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THE SCHOOL BOARD READERS.

STANDARD I V.

ADAPTED TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW CODE, 1871.

EDITED BY

AN INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS.

LONDON :

CHARLES GRIFFIN AND COMPANY,

STATIONERS' HALL COURT.

1872.

TO THE TEACHER

This Book, like the others in this Series, contains all that is necessary to enable a child to pass Standard IV., consisting as it does of graduated Reading Lessons, well-selected Pieces for Dictation, and sufficient examples in Arithmetic for a whole year.

The examples in Arithmetic comprise the Tables of Weights and Measures specified by the Committee of Council on Education, and numerous examples in ordinary Reduction

STANDARD IV.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW CODE, 1871.

Reading.A few lines of Poetry or Prose.

Writing.A sentence slowly dictated once by a few words at a time, from a Reading-book used in the first class of the school.

Arithmetic.—Compound rules (Common Weights and Measures.)

N.B.—The “ Weights and Measures” should be only such as are really useful; such as Avoirdupois Weight, Long Measure, Liquid Measure, Time Table, Square and Cubical Measures.

THE SCHOOL BOARD READERS.

THE VOYAGE OF THE ARGONAUTS.

A GREEK LEGEND.

PART I.

gave them

THERE was once a king in Greece called Athamas, and his wife's vame was Nephele, and they had two children, a son and a daughter, who were both very good and loved each other dearly; the son was called Phrixus, and the daughter Helle. But their father was wicked, and they had a cruel stepmother, whose name was Ino, and who was wicked. Now Ino treated the poor

children

very ill, and bad things to eat and bad clothes, and beat them when they were good because they cried after their own mother. At last she wanted to offer up Phrixus as a sacrifice, but when he was brought to the altar the god Mercury came with a beautiful large ran that had golden wool, and could run upon the clouds. Mercury set Phrixus and his sister Helle

upon this ram with the golden fleece, and told them to go through the air to the country called Colchis.

Now the ram knew the way, and the children held his horns with one hand, and put their arms round each other; but Helle let go her brother and fell into the sea. Phrixus cried sadly because his dear sister was drowned, but he

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