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Selections for Reading I

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The great war began in the Balkans. The eye of the world has long turned toward this region as one where trouble might occur with little warning.
In the Balkan peninsula there are four states of considerable importance-Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania and Serbia. In addition there are the two little kingdoms of Albania and Montenegro.

Selections for Reading 2

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The Teutons are of Aryan descent and cam from Asia before the dawn of history. First mention is made of them about 330 B C when they were described as living between the Rhine and the Baltic Sea. They were said to be of tall stature fair complexion and to have yellow or red hair. They were of great strength and fond of fighting. Their homes were among the trees in rude huts. The women were required to do most of the work.

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