Globe Stories of Surprise and Wonder Txc 92c
In less than one class period, students can easily finish short pieces that include traditional tales and myths of the Americas and the Caribbean, famous heroes and infamous villains like King Arthur and Jesse James, and original stories of incredible feats - many based on real-life disasters such as the Titanic and Hurricane Andrew. Students also explore plays drawing on diverse individuals and events from history, classic science, and fiction.
Interest Level: 6-12Reading Level: 3-8
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You have no gun. You enter a cave. The tiger follows. The cave goes on . . . and
on . . . and on. Behind you, the tiger gets nearer . . . and nearer . . . and nearer.
Suddenly you come to a blank wall. It's the end of the cave. How do you escape?
Right then I saw a cave in the rocks. It was near the top of a little hill. Of course, to
go in there would cut off my retreat. But my retreat was doing me no good. And
there was nowhere better to go. It seemed to me that the small cave might get ...
I wondered if the cave might soon come out through the little hill. What good that
would have done me, I don't quite know. Still, silly as it may seem, that was what I
wanted. There I was, going on all fours. For the tiger, that sort of walking was ...