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A fight with a bear 1

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Raidant Reader VIII. A fight with a bear I

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A fight with a bear 1

  1. 1. A FIGHT WITH A BEAR Abridged for CHARLES READE’S The Cloister and the Hearth
  2. 2. Charles Reade • Charles Reade (8 June 1814 – 11 April 1884) was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. • As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue • His novels attacked, with passionate indignation and laborious research, the social injustices of his times
  3. 3. Meanings Peculiar – distinct from all others, strange, odd Curiosity - strong desire to know something, inquisitiveness Colossal - extremely large, huge, enormous Paces – single steps taken while walking or running,
  4. 4. Calm - Not showing or feeling nervousness, tranquil , still , placid Stupor - A state of near- unconsciousness or insensibility, numbness , torpidity Pale - having little color Whirled - Move or cause to move rapidly, spin, rotate
  5. 5. Tearing – to move with speed Scent – To perceive or identify by the sense of smell Hoarsely - low, harsh, and lacking in intensity Dilating - To become wider or larger; expand. Trail - to follow the course taken by, pursue Tearing – to move with speed Scent – To perceive or identify by the sense of smell Hoarsely - low, harsh, and lacking in intensity Dilating - To become wider or larger; expand. Trail - to follow the course taken by, pursue
  6. 6. Whirlwind – tornedo
  7. 7. Reared – To rise on the hind legs, as a horse., To rise high in the air; tower. Seized - to grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
  8. 8. Mount – climb Pursuer - a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture Bough – branch Spring - jump or leap
  9. 9. Grasped – hold firmly Clenching – a tight grip Jab – stab Brute – animal, beast Mount - climb
  10. 10. Reference to Context “My hour has come he thought” 1. Why did Gerard turn and what did he see? 2. Why was the bear chasing the two friends? 3. How did the bear react when she saw the two men? 4. How did the bear first attach them? 5. Describe the dangerous situation in which Denys found himself?

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