Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for November

The Horseman

I heard a horseman

Ride over the hill;

The moon shone clear,

The night was still;

His helm was silver,

And pale was he;

And the horse he rode

Was of ivory.

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Week 43 Stirrings of Ambition from The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock The Blind Men and the Elephant from Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin A Stranger and a Dandy from The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess EARTH: THE SECOND STORY from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
King Solomon and the Servitor of the Lord of Earth from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
Discovery of the New World from The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge The Fire Bear from The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major Absalom in the Wood; David on the Throne (Part 1 of 2) from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Gazing at the Women from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Master Hunt Brings Great News from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Captain Newport's Instructions from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
Flyaway Seeds from Outdoor Visits by Edith M. Patch The Birds, the Beasts and the Bat from The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter I Make a New Boat from Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin The Clever Turtle from Merry Tales by Eleanor L. Skinner Snow Did 4 86 - 89 original books/burgess/possum/wishes The Teak-Wood Story from The Sandman: His Sea Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
How the Leaves Came Down by Susan Coolidge Lady Moon by Richard Monckton Milnes   The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost The Song of the Secret by Walter de la Mare The Challenge of Thor by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Fox and the Goat

A Fox fell into a well, and though it was not very deep, he found that he could not get out again. After he had been in the well a long time, a thirsty Goat came by. The Goat thought the Fox had gone down to drink, and so he asked if the water was good.


"The finest in the whole country," said the crafty Fox, "jump in and try it. There is more than enough for both of us."

The thirsty Goat immediately jumped in and began to drink. The Fox just as quickly jumped on the Goat's back and leaped from the tip of the Goat's horns out of the well.

The foolish Goat now saw what a plight he had got into, and begged the Fox to help him out. But the Fox was already on his way to the woods.

"If you had as much sense as you have beard, old fellow," he said as he ran, "you would have been more cautious about finding a way to get out again before you jumped in."

Look before you leap.