||This 32-page abridgement of Stowe's novel was intended for use
in Seventh Grade classrooms. It is No. 296 in "the Instructor Literature
Series," which provided texts for grades 1 through 8. The list is heavy on British
authors like Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Scott, Dickens and Tennyson; the most frequently
represented American writers in the series were Longfellow,
Whittier and Hawthorne (though not The Scarlet Letter).
This particular copy was once used by a "Grade 7" student in "Room 8" whose first name was Samuel, and whose last name would have been easier to read if he'd done better in penmanship. It seems to be Jevaite.
By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Condensed and Retold by
JOHN SHIRK SIMONS, A.M., M.Pd.
(Dansville, N.Y.: F. A. Owens Publishing Company, 1918)