation to another and usually relating to belief and good conduct.
Lost! yesterday! somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
– Horace Mann.
ANDREW MCLACHLAN. ANDREW McLACHLAN, a Canadian poet, was born in 1820. His writings and noble life were appreciated by the citizens of Toronto, who presented him with a farm in Amaranth, Ontario. Compare this poem on “October” with other poems on the same month.
See how the great old forest vies
In streaks without a name;
And palaces of flame!
With azure overhead;
With banner bloody red!
Here, orange groves that seem asleep;
To where the land declines;
Troop upon troop of pines!
With shadows creeping back;
Like fiery serpents to the sun,
Upon their gleaming track!
And, in the distance far apart,
Cathedral arches spread;
Upon his hoary head.
A perfect dream of bliss!
Imagine aught like this.
O what are all ambition's gains!
While I have standing here!
God of the full-crowned year!
We hail thy gorgeous pinion;
To our beloved Dominion! Măr'věl : to be filled with wonder and surprise. Măr’věl oùs : pertaining to the wonderful that is like to a miracle.
What is meant by folk-lore ?
When the fathers and mothers tell the story of the "Frog Prince" to their children, what lessons do they wish to teach?
Who wrote the article, “Behind Time”?
Name' some dangers that may result from having a habit of being behind time.
What are some of the beautiful thoughts in the poem, “A Little Brown Seed in the Furrow”?.
What caused the “strange unrest”?
Read Andrew McLachlan's poem, “October,” and select two beautiful thoughts
Folk-lore: tales, legends, or superstitions long known and told among the people of a nation or a race.
You are known by the company you keep.
TO A MOUNTAIN DAISY.
(1759-7007 the famontages of a the fields. Jaisies
ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796) was born in Clay Cottage, a mile and a half from the town of Ayr, near the famous Alloway Kirk. His father was a poor man, unable to give the boy the advantages of a good education. Many of Burns' poems were suggested to him by his work in the fields. This poem was written after he had been plowing a field in which were daisies.
Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flower,
Thy slender stem:
Alas! it's no thy neebor sweet,
The purpling east.
Cold blew the bitter-biting north
Amid the storm,
Thy tender form,