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THE MORSE READERS
PRACTICAL GRADED TEXT
ELLA M. POWERS
THOMAS M. BALLIET
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
COPYRIGHT, 1902, BY
ELLA M. POWERS AND THOMAS M. BALLIET.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
SET UP AND ELECTROTYPED BY J. S. CUSHING & Co., NORWOOD, MASS.
It has been the aim of the authors in preparing this Fourth Book of the series to exclude lessons whose chief purpose is to impart information. In a series of readers to be used as text books in reading such lessons must necessarily be too brief and too disconnected to be of much value. The selections have been made because of their literary quality and because their content is of a nature to appeal to the interest of young people. They have been culled from the wide field of our juvenile literature and they are among its richest treasures.
Grateful acknowledgment is made of the courtesy of the various publishers for their permission to use selections from their copyright publications :
The selections from the works of Lowell, Longfellow, Emerson, Whittier, Hawthorne, Holmes, Cary and Miller, are published by permission of and by special arrangement with Houghton, Mifflin & Company, the authorized publishers of their works.
"The Story of Elizabeth Zane" is from John Esten Cooke's "Stories of the Old Dominion," published by the American Book Company.
"Jack's Rescue," by Eggleston, is taken from, "The Hoosier Schoolboy," copyright 1896; "Little Bridget's Bath," by Stockton, from "Roundabout Rambles," copyright 1872; "The Garret," by Mitchell, from "Dream Life," copyright 1893; "Travel," by
Stevenson, from "Poems and Ballads," copyright 1896; all of which are published by Charles Scribner's Sons.
"An Arctic Night," from Nansen's "Farthest North," copyright 1897; "Hunting the Hippopotamus" and "The Sorrows of the Birds," from "Life Under the Equator," by Paul du Chaillu, copyright 1896; “An Avalanche," from "The Red Mustang," by W. O. Stoddard, copyright 1890; "A Dickens Children's Party," from "Unwritten Memoirs," by A. T. Ritchie, copyright 1894, are all published by Harper & Brothers.
The thanks of the authors are extended also to Little, Brown & Company; T. Y. Crowell & Company; D. Appleton & Company; G. P. Putnam's Sons; The Macmillan Company; Henry T. Coates & Company; Longmans, Green & Company; Dodd, Mead & Company; George Routledge & Sons; and Fords, Howard & Hulbert, for permission to use extracts from their publications; also to Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Abby Morton Diaz for granting permission to use selections from their works.