兒時記趣 (Childhood story) is a famous piece of writing by an author (沈復) of the Ching Dynasty and is often taught in the Chinese Language Art textbook in junior high school. It is an example of classical Chinese. I had never heard of it before, as I left Taiwan after fifth grade. Nevertheless, since it is on the 7th grade first semester CLA textbook we received as a hand-me-down from a relative in Taiwan, I thought it would be good for DD#2 to study a couple of short passages such as this.
Here is DD’s read-aloud:
Here is an educational video on it:
Supposedly the following last paragraph is omitted and not taught since it is not rated G, more like PG, 🤣.