Dick and his cat

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Dick and his cat an old tale in a new garb
Uniform Title:
Whittington and his cat
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91 p., 1 leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 15 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Ellis, Mary
Hamilton, J ( Publisher )
J. Fagan & Son ( Stereotyper )
T. Sinclair's Lith ( Lithographer )
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J. Hamilton
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Philadelphia
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1866

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Cats -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Success -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Poverty -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Fairy tales -- 1871   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1871
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Fairy tales   ( rbgenr )
novel   ( marcgt )
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United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

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by Mary Ellis.
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Frontispiece chromolithographed by T. Sinclair's Lith.
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Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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University of Florida
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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
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DICK ANS HIS CATHDICK AND HIS CAT.


DICK AND HIS CAT.n Old TaleIN A NEW GA.RB.BY MARY ELLIS.J. HAMILTON,1344 CHESTNUT STREET,PHILADELPHIA.1871.


Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, byJ. HAMILTON,in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the EasternDistrict of Pennsylvania.S* TEBhOTh PEBS, PLAD9A.L


A WORD TO PARENTS.THE story of "Dick Whittington and hisCat" has so often amused the little ones, whonever wearied of its repetition, that the authorof the following version thought she mightextend the pleasure derived from it by put-ting it in language which they could read forthemselves.No word contains more than four letters,and none is over one syllable in length, so thatany child who has the least knowledge ofreading will be able to enjoy it for himself.(v)


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DICK AND HIS CAT.4NCE on a time,1 a poor boy wasseen to go up anddown the side-walk of a town,(7)


8 DICK ANDand sob and cry.At last he satdown on a door-step. He was tooweak to run more.He had had nofood all the day.It was a day inJune. The air


HIS A T. 9was mild. Thewarm sun sentdown its rays oflove on all. Butpoor Dick had nojoy on this fairday.He laid his headdown on the step,


10 DICK ANDand took a nap;for he was sickand weak for wantof food. As helay, a girl cameto the door. Shesaw the poor boylie on the step;but he did not see


BlIS CAT. 11her. She wentin, and said to aman who was inthe room, "Apoorboy has lain downon our step totake a nap."The man cameto the door to see\*


12 DIOK ANDthe boy. He said,"This boy doesnot look nice.His hair has notseen a comb allday; his face andfeet are full ofdirt; and his coatis torn."


HIS GA T 13The man didnot like such amean boy to beat his door. Butwhen he saw thelad's thin, paleface, as he lay athis feet, he feltsad for him.


14 DICK ANDJust then theboy woke upo Hewent to run offwhen he saw theman and girl atthe door, but theymade him stay."Why did youlie down here?"


:HIS A T. 15the man said tothe boy." I was weakand sick.""Have you hadno food to eat?""I have had nofood all day."Then the girl


16 DICK ANDwent in and gothim a roll anda mug of milk.The boy ate sofast and so muchthat they had towait till he wasdone, to talk tohim more.


HIS A T. 17""Have you nopa nor ma?" saidthe man. A tearfell from the poorboy's eye, as hesaid, "I have nopa, and my mathey took fromme, and I can not-2


18 DICK ANDfind her. Shewas sick a longtime. I used tosit at her side andlay my head onher knee. Onceshe said to methat my pa hadgone home to


HIS OAT. 19God, and thatshe must go too.Then she got toosick to rise fromher bed. Oneday they put meon the bed by herside. She laid.her hand on my


20 DICK ANDhead, and shesaid, "I prayThee, 0 God,take care of mypoor boy.""Then she shuther eyes and grewso pale, and herhand got so cold,i


HIS A T. 21it made me cry.But she did notmove, nor turnher eyes on me.Theytook me offthe bed and sentme out to play.But I sat downat the door andL-i;


22 DICK ANDwept for my ma.""The next dayI saw them layher in a long boxof wood and takeher off. I haverun up and downall day to findher. Do you


HIS CAT. 23I know what theyhave done withmy ma? Oh! tellme, if you can."Then the poorlad wept so hardthat the man andthe girl felt sadfor him.


24 DICK AND"How old areyou, my boy?"said the man."I was six lastMay."" What is yourname?""Dick.""Well, Dick,"


HIS CA T 25said this goodman, "you maycome in here, ifyou like, and staytill you can findyour ma. I willgive you food toeat, and you canhelp me to work.


26 DICK AND HIS CAT.When your madoes come foryou, you may gohome with her."


DICK soon madeup his mind to(27)


28 DICK ANDlive with this kind,good man. Theman was not rich.He had to workhard, and Dickwas made to worktoo. But he didnot mind that.But the girl was


HIS CAT. 29not kind to Dick.She gave him abox on the earwhen he did notdo as she bid him.She did not lethim sit down toeat till she haddone, and all that


30 DICK ANDshe gave him wasthe bits that shehad left. Shemade him a bedof a pile of oldrags, at one endof the loft.Dick had noone now to show


HIS A T. 31him how to begood, and he soongot to be a badboy. He told lies,and when no eyewas on him, hetook what was nothis. He did notknow God saw


32 DICK ANDhim. He used abad word now andthen, and did notwork so well asonce he did.The man whotook Dick to livewith him was sadto see him such a


HIS CAT. 33bad boy, and didnot know what todo with him.Dick had nowno joy in life, forno bad boy canbe gay and glad.But he did notlike to feel that3


34 DICK AND HIS CAT.he was made sadby his own badways. He saidit was the way hehad to live thatmade him bad.


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36 DICK ANDlove him but a cat.One day, when hewas out at play,he saw some boyspelt a cat to killher. He did notlike to have themkill the cat, so heran to her, took


HIS CAT 37her up in hisarms, and tookher home. Thegirl let him keepthe cat, for shekept off all therats and mice.She was a graycat. She had fine


38 DICK ANDsoft fur, and along tail. WhenDick had done histea, he took pusson his knee to pather on the head,and talk to her,as if she knew allthat he said to her.


HIS CA T 39She then didrub her head onhis arm, and purr,and lie down onhis knee and takea nap. She hadher bed on hisheap of rags.Once when Dick


40 DICK ANDhad felt bad allday, he lay downon his bed. Hesaid to puss, "Noone is kind to mebut you, puss; noone has love forme. I will run off.I will not stay."


HIS A T. 41Dick did notshut his eyes, butwhen it was yetdark, he got up,and. went out ofhis room, downto the door. Heput his hand onthe key and gave


42 DICK ANDit a turn. He feltthe cold air onhis face when hewent out. Buthe ran on fast,till he was soweak, he had tostop.Just then a big


HIS A T. 43bell near himrang out loud onthe air to say thatday had comeonce more. Itmade Dick turnhis eyes to seethis bell, and asit rang, he felt


44 DICK ANDit say to him," Turn back,Dick Turnback, Dick! -Turn back, Dick!Dick did notmove. He didnot know what todo. His eyes


HIS OAT. 45were on the bellas it rung out," Turn back,Dick! Turnback, Dick!Turn back, Dick!It put him inmind of the timewhen his ma had


46 DICK ANDlaid her hand onhis head ere shewent to God, andsaid, "0 God,take care of mypoor boy!" Itput him in mindwhat a bad boyhe had been, and


HIS CA T 47how he had madehis life a hardone by his illways. He madeup his mind to goback. But thenhe said, "If theyfind out I haverun off, they will


48 DICK ANDbeat me." Thisfear made himrun so fast, thathe got home andback to his heapof rags ere theman and the girlwere up.As Dick lay on


HIS CAT. 49his bed, he madeup his mind to bea good boy. Heknew his ma usedto pray to God tomake him good,so he bent hisown knee to pray,and said, "0 God,4


50 DICK ANDmake Dick a goodboy.'"Just then thegirl came to thedoor, and said,"Dick! Dick! getup! It is day!"So Dick soonwent down and


HIS CA T 51was so kind andgood, they didnot know what tomake of it. ButDick went on dayby day, and soonhe saw that whenhe was kind andgood, they were


52 DICK ANDkind and true tohim.It was hard workfor Dick to giveup all his badways. But eachmorn and eve hewent to God, toask Him for help,


HIS CA T 53and he did notask in vain. By-and-by the girllet him sit withher. She madehim a good bed.Miss Puss yetkept her seat onhis knee, when he


54 DICK AND HIS CAT.sat down to rest,and all was loveand joy.


a man,bythe nameof Jack,came tosee them.He was(55)


56 DICK ANDto go on the seain a big ship, toa far off land.He had come tosay good bye.He said to them,"The land thatthe ship will sailto, is a far off


HIS A T. 57land, and the menwho live in it arenot like us, anddo not know ourways. They donot eat or wearwhat we do. Nowwhat you give meI will take with


58 DICK ANDme, and sell it foryou, and when Icome back I willpay you what Iget for it. Itmay be that Iwill get muchgold for it; forthe men in that


HIS OAT. 59far off land likewhat is madehere, more thanwhat they haveat home."So the man andthe girl were glad,and gave himmuch to sell for


60 DICK ANDthem. Poor Dicksat,with his cat onhis knee; a tearwas in his eye,for he too felt thewish to have somegold. The mansaw him look sad,and said, " Well,


HIS CAT. 61Dick, my son,and what willyou send?" Dickwept. "I havebut my cat," saidDick. " Well,send that," saidJack; "it may beshe will sell for


62 DICK ANDmore than all therest." They allhad much fun atthis, and Dickhad to join in.He took puss upin his arms. Hegave her a kissand a pat on her


HIS A T. 63head. He felther soft fur. Itwas hard for himto part with her,for she had beenhis pet for a longtime. But at lasthe set her down.He got a big bag.


64 DICK ANDHe put puss in it.She did not liketo be thus shutup, but Dick tiedher in.So the man tookthe bag in hisarms, and went tohis ship. When


HIS CAT. 65he got to the ship,he let the cat outof the bag. Shewas glad to befree once more,and ran to findDick. But poorDickwas at home,sad; for he knew5


66 DICK ANDthat he had seenhis puss for thelast time.The ship wasfull of rats andmice, and pusshad a fine time.She made themfly, and soon no


HIS CA T. 67more rats andmice were to beseen in the ship.The men wereglad to have thecat, and gave herfood and milk, sothat she was welloff.


THE ship wenton her way. It(68)


DICK AND HIS CAT. 69was more than ayear when theygot to that far offland.The man whotook the cat, had,as was said, thename of Jack."He left the ship


70 DICK ANDwhen he got tothe land, andwent to see theking. The kingwas glad to seeJack, and toldhim, he must stayand dine withhim.


HIS OAT. 71When they wentto the room todine, they sawthat rats and micewere in it too, andhad eat much ofthe food. Theysaw the rats andmice jump down


72 DICK ANDand run whenthey went in theroom.The king wasin a rage, that hehad lost his meal.Jack said to him,"Why do you letthe rats and mice


HBIS CAT. 73Sdo so?" "I doSnot know how tohelp it," said theSking. "I will givea pile of gold toone who will ridme of them."Then Jack wasglad. He said to


74 DICK ANDthe king, "If youwill give me apile of gold, I willrid you of the ratsand mice." Theking said, "Youare in fun. Youdo not know howto get rid of


I HIS CAT. 75them." Jack said,"We will see."So the next day,he put the cat ina bag, and wentwith the bag inhis arm to theking. Puss didnot like to be


76 DICK ANDshut up in thebag, and mademuch fuss.The king wasglad to see Jack,and said, "Letme see what youhave in yourbag." But Jack


HIS CA T. 77said, "Not justyet; wait till wesee the rats andI mice."So they wentto the room todine. The ratsand mice were atthe food just as


78 DICK ANDthey had been.Jack took thecord off the bag,and took out thecat. The kingdid not knowwhat a cat was;for he had nocats in his land.


HIS CA T 79Jack held herin his arms tillshe had lost herfear, and then sether down with therats and mice.She soon madethem know whata cat was, and put


80 DICK ANDthem in such fearthat they all fled.The king was so Iglad that he didnot know whatto do.They sat downto dine. Not arat came out of


HIS CA T 81its hole. Theking ate his mealwith joy, and pusssat on his kneeand fed out of hisdish. The kingtold Jack he mustlet him keep thecat. Jack said,6


82 DICK AND"I will give herto you, but youmust give me thepile of gold."The king wasglad to keep thecat and pay thegold. So Jackput the gold in


HIS CA T 83the bag that hadheld the cat, andwent back to theship.A year morewent by, ere Jackand his ship cameback to port. Hesoon went to see


84 DICK ANDDick, with thebag of gold. Theman and the girlwere both glad tofind that Jack hadsold what theygave him, andthat he had gota good deal for


HIS CA T. 85them. But whenJack told themof the cat, andtook out the bagof gold, they didnot know what tosay. And whenpoor Dick wastold that it was


86 DICK ANDall for him, hehad to cry forjoy, and all therest wept withhim, for they wereall fond of Dicknow, he had cometo be such a goodboy.


HIS CAT. 87""Well, Dick,"said Jack, "whatwill you do withall this gold? Letus see what willbebest." So theyall said much, and.sat up till it waslate, to talk of


88 DICK ANDDick and his pileof gold.At last Dicksaid, "I will givesome of it to eachof you, who havebeen so good andkind to me. Iwill take part of


HIS CA T. 89the rest and layit out upon mymind, that I maybe wise when Igrow to be a man.And what is leftI will lay up, sothat when I am aman, I will have


90 DICK ANDit to work with,that I may growto be rich; for tobe good, and wise,and rich, is whatI wish."They all saidDick knew whatwas best. So that


HIS CA T. 91is what was donewith the pile ofgold that the kinggave for the cat.


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16 DICK AND went in and got him a roll and a mug of milk. The boy ate so fast and so much that they had to wait till he was done, to talk to him more.



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66 DICK AND that he had seen his puss for the last time. The ship was full of rats and mice, and puss had a fine time. She made them fly, and soon no



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HIS A T. 17 ""Have you no pa nor ma?" said the man. A tear fell from the poor boy's eye, as he said, "I have no pa, and my ma they took from me, and I can not -2



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62 DICK AND more than all the rest." They all had much fun at this, and Dick had to join in. He took puss up in his arms. He gave her a kiss and a pat on her



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14 DICK AND Just then the boy woke upo He went to run off when he saw the man and girl at the door, but they made him stay. "Why did you lie down here?"



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HIS OAT. 19 God, and that she must go too. Then she got too sick to rise from her bed. One day they put me on the bed by her side. She laid .her hand on my



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48 DICK AND beat me." This fear made him run so fast, that he got home and back to his heap of rags ere the man and the girl were up. As Dick lay on



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DICK AND HIS CAT. 4NCE on a time, 1 a poor boy was seen to go up and down the sidewalk of a town, (7)



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DICK AND HIS CAT. n Old Tale IN A NEW GA.RB. BY MARY ELLIS. J. HAMILTON, 1344 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA. 1871.



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HIS GA T 13 The man did not like such a mean boy to be at his door. But when he saw the lad's thin, pale face, as he lay at his feet, he felt sad for him.



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28 DICK AND live with this kind, good man. The man was not rich. He had to work hard, and Dick was made to work too. But he did not mind that. But the girl was



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DICK AND HIS CAT. 69 was more than a year when they got to that far off land. The man who took the cat, had, as was said, the name of Jack. "He left the ship



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20 DICK AND head, and she said, "I pray Thee, 0 God, take care of my poor boy." "Then she shut her eyes and grew so pale, and her hand got so cold, i



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HIS A T. 43 bell near him rang out loud on the air to say that day had come once more. It made Dick turn his eyes to see this bell, and as it rang, he felt



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HBIS CAT. 73 Sdo so?" "I do Snot know how to help it," said the Sking. "I will give a pile of gold to one who will rid me of them." Then Jack was glad. He said to



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HIS A T. 9 was mild. The warm sun sent down its rays of love on all. But poor Dick had no joy on this fair day. He laid his head down on the step,



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HIS A T. 31 him how to be good, and he soon got to be a bad boy. He told lies, and when no eye was on him, he took what was not his. He did not know God saw



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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by J. HAMILTON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. S* TEBhOTh PEBS, PLAD9A. L



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A WORD TO PARENTS. THE story of "Dick Whittington and his Cat" has so often amused the little ones, who never wearied of its repetition, that the author of the following version thought she might extend the pleasure derived from it by putting it in language which they could read for themselves. No word contains more than four letters, and none is over one syllable in length, so that any child who has the least knowledge of reading will be able to enjoy it for himself. (v)



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32 DICK AND him. He used a bad word now and then, and did not work so well as once he did. The man who took Dick to live with him was sad to see him such a



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HIS CAT. 65 he got to the ship, he let the cat out of the bag. She was glad to be free once more, and ran to find Dick. But poor Dickwas at home, sad; for he knew 5



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40 DICK AND had felt bad all day, he lay down on his bed. He said to puss, "No one is kind to me but you, puss; no one has love for me. I will run off. I will not stay."



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76 DICK AND shut up in the bag, and made much fuss. The king was glad to see Jack, and said, "Let me see what you have in your bag." But Jack



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HIS CA T. 91 is what was done with the pile of gold that the king gave for the cat.



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84 DICK AND Dick, with the bag of gold. The man and the girl were both glad to find that Jack had sold what they gave him, and that he had got a good deal for



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42 DICK AND it a turn. He felt the cold air on his face when he went out. But he ran on fast, till he was so weak, he had to stop. Just then a big



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HIS A T. 21 it made me cry. But she did not move, nor turn her eyes on me. Theytook me off the bed and sent me out to play. But I sat down at the door and L-i;



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HIS CA T 53 and he did not ask in vain. Byand-by the girl let him sit with her. She made him a good bed. Miss Puss yet kept her seat on his knee, when he



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HIS A T. 57 land, and the men who live in it are not like us, and do not know our ways. They do not eat or wear what we do. Now what you give me I will take with



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38 DICK AND soft fur, and a long tail. When Dick had done his tea, he took puss on his knee to pat her on the head, and talk to her, as if she knew all that he said to her.



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HIS CA T 47 how he had made his life a hard one by his ill ways. He made up his mind to go back. But then he said, "If they find out I have run off, they will



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44 DICK AND it say to him, Turn back, Dick Turn back, Dick! Turn back, Dick! Dick did not move. He did not know what to do. His eyes



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18 DICK AND find her. She was sick a long time. I used to sit at her side and lay my head on her knee. Once she said to me that my pa had gone home to



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HIS CA T 25 said this good man, "you may come in here, if you like, and stay till you can find your ma. I will give you food to eat, and you can help me to work.



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HIS OAT. 59 far off land like what is made here, more than what they have at home." So the man and the girl were glad, and gave him much to sell for



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78 DICK AND they had been. Jack took the cord off the bag, and took out the cat. The king did not know what a cat was; for he had no cats in his land.



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34 DICK AND HIS CAT. he was made sad by his own bad ways. He said it was the way he had to live that made him bad.



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:HIS A T. 15 the man said to the boy. I was weak and sick." "Have you had no food to eat?" "I have had no food all day." Then the girl



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72 DICK AND and run when they went in the room. The king was in a rage, that he had lost his meal. Jack said to him, "Why do you let the rats and mice



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70 DICK AND when he got to the land, and went to see the king. The king was glad to see Jack, and told him, he must stay and dine with him.



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HIS OAT. 71 When they went to the room to dine, they saw that rats and mice were in it too, and had eat much of the food. They saw the rats and mice jump down



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46 DICK AND laid her hand on his head ere she went to God, and said, "0 God, take care of my poor boy!" It put him in mind what a bad boy he had been, and



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36 DICK AND love him but a cat. One day, when he was out at play, he saw some boys pelt a cat to kill her. He did not like to have them kill the cat, so he ran to her, took



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HIS CA T 51 was so kind and good, they did not know what to make of it. But Dick went on day by day, and soon he saw that when he was kind and good, they were



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60 DICK AND them. Poor Dick sat,with his cat on his knee; a tear was in his eye, for he too felt the wish to have some gold. The man saw him look sad, and said, Well,



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HIS CA T. 77 said, "Not just yet; wait till we see the rats and I mice." So they went to the room to dine. The rats and mice were at the food just as



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26 DICK AND HIS CAT. When your ma does come for you, you may go home with her."



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80 DICK AND them in such fear that they all fled. The king was so I glad that he did not know what to do. They sat down to dine. Not a rat came out of



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10 DICK AND and took a nap; for he was sick and weak for want of food. As he lay, a girl came to the door. She saw the poor boy lie on the step; but he did not see



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50 DICK AND make Dick a good boy.'" Just then the girl came to the door, and said, "Dick! Dick! get up! It is day!" So Dick soon went down and



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HIS CAT. 33 bad boy, and did not know what to do with him. Dick had now no joy in life, for no bad boy can be gay and glad. But he did not like to feel that 3



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BlIS CAT. 11 her. She went in, and said to a man who was in the room, "Apoor boy has lain down on our step to take a nap." The man came to the door to see \*



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30 DICK AND she gave him was the bits that she had left. She made him a bed of a pile of old rags, at one end of the loft. Dick had no one now to show





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HIS CA T. 89 the rest and lay it out upon my mind, that I may be wise when I grow to be a man. And what is left I will lay up, so that when I am a man, I will have



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56 DICK AND to go on the sea in a big ship, to a far off land. He had come to say good -bye. He said to them, "The land that the ship will sail to, is a far off



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HIS CAT 37 her up in his arms, and took her home. The girl let him keep the cat, for she kept off all the rats and mice. She was a gray cat. She had fine



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HIS CA T 39 She then did rub her head on his arm, and purr, and lie down on his knee and take a nap. She had her bed on his heap of rags. Once when Dick



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HIS CA T 81 its hole. The king ate his meal with joy, and puss sat on his knee and fed out of his dish. The king told Jack he must let him keep the cat. Jack said, 6



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82 DICK AND "I will give her to you, but you must give me the pile of gold." The king was glad to keep the cat and pay the gold. So Jack put the gold in



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HIS CAT. 87 ""Well, Dick," said Jack, "what will you do with all this gold? Let us see what will bebest." So they all said much, and. sat up till it was late, to talk of



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I HIS CAT. 75 them." Jack said, "We will see." So the next day, he put the cat in a bag, and went with the bag in his arm to the king. Puss did not like to be



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HIS CA T. 67 more rats and mice were to be seen in the ship. The men were glad to have the cat, and gave her food and milk, so that she was well off.



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HIS A T. 41 Dick did not shut his eyes, but when it was yet dark, he got up, and. went out of his room, down to the door. He put his hand on the key and gave



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64 DICK AND He put puss in it. She did not like to be thus shut up, but Dick tied her in. So the man took the bag in his arms, and went to his ship. When



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58 DICK AND me, and sell it for you, and when I come back I will pay you what I get for it. It may be that I will get much gold for it; for the men in that



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HIS CA T 83 the bag that had held the cat, and went back to the ship. A year more went by, ere Jack and his ship came back to port. He soon went to see



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HIS CAT. 61 Dick, my son, and what will you send?" Dick wept. "I have but my cat," said Dick. Well, send that," said Jack; "it may be she will sell for



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24 DICK AND "How old are you, my boy?" said the man. "I was six last May." What is your name?" "Dick." "Well, Dick,"





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86 DICK AND all for him, he had to cry for joy, and all the rest wept with him, for they were all fond of Dick now, he had come to be such a good boy.



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12 DIOK AND the boy. He said, "This boy does not look nice. His hair has not seen a comb all day; his face and feet are full of dirt; and his coat is torn."



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88 DICK AND Dick and his pile of gold. At last Dick said, "I will give some of it to each of you, who have been so good and kind to me. I will take part of



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HIS A T. 63 head. He felt her soft fur. It was hard for him to part with her, for she had been his pet for a long time. But at last he set her down. He got a big bag.



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74 DICK AND the king, "If you will give me a pile of gold, I will rid you of the rats and mice." The king said, "You are in fun. You do not know how to get rid of



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HIS CAT. 23 I know what they have done with my ma? Oh! tell me, if you can." Then the poor lad wept so hard that the man and the girl felt sad for him.



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HIS CA T 79 Jack held her in his arms till she had lost her fear, and then set her down with the rats and mice. She soon made them know what a cat was, and put





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90 DICK AND it to work with, that I may grow to be rich; for to be good, and wise, and rich, is what I wish." They all said Dick knew what was best. So that



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8 DICK AND and sob and cry. At last he sat down on a doorstep. He was too weak to run more. He had had no food all the day. It was a day in June. The air



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54 DICK AND HIS CAT. sat down to rest, and all was love and joy.



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HIS OAT. 45 were on the bell as it rung out, Turn back, Dick! Turn back, Dick! Turn back, Dick! It put him in mind of the time when his ma had





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22 DICK AND wept for my ma." "The next day I saw them lay her in a long box of wood and take her off. I have run up and down all day to find her. Do you



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HIS CAT. 29 not kind to Dick. She gave him a box on the ear when he did not do as she bid him. She did not let him sit down to eat till she had done, and all that



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HIS CAT. 49 his bed, he made up his mind to be a good boy. He knew his ma used to pray to God to make him good, so he bent his own knee to pray, and said, "0 God, 4



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52 DICK AND kind and true to him. It was hard work for Dick to give up all his bad ways. But each morn and eve he went to God, to ask Him for help,



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HIS CA T. 85 them. But when Jack told them of the cat, and took out the bag of gold, they did not know what to say. And when poor Dick was told that it was