The Boys of Grand Pré School (Google eBook)

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Lee and Shepard, 1871 - Adventure stories - 348 pages
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The Brethren of the Order of the White Cross, a boy's club from Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, embark on another perilous adventure.
  

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Page 34 - This is the forest primeval; but where are the hearts that beneath it Leaped like the roe, when he hears in the woodland the voice of the huntsman? Where is the thatch-roofed village, the home of Acadian farmers, Men whose lives glided on like rivers that water the woodlands. Darkened by shadows of earth, but reflecting an image of heaven? Waste are those pleasant farms, and the farmers forever departed! Scattered like dust and leaves, when the mighty blasts of October Seize them, and whirl them...
Page 50 - The square described on the hypothenuse of a rightangled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares described on the other two sides.
Page 123 - No sound of joy or sorrow Was heard from either bank; But friends and foes, in dumb surprise, With parted lips and straining eyes, Stood gazing where he sank; And when above the surges They saw his crest appear. All Rome sent forth a rapturous cry, And even the ranks of Tuscany Could scarce forbear to cheer.
Page 306 - May it please your honor, to be informed, that by the grace of God, and the courage of thirteen men, I entered the royal battery, about nine o'clock, and am waiting for a reinforcement, and a flag.
Page 357 - Birds of a Feather. Fine Feathers do Not make Fine Birds. Handsome is that Handsome does. A Wrong Confessed is half Redressed.
Page 323 - A long pull, and a strong pull, and a pull all together ! [Cries, and drops his face on arm, upon table.
Page 356 - Wanderers. The Adventures of Captain Spencer and his Horse and Dog in the Wilds of Australia. The African Crusoes. The Adventures of Carlos and Antonio in the Wilds of Africa. Anecdotes of Animals, With their Habits, Instincts, &c., &c. Anecdotes of Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, &c., their Habits and Instincts.
Page 356 - The Young Shipbuilders of Elm Island. 6. The Hardscrabble of Elm Island. "There is no sentimentalism in this series. It is all downright matter-of-fact boy life, and of course they are deeply interested in reading it.
Page 356 - Heptiles, &c., their Habits and Instincts. This is a very popular series, prepared for the purpose of interesting the young in the study of natural history. The exciting adventures of celebrated travellers, anecdotes of sagacity in birds, beasts, &c., have been interwoven in a pleasant manner. This series is not only very interesting but is decidedly profitable reading. LEE & SHEPARD, Publishers, Boston.
Page 356 - The Hardscrabble of Elm Island. "There is no sentimentalism in this series. It is all downright matter-of-fact boy life, and of course they are deeply interested in reading it. The history of pioneer life is so attractive that one involuntarily wishes to renew those early struggles with adverse circumstances, and join the busy actors in their successful efforts to build up pleasant homes on our sea-girt islands.

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