1. Peter Pindar was a great storyteller. One day, as he was going by the school, the children gathered around him.

2. They said, 'Please tell us a story we have never heard.' Ned said, 'Tell us something about boys and dogs.'

3. 'Well,' said Peter, 'I love to please good children, and, as you all appear civil, I will tell you a new story; and it shall be about a boy and some dogs, as Ned asks.

4. 'But before we begin, let us sit down in a cool, shady place. And now, John, you must be as still as a little mouse. Mary, you must not let Towser bark or make a noise.

5. 'A long way from this place, there is a land where it is very cold, and much snow falls.

6. 'The hills are very high there, and travelers are often lost among them. There are men there who keep large dogs. These are taught to hunt for people lost in the snow.

7. 'The dogs have so fine a scent, that they can find persons by that alone.

8. 'Sometimes it is so dark, that they can not see anything. Those who are lost often lie hid in the snowdrifts.'

Teaching Guide:

Step 1: Study the New Words

  • Listen to the new words.
  • Recite each of the new words aloud.

Step 2: Examine the Lesson Image

Describe the image, its setting, and its characters.

Step 3: Read the Lesson Passage

  • Find each new word in the passage.
  • Practice reading the passage, both silently and aloud.
  • Upon mastering the passage, recite it aloud to your instructor.

Step 4: Complete Lesson Copywork, Narration, and Dictation

Complete the associated copywork, narration, and dictation for this lesson. Click the icon to access the page.   

Step 5: Discuss the Lesson

  • Why are dogs often used to locate people?
  • Have you or a family member ever been lost? Describe how you/they were rescued.