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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

English - Copywork & Dictation : Owls in the Family

From Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat...

There was an almighty splash and spray flew every which way. By the time we raced across and fished him out, he was half-drowned, and about the sickest-looking bird you ever saw. His feathers were plastered down until he looked as skinny as a plucked chicken. The slimy black mud hadn't improved his looks much either.

I carried him ashore, but he didn't thank me for it. His feelings were hurt worse than he was, and after he had shaken most of the water out of his feathers he went gallumphing off through the woods, toward home on foot (he was too wet to fly), without a backward glance.

Dictionary checks for this chapter:
1. hobo
2. mob
3. torment
4. holler
5. delibrately
6. gallumph

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