Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 8

Centuries of Record Keeping

Cecelia Seifert

Long ago, in the ancient world, people did not write as we do now, but they drew pictures to show what they wer talking about. An owl's haed meant "m". That is how we got our letter "m". When they wanted to show thirst they would draw a icture of a calf running toward a stream of water. If something was sad they would draw an eye with tears. When the were happy they would draw a smiling face. The Chinese, who discovered paper making, outh to be thanked for showing us how to do it.

Cecelia Seifert

School No. 12