1. 'One cold, bleak night, the snow fell fast, and the wind blew loud and shrill. It was quite dark. Not a star was to be seen in the sky.

2. 'These good men sent out a dog, to hunt for those who might want help. In an hour or two, the dog was heard coming back.

3. 'On looking out, they saw him with a boy on his back. The poor child was stiff with cold. He could but just hold on to the dog's back.

4. 'He had lain for a long time in the snow, and was too weak to walk.

5. 'He felt something pull him by the coat, and heard the bark of a dog. He put out his hand, and felt the dog. The dog gave him another pull.

6. 'This gave the poor boy some hope, and he took hold of the dog. He drew himself out of the snow, but he could not stand or walk.

7. 'He got on the dog's back, and put his arms round the dog's neck, and held on. He felt sure that the dog did not mean to do him any harm.

8. 'Thus he rode all the way to the good men's house.

9. 'They took care of him, till the snow was gone. Then they sent him to his home.'

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

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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.

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Step 5: Discuss the Lesson

  • What attributes of dogs, in addition to their keen sense of smell, make them suitable for search and rescue?
  • Why aren't housecats, tigers, or monkeys used for search and rescue?