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1.-SOLDIER Fritz (I) From the German by J. C. Pickard. 33 2.--SOLDIER FRITZ (II)

38 4.-MALIBRAN AND THE YOUNG MUSICIAN .

44 5.ANECDOTES ABOUT Ants (I) Sir John Lubbock. 49 6.ANECDOTES ABOUT ANTS (II).

53 8.—BENJAMIN WEST (I)

Nathaniel Hawthorne. 60 9.-BENJAMIN WEST (II)

64 11.MOTHER NATURE'S FAIRIES .

Mary W. Allen. 71 12.—BEETHOVEN'S MOONLIGHT SONATA 14.-ELEPHANT HUNTING IN AFRICA (I) Sir S. W. Baker. 15.—ELEPHANT HUNTING IN AFRICA (II)

89 17.-BAMBOO (I).

A. R. Wallace. 96 18.-BAMBOO (II) .

100 20.-AN ICEBERG

R. H. Dana, Jr. 106 21.-THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES . Hans C. Andersen. 109

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23.-PAPER

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24.—THE SOLDIER'S REPRIEVE

Mrs. R. D. C. Robbins. 120

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35.- MRS. CAUDLE's UMBRELLA LECTURE . Douglas Jerrold. 166 36. THE AMERICAN FLAG

Henry Ward Beecher. 170

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41.--STANLEY'S SEARCH FOR LIVINGSTONE Edward King. 187 42.-TYPHOONS AND WATER-SPOUTS Philip H. Gosse. 193 44.--ALADDIN'S CAVE

Benjamin F. Taylor. 201 45.-AN EXPLOIT OF Sir WILLIAM WALLACE. Sir W. Scott. 205 47.-NICHOLAS NICKLEBY LEAVING SCHOOL. Charles Dickens. 212 48.Mark Twain's WATCH

S. L. Clemens. 219 50.-AN INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF Sir Walter RALEIGH (I) 227 51.-An INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF Sir WALTER RALEIGH (II)

Sir Walter Scott. 232 53.--SCENES IN THE YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY W. F. Phelps. 239 54.---THE DISCOVERY OF PHOSPHORUS Rodney Welch. 243 56.--THE BURNING OF Moscow (I)

J. T. Fleadley. 251 57.--THE BURNING OF Moscow (II)

254 59.—THE “ARIEL” AMONG THE SHOALS (I). J. F. Cooper. 261 60.THE “ARIEL” AMONG THE SHOALS (II)

268 62.THE FIRST SHIP OF PETER THE GREAT , E. Schuyler. 276

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LESSON

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67.—THE FACE AGAINST THE PANE

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70.-THE VANE ON THE SPIRE

B. F. Taylor. 313 73.-THE WIDOW OF GLENCOE William E. Aytoun. 328 76.--VIRGINIUS

T. B. Macaulay. 339 79.THE CAVALRY CHARGE

. B. F. Taylor. 354 82.-THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD. Theodore O'Hara. 367 85.-A ROMAN LEGEND .

Henry W. Longfellow. 380 88.-Snow-BOUND (Selection)

John G. Whittier. 392 91.THE AMERICAN Flag. Joseph Rodman Drake. 405 94.-THE DEAD GRENADIER

B. F. Taylor. 419 95.-SCENE FROM “King John

. Shakspeare. 422 97.-ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY Church-YARD . Gray. 435 100.—THE RAVEN.

Edgar A. Poe. 454

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

The publishers desire to thank Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Harper & Brothers, Charles Scribner's Sons, and S. C. Griggs & Co., for permission to use some of their valuable copyright matter in this book.

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