Phonics Museum Reader #29

Phonics Museum Reader #29

Sword of Rob Roy

by Gene Veith, Judith A. Hunt (Illustrator)
Publisher: Veritas Press
Student Reader, 31 pages
Price: $3.00

This is the twenty-ninth of thirty-one readers used in the Veritas Press Phonics Museum program, designed for first grade.

Sample Section

He called his own men in armor and started hunting Rob Roy and his brave band. Rob Roy's men knew they were not pirates. They were protecting their families and lands. As the Bible says,

"Riches from wickedness profit nothing: but goodness delivers from death."

Story Background:

As England began to establish colonies in the New World during the 17th & 18th centuries, she was also seeking to establish control in other parts of the world. One country that England attempted to subdue was neighboring Scotland. With the establishment of the United Kingdom in 1707, the governments of England and Scotland were united and the Scottish clan system was outlawed. However, various clan uprisings provided continual unrest throughout the British conquest. One well-known clan leader was Rob Roy. Even though the clan system had been officially outlawed, the Scots continued to live in much the same manner. Born to the Gregor clan in 1671 as Robert MacGregor, Roy grew to become known as the Scottish Robin Hood. Characterized by flaming red hair, he was given the name of Robert the Red or Rob Roy. Roy became a leader among the Scots after his land had been confiscated by the duke of Montrose in 1712. Much like his counterpart from Sherwood Forest, Roy led uprisings to protest the abuse of power by the wealthy. As a result, he became a wanted outlaw who was eventually imprisoned by the English in the 1720's.

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