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meet my friends once more. Here I dropped the parting tear, To hap - pi - er to me; And if my guide should be the fate Which time can-not ef - face. Then give me but my homestead roof, I'll
cross the O-cean's foam, But now I'm once a- gain with those bids me long-er roam, But death a- lone can break the tie ask no pal - ace dome, For I can live a hap - py life
Who kind-ly greet me home. Home a - gain, home a- gain,
“And now,” said Uncle Jack, as he rose from the piano, “I must look over the morning paper.” ...
“Here's an interesting item,” he exclaimed, after a few minutes. “It's about the battleship Wyoming.”
“Oh, I remember the Wyoming!”exclaimed May. “We saw her at Provincetown.”
“What does it say about her, Uncle Jack?” asked Ben. “It's a cablegram from France, as follows:
MARSEILLES, FRANCE. The American battleships Wyoming, Utah, and Delaware sailed from here this afternoon. As they drew slowly out, the Wyoming's band struck up the “Marseillaise," and thousands of spectators who lined the shores fluttered handkerchiefs and cheered the departing visitors.
The ships of the American fleet will join company off Gibraltar and proceed together to the Azores.
The American sailors won all hearts during their stay here, and their departure is viewed with genuine regret. One of our newspapers voices the general sentiment in an editorial, in which it says:
“Now that the fine American naval division is leaving us, we should like to place on record our admiration for the remarkably good behavior of the crews, not only aboard their ships where the discipline is strict, but ashore. Altogether, they behaved like real gentlemen. Their bearing was irreproachable; their manners showed good education. They taught a lesson to us French, who pay no heed to the ‘Marseillaise,' when they stood rigidly at attention during the playing of “The Star-spangled Banner”.”
“That is interesting, Uncle Jack,” said Ben.
“Where are the Azores, Uncle Jack?” asked Belle.
“The Azores are a group of islands a little over half the way between Cape Cod and Lisbon. Let me tell you a story about them and an American vessel in the War of 1812 as it was told by C. G. Leland.
"It was in September, 1814. Samuel Chester Reid, Captain of the privateer the General Armstrong, seven guns and ninety men, anchored his vessel in Fayal Roads, the Azores, as it was a neutral harbor.
“Three British men-of-war, mounting together one hundred and thirty-six guns, and carrying crews of two thousand men, entered the harbor also shortly after.
“The General Armstrong was attacked after nightfall by the boats of this squadron.
“Captain Reid and his gallant crew beat off their assailants, in a terrific hand-to-hand fight in the moonlight, killing and wounding nearly three hun
dred and losing but two killed and seven wounded himself, though later he scuttled the Armstrong to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy.
“Here is what James Jeffrey Roche says of this battle:
Tell the story to your sons
Fought the fleet of seven score,
ber night Ninety men against two thousand, and the ninety won the fight,
In the harbor of Fayal the Azore.'”
TO THE PUPIL:
1. Make three headings: yesterday to-day
I will see Use each of the verbs in group 24, page 427, in a similar way, changing the subject, however, in each case. 2. Phrases to be used in sentences: hearts' content
foreign shore ocean's foam
burst into laughter violent blow
hardly finished 3. Write in a column the 23rd group of adjectives,