Apr 18, · The Swiss Family Robinson - /Chapter XX. From Wikisource Swiss Family Robinson - Jump to navigation Jump to search ←Chapter XIX. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss Chapter XX. The Swiss Family Robinson - /List of Chapters. From Wikisource Swiss Family Robinson List of Chapters. Preface→ — Preface; Introduction; Chapter I. Chapter II. Chapter III. Chapter IV. Chapter V. Chapter VI. Chapter VII. Chapter VIII. Chapter IX. Chapter X. Chapter XI. Chapter XII. Chapter XIII. Chapter XIV. Chapter XV. Missing: bankruptcy. The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 20 of The Swiss Family Robinson, at least by the way the chapters are numbered in our eNotes summary. Different versions are divided into.
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My sons, with all the ardour of their age, begged to begin by clearing a space in the vessel to put the pinnace together, and we might afterwards think how we should launch it. Under any other circumstances I should have shown them the folly of such an undertaking; but in truth, I had myself a vague hope of success, that encouraged me, and I cried out, "To work!
We set diligently to work, hacking, cutting, and sawing away all obstacles, and before evening we had a clear space round us. On reaching the Bay of Safety, we had the pleasure of finding my wife and Francis, who had established themselves at Tent House, intending to continue there till our visits to the vessel were concluded; that they might always keep us in sight, and spare us the unnecessary labour of a walk after our day's work.
For a week we spent every day in the vessel, returning in the evening to enjoy a good supper, and talk of our progress; and my wife, happily engrossed with her poultry and other household cares, got accustomed to our absence. With much hard labour, the pinnace was at last put together. Its construction was light and elegant, it looked as if it would sail well; at the head was a short half-deck; the masts and sails were like those of a brigantine. We carefully caulked all the seams with tow dipped in melted tar; and we even indulged ourselves by placing the two small guns in it, fastened by chains.
And there stood the beautiful little bark, immovable on the stocks. We admired it incessantly; but what could we do to get it afloat? Suddenly, suggested by the excess of my despair, a bold but dangerous idea presented itself to me, in which all might be lost, as well as all gained. I said nothing about this to my children, to avoid the vexation of a possible disappointment, but began to execute my plan.
I found a cast-iron mortar, exactly fitted for my purpose, which I filled with gunpowder. I then took a strong oak plank to cover it, to which I fixed iron hooks, so that they could reach the handles of the mortar. I cut a groove in the side of the plank, that I might introduce along match, which should burn at least two hours before it reached the powder.
I placed the plank then over the mortar, fastened the hooks through the handles, surrounded it with pitch, and then bound some strong chains round the whole, to give it greater solidity.
I proceeded to suspend this infernal machine against the side of the ship near our work, taking care to place it where the recoil from the explosion should not injure the pinnace. When all was ready, I gave the signal of departure, my sons having been employed in the boat, and not observing my preparations. I remained a moment to fire the match, and then hastily joined them with a beating heart, and proceeded to the shore. As soon as we reached our harbour, I detached the raft, that I might return in the boat as soon as I heard the explosion.
We began actively to unload the boat, and while thus employed, a report like thunder was heard. All trembled, and threw down their load in terror. Let us go to their assistance. You have not been careful of fire; and have left some near a barrel of gunpowder. By way of reply, my three sons leaped into the boat, and consoling the anxious mother by a promise to return immediately, away we rowed. We never made the voyage so quickly. Curiosity quickened the movements of my sons, and I was all impatience to see the result of my project.
As we approached, I was glad to see no appearance of flames, or even smoke. The position of the vessel did not seem altered. Instead of entering the vessel as usual, we rounded the prow, and came opposite the other side. The greater part of the side of the ship was gone. The sea was covered with the remains of it. Say the definition. Flip the card. Keep going until you know them all.
Day 12 Write reproach story 30 , stroke story 31 Read stories Write definitions of both words. Day 13 Write clad, array story 32 , scarlet story 34 , revere story 35 , torment story 36 in your notebook. Write definitions of the words in your notebook. Read stories 32 — Vocabulary Fill in the crossword puzzle with the bold words from days 1 Day 14 Write crevices, prowl story 37 in your notebook.
Here are some words you need to know. Look up the definitions and write the correct definitions in your notebook. Day 15 Read stories 41 — Day 16 Read stories 46 — Vocabulary Do this game with some of your words from last week. Day 17 Read stories 51 — Day 18 Read stories 57 — Write in your notebook the moral, or lesson, from two of your readings today.
Label each one with the story number. Day 19 Read stories 61 — Day 20 Read stories 65 — Tell someone about what you read.
Day 21 Read this summary of Swiss Family Robinson. The Swiss Family Robinson follows a close family who has found themselves stranded on an island after a shipwreck. The story is told from the point of view of the father.
The religious family is made up of their intelligent and resourceful father, a kind and caring mother, and their four sons named Fritz, Ernest, Jack, and Franz. Fritz is the eldest son, years-old when the family lands on the island, and he is often tough on his brothers despite his good intentions.
Ernest is the second oldest, and he is intelligent and well-formed though indolent. Jack is the third oldest son. He is bold, but often thoughtless. Last is Franz, the youngest son, nearly 8-years-old when the family first is stranded. They find themselves stuck on a ship, after being abandoned by their shipmates, but not too far from shore. Luckily, the family discovers many supplies on the ship including clothing, tools, fish hooks, guns and gun powder, and various useful animals.
They find even more treasures on the endlessly fruitful island and continue to prosper and make new and exciting discoveries for years. The message gives them a way back to civilization from friendly strangers, and finally leads the family members to make the hardest decisions of their lives. Who will stay on the island they have made their home, and which of them will make the difficult decision to leave the island and their family forever?
What do you think is happening? Vocabulary Make a list of ten of your vocabulary words in alphabetical order. Use two words each that start with a, r, d, p and c.
Remember that if the first letters are the same, then compare the second letter in each word and so on. Play a vocabulary game. Day 22 Read Swiss Family Robinson chapter 1. Here is the audio of chapter 1 if you want to listen while you read along. The story starts with them on a boat in the middle of a big storm. Sometimes the audio will go off your reading.
If you keep listening and watching, it will pick up again where you are at in your reading. Ask for help. Stop and think. The reading should make sense.
Things are happening. Make a picture in your mind of what is going on. Who is I? There are a few times in the book, where you will see a note from me in parenthesis. Can God be bargained with? Read these verses about making vows. A vow is a strong promise.
Read Deuteronomy — What are the dangers in making vows? Read Matthew — What does Jesus teach in these verses about making vows? Day 23 Read Swiss Family Robinson chapter 2. Audio for chapter 2 List the four boys and write a word to describe each one. A hogshead is a cask used to store liquids. Ask for help when you need it. Tell someone about the chapter. Look up the words you want to know and write their definitions in your notebook.
Day 24 Read Swiss Family Robinson chapter 3. What do you think it means from the context? Look up the meaning of the word. Were you right? Write the word and definition in your notebook. What are some of the foods they find? How did they get the nuts from the tree? Day 25 Read chapter 4 of Swiss Family Robinson.
Day 26 Read chapter 5 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 5 Read chapter 6 as well. Audio of chapter 6 While you are reading, if you are stuck, stop and go back to where you understood.
Try again. Sound out unfamiliar words. Use these suggestions to make sure you are following the book. Tell someone about the chapters when you are done reading. Day 27 Read chapter 7 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 7 Read chapter 8. Audio of chapter 8 What are they going to have to build to get their things to their new home? Answer Tell someone about the chapters.
Day 28 Read chapter 9 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 9 Read chapter Audio of chapter 10 Tell someone about the chapters. Finally, we conveyed inside the tent all we could not carry away, closing the entrance, and barricading it with chests and casks, thus confiding all our possessions to the care of God.
Where are they building their new home? Day 29 Read chapters 11 and 12 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapters 11 and 12 He tells his children a parable, a story that has a meaning. Tell someone about the chapters. Day 30 Read chapters 13 and 14 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapters 13 and 14 Tell someone about the chapters. Day 31 Read chapters 15 and 16 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapters 15 and 16 What kind of animal did Earnest kill? Answer Write a one sentence summary for one of these chapters.
Day 32 Read chapters 17 and 18 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 17 and 18 What did they manage to harpoon? A harpoon is a spear-like weapon used for fishing.
Day 33 Read chapter 19 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 19 Write a one sentence summary of the chapter. Day 34 Read chapters 20 and 21 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 20 and 21 Write a one sentence summary of the chapter. The pinnace is a small boat that is part of the equipment of a large ship.
In the beginning of this chapter, they are getting it from the ship as a surprise for his wife. Day 35 Read chapters 22 and 23 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 22 and 23 What is his plan for using the gum from the tree? Day 36 Read chapter 24 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 24 Tell someone about the chapter. Vocabulary Play the vocabulary game. Day 37 Read chapter 25 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 25 The pith of a tree is the soft, spongy center. Day 38 Read chapters 26 and 27 Swiss Family Robinson.
Audio of chapter 26 and 27 Tell someone about what is happening in the book. What do you think is going to happen next? Their donkey returns with another animal.
What is it? Day 39 Read chapter 28 of Swiss Family Robinson. Read chapter 29 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 28 and 29 stop after chapter 29 What did they find in the grotto small cave? Answer Tell someone about the chapter. Day 40 Read chapters 30 and 31 Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapters 30 and 31 start at and stop after chapter 31 Tell someone about the chapters.
Day 41 Read chapter 32 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 32 start at Do you think they will leave or stay on the island forever? Vocabulary Review your vocabulary. Do both games.
One tablet Two. Day 42 Read chapter 33 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 33 start at Tell someone about the chapter. Day 43 Read chapter 34 of Swiss Family Robinson. What happened, though, was that they made people weaker by making them lose blood. Day 44 Read chapters 35 and 36 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 35 and 36 Start at Tell someone about the chapters. Day 45 Read chapter 37 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 37 start at Tell someone about what is happening in the book.
Day 46 Read chapter 38 of Swiss Family Robinson. Look up its definition. Day 47 Read chapter 39 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 39 Copy part of a descriptive sentence from your reading today. Put quotation marks around it. Label it with the book title and chapter number. Day 48 Read chapter 40 of Swiss Family Robinson.
Audio of chapter 40 start at Tell someone about what happened in this chapter. Day 49 Read chapter 41 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 41 start at Do you remember that a grotto is a small cave? Day 50 Read chapter 42 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio of chapter 42 start at What does the poem show of his feelings about the island? Answer Tell someone about what happened in this chapter.
Day 51 Read chapter 43 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 43 start at A mill is for grinding grain. Two large flat rocks turn against each other to grind the grain into flour.
Answer Tell someone what happened in this chapter. Day 52 Read chapters 44 and 45 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 44 and 45 start at Chapter 45 is missing some pages, so the two chapters blend into one. Guess its meaning based on the context. Day 53 Read chapter 46 of Swiss Family Robinson Audio for chapter 46 start at Tell someone what happens in the chapter.
Day 54 Read chapter 47 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 47 start at Copy the beginning of a sentence that transitions. Day 55 Read chapter 48 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 48 start at Copy the beginning of a sentence that transitions. Next…The following morning… Tell someone about the chapter. Day 56 Read chapter 49 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 49 Copy the beginning of a sentence that transitions. Day 57 Read chapter 50 of Swiss Family Robinson.
Audio for chapter 50 start at Tell someone about the chapter. This is a long chapter. What happened to Jack? Day 58 Read chapter 51 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 51 start at Copy the beginning of a sentence that transitions most likely the first sentence in a paragraph. Day 59 Read the first part of chapter 52 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 52 start at Copy the beginning of a sentence that transitions.
Day 60 Read the second half of chapter 52 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 52 start at Tell someone what happened in the chapter today. Who was reunited with the father? Day 61 Read chapter 53 of Swiss Family Robinson. Day 62 Read chapter 54 of Swiss Family Robinson.
Audio for chapter 54 start at Tell someone about the chapter. Who is story teller now? Day 63 Read chapter 55 of Swiss Family Robinson.
Audio for chapter 55 start at Tell someone about the chapter. Day 64 Read chapter 56 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 56 start at Tell someone about the chapter. Play this game with some vocabulary words.
Read the first part chapter 57 of Swiss Family Robinson. Audio for chapter 57 start at Tell someone about the chapter. Day 66 Read the conclusion of Swiss Family Robinson. Finish chapter Audio for chapter 57 start at Read chapter Audio for chapter 58 start at Use paper mache in your shoe box to build the land.
You may need to finish this on another day. OR Design an invention you could have made on the island with what was available to them —a tool or a game or something else. Draw a picture of it. Day 68 Finish up your diorama. Include a picture of it in your portfolio. If you made a drawing, put a title on it and a brief description of what it is. Include this in your portfolio. Read a chapter of The Peterkin Papers. You will read all of the chapters, but each chapter is an individual story.
The book is a collection of stories about an unusual family. Tell someone about the story. Day 69 Read chapter 2 of The Peterkin Papers. Day 70 Read chapter 3 of The Peterkin Papers. Day 71 Read chapter 4 of The Peterkin Papers. Day 72 Read the first part of chapter one of The Railway Children. You can listen to it here. Draw a picture of their home inside or out or both. You can read here about what modern conveniences they had when this book was written around Who is the book about?
What do you know so far? Day 73 Read the rest of chapter one of The Railway Children. Draw a picture of their new home inside or out or both.
Just so you know: their father was arrested. Tell someone about chapter 1. Day 74 Read the first part of chapter two of The Railway Children. Day 75 Read the rest of chapter two of The Railway Children. What does mother say they are too poor to afford? Day 76 Read the first part of chapter three of The Railway Children.
Why does Peter feel better? Day 77 Read the rest of chapter three of The Railway Children.