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10/24/2014
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"How many dogs 've we got, Henry?"BREAK"Six."BREAK"Well, Henry ... " Bill stopped for a moment, in order that his words might gain greater significance. "As I was sayin', Henry, we've got six dogs. I took six fish out of the bag. I gave one fish to each dog, an', Henry, I was one fish short."
10/23/2014
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Bill shook his head.  "Oh, I don't know." His comrade looked at him curiously. "First time I ever heard you say anything about their not bein' wise."
"Henry," said the other, munching with deliberation the beans he was eating, "did you happen to notice the way them dogs kicked up when I was a-feedin' 'em?"
"They did cut up more'n usual," Henry acknowledged.
10/22/2014
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"Seems to me, Henry, they're stayin' remarkable close to camp," Bill commented. Henry, squatting over the fire and settling the pot of coffee with a piece of ice, nodded.
Nor did he speak till he had taken his seat on the coffin and begun to eat. "They know where their hides is safe," he said. "They'd sooner eat grub than be grub. They're pretty wise, them dogs."
10/21/2014
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At the fall of darkness they swung the dogs into a cluster of spruce trees on the edge of the waterway and made a camp. The coffin, at the side of the fire, served for seat and table. The wolf-dogs, clustered on the far side of the fire, snarled and bickered among themselves, but evinced no inclination to stray off into the darkness.
10/20/2014
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"They're after us, Bill," said the man at the front. His voice sounded hoarse and unreal, and he had spoken with apparent effort.
"Meat is scarce," answered his comrade. "I ain't seen a rabbit sign for days." Thereafter they spoke no more, though their ears were keen for the hunting-cries that continued to rise behind them.
10/17/2014
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A second cry arose, piercing the silence with needle-like shrillness. Both men located the sound. It was to the rear, somewhere in the snow expanse they had just traversed. A third and answering cry arose, also to the rear and to the left of the second cry.
10/16/2014
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 It might have been a lost soul wailing, had it not been invested with a certain sad fierceness and hungry eagerness. The front man turned his head until his eyes met the eyes of the man behind.  And then, across the narrow oblong box, each nodded to the other.
10/15/2014
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An hour went by, and a second hour. The pale light of the short sunless day was beginning to fade, when a faint far cry arose on the still air. It soared upward with a swift rush, till it reached its topmost note, where it persisted, palpitant and tense, and then slowly died away.
10/14/2014
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It crushed them into the remotest recesses of their own minds, pressing out of them, like juices from the grape, all the false ardours and exaltations and undue self-values of the human soul, until they perceived themselves finite and small, specks and motes, moving with weak cunning and little wisdom amidst the play and inter-play of the great blind elements and forces.
10/13/2014
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They travelled on without speech, saving their breath for the work of their bodies. On every side was the silence, pressing upon them with a tangible presence. It affected their minds as the many atmospheres of deep water affect the body of the diver. It crushed them with the weight of unending vastness and unalterable decree.
10/10/2014
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This gave them the seeming of ghostly masques, undertakers in a spectral world at the funeral of some ghost. But under it all they were men, penetrating the land of desolation and mockery and silence, puny adventurers bent on colossal adventure, pitting themselves against the might of a world as remote and alien and pulseless as the abysses of space.
10/9/2014
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Their bodies were covered with fur and soft-tanned leather. Eyelashes and cheeks and lips were so coated with the crystals from their frozen breath that their faces were not discernible.
10/8/2014
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--man who is the most restless of life, ever in revolt against the dictum that all movement must in the end come to the cessation of movement. But at front and rear, unawed and indomitable, toiled the two men who were not yet dead.
10/7/2014
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it drives the sap out of the trees till they are frozen to their mighty hearts; and most ferociously and terribly of all does the Wild harry and crush into submission man --
10/6/2014
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It is not the way of the Wild to like movement. Life is an offence to it, for life is movement; and the Wild aims always to destroy movement. It freezes the water to prevent it running to the sea;
10/3/2014
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In advance of the dogs, on wide snowshoes, toiled a man. At the rear of the sled toiled a second man. On the sled, in the box, lay a third man whose toil was over,--a man whom the Wild had conquered and beaten down until he would never move nor struggle again.
10/2/2014
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There were other things on the sled--blankets, an axe, and a coffee-pot and frying-pan; but prominent, occupying most of the space, was the long and narrow oblong box.
10/1/2014
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The front end of the sled was turned up, like a scroll, in order to force down and under the bore of soft snow that surged like a wave before it. On the sled, securely lashed, was a long and narrow oblong box.
9/30/2014
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Leather harness was on the dogs, and leather traces attached them to a sled which dragged along behind. The sled was without runners. It was made of stout birch-bark, and its full surface rested on the snow.
9/29/2014
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Their breath froze in the air as it left their mouths, spouting forth in spumes of vapour that settled upon the hair of their bodies and formed into crystals of frost.
9/26/2014
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But there was life, abroad in the land and defiant. Down the frozen waterway toiled a string of wolfish dogs. Their bristly fur was rimed with frost.
9/25/2014
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It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild.
9/24/2014
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There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness--a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility.
9/23/2014
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A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness.
9/22/2014
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Dark spruce forest frowned on either side of the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light.
9/12/2014
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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
9/11/2014
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--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
9/10/2014
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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
9/9/2014
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
9/8/2014
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When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
9/5/2014
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When Nag saw Rikki-tikki-tavi, Nag was upset. Rikki-tikki-tavi crushed Nagaina's eggs quickly, so that they could not hatch. The mongoose is a feirce animal that can be tamed, but mongooses can’t be brought into the U.S. without a permit from the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife.
9/4/2014
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Nag the cobra is worried because he knows that a mongoose can kill a cobra. Regardless, he didn’t say anything to his wife, Nagaina. All cobras who live in gardens must be on their guard for a mongoose.
9/3/2014
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Rikki-tikki-tavi is a courageous mongoose who fought two deadly cobras and saved an English family living in colonial India. Rikki-tikki-tavi will not quit until he kills both snakes.
9/2/2014
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Rips only friend was his dog he was as henpecked as his master. Rip Van Winkle an unsuccessful farmer became famous for his adventures.
8/29/2014
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Rip van winkle hated work. His wife wanted him to earn a living. Rip should of listened to his wife because the money would of helped his family.
8/28/2014
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The magical feeling of this story comes from its source a old folk tale handed down through the ages. Washington Irving became famous in Europe. He also became famous in America.
8/27/2014
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The story Rip Van Winkle takes place in the catskill mountains in new york. These mountains are high, and there steep cliffs are beautiful.
8/26/2014
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The children moved through the bright sunlight. “All summer in a day” shows how the setting affects people. This is like other stories.
8/25/2014
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Margot learned about Venus but she was wanting to go back to Earth. “The sun is much better than sun lamps” the children shouted.
8/22/2014
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The other children didn’t say nothing nice to Margot. Because they were mean. The children believe it or not locked Margot in a closet.
8/21/2014
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It was the most happiest day in Margot’s life. The children dont except Margot because she remembers what the sun was like.
8/20/2014
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In the story “All Summer in a Day,” the children on venus had never seen the sun. “I think the sun is a amazing flower” Margot said to them.
8/19/2014
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Running as fast as they can the kidnappers head out of town. The Ransom of Red Chief is a funny story even though kidnapping are not a funny subject.
8/18/2014
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The boy is a brat he sits on Bills chest and tries to cut off his scalp. The kidnappers have to pay to get rid of Red Chief. They pay $250.
8/15/2014
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Bill said Hey, little boy! Would you like to have a bag of candy and a nice ride? The boy hit bill in the eye with a piece of brick.
8/14/2014
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They be planning to ask for two thousand dollars in ransom. Bill and him had about 600 dollars between the two of them.
8/13/2014
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In “The Ransom of Red Cheif,” Bill Driscoll and the narrator took Red Cheif down to the south. they wanted his father to pay a large ransom
8/12/2014
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Would you like to visit the Caribbean. It is a real friendly vacation spot.
8/11/2014
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4 islands show the influence of French culture. Everything about the Caribbean islands are interesting.
8/8/2014
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Our plane landed in Barbados at 510 P.M., and we were very tired. Wow The flowers on the island were nice.
8/7/2014
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There is hardly no rain on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. It was Bob’s and Barry’s idea to research the Dominican Republic.
8/6/2014
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the Caribbean Islands are a colorful mosaic of many cultures   Hispanics make up a large part of the population of cuba and Puerto rico.
8/5/2014
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The teacher considered providing an essay for the students to write on the first few days of school.  The students did not realize that their behavior could change the assignment.
8/4/2014
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Every day, sentences will be posted here that require edits or revisions. Each student will copy the sentences as posted, then use editing marks to correct the errors. Sentences will be turned in on the last day of the week for a grade.