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"Hvad er en Ferie uden Bøger"
That's Danish for "What's a holiday without books?" -- which makes this my favorite envelope. Here are the front and back...
AIRSHIP FOR THE POLE, 1911.A dispatch from Friedrichshafen, Germany, says that the directors of the Zeppelin Airship Arctic Expedition have decided to send to Spitzbergen in the summer of 1910 an advance party to prepare for the sending of an airship to the Pole. An improved Zeppelin airship will be ready for trial flights in January, 1911.1 FEAR OF EASTER WITCHES.Strange observances, surviving from pre-Christian days, mark the celebration of Easter throughout Sweden (writes our Stockholm correspondent).
During Holy Week, and particularly on Thursday night, witches are supposed by country folk to hold high revels. Thus people are careful to hide hay forks, rakes, shovels, and broomsticks, which might be stolen by witches for a nocturnal flight, and cattle-sheds are marked with crosses to frighten them away.
No smoke must issue from chimneys after sunset on Holy Thursday, as witches have the power to strike a house of which they can smell the fire, and all through the week firearms are discharged at random in the air.
Notwithstanding these precautions, hordes of witches are supposed to assemble for their unholy orgies, which last till late on Saturday. But woe to the witch who is belated on her flight home on Easter Sunday, for one ray of sunlight is sufficient to burst her like a bladder! -- London Mail.
After that, there's a timeline on Winchester city history and then the little book's largest section -- 20 pages on the city's artifacts and treasures (known as "The Corporation Plate"). It includes a good amount of details on the seals, rings, cups, spoons, maces, vases, medals and more that are part of the inventory.
"CHESIL STREETThis interesting specimen of a mediæval town house dates from about the year 1450. Little is known of its history. It has been carefully restored in recent years, and is now one of the most interesting houses in the City."
"The sounds of letters should be taught after pupils have begun to read by word and phrase memory. If they stop to think about sounds before acquiring the habit of quick eye-movement, they will likely become slow readers. Any person who knows a little English can learn the sounds taught by these cards, if they are taught to him by one who believes in the pupil's ability to learn. Without this faith in him, a pupil can learn little (and he will know whether his teacher believes he can learn)."I don't know about the first part of that paragraph, with regard to teaching the sounds of letters after students have already started to read. But I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment of needing teachers who believe in the student, and express that belief in their interactions.
"(11) One day Little Lady went swimming. She went under and got her mouth full of water. Then she caught onto her big ball. The ball held her up out of the water except for her legs. Whenever you see her holding onto the ball and with her legs below the 'water' line, you know she is trying to get the water out of her mouth, making a 'p-p-p-p' sound. Are you smart enough to make that sound without spitting? We shall see. Play you are Little Lady in the water."So, to be clear, you learn about the P sound by pretending that you just nearly drowned.
"(3) Little Man and Little Lady have many pets. They have this big cat who is always angry. See his big tail is always curled up high above his head! He says 'f-f-f-f.' Play angry cat. Put your hands out from your head like his big ears and say 'f-f-f-f.'"
"(10) Mother made the children a doughnut with a face, and raisin eyes. The hole in the middle was his round, open mouth. He surprised them and grew in the hot grease until he was as large as the pan. When mother took him out, he was so glad to cool off that he said, 'Ahh ...!' (As a sigh of relief.)I guess that all makes sense. But it seems there might have been a better way to teach those two sounds than with a creepy talking doughnut.
1. Come out of the hot pan 'Mr. Doughnut.' (Children say 'Ahh ...!')
- 1. 'Ah ...!' was all he ever learned to say excepting
- 2. 'Oh,' which is his name.
2. What is your name, sir? (Children say 'Oh.')"
No bridge players here. Condo is lovely.