The First House Boat, the Ark
Genesis 7, 8
the first house boat that ever floated on the water lived an old man named
Noah. With him were his wife and his three sons and their wives.
had told Noah to build this house boat, or ark. A great flood was coming
on the earth, God had said. And he wanted Noah and his sons to make their
homes in the ark until the flood should be past.
believed God's word, and began at once to build the ark. When everything
was finished, God sent animals and birds to the door of the ark. These
Noah and his sons took inside and put in their places. Then God shut the
there was a great rain, and water covered all the earth. Noah's house
boat, or ark, rose from the ground and floated about on the water for many
days. The people and the animals inside were safe and dry, for God was
watching over them.
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