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short or sharp turn or twist; animosity, enmity, hostility, ill-will.

2. Take the adjectives in group 26, page 430, and place each one before an appropriate noun.

3. Give the meaning of each of the following suffixes, illustrating each with an example: let, ling, er, ist, or, ar, kin. Note that these suffixes form nouns.


Exercise 2 may be oral.
Exercise 3 should be a snappy one.
Review, pp. 419-424.

THIRTY-SIXTH DAY “Let us sit down under that tree,” said Uncle Jack as, during an afternoon walk, they approached a spreading oak growing by the wayside. “Let us rest awhile.”

So they sat down, but hardly had they done so when May exclaimed: “Oh, Uncle Jack! There's a bee buzzing about my head. I'm afraid he'll sting me!”

“No, never fear, May. He won't bother you, if you don't bother him. Let me tell you what one poet says about him.”


The swarthy bee is a buccaneer,

A burly, velveted rover,
Who loves the booming wind in his ear

As he sails the seas of clover.

*From Burroughs' “Songs of Nature,” copyright by Small, Maynard, & Co., and used by their permission.

A waif of the goblin pirate crew,

With not a soul to deplore him,
He steers for the open verge of blue

With the filmy world before him.

His flimsy sails abroad on the wind

Are shivered with fairy thunder;
On a line that sings to the light of his wings
He makes for the lands of wonder.

Bliss Carman

“Uncle Jack,” said May, when he had concluded, “tell us something about buccaneers, won't you, please?”

“Of course I shall, since you ask me,” was Uncle Jack's reply. “Just listen to this,” he continued:*

The buccaneer was a picturesque fellow when you regard him from this long distance away. He belonged to no country and recognized no kith nor kin nor human nationality. He spent his money like a prince, and was very well satisfied to live rapidly, even if in so doing his death should come upon him with equal celerity.

He clothed himself in a picturesque medley of *From "Adventures of Pirates and Sea-Rovers” by Howard Pyle. Copyright, 1908, by Harper & Brothers, and used by permission.

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THE BUCCANEER . . . CLOTHED HIMSELF IN A MEDLEY OF Rags rags, tatters, and finery. He loved gold and silver ornaments — ear-rings, finger-rings, bracelets, chains — and he ornamented himself profusely with such gewgaws.

He affected a great deal of finery of a sort — a tattered shirt or even a bare skin mattered not very much to him provided he was able to hide his seminakedness beneath some such finery as a velvet cloak or a sash of scarlet silk; patched breeches were not regarded when he had a fine leather belt with a silver buckle and a good sword hanging to it. And always there were a long-barrelled pistol or two and a good, handy knife stuck in a waist-belt, with which to command respect.

Such was the buccaneer of the seventeenth cen tury.

“But, Uncle Jack, we want to hear a story about a buccaneer,” said Belle.

“I'm sure Uncle Jack can tell a good one, too,” said Ben.

"If you children will wait until to-morrow you shall have the finest buccaneer story in my collection,” said Uncle Jack, laughing.


1. Filmy means gauzy, unsubstantial, cobwebby; picturesque, like a striking picture; celerity, swiftness; gewgaw (gū ga), a toy, a splendid plaything, a showy trifle.

2. Take group 10 of adjectives, p. 429, and place each before an appropriate noun.


Exercise 2 may be taken up orally.
Review, pp. 419-424.

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