I don't have a clue why this book fascinated me but I think the reason is because it brought back a lot of memories of an English class I had in high school where we diagrammed a million sentences and learned abut the past present and future tenses, etc. This book is presented in the same manner that this class was. What was special (well that's one way to describe this experience) about this class was the teacher. Her name was Miss Fay Sparks. She was as old as my grandmother. She had taught my mother at the same high school and you can be sure that I heard about it too when I didn't get the best grade ever. She reminded me how smart my Mother was, how smart my brothers were, etc. and, of course, she did it in front of the class. And of course it worked because then I pulled the "A" just to show her that I could if I wanted to.
Here are some pictures of that book which took me back in time.
Who knows, maybe Miss Sparks studied from this book. LOL