The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks
The Tiger
[From McGuffey's Second Reader]

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     the tiger is a giant cat his body is nearly covered with black stripes 

     unlike the lion he runs so fast that the swiftest horse can not overtake

him he goes over the ground by making bounds or springs one after 


     by night as well as by day the tiger watches for his prey with

a frightful roar he will seize a man and carry him off 

     have you ever though what use whiskers are to cats lions have

great whiskers and so have tigers and all other animals of the cat kind

     whenever you find an animal with whiskers like the cat's you may

be sure that animal steals softly among branches and thick bushes

     by the slightest touch on the tigers whiskers he knows when there

is anything in his road

     a few years ago some english officers went out to hunt when

coming home from their days sport they found a little tiger kitten

     they took it with them and tied it with a collar and chain to the 

pole of their tent it played about to the delight of all who saw it

     one evening just as it was growing dark they heard a sound that

frightened them greatly it was the roar of a tiger 

     the kitten pulled at the chain and tried to break away with a 

sharp cry it answered the voice outside

     all at once a large tigress bounded into the middle of the tent she

caught her kitten by the neck and broke the chain which bound it 

     then turning to the door of the tent she dashed away as suddenly

as she had come