Up The Slide By Jack London
Here’s a site, JackLondons.net, that has the story by Jack London called Up The Slide.
Here’s a vocabulary activity:
Fill in the blank with the correct vocabulary word and then write its definition.
1. Twenty feet of nearly _______________ climbing would bring him to where a slide sloped more gently in.
2. A few strokes of the ax _______________ it into the _______________ and peeping over the edge, he indulged in a laugh at the startled dogs.
3. Time and again he _______________ upon the slide, and time and again he was ____________ when he came to the grasses.
4. It was a _______________ task, but it was the only way out of the predicament.
5. This constant numbing of his fingers made his progress very slow; but the zigzag came to an end, finally, where the side of the slide was _______________ by perpendicular rock, and he turned back and upward again.
6. Each step became more difficult and _______________, and he was faint from exertion and from lack of Swanson’s dinner.
7. The _______________ opened out into a miniature _______________, in which a floor of soil had been deposited, out of which, in turn, a tiny grove of pines had sprung.
2. felled; chasm
3. ventured; balked
7. gully; basin