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1875

NEW CODE READERS,

CONTAINING ALL THE REQUIREMENTS IN READING,
SPELLING, DICTATION, ARITHMETIC, GEOGRAPHY,
GRAMMAR, & HISTORY, OF REVISED CODE, 1875,

H. MAJOR, B.A., F.R.G.S.,

Author of "Scripture Readers for Day and Sunday Schools," "Science
Questions and Answers,” “ Extra Subject Series," "The Candidate and Pupil
Teachers' Year Book," "Science Manuals, Elementary and Advanced,"
"Diocesan Scripture Manuals," Acting Teachers' Guide," "Penny Arith-
metic," "Arithmetic, Geography, Grammar, and History Test Cards,"
"Home Lessons," &c., &c.

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NOTTINGHAM: H. MAJOR, Sherwood House.
MANCHESTER: J. HEYWOOD, 141, Deansgate.

LONDON: STEWART & CO., New Bridge Street, E.C.; MOFFATT AND

PAIGE, 6, Paternoster Buildings; and SIMPKIN & MARSHALL.

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PREFACE.

The incidents in History that have been selected for reading
in the Historical and Geographical Reader are such as possess
in themselves a graphic interest, capable of arresting the
attention of children of the age of those constituting Standard
V. in our Elementary Schools; while it is hoped that the
Geographical pieces will become word pictures in the memories
of the readers, and afford them delight not only in the
perusal, but in after times when quiet thought succeeds the
attive business of life.

Consecutive History and Geography must be taught syste-
matically as special subjects, that the anatomy of the subject
may be clearly outlined in the student's mind; the writer has,
therefore, been content with clothing such a skeleton with
living flesh and blood, so as to fill in dry outlines with interest-
ing details, as furnished by our best Historical and Geographical
writers.

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Hardy

"He fell with his face upon the deck. turned round as some men were raising him. "They have done for me at last, Hardy,' said he. Soon after he had been carried to the cock-pit, his wound was discovered to be mortal; he felt this himself, and insisted that the surgeon should leave him, to attend those whom he might yet save. He was in great pain, and intensely anxious to know how the battle went. 'Will no one bring Hardy to me?' he asked, 'he must be killed! he is surely dead!' At length Hardy came, and the two friends shook hands in silence. After a pause, the dying man faintly uttered 'Well, Hardy, how goes the day? 'Very well; ten ships have already struck.' Finding that all was well,

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