Thursday, September 29, 2011

“Surf Board Riding.”

Your assignment:

Surf board riding is a popular sport with the bathers on the beautiful beach at Waikiki near Honolulu. It is also indulged in at sea beach resorts nearer home. The picture below shows what the board is like and how the “riding” is done. Explain what each one in the picture is doing. From your study of the picture tell some one else how to enjoy the sport. Make each paragraph count for a definite point in each explanation.

[Henry Seidel Canby and John Baker Opdycke, Good English. Illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham. (New York: Macmillan, 1918). Click for larger waves.]
From Wikipedia
Henry Seidel Canby
Maud and Miska Petersham

[John Baker Opdycke (d. 1956) was a journalist and head of the Haaren High School English Department in New York City.]

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