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would build his camp-fires on the mountains, and after a week's absence, return loaded with the trophies of the chase.
7. But see! The tall pine totters to and fro—the trembling tree is breaking from the stump-a deafening crash and the ancient forest monarch plunges on the rocks below.
8. Hutson had dropped his axe and run a short distance to get clear of the falling limbs, when he saw a large animal a little way off bounding towards him, which he at first supposed to be a deer ; but in a moment more, to his dismay, he saw it to be a large panther, and knew from its actions that it was hungry as a hyena, for it made directly at him, with its hair all projecting forward; its glaring eyes and fearful jaws extended, revealing a row of teeth that makes one shudder to think of. What was to be done? Sam did not want that monster to make a breakfast of him. Retreat was in vain. What would you have done ?
9. With the nerve of a Jackson, Sam met his antagonist in the unequal contest.
10. He seized the beast by the skin of the neck with his left hand, and plied him heavily in the ribs with his right. Round and round they
went in the struggle for life and death--life to the victor, but death to the vanquished. At length the panther made a spring to escape.
11. “Oh ho! You're wh-wh-whipped, are you ?” he stammered, and he plied him with renewed vigor. Mr. Panther had never been in such a scrape before-neither had Sam--for the skin of his neck was drawn so tight that he only got his breath with a whiz, and every stroke in the side was answered by a grunt of pain from the panther, and a grunt of exertion from Sam. The animal sunk on his side, and Sam shouted, “Carroll!” The boy sprang to him with the butcher-knife, which was plunged into the heart of the beast. Sam was badly scratched, yet he was glad he had gotten off so well, and never complained of the loss of his shirt.
Spell and use in sentences : com'pe tence
hy ē'na in ūred'
an tag'o nist lab
vanquished de files'
Topical Review. What is a panther ? What is one of its habits ? Who is the hero of this story ? Describe the journey up the mountain. What was its object ? Describe Hutson. Relate his fight with the panther.
The king of the gods walked forth one day-
The oak thre out his branches wide,
An eagle stayed in his course to the sun,
The rose and the lily their arms entwined,
“And sweet as radiant,”-sweet as fair"-
"Oh, mighty Jove!" so gold began,
"And thou?". The silent marble heard,
A temple to Jove might mortals rear,
an'cient fa'ble pon'dered
Spell and use in sentences :
su prěm'a cy
-the place of nether darkness. OLYMPIA — the home of the gods. JOVE — a name for Jupiter.
A diphthong is two vowels united in one syllable. They are glides made while the organs are passing from one position to another. If both vowels are prominent, as in oy and ow, they are called proper diphthongs, but if one element is more prominent than the other, as in i and ū, they are called improper diphthongs. Long ā and long 7 are also improper diphthongs.
REMARK.—Blend the elements together and the result will be a compound vowel. Remember, this elemental i is a brief ē, like the i’s in the unaccented syllables of divinity. Long ū is frequently represented by eu or ew as in feud, Europe, few, new. The ē should have its long sound blended with 0. This will train the tongue to utter the first element of long ū distinctly.
Pronounce the following words: New, stew, Lucy, lieutenant, neuter, duty, duly, human, duel.
REMARK.-It is only when long ū is preceded by l, n, or d, that it is likely to be mispronounced. After v, b, p, or k, there is no tendency to mispronounce it; as view, beauty, pure, cube. As the consonants j, ch, sh, and zh are made by blending d, t, s, or z with y, the sound does not follow these, nor does it occur after r or y.