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The Ontario Readers
Third Book
By
Ontario. Ministry of
Education

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Title: The Ontario Readers
Third Book
Author: Ontario Ministry of Education
Release Date: June 12, 2006 [EBook #18561]
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THE ONTARIO
READERS
THIRD BOOK
AUTHORIZED BY
THE MINISTER OF
EDUCATION
The price of this book to the purchaser is
not the total cost. During the present
period of abnormal and fluctuating trade
conditions, an additional sum, which may
vary from time to time, is paid to the

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Publisher by the Department of
Education.
Entered, according to Act of the
Parliament of Canada, in the year 1909, in
the office of the Minister of Agriculture by
the Minister of Education for Ontario.
TORONTO:
THE
T. EATON C
o
LIMITED
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
THE
M
INISTER
OF
E
DUCATION
is indebted to Rudyard Kipling, Henry Newbolt,
Beckles Willson, E. B. Osborn, F. T. Bullen, Flora Annie Steel; Charles G. D.
Roberts, W. Wilfred Campbell, Ethelwyn Wetherald, Jean Blewett, Robert Reid,
"Ralph Connor," John Waugh, S. T. Wood; Henry Van Dyke, Elizabeth Stuart
Phelps Ward, and Richard Watson Gilder for special permission to reproduce,
in this Reader, selections from their writings.
He is indebted to Lord Tennyson for special permission to reproduce the
poems from the works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson; to Lloyd Osbourne for
permission to reproduce the selection from the works of Robert Louis
Stevenson; and to J. F. Edgar for permission to reproduce one of Sir James D.
Edgar's poems.
He is also indebted to Macmillan & Co., Limited, for special permission, to
reproduce selections from the works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Rudyard
Kipling, and Flora Annie Steel; to Smith, Elder & Co., for the extract from F. T.
Bullen's "The Cruise of the Cachalot"; to Elkin Mathews for Henry Newbolt's
poem from "The Island Race"; to Sampson Low, Marston & Company for the
extract from R. D. Blackmore's "Lorna Doone"; to Thomas Nelson & Sons for
the extract from W. F. Collier's "History of the British Empire"; to Chatto and
Windus for the extract from E. B. Osborn's "Greater Canada"; to Houghton
Mifflin Company for "The Chase" from Charles Dudley Warner's "A-Hunting of
the Deer," "Mary Elizabeth" by Mrs. Phelps Ward, and the poems by Celia
Thaxter and by Richard Watson Gilder; to The Century Company for Jacob A.
Riis' "The Story of a Fire" from "
The Century Magazine
"; to The Copp Clark
Co., Limited, for the selections from Charles G. D. Roberts' works; to The

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Westminster Co., Limited, for the extract from "Ralph Connor's" "The Man from
Glengarry."
The Minister is grateful to these authors and publishers and to others, not
mentioned here, through whose courtesy he has been able to include in this
Reader so many copyright selections.
Toronto, May, 1909.
CONTENTS
PAGE
To-day
Thomas Carlyle
1
Fortune and the Beggar
Ivan Kirloff
2
The Lark and the Rook
Unknown
4
The Pickwick Club on the Ice
Charles Dickens
6
Tubal Cain
Charles Mackay
11
Professor Frog's Lecture
M. A. L. Lane
14
A Song for April
Charles G. D. Roberts
25
How the Crickets Brought Good
Fortune
P. J. Stahl
26
The Battle of Blenheim
Robert Southey
31
The Ride for Life
"Ralph Connor"
34
Iagoo, the Boaster
Henry W. Longfellow
39
The Story of a Fire
Jacob A. Riis
40
The Quest
Eudora S. Bumstead
43
The Jackal and the Partridge
Flora Annie Steel
44
Hide and Seek
Henry Van Dyke
50
The Burning of the "Goliath"
Dean Stanley
52
Hearts of Oak
David Garrick
55
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea
Allan Cunningham
56
The Talents
Bible
57
A Farewell
Charles Kingsley
59
An Apple Orchard in the Spring
William Martin
60
The Bluejay
"Mark Twain"
61
A Canadian Camping Song
Sir James David Edgar
65
The Argonauts
John Waugh
66

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The Minstrel-Boy
Thomas Moore
71
Mary Elizabeth
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Ward
72
The Frost
Hannah Flagg Gould
83
Corn-fields
Mary Howitt
84
South-West Wind, Esq.
John Ruskin
86
The Meeting of the Waters
Thomas Moore
97
Love
Bible
98
The Robin's Song
Unknown
99
Work or Play
"Mark Twain"
100
Burial of Sir John Moore
Charles Wolfe
106
The Whistle
Benjamin Franklin
108
A Canadian Boat Song
Thomas Moore
109
The Little Hero of Haarlem
Sharpe's London Magazine
110
Father William
"Lewis Carroll"
115
David and Goliath
Bible
117
Charge of the Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
123
Maggie Tulliver
George Eliot
125
The Corn Song
John G. Whittier
134
Sports in Norman England
William Fitzstephen
136
A Song of Canada
Robert Reid
140
A Mad Tea Party
"Lewis Carroll"
142
The Slave's Dream
Henry W. Longfellow
149
The Chase
Charles Dudley Warner
152
The Inchcape Rock
Robert Southey
158
A Rough Ride
Richard D. Blackmore
161
The Arab and His Steed
The Honourable Mrs. Norton
169
The Poet's Song
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
173
Adventure with a Whale
Frank T. Bullen
174
The Maple
H. F. Darnell
179
Damon and Pythias
Charlotte M. Yonge
181
The Wreck of the Orpheus
C. A. L.
184
The Tide River
Charles Kingsley
185
Wisdom the Supreme Prize
Bible
187
The Orchard
Jean Blewett
188

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Inspired by the Snow
Samuel T. Wood
189
The Squirrel
William Cowper
192
Soldier, Rest
Sir Walter Scott
192
Fishing
Thomas Hughes
193
The Fountain
James Russell Lowell
199
Break, Break, Break
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
201
The Bed of Procrustes
Charles Kingsley
202
"Bob White"
George Cooper
208
Radisson and the Indians
Beckles Willson
209
The Brook
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
212
"Do Seek Their Meat From God"
Charles G. D. Roberts
215
A Song of the Sea
"Barry Cornwall"
222
Little Daffydowndilly
Nathaniel Hawthorne
223
The Sandpiper
Celia Thaxter
234
From "The Sermon on the Mount"
Bible
236
The Legend of Saint Christopher
Helen Hunt Jackson
237
William Tell and His Son
Chamber's "Tracts"
241
A Midsummer Song
Richard Watson Gilder
244
The Relief of Lucknow
"Letter from an officer's wife"
246
The Song in Camp
Bayard Taylor
250
Afterglow
William Wilfred Campbell
252
King Richard and Saladin
Sir Walter Scott
253
England's Dead
Felicia Hemans
258
Hohenlinden
Thomas Campbell
260
The Dream of the Oak Tree
Hans Christian Andersen
262
A Prayer
Robert Louis Stevenson
266
The Death of the Flowers
William Cullen Bryant
267
'Tis the Last Rose of Summer
Thomas Moore
269
A Roman's Honour
Charlotte M. Yonge
270
The Fighting Téméraire
Henry Newbolt
273
Don Quixote's Fight with the Windmills
Miguel de Cervantes
275
The Romance of the Swan's Nest
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
281
Moonlight Sonata
Unknown
285
The Red-Winged Blackbird
Ethelwyn Wetherald
290
To the Cuckoo
John Logan
291

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The Story of a Stone
D. B.
293
The Snow-Storm
John G. Whittier
298
The Heroine of Verchères
Francis Parkman
301
Jacques Cartier
Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee
307
Ants and Their Slaves
Jules Michelet
310
Lead, Kindly Light
John Henry Newman
315
The Jolly Sandboys
Charles Dickens
316
The Gladness of Nature
William Cullen Bryant
324
Old English Life
William F. Collier
325
Puck's Song
Rudyard Kipling
330
The Battle of Queenston Heights
Unknown
332
The Bugle Song
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
337
Charity
Bible
338
A Christmas Carol
James Russell Lowell
339
The Barren Lands
E. B. Osborn
341
A Spring Morning
William Wordsworth
345
Crossing the Bar
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
346
ILLUSTRATIONS
Frontispiece
ALEXANDRA, THE QUEEN MOTHER
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
AT THE END OF THE MEAL
IN THE HIGHLANDS OF ONTARIO
ONTARIO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
NIAGARA FALLS
IN THE PASTURE
DEEP SEA FISHERS
no caption
Trilobite
EMPIRE DAY
I want you to remember what Empire Day means. Empire Day is the festival
on which every British subject should reverently remember that the British
Empire stands out before the whole world as the fearless champion of
freedom, fair play and equal rights; that its watchwords are responsibility, duty,
sympathy and self-sacrifice, and that a special responsibility rests with you

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individually to be true to the traditions and to the mission of your race.
I also want you to remember that one day Canada will become, if her people
are faithful to their high British traditions, the most powerful of all the self-
governing nations, not excluding the people of the United Kingdom, which
make up the British Empire, and that it rests with each one of you individually
to do your utmost by your own conduct and example to make Canada not only
the most powerful, but the noblest of all the self-governing nations that are
proud to owe allegiance to the King.
Earl Grey.
Governor-General of Canada
THIRD READER
TO-DAY
So here hath been dawning
Another blue day;
Think, wilt thou let it
Slip useless away?
Out of Eternity
This new day is born;
Into Eternity
At night will return.
Behold it aforetime
No eye ever did;
So soon it forever
From all eyes is hid.
Here hath been dawning
Another blue day;
Think, wilt thou let it
Slip useless away?
CARLYLE
FORTUNE AND THE BEGGAR
One day a ragged beggar was creeping along from house to house. He

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carried an old wallet in his hand, and was asking at every door for a few cents
to buy something to eat. As he was grumbling at his lot, he kept wondering why
it was that folks who had so much money were never satisfied but were always
wanting more.
"Here," said he, "is the master of this house—I know him well. He was
always a good business man, and he made himself wondrously rich a long time
ago. Had he been wise he would have stopped then. He would have turned
over his business to some one else, and then he could have spent the rest of
his life in ease. But what did he do instead? He built ships and sent them to
sea to trade with foreign lands. He thought he would get mountains of gold.
"But there were great storms on the water; his ships were wrecked, and his
riches were swallowed up by the waves. Now all his hopes lie at the bottom of
the sea, and his great wealth has vanished.
"There are many such cases. Men seem to be never satisfied unless they
gain the whole world.
"As for me, if I had only enough to eat and to wear, I would not want
anything more."
Just at that moment Fortune came down the street. She saw the beggar and
stopped. She said to him:
"Listen! I have long wished to help you. Hold your wallet and I will pour this
gold into it, but only on this condition: all that falls into the wallet shall be pure
gold; but every piece that falls upon the ground shall become dust. Do you
understand?"
"Oh, yes, I understand," said the beggar.
"Then have a care," said Fortune. "Your wallet is old, so do not load it too
heavily."
The beggar was so glad that he could hardly wait. He quickly opened his
wallet, and a stream of yellow dollars poured into it. The wallet grew heavy.
"Is that enough?" asked Fortune.
"Not yet."
"Isn't it cracking?"
"Never fear."
The beggar's hands began to tremble. Ah, if the golden stream would only
pour for ever!
"You are the richest man in the world now!"
"Just a little more, add just a handful or two."
"There, it's full. The wallet will burst."
"But it will hold a little, just a little more!"

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