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Year 4

Week 1
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen from beginning to "as pleasant as putting sugar in your mouth." (pg 1-4 in the Yesterday's Classics reprint)

Week 2
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen from "My dear child, if I could once get clearly into your head this difference between" to "beware lest she has her own again out of you." (pg 5-8)

Week 3
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen from "Some people think, again, that Madam How is not only" to "he has laid by in England here." (pg 8-13)

Week 4
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen from "Water? But water is too simple a thing" to "hundreds and thousands of years hence." (pg 13-16)

Week 5
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen from "But I must tell you I think there was a time" to 'if it proves good, hold it fast." (pg 16-20)

Week 6
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen from "And how can I do that?" to "as in a parable, I have called Lady Why?" (pg 20-24)

Week 7
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 1 The Glen from "The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His way" to end of chapter (pg 24-27)

Week 8
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from beginning to "That is the wise and scientific plan." (pg 28-32)

Week 9
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "Now, whatever makes these earthquakes" to "and went to bed again." (pg 32-36)

Week 10
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "Next morning I inquired whether any one" to "must be pulled down and rebuilt." (pg 36-38)

Week 11
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "You saw those pictures of the ruins of Arica" to "down below has burst at last." (pg 38-43)

Week 12
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 2 Earthquakes from "Then the strain is eased." to end of chapter (pg 43-47)

Week 13
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from beginning to "passed him with the Gorgon’s Head." (pg 48-50)

Week 14
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "But you will see, too, that most of these red and black dots" to "or an old one re-opened." (pg 50-53)

Week 15
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "Now we can understand why earthquakes" to "luckless people lived 2000 years ago." (pg 53-58)

Week 16
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "And what had become of Vesuvius," to "for we can see very little more." (pg 58-61)

Week 17
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "AWhy is a volcano like a cone?" to "get a trowel and make your little experiment." (pg 61-64)

Week 18
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 3 Volcanos from "And now you ought to understand wha" to end of chapter (pg 64-68)

Week 19
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from beginning to "nor the spade the gardener." (pg 69-70)

Week 20
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "There have always been, and always will be" to "but just scorch the bark." (pg 70-73)

Week 21
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "But I can tell you a more curious story still." to "lava and ashes upon the surface of the earth." (pg 73-76)

Week 22
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "For see--down below, under the roots of the mountains" to "she is often most just and kind." (pg 76-79)

Week 23
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "Ah! my dear child, that I could go on talking" to "make use of the land where she had put them." (pg 79-82)

Week 24
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 4 Transformation of Grain of Soil from "And now think what a wonderful fairy tale" to end of chapter (pg 82-85)

Week 25
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from beginning to "that land is to be fit to live in." (pg 86-91)

Week 26
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "I said that if the snow piled high enough" to "I hope to have it photographed some day." (pg 91-95)

Week 27
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "Now, how did ice do this?" to "the ground where Birk Hall now stands." (pg 95-100)

Week 28
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 5 The Ice-Plough from "And more:" to end of chapter (pg 100-102)

Week 29
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from beginning to "And this is the first chapter of my fairy tale." (pg 103-108)

Week 30
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from "Now while all this was going on" to "delight and duty to copy the beautiful works of God." (pg 108-113)

Week 31
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from "Sometimes, again, especially in Denmark" to "who makes fiction, and who makes facts." (pg 113-117)

Week 32
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 6 The True Fairy Tale from "Man makes fiction: he invents stories" to "this is the fairy land of God." (pg 118-120)

Week 33
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from beginning to "I must be off to market." (pg 121-125)

Week 34
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "Was it all true that the farmer said?" to "Madam How’s work is than that of man." (pg 125-129)

Week 35
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "But if you asked the nymph why she worked" to "of how the pretty toys are made." (pg 129-135)

Week 36
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 7 The Chalk-Carts from "Now if you can imagine for yourself" to end of chapter (pg 135-140)

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Year 5

Week 1
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from beginning to "beautiful work than he has ever yet done in the world." (pg 141-145 in the Yesterday's Classics reprint)

Week 2
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "So now Analysis has got the upper hand" to "believe that he understands what he says." (pg 145-148)

Week 3
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "Why?" "Think now.." to "every time you breathe." (pg 148-151)

Week 4
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "Well; that is very curious." to "right way, in which Madam How made it." (pg 151-154)

Week 5
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "And what was that?" to "orming at the bottom of the sea." (pg 154-158)

Week 6
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 8 Madam How's Two Grandsons from "And what are Pteropods?" to end of chapter (pg 158-161)

Week 7
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from beginning to "old guess is actual fact and true." (pg 162-166)

Week 8
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "But what are these curious sea-creatures called" to "teased her till she was quite angry." (pg 166-171)

Week 9
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "Then he was very lucky that she did not" to "such as this stone is partly made of." (pg 171-174)

Week 10
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "But what happens to all the delicate" to "nearly a quart of pure oil." (pg 174-179)

Week 11
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "That is the history of the cocoa-nut crab." to "nothing is impossible with God." (pg 179-182)

Week 12
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 9 The Coral-Reef from "But you said that the coal was made from plants" to end of chapter (pg 183-187)

Week 13
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 10 Field and Wild from beginning to "she is at work now making you." (pg 188-194)

Week 14
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 10 Field and Wild from "Making me?" to "Why, I have got I don’t know how many." (pg 194-199)

Week 15
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 10 Field and Wild from "Why not? Bring them here, and let us see." to "that is, sown with grass seeds." (pg 199-203)

Week 16
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 10 Field and Wild from "And where did men get the grass seeds from?" to "and lived quietly side by side for ages." (pg 203-209)

Week 17
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 10 Field and Wild from "Another forest coming up from below?" to "even as wise as Sweep the retriever." (pg 209-214)

Week 18
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 10 Field and Wild from "Not as wise as Sweep?" to end of chapter (pg 214-220)

Week 19
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 11 The World's End from beginning to "louder every step we take." (pg 221-226)

Week 20
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 11 The World's End from "What a roar! Is there a waterfall there?" to "have been talking, we have got into the woods." (pg 226-230)

Week 21
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 11 The World's End from "Oh, what beautiful woods, just like our own." to "and they could not float over that." (pg 230-236)

Week 22
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 11 The World's End from "Come, I say, and sit down on this bench" to "They grow in the Rhododendron beds at home." (pg 236-241)

Week 23
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 11 The World's End from "Of course. Now again. If you went down to Spain," to "tells them that they will get burnt." (pg 241-246)

Week 24
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 11 The World's End from "But that is very cruel and treacherous of her." to end of chapter. (pg 246-251)

Week 25
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from beginning to "once joined on to that low island on our left." (pg 252-255)

Week 26
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "What, that long bank of stones, with a house on it?" to "up those cliffs in columns of white foam." (pg 255-258)

Week 27
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Hoch!" to "gannets swooping round and round." (pg 258-260)

Week 28
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Oh! one has fallen into the sea!" to "And how the mackerel flew out of the water!" (bottom of pg 260-264)

Week 29
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Yes. You are a lucky boy to have seen that." to "because you went on board at night." (pg 264-268)

Week 30
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Oh! Where have we got to now?" to "villas, high over your head." (pg 268-271)

Week 31
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "And what is that in the air? A bridge?" to "from Bristol right into the Somersetshire flats." (pg 271-275)

Week 32
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "There. We are off at last" to "We are in the Box Tunnel." (pg 275-277)

Week 33
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "There is the light again:" to "described in it, close on our right." (pg 277-281)

Week 34
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "There is the White Horse Hill." to "as I hope you will some day." (pg 281-285)

Week 35
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "There was a clergyman named Henslow" to "Why we are crossing him again!" (pg 285-289)

Week 36
Madame How and Lady Why Ch 12 Homeward Bound from "Yes; he winds more sharply than a railroad can." to end of book (pg 289-295)