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was killed by a bullet. The head of the Indian brave was for it had slipped to the bottom of his purse. On finding brought back and displayed as a trophy of war on the roof it, he said, “Very well, you will have to travel with me of the fort. All the people rejoiced at this sight except now.” Priscilla, who was thankful in her heart that she had not The silver shilling lay among strange, foreign-looking married Miles Standish.
coins. Some of the coins were French and some Italian. The autumn came and in the village all was peace again. He soon found, when he was taken out of the purse, he was Meanwhile John Alden had built himself a new home from slipped back again, so he felt he must be distinguished. rough hewn timbers of the forest. The roof was covered He did not know for a long time where he traveled, with rushes, the door was wooden barred; in the lattice though the other coins mentioned the towns through which windows were panes of oiled paper. Near the house he they passed. dug a well, and around it he planted an orchard. Close One day the shilling discovered that the purse in which to the house he built a stall for Raghorn, his snow-white bull. he lay was open, so he peeped out to see something and he ften when his work was finished, he followed the path- fell into the gentleman's pocket. Later, when the gentle
O through the forest to the home of Priscilla. One day man's clothes were carried into the hall, out fell the shilling, wayas he sat watching her, at her spinning-wheel, he com- unseen by any one, and there it lay while the gentleman pared her to "Bertha, the beautiful spinner," who was very continued his journey. thrifty and industrious. That he might not be idle, she By and by, the shilling was discovered and placed with asked him to help her unwind the yarn and thus be a model three other coins. With satisfaction he thought, "Now, to all Puritan husbands. As the two sat winding yarn, a I shall see something, meet people, and learn their customs.” messenger entered and brought the news that Miles Standish had been slain by a poisoned arrow, during a fight with the Indians. It was feared that the town
FIRST DAY Take Part I of the story from dictation. would be burned and all the people murdered. John
SECOND DAY Copy. Alden, however, did not realize the impending danger, for
A shilling is an English coin.
It is made of silver. he was overjoyed in being released from the wrath of Miles Standish. He pressed Priscilla to his heart, forever
Its value in our money is about 24 cents. claiming her as his own, and exclaimed, “Those whom the
(Study foreign coins, if you can obtain them; study Lord hath united, let no man put them asunder.”
specially a shilling and compare it with our quarter.) Time passed swiftly, and the wedding morn of Priscilla
THIRD DAY (Write answers in complete sentences)
What is a mint? arrived at last. The Elder and the Magistrate and all her friends assembled to witness the simple marriage ceremony,
What did the shilling cry as it came from the mint? after the Puritan custom. Lo! when the service was
Where did it go? Who held it? ended, a sombre and sorrowful form appeared on the
Whom did it journey with? threshold! The bridegroom stared at the strange appari
Did the gentleman mean to take it? tion and the bride hid her face on his shoulder. The
What coins did the shilling lie among?
What became of the coin when the purse was open? figure was none other than the brave Captain, whom the people had mourned as dead. He clasped the hand of
What did the shilling say when placed by three other
coins? John Alden and said, “Forgive me! Let all be forgotten between us, and may our friendship grow older and dearer."
FOURTH DAY Rewrite this part of the story in your Bowing, he saluted Priscilla, and wishing her much joy and
own words, and continue to study coins, such as a quarter, happiness, he exclaimed, “No man can gather cherries in
half dollar, dollar, and gold piece. Describe everything Kent at the season of Christmas." The friends were so
seen upon them, and draw pictures of each. amazed and eager to greet the Captain that they quite
FIFTH DAY Write a short story of a quarter that went on forgot the bride and groom. Gradually the gathering
a journey. Tell who first owned it, into whose hands it disbanded, for each had to resume his daily work. Johń passed, and what finally became of it. Imagine ten articles Alden did not wish his bride to walk to her new home, different pieces of money on an imaginary journey.
a quarter can buy. Different members of the class can take through the heat of the noonday, so he brought out his white
bull, covered it with crimson cloth, placed a cushion for a saddle and seated her upon it.
The Story - Part II Slowly the bridal procession made its way through the forest to the new home. All nature rejoiced with the happy is false, good for nothing.” The shilling said that remark
Some one, on seeing the shilling, remarked, “That coin lovers, whose memory will ever remain fresh with the
cut like a dagger, and then it went on to relate its own youth of the world. — Adapted from H. W. Longfellow's adventures. The shilling said, “People said of me, “We poem, "Courtship of Miles Standish")
must lay the false shilling away in the dark. I was very unhappy and decided I had better get lost as soon as
possible. Seat Work and Dictation Based “One day I was paid a poor woman for her day's work
and she said, 'I must pass on this shilling. I will hand it to the Baker. He can afford to lose better than I.'
“The Baker, however, said, “That is a false shilling.' (For Grade IV)
He would not receive me. I knew I bore a genuine stamp, Laura Rountree Smith
but in this foreign country I could not even buy a loaf of THE SILVER SHILLING
“The woman said, 'Since I cannot pass you off, I will The Story - Part I
call you a lucky shilling, and drill a hole through you, so Once upon a time a shilling came from the mint, crying, no one else will be deceived.' “I am now going out into the world.”
"The poor woman drilled a hole through me, and putting It journeyed far and wide in the country where it had a string through the hole, gave me to a neighbor's child to been made, and was handled by people young and old, wear round her neck. The child was so happy she kissed spendthrift and misers.
me, and wore me day and night. One day it started in real earnest on a long journey, for “The child's mother said, "Perhaps you are really a a gentleman had it who was traveling to foreign lands. lucky shilling.' She cut the string that held me, laid me
The gentleman did not know that he carried the coin, in vinegar, filled up my hole and rubbed me until I became
on Andersen's Fairy Tales
The children arrange themselves in a ring, choosing one for the wolf, who stands in the center, while the other children walk slowly round in time to the music, standing still at the end of the verse to ask the question to which the wolf replies.
Ques. Wolf, are you there?
Repeat “Let us walk,” etc.
Ques. Wolf, are you there?
Ques. Wolf, are you there?
Ans. Yes, I'm getting my gun. Directly the wolf gives the last answer, the children all cry, “Run!” and rush to the nearest wall, with the wolf in pursuit. The child who is caught becomes the wolf.
quite bright. Then she sold me to a lottery man. Whether “I was wrapped carefully in paper, and occasionally disshe gained the prize or not I did not ask, but I lay with the played to the traveler's friends, his own countrymen, who lottery man in his drawer for a long time, until one day, called me 'interesting.' a traveller saw me, and I expected again to hear the cry, "I did not brag, for I have seen often that interesting 'False, good for nothing.'
people remain silent. "To my surprise, he cried, 'Here is a good coin, a shilling “When at last I reached home, how thankful I was, for from my own home. I will take it home.'
I knew I was made of good silver and had a genuine stamp. "How happy I was! I was called a 'good coin,' and I though I carried a hole to the end of my days. I am so was going home where everyone would know me.
happy I will tell you now what I really believe: 'IF WE ARE
REALLY TRUE AND HONEST, SUSPICION IS NOT GOING TO HURT in your own words. Rename it “The Thankful Shilling.” US, AND EVERYTHING WILL COME OUT RIGHT FOR US IN Make a booklet to take home which will contain the story TIME.
and much valuable information you learn about money.
Study in your dictionary “The value of foreign coins.” FIRST DAY Copy from cards on which Part II of the Learn the value of 4 farthings, 12 pence, 21 shillings, story is written,
20 shillings, 5 shillings. SECOND DAY Copy in fancy lettering
What money in the United States is actually worth its The coin is false — good for nothing.
face value? How much alloy in proportion to gold do gold Cut and paste letters also to make this sentence. coins of the United States contain? In the silver dollar,
THIRD DAY Describe the feelings of the shilling as it how much alloy and how much silver? Which coins are was passed on. Was it fair to give it to a poor woman? the standard of value and which represent their face value? Did the Baker receive it? What did the woman call the Find out all you can about paper money. shilling? What did she do with it? Describe the child In what denominations are gold certificates issued? who wore the shilling around her neck.
How should we save money and why? How can you Describe the mother who sold the shilling to the lottery open an account at a bank? If you deposit a shilling or man. Imagine that it brought her the prize. Tell what twenty-five cents in a bank every week, how much money the prize was (something longed for in that household for a will you have saved in a month? In six months? long time). Write a complete story, using these suggestions. year?
FOURTH DAY Write as a copy, “Here is a good coin.” Copy: "If we are honest, everything will come right for Write this part of the story in your own words and copy us in time.” "Interesting people are often silent."
What lessons can we learn from the story? THIRD AND FOURTH WEFKS Rewrite the entire story
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Lyle Wilson Holden
(Book rights reserved) 'HIS little entertainment is well adapted to children in The children take positions in couples an equal distance
the fourth grade or any of the grades lower than this. apart in a large circle and execute the Klapp Dance,
They will enjoy wearing the quaint old-world cos- singing the words and keeping time to the music given tumes and doing the folk dances. Eight, sixteen or twenty- below. Some form of the Klapp Dance is familiar to the four children are the best numbers to use so that the last peasants in nearly every country of Europe. dance will contain the proper number. The costumes are easy to make, and the illustration
Klapp Dance shows quite clearly the style and general appearance.
Now with your hands go clap, clap, clap, The girls' dresses may be of bright blue and should be
Now with your feet go tap, tap, tap, very full in the skirt. Around the neck should be worn
Then have a care, my partner there,
Or in our fun you'll have no share. a broad white collar or a kerchief crossed in front. A white apron and a peasant's cap of white muslin complete
During the first two lines the couples promenade around the costume. The boys may wear blue trousers and a red
in a circle, keeping time to the music. They clap their blouse, with a small, tight cap, as shown in the picture. hands and tap their feet in a pronounced manner at the Instead of the trousers shown they may wear, if it is wished, proper time. the full Dutch breeches which are peculiar to certain parts Upon the words, "Now have a care,” they all stop, the of Holland. Both boys and girls wear red stockings if partners facing each other, and nod their heads and shake possible. If these are not available, use white ones. If
their forefinger playfully at one another. On the last line it is not possible to get wooden shoes, some old leather ones each one twirls around in his place and finishes the song may be painted, or shoes may be made from stiff cardboard
with an alternate clap and tramp of the feet. in imitation of wooden shoes.
Continue the game until all have gone around two or The children enter, two at a time, holding hands and three times. Then the first couple take their place at the keeping step to the music. Lift the leg rather stifly from front, and the others follow the same as in the entrance. the hip and preserve a great gravity of manner. The Again they speak in concert the following verses: first pair take their place just at the left of the center front
We hope you liked the old time game; of the stage, the next just to the right, the next to the left
We tried to do it well, of the first pair, and so on until all are in a line across the
For in our games and dances we front. They all together bob a courtesy to the audience
Seek always to excel. and then recite in concert.
Now we will soon our stations take,
And with a right good will
We'll dance for you, with pleasure keen,
A sprightly Dutch Quadrille.
The music starts, and joining hands, the couples, in step
to the music, march forward and form a square or squares. And just as strange we believe you think Our little country, too,
Four couples make a square, each couple standing on one Its dykes and windmills and canals
side of the square, facing the center. Therefore either Are queer's our wooden shoe.
eight, sixteen, or twenty-four children had better be used There is one thing that we can say
1 Bow to corners. Each boy bows to the girl at his left. The cleanest one of all.
2 Bow to partners.
3 All join hands and circle to the left. (Once around) Now watch us close, and we will do
4 Allemand left. Each boy goes to the left and turns girl around A folk dance queer for you,
with left hand. He returns to place beside his partner. And then perhaps another one
5 First four right and left. The first and third couples cross towards Before we say adieu.
each other, the girls passing through to the right of the boys;