Sep 242014
 

Our story today is called “The Californian’s Tale.” It was written by Mark Twain. Here is Shep O’Neal with the story.

When I was young, I went looking for gold in California. I never found enough to make me rich. But I did discover a beautiful part of the country. It was called “the Stanislau.” The Stanislau was like Heaven on Earth. It had bright green hills and deep forests where soft winds touched the trees.

 

 
Words in this Story
curtain – n. a piece of cloth that hangs down from above a window and can be used to cover the window
whisper – v. to speak very softly or quietly
sigh – v. to take in and let out a long, loud breath in a way that shows you are bored, disappointed, relieved, etc.
sorrow – n. a feeling of sadness or grief caused especially by the loss of someone or something

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