Tales of Space and Time
Tales of Time and Space is a collection of short stories: "The Crystal Egg", "The Star", "A Story of the Stone Age", "A Story of the Days to Come" & "The Man who could Work Miracles." (From feedbooks.com)
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Prior to this incident, the crystal had
"Melancholia" is a phrase that was used in the past to describe symptoms of depression.
The fact that the crystal appeared to be glowing seemed __________ to Mr. Cave.
The image below illustrates phosphorescent glow sticks. The author describes the crystal as glowing in a similar manner. (This annotation contains an image)
Which of the following is a synonym for the word"copious" as it is used in this instance?
Cherubs are often portrayed as plump babies with wings. They show up in some artwork with Christian themes. (This annotation contains an image)
What does Mr. Cave notice when he looks inside of the crystal?
In the image below the tree is covered with lichen and is probably similar to the imagery the author had in mind when he described "lichenous trees." (This annotation contains an image)
The image below shows the location of Neptune in the solar system. (This annotation contains an image)
People going about their day witnessed
Most people reacted with __________ to the star.
Pay attention to how the author describes the changes that people undergo after the climate began to be impacted by the strange star. Imagine what led to these types of responses.
The map below illustrates the geographic location of the Thames river. (This annotation contains an image)
"The southwest wind came like a soft caress" is an example of ____________.
The image below shows a boar. Boars are unpredictable and somewhat aggressive in the wild. Pay attention to how the girl reacts to the sounds of the boars. (This annotation contains an image)
The phrase "a girl of stone" implies that the girl was
Watch the short video on tone and mood. Then, think about different ways that the author conveys a fearful mood in this story. (This annotation contains a video)
Explain how the author uses the reactions of animals to convey a fearful tone in this story?
The picture below shows a hyena in the wild. (This annotation contains an image)
The rabbits were "heedless" because
The image below shows someone making a fire out of flint stones. When struck together, they emit a spark and help start a fire. (This annotation contains an image)
The picture below shows beechwoods similar to the woods described in the story. (This annotation contains an image)
"The river talked to itself" is an example of ____________.
How does the author's use of diction convey Eudena's fear?
Pay attention to how the author uses descriptive diction to describe Ugh-lomi's wound. Instead of saying that his leg was bleeding, the author describes "three knob-ended streaks of carmine." How does this add to the imagery of the text?
Watch the short video below on personification. Think about where you see examples of personification in this chapter. (This annotation contains a video)
The dialogue between the bears is an example of ___________.
The picture below shows a jackal. They are animals that eat meat and are similar to coyotes. (This annotation contains an image)
How has the narrator's point of view shifted since the previous chapter?
Think about how the author's use of personification enhances the story. Why do you think the author uses this literary device?
We can infer that the horse
A siesta is a long afternoon nap.
What would happen if Ugh-lomi did not make it to safety before it got dark?
The old woman believes that the lion needs to
Notice how daylight plays an important role in the lives of the characters in this story. Think about other examples where people were avoiding the darkness.
Why was Eudena being treated so poorly?
A "waxing moon" is a moon that is becoming more full.
What happened to the flesh of the lion?
This is a photograph of a lion resting in his lair. A lair is a resting area for a lion. (This annotation contains an image)
A knoll is a small, sloping hill. The image below shows a knoll similar to the one described in the passage. (This annotation contains an image)
In this example, a club is a __________.
The photograph below illustrates a house built in the Queen Anne style of architecture. (This annotation contains an image)
The story takes place
Despite the fact that the book takes place in the future, the English language has
The photograph below shows a phonograph. A phonograph was an early music player. (This annotation contains an image)
A synonym for the word sum in this instance is __________.
Recall that this novel was written before the invention of airplanes. The author is using his imagination to create the notion of a flying machine.
The map below shows the geographic location of London. (This annotation contains an image)
What does the description of Denton reveal about his state of mind?
Why are the two men fighting in this passage?
The hypnotist is referring to the fact that the two men are fighting like uncivilized people.
The image below shows "London fog" from around the turn of the 20th century. This was not actually fog. It was smoke from factories that was polluting the air. (This annotation contains an image)
The author is
The "country" in this passage refers to a rural area.
In the story, people no longer live
The map below shows the path of the Thames river in England. (This annotation contains an image)
Which word best describes the tone of Elizabeth's response?
This photograph shows hail falling onto a garden. (This annotation contains an image)
Prior to this experience, what had Elizabeth and Denton's life been like?
The dogs of the Food Company are
A shepherd is a person who tends sheep. The image below is a shepherd working in a field. Why would Elizabeth and Denton want to leave before the shepherds come? (This annotation contains an image)
Can you elaborate on the reason why Denton is focused on money?
The image below illustrates a typical Victorian room. What about this room makes it "quaint"? (This annotation contains an image)
Pay attention to how Denton's employment evolves and quickly comes to an end. What does this reveal about his character?
Denton's search for employment is
Many people in the world at this time were
"Cradle to grave" is a colloquialism that means "from life to death."
Watch the short video below to learn more about how characters develop. Think of how Denton and Elizabeth have changed since the beginning of the story. (This annotation contains a video)
Why were the women surprised to find out that Elizabeth needed to work with them?
This is an example of personification. Think about why the author chose to describe the city as "swallowing" up mankind?
How are the people who wear blue canvas different from the other members of society?
The tone of this passage is best described as _____________.
The photograph below shows a picture of a ferret. Imagine what a ferret-faced man looks like. (This annotation contains an image)
At this moment, Denton is
Think about why Denton has to let go of his pride. Why is this an important step for him to take at this point in the story?
Think about why Denton does not want to tell Elizabeth about his injuries. Do you think he should tell her?
In this passage, Denton shows ______________.
Think about why Denton is renewed with confidence. Do you think that he has a reason to be as confident as he appears to be in this passage?
Compare Denton's emotional state to Elizabeth's. Why do they differ?
A synonym for chic is ___________.
Pay attention to how stress has impacted Bindon's health. What led to the lesions on his liver and nervous system?
Does this religion sound like something you have heard of before?
What is the significance of Elizabeth dressing in "blue canvas"?
Bindon believes that he
Think about how the word "hotly" adds an angry tone to Bindon's dialogue.
Explain how Elizabeth's situation has changed since the beginning of the story.
Pay attention to the author's use of imagery in this passage. Watch the short video below to review how imagery is used. (This annotation contains a video)
Pay attention to the reaction that the characters have to the changes in the lamp. Why do they react this way?
The author uses the phrase "tornado of perplexity" to describe
Mr. Fotheringay believes that he is
"Hades" is the Greek underworld. This would have been considered a rude phrase to say to someone.
What evidence from the text shows that Mr. Fotheringay can perform miracles?
Mr. Fotheringay believes that he has sent Winch and Mr. Maydig to __________.
What is the effect of Mr. Fotheringay stopping rotation of the sun?
Did Mr. Fotheringay anticipate the impact that stopping the rotation of the earth would have on the earth? How do you know?