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STANDARD III.

ADAPTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW CODE, 1871.

EDITED BY

A FORMER H.M. INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS.

LONDON:
CHARLES GRIFFIN AND COMPANY,

10, STATIONERS' HALL COURT.

1872.

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Reading.A Short Paragraph from a more advanced Reading-book.

Writing.--A sentence slowly dictated once by a few words at a time, from the same book.

Arithmetic.—Compound rules. (Money).

TO THE TEACHER.

This Book contains all that is necessary to enable a child to pass Standard III. : viz., Passages for Reading, Pieces for Dictation, and several hundred examples in Arithmetic for Home Lessons.

The passages for Reading are interesting and instructive, and the more difficult words are placed at the head w each passage for Spelling exercises.

INDEX

PAGB

6 9

44

Riches of the Sea, Part I.
The Father's Return
House-Building
John Barleycorn
Whittington and his Cat
Grace Darling
Spice Trees
The Story of Puss, Tiney, and Bess
Epitaph on a Hare.
Riches of the Sea, Part II.
The Child to the Fly
The Flycatcher
The Faithful Friend
A Grateful Horse
The Old Horse to his Master
The Scotch Guard
Water and its Forms
Tyrolese Evening Hymn.
Story of Androcles and the Lion
Tale of a Hare
The Little Black Boy
Toby and the Pig
Story of a Panther
The Ant and the Cricket.
How to make the best of it
Eyes and No Eyes, Part I.
Do.

Part II.
The Wood Mouse
The Elephant
African Hospitality
The Fir Tree
A Dream
The Dog and his Relations
Travellers' Wonders
Ye Mariners of England
A School Treat in Devonshire.
The Lost Camel
The Oak
The Ugly Duckling
My Newfoundland Dog
The Blind Highland Boy, Part I.
Do.

Part II The Story of Macbeth, Part I. Do.

Part II.
Do.

Part III.
Cradle Song
A Favourite Dog
Growing Corn
Arithmetic

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19 22 25

27 (Poetry) 29

31 (Poetry) 34

35 : (Poetry) 38

40 : (Poetry) 41

43 (Poetry) 46

48

52 (Poetry) 56

57

60
(Poetry) 62

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70 : (Poetry) 78

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88 (Poetry) 98

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THE SCHOOL BOARD

BOARD READERS.

RICHES OF THE SEA.

cal-cu-la-ted
ho-li-day
in-hab-it-ants

le-vi-a-than
mack-er-el
pil-chards

trea-sures
un-sight-ly
chim-ney-piece

If the sea is rich in plants, it is still more rich in living inhabitants. The different kinds of fish are far too numerous to reckon up here. They are of all sizes, from the great whale to the little shrimp, and of all sorts of shapes and colours ; some, like the crab and lobster, with body and claws covered with a kind of shell armour, others living in their shells as in a house, which they always carry about with them. The variety in the shape and colour of these shells is most wonderful. There is not a more common ornament for a chimney-piece than shells; and most of us have, at some time or other, been struck with the beauty even of the commoner sorts. But we must not judge of things by their beauty. The most valuable of the shellfish in our country is very rough and unsightly : this is the oyster.

The best oysters are from our own coasts, in many parts of which there are great beds of them The lower shell of the oyster is fixed upon the rocks, and the only movement

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