Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches: And charging along like troops in a battle All through the meadows the horses and cattle: All the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye, Painted stations whistle by..
Here is a child who clambers and scrambles, All by himself and gathering brambles: Here is a tramp who stands and gazes. And there is the green for stringing the daisies; Here is a cart run away in the road Lumping along with man and load: And here is a mill and there is a river: Each a glimpse and gone forever!
-ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Answer the following questions:
(1) What does the railway carriage (train) move faster than?
(2) What do the fast moving bogies look like?
(3) What does the train pass through?
(4) What do the sights of the hill and plain look like from the fast moving railway carriage?
(5) Have you ever been in a fast moving train ? Make a list of things that you see from the train ?