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What Happens To The Food In The Body
Preparing Food for the Body. You eat a great many different kinds of foods during the day—liquid foods such as milk, soft foods such as cereals, and perhaps some quite hard foods like nuts or hard crackers. You know that in some way these foods supply the energy for your daily life and that they are even built up into the organs of your body.
Keeping The Teeth In Good Condition
Do you know what kind of teeth a dog or a cat has, and how they differ from the teeth of a cow or a horse?The teeth of the dog and the cat are sharply pointed, so that they can be used for tearing and cutting. The teeth of the horse are flat and are made for grinding things into a pulp.
The Importance of Breathing. When some one has asked you what you were doing,. you have probably often answered, Nothing. That was not quite accurate, however, was it? There are some things, you are doing all the time, and one of the most important of these is breathing.
Circulation Of The Blood
The Blood and the Blood Vessels.—The food for the various organs of the body is taken in through the walls of the intestines, and the oxygen through the walls of the lungs. Somehow the food and the oxygen must be carried about the body to all the different organs; and you have learned in Chapter II that it is the blood which does this work.
Keeping The Skin Healthy
Of what use is the soft pink skin which covers the body? First of all, the skin is like a delicate suit of armor, which fits the body very closely and protects it against germs and other outside dangers.
Freedom From Bad Habits
Freedom is one of the things for which we Americans care more than for life itself. Again and again the Stars and Stripes have gone into battle for freedom, from the time our nation was born in 1776 until we entered the greatest of all wars for liberty in 1917.
Our Unseen Enemies
Did you ever think that the place where you now live was once upon a time deep forest or open prairie, with no houses or farms but only wild beasts and a few Indian huts? Perhaps it is a great city now with tall buildings and trolley cars; or it may be a pleasant countryside of rich farms and peaceful villages.
Cleanliness And Health
Once upon a time the armies of the Greeks were at war with a people called the Trojans, who lived in the powerful city of Troy. For a long while the Greeks camped outside the walls of the city and tried to capture it, but the Trojans with spears and arrows and great stones drove them off and killed some of their bravest leaders.
Some Undesirable Neighbors
The Fly Family. When the flies buzz about on the window pane and tickle your face in the early morning and bother you at mealtimes by running over the sugar and getting into the jug of cream, did you ever wonder where they come from? They are neighbors of ours and often uninvited guests in our houses and at our tables.
Stopping The Spread Of Germ Disease
You must sometimes have played the game in which a button is passed about a circle of children from one hand to another, while a child in the center tries to guess where the button is.The spread of germ diseases in a family, or in a school, or in a city, is somewhat like this game.
Army Of Health
When a nation goes to war, it must depend for safety upon its army and navy. The soldiers and sailors have been trained to fight the enemy on land and sea, and their officers have studied the business of war, so that they know how the campaign should be carried on and just how the forces of the nation can be used to most effect.
Rules For Health
One of the most famous figures in the War of the American Revolution was John Paul Jones, the first of America's naval heroes. He was born in Scotland, the son of a gardener. There is a story that, in his boyhood, he was one day lying on a rock in the warm sun after a swim in the ocean.
Physical Exercises And How They Help You To Be Strong And Well
You have all heard of the splendid work done by American men and women in the great World War, and you are all interested in knowing how to make yourselves able to do work just as great when you grow up, although we hope it will not be on account of another war.
Fairy Beliefs - Irish Folklore
IN the following collection only a few Irish legends, acquired from tradition, have been produced by the writer. They are introduced in a garb and shape adopted without any literary pretension.The ancient and early settlers of Ireland, called Tuatha de Danaans, are thought to have been the first professors of Druidism.
Remarks On The Reliques Of Ancient Poetry — Fairies
The origin of vulgar superstitions is a very curious subject, which, leading us often into the most remote antiquity, lays open the early history of nations, but is generally obscure in proportion to its antiquity. Of this remark, a strong proof may be deduced from our antiquated notions about 'The faery ladies dancing on the hearth;' of which our best poets have frequently made so good an use.
Fairy Beliefs - The Trows Of The Zetlanders
Local superstitions are never matters of indifference to the poet or the philosopher, to the antiquary or historian, for they are at once elements and symbols of national character. No wonder, therefore, that they never escaped the attention of one who so pre-eminently united each of those characters in his own person.
Legend Of The Origin Of Whitstable
While strolling on the Kentish coast last summer I halted at a roadside inn, in what I found was styled 'West end of Herne.' I inquired, among other matters, the distance to Whitstable, and received the desired information from the portly, goodnaturedlooking mistress, with the addition, 'Ah, sir, that's a queer place ; you'll see all the houses stuck up and down the hill, just as the devil dropped 'em, as folk say here !'
A Legend Of Cheddar Cliffs
In the course of an investigation into the bygone monastic life of England, I have met with a very remarkable confirmation, in the oral tradition of a village, of an historic document nearly a thousand years old. As it helps to prove the circumstantial correctness of those ancient records upon which our national history rests, I venture to submit it to the notice of yourself and your readers.
A Legend Of Merionethshire
A few years ago was to be seen on the road-side near Nannau, in Merionethshire, the seat of Sir R. W. Vaughan, Bart., M.P., a large hollow oak, known by the name of the 'Spirit's Blasted Tree' (Ceubren yr Ellyll). The event which gave rise to so ghostly an appellation, is preserved by tradition among the mountain peasants in this part of Merionethshire.
The Pedlar Of Swaftham
We have several traditional stories of the good fortune or benefactions of pedlars commemorated in the windows or other parts of our parochial churches. One of the most famous is at Swaffham, where the North aisle of the church is said to have been built by John Chapman, churchwarden in 1462.
Peeping Tom Of Coventry
I inclose you a connected history I have lately formed, relative to Lady Godiva and her far-famed pageant, which was exhibited on Friday last, May 26, at Trinity Great Fair in this city ; and also a drawing of Peeping Tom, in the exact state in which he is carved, but divested of all paint and superfluous ornaments.
Legend Of The Wild Cat
Respecting the manner of Percival Cresacre's death, there is a romantic tradition, firmly believed at Barnborough [co. York], and the figure of the lion couchant at the foot of the oaken statue is appealed to in confirmation of it ; as is also a rubiginous stone in the pavement of the porch.
Legends Of The Monastery Of St. Hilda
There are many curious legends connected with the monastery and vicinity, which have been variously said and sung in prose and verse, but to mention one half of which would encroach upon your columns. The very signature of your correspondent, 'The Hermit of Eskdaleside,' is calculated to draw attention to a strange but pleasing tale, connected with the noble families of Bruce and Percy.
Legend Of The Brothers' Steps
I send you for insertion a copy of an old letter in my possession, respecting 'The Brothers' Steps.' If any correspondent can give any farther account of them, it will be esteemed as a favour. WM. HERBERT.To MR. JOHN WARNER, near Holborn Bridge, London.
The Stepney Lady
You may give Three Stars or Eusebia's compliments, which you please, to Mr. Malcolm, and acquaint him, I should have answered his obliging reply to my query (concerning the lady buried at Stepney) sooner [see Note 25]; but I have been hunting the ballad stalls for the old song without success.
I have observed that popular traditions, however obscure, may generally be traced to some source, and that their obscurity originates as much in the uncertainty of our ancient language as in the imperfections of oral tradition. The following conjecture upon a village tradition is founded on this principle.
Legend Of Hoston-stone
Some years ago I communicated some remarks, which were inserted in the History of Leicestershire, concerning the stone called by the inhabitants of Humberston Hoston-stone, or Hoston ; meaning, perhaps, High-stone.
Legend Of A Stone At Kellington, Yorkshire
In the churchyard, which for the place is rather unusually large, lies an old stone in a horizontal position, upon which very legibly appears, in the middle a cross, on the right side of which is a recumbent figure of a man with clasped hands, at his feet a dog, at his head something which cannot easily be deciphered...
Wayland Smith
About a mile westward from White Horse Hill is a mutilated Druidical remain, bearing the appellation of Wayland Smith. A singular tradition is connected with this name ; for the peasants in the neighbourhood relate that this mysterious spot was formerly inhabited by an invisible blacksmith...
Legend Of The Devil's Dike
THE DEVIL'S DIKE. A Sussex Legend. Five hundred years ago, or more...
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