Excerpt from Our Own Islands: An Elementary Study in Geography IN this little book an attempt is made to teach some geography to children, with a human mean ing in each chapter, and unnecessary names. I do t pretend to begin at the beginning, for the first steps must be trodden with the help of the living teacher alone. Along what path those steps should be guided I have discussed in lectures on the study of geography which I hope shortly to publish. Nor havei tried to make each sentence evident, and to remove all difficulties, for I have assumed that the teacher will supply illustrations accord ing to the locality of his school, and as the kw ledge and aptitude of his pupils may require. My Object has been to stimulate and lead oral instruction, t to supplant it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.