Charles Kingsley, an author who lived in the Victorian era, wrote a story called 'The Water Babies.'
This has become a classic story. The reading comprehension this week features an extract from 'The Water Babies.' Here is the back cover 'blurb' from the book.
'When Tom, a young chimney sweep, falls into a river, he is transformed from a twelve-year-old boy who has known nothing but brutality and poverty into a 'water-baby'. In an underwater world surrounded by fairies, insects and water nymphs, he soon discovers a new life of adventure and excitement.'
Read the text carefully a couple of times because it is written in quite a formal tone.