Baby's object lesson book


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Baby's object lesson book
Physical Description:
30 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summer ( Illustrator )
Shute ( Illustrator )
Kilburn, Samuel Smith ( Engraver )
Photo Eng. Co ( Engraver )
D. Lothrop & Company
D. Lothrop & Co.
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Boston (32 Franklin Street)
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Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Juvenile literature -- 1879   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1879
Juvenile literature   ( rbgenr )
fiction   ( marcgt )
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United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston


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Cover title.
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Some illustrations signed Summer or Shute; some engraved by Photo. Eng. Co. or Kilburn.
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Illustrated paper covers.
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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know a-bout ev-er-y-thing she saw; so her mam-ma bought a
pict-ure book, full of short, pleas-ant les-sons a-bout ev-er-y-day
ob-jects; and this book was



Who is this ? And who is this ?
The cow that gives milk for Why, this is an-oth-er friend
Ba-by's break-fast, of my Ba-by's, the horse.
What is the cow do-ing ? He is the strong and swift
Eat-ing. friend that wears i-ron shoes,
Does the cow eat bread ? and car-ries mam-ma and Ba-
No, green grass and clo-ver by when they wish to sit still
blos-soms. When Ba-bygoes and ride rath-er than walk.
in the coun-try, she shall vis-it He is larg-er than pa-pa or
the cows in the green fields, mam-ma, but he minds, and
and see them milked, and put goes slow or fast, as they bid.
her lit-tle hand on their hair-y He feels glad when Ba-by
backs, and see their white puts her soft hand on his neck,
horns, and their big brown eyes, or when he hears a kind word,
and smell their sweet breath, and he likes to have his long
and see their big ears wave, mane brushed.
and she shall hear them do He does not say Moo!
like this: moo!" like the cow; he says
Moo! moo!" "Neigh! neigh!"


And who is this ? floor, and thinks it great fun.
One more of Ba-by's friends, The cat eats bread and meat
the cat, the soft smooth cat that and milk, just as Ba-by does,
makes no noise when she steps, and, be-sides, helps her-self to
and can see in the dark, and rats and mice and birds.
takes long walks out-of-doors When the cat speaks she says
in the night, when Ba-by is fast Mew! mew! and pur-r!
a-sleep in her crib. pur-r!" She says mew"
The cat always likes to when she wants some-thing,
play, and runs af-ter Ba-by's and "purr when she is hap-py
ball when it rolls on the and con-tent-ed.


And who is this ? riv-er, he would jump in af-ter
Still an-oth-er friend of my her and take her dress be-tween
Baby's a dog. his teeth, and swim to the land
This friend does not work with her.
for Ba-by, like the cow and the The dog wears a coat of hair
horse in-stead he plays with like the horse and the cow; and
Ba-by. this dog's hair is cur-ly like my
He de-lights to run and leap, Ba-by's hair.
and roll ov-er, and stand on When the dog speaks, he
the chairs, just to make Ba-by says Bow! Wow!" He of-ten
laugh; and he comes and licks speaks so loud that the neigh-
Ba-by's hand to show how bors hear him! and he will
much he loves her, and he will speak ver-y loud in the night,
let no strang-er come near her, if a-ny-one pass-es by. So he
and if Ba-by should fall in the is a good watch-man.


Ah, ah, what now? stones, and with their claws
Ba-by laughs to see five they can dig down in-to the
lit-tle o-pen mouths. Ba-by ground where the bugs and
thinks they are cry-ing, and worms live, and with their
that they must be hun-gry. long point-ed bills they can
These are the hen's lit-tle pick them out of the dirt.
ba-bies; and their mam-ma is They wear feath-ers, and
out of sight, so they cry, just their clothes grow on their
as my lit-tle ba-by does, some- lit-tle fat bod-ies ; each year
times, when her mam-ma leaves the old suit falls off, one feath-
the room. er at a time, and a new suit
What fun-ny feet! andwhat grows, one feath-er lap-ping
fun-ny mouths! o-ver an-oth-er, so that the rain
Ba-by's mouth is soft, but can-not get through.
the mouth of a chick-en is When the chick-ens want
hard, just like mam-ma's comb, their mam-ma they say, Peep,
and is called a bill." peep! and she an-swers
Why is it hard ? And why Cluck, cluck!" and they run
is it point-ed? to her, and some-times they
To scratch and dig in the hop up and sit down on her
ground. Chick-ens are fond back, and some-times go un-
of bugs and worms and lit-tie der her wings and have a nap.


What is this queer thing When it is o-pen the cloth is
that hides these lit-tie boys and stretched so smooth-ly o-ver
girls, so Ba-by can-not see the frame that the rain-drops
their fa-ces. run down and off, just as they
It has a long name. Ba-by do from the roof of a house.
"and mam-ma will speak it The han-dle to hold it by is
to-geth-er- um-brel-la. made of wood that once was a
"What for ? tree; and the frame that spreads
So that pa-pa may go to and keeps the cloth in shape
his work when it rains, all is whale-bone, and was once a
safe and dry; and so that part of a fish swim-ming in the
when Ba-by's school-days come, wa-ter; and the cloth was once
Ba-by need not stay at home a plant grow-ing out of doors;
in wet weath-er. and it took ma-ny dif-fer-ent
Now mam-ma will take peo-ple to make the um-brel-la
Ba-by in-to the hall to look at out ot these things.
a real um-brel-la. See, how Mam-ma has a small um-
big! If mam-ma could not brel-la, which she calls a par-
shut it up, it would take all a-sol, and car-ries in sum-mer
the room and none could pass. Ito shade her from the sun.


Bird-ie bird-ie! bird-ie !" house, so ver-y smooth-ly that
Yes, I thought Ba-by would the rain-drops run off.
know the birds. Un-less it is a long, cold-
Do bird-ies have hous-es storm, the cows and hors-es
and go in when it rains ?" and birds do not take cold "
No, dear, not ma-ny of if they do walk out when it
them. rains; for they were made to
Do bird-ies have um-brel- live out-of-doors
las to keep the wet off ?" Now mam-ma will o-pen
Not cloth ones, but they sit the um-brel-la on the floor,
up a-mong the branch-es of and Ba-by can get in a lit-tle
the trees and hide un-der the house of her own. In some
leaves. Be-sides, their ten-der parts of the world peo-ple live
skins are cov-ered with a thick in cloth hous-es, and fold
nat-ur-al um-brel-la of feath-ers them up like a-ny um-brel-la,
that lap o-ver each oth-er like and car-ry them a-long when
the shin-gles on the roof of a they go on a jour-ney.


Now mam-ma will show no long-er than Ba-by's lit-tle
Ba-by some-thing that would fin-ger, and some as long as
just as soon it would rain as Ba-by's arm, and some as big
not, and would not raise an as Ba-by's self, and some as big
um-brel-la if it had one. It is as mam-ma but the big ones
a fish, and it loves the wa-ter don't live in the brooks- but
-in fact, it lives in the wa-ter. in the great, great wa-ters that
Just think of it, Ba-by! it eats Ba-by nev-er saw.
in the wa-ter and sleeps in the There are some queer things
wa-ter, and would not come a-bout fish-es. They have no
out if it could. voice-they can-not make a-ny
You think it would feel sound, and they can-not walk.
wet?" Well, a fish likes to feel And should they come out of
the wa-ter, just as Ba-by likes to the wa-ter on the land, they
feel the air when mam-ma fans would die.
her. Mam-ma will show Ba-by Some-times fish are caught
some lit-tle fish-es to-mor-row and tamed and kept in great
when they go to walk by the glass bowls of wa-ter, where
brook. There are some fish-es they are ver-y pret-ty sights.


0! she does know- does could not see the land a-ny-
she ? A great, great, big, where. She would have to
big brook!" she says. ride a-long ov-er the wa-ter
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Yes, this big wa-ter has land ma-ny days and nights be-fore
on each side, like a brook; she not think Ba-by can tel when it blows iof the,
what this is. if Ba-by was in that shipbig, big brook" which is
0! ship is a wa-ter car-ri-age,know-does could not see the land a-ny-an."
with wings in-steat, great, bigof hors-es, Inwhere. Seat big wa-terould have to
1zg brook!" she says. ride a-long ov-er the wa-ter
Yes, this big wa-ter has land ma-ny days and nights be-fore
on each side, like a brook; she came to the banks of the
but if Ba-by was in that ship big, big brook" which is
--a ship is a wa-ter car-ri-age, called an "o-cean."
with wings in-stead of hors-es, In that big wa-ter live the
wings of cloth which move be- great fish-es mam-ma told you
fore the wind, just as the breeze a-bout-more kinds than Ba-by
here moves the win-dow cur- can count.


f-?*7 HESE fun-ny-look-ing folks live o-ver
r Nd a-cross the big, big brook." We send
"[* L ships to their side of the wa-ter, be-cause
mam-ma's tea grows there.
Ba-by thought they made the tea in
the store, did she ?
S.', No; it grows just as the rose-bush-es
-.grow out in the gar-den, and these fun-ny
S , men, with their hair braid-ed in a long
Sbraid, pick off the leaves and dry them,
and pack them in box-es, and the ships
"b^ bring them a-cross the wa-ter to the
Now mam-ma will take some dry tea
and soak it in wa-ter un-til it spreads out,
"and then Ba-by will see that it is a leaf,
/ like the rose-tree leaf.
The silk for mam-ma's dress, and the
long white feath-er for Ba-by's hat were
brought from "the oth-er side" of the big brook.
And mam-ma's silk was all spun by lit-tle worms, just as
the spi-der spins its sil-ver-y web on-ly these queer worms
wind the web a-round them-selves like thread on a spool, till they
are all cov-ered. Af-ter a long time wings grow on the worms,
and they gnaw out and fly a-way. In the pict-ure is a silk-
worm but-ter-fly, and its nest of silk.


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Ba-by knows this is a tree, slic-es, just as mam-ma slic-es
but she re-peats her lit-tle cake with a knife -this ta-ble-
ques-tion, What for?" leaf is a slice of a wal-nut
The trees are the homes of tree -and the slic-es are called
the birds; and they shade our boards," and of the boards
hous-es when the sun is hot; hous-es are built, and barns
and the big, red ap-ples grand- and fenc-es and ships and
pa brings to Ba-by grow on chairs, and cribs, too, for ba-
trees; and the nuts Ba-by likes bies they all are made of
so well al-so grow on trees, the sliced trees.
and so do the or-ang-es and And in the win-ter, when it
the peach-es. is cold out-of-doors, we burn
The trunks of the trees are piec-esof trees in our stoves and
cut up by great saws in-to grates, to warm our rooms.


This is a house, Ba-by. Ah, hay and sticks with them, and
you think it's not near big e- fly to the nest-place, and build
enough up the round wall, wind-ing
Why, Ba-by, it is quite big and twist-ing the stems in-to
e-nough for a mam-ma and a shape with their bills; and af-
pa-pa and three or four lit-tle ter that they fly a-bout and
ba-bies, big e-nough for a whole pick up the hairs which the
fam-i-ly- of birds. Yes, this cows and hors-es have shed
is a bird's home, but in-stead from their coats, and line the
of "house" we call it "nest." Inest, just as mam-ma has car-
The birds built it them- pet-ed her floors, that it may
selves. be a soft, warm place to stay.
But the bird-ies have no Some birds line their nests
hands!" with dain-ty this-tie-down,
No, but they are ver-y hand- while some tear soft feath-ers
y with their cun-ning lit-tle from their own bod-ies to car-
bills. They pick up straws and pet their nests.



Ba-by wants to know where, some nice seeds on this stem,
in so lit-tle a room, the bird-ies and they sip some wa-ter from
set their ta-ble. a brook, and lo! they have had
Ah, Ba-by, the birds have their din-ner, and there are no
no such house-work to do. dish-es to wash.
Ev-er-y ber-ry-bush, and ev-er-y But when there are ba-by
cher-ry-tree, and ev-er-y leaf on birds in the nest, then the pa-pa
which there is a bug or worm, and mam-ma have to work, for
is a ta-ble al-read-y set for the the lit-tle birds want to eat all
birds. Noth-ing is to be the time, and the pa-pa and
bought; noth-ing has to be mam-ma come and go, from
brought home and cooked. morn-ing till night, bringing
They find a ber-ry here, a bugs and worms to drop in-to
cher-ry there, a fat bug on this the wide-o-pen, hun-gry lit-tle
leaf, a fat worm on that leaf, mouths.


0, see, how ma-ny birds to- as Ba-by has learned to walk
geth-er on the floor, and to catch bugs
Ba-by thinks they must be for them-selves.
" go-ing some-where." So word is sent to all the sis-
So they are! Ev-er-y year ters and the cous-ins and the
af-ter the long, warm sum-mer, aunts, and they gath-er in-to a
there comes a time when the great com-pa-ny, and fly a-way
leaves be-gin to fall and the South to find a land where it
trees are cold plac-es to stay in, is warm, and the fruit is not
and the fruit is gone, and the gone, and the bugs and worms
bugs and worms are not to be are plen-ty.
found; and then the birds be- Af-ter the win-ter is ov-er
gin to be hun-gry and cold. here, and the weath-er grows
By then all the wee ba-by warm a-gain, and the leaves
birds have grown al-most as be-gin to grow on our trees,
large as the pa-pa birds and then back come the birds, to
mam-ma birds, and they have stay through the sum-mer with
learned to fly through the air us a-gain.


Here is an-oth-er in-ter-est- you may be sure. He will go
ing lit-tle out-of-door bod-y-- all o-ver the for-est with-out
a pret-ty tree-crea-ture like the once com-ing to the ground.
birds. He is light and spry, and he
His name is "squir-rel." hops from the end of the
He says "chip, chip," ver-y branch of one tree to a branch
quick-ly and sharp-ly, when he of an-oth-er, and so runs a-long
speaks. through the leaves in a way
See his bush-y tail and his that would make Ba-by clap
keen, bright eyes! He eats her hands to see; and he
nuts; and he us-es his two will pick the meats out of
fore-paws like hands, to hold a nut much quick-er than
the nuts up to his mouth, just Ba-by can.
as Ba-by holds her ap-ple. Per-haps Ba-by will see him
The dog and cat can-not do run-ning a-long a-top the
that. fenc es next win ter, when
This pret-ty crea-ture lives she goes to grand-pa's, for some-
in the woods; but he will come times he comes out of the woods
wher-ev-er there is a nut-tree, in search of food.


"Do squir-reys go a-way white. He talks in the ev-en-
like birds, when it is cold ?" ing. He and his broth-ers
No, Ba-by; they have snug and sis-ters come up out of the
lit-tle homes down in hol-low mud, and sit on the logs, and
trees. When the nuts are ripe they all o-pen their big mouths,
they are bu-sy for man-y weeks and say Ca-chug! ca-chug!"
car-ry-ing them to their nests for Ba-by would laugh to hear
food through the win-ter. them. If an-y-bod-y comes
Here is an-oth-er lit-tle fel- near, they all jump off in-to
low that don't go south, eith-er, the wa-ter splash! splash!
in win-ter. He is a frog, and When win-ter comes, they
lives in mud-dy, wa-ter-y creep in-to the deep mud of
plac-es. He wears a spot-ted the pond, and lie still and wait
coat of green and brown and for sum-mer to come a-gain.


Two ba-by owls and a mam- o-ver the fields; and when the big
ma owl does Ba-by see them eyes spy a stray mouse, down
in the hol-low tree ? They are she swoops and catch-es it, and
queer birds, and fun-ni-est of car-ries it a-way in her sharp
all they are night birds claws to the ba-by owls for
All day they sit in the dark owls eat flesh like cats.
nest with blink-ing eyes; but When the owls talk to each
af-ter dark, when all the sing- oth-er and they on-ly talk at
ing birds of the day are a-sleep, night -- they say, Tu-hoo,
the mam-ma-owl flies si-lent-ly too-whit, to-hoo! "
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A house with-out a door? as a ball, wo-ven of dry grass-es,
Yes, Ba-by dear with nei- and tied to the stalks in the
their door nor win-dow. wheat-field, half way up from
But who lives in it, and how the ground.
do they get in? But how do they get in ?
Why, the cun-ning-est fam- Why, Ba-by, they just go
i-ly of field mice you ev-er saw through the side of the house!
- mam-ma and pa-pa and six The grass-es are so loose-ly
or eight lit-tle pink ba-bies. wo-ven that they can poke their
The mam-ma and pa-pa nos-es in and crawl through,
mice are gray like the house- and the wall clos-es up be-hind
mice that Tab-by catch-es; them. They come out in the
and they have bright black same way.
eyes, cream-y breasts,whis-kers, And so these queer hous-es,
and long tails, as I said, have nei-ther door
The queer house is round nor win-dow.


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At the top of ev-er-y stem in When the wheat is ripe the
the great field where the mice broad green fields turn a beau-
have built their door-less house ti-ful yel-low, and the tall stalks
are clus-tered the ti-ny grains are cut down, as grand-pa
of wheat, fif-ty, sev-en-ty, per- mows the grass, and gath-ered
haps more, hid a-way in their in bun-dles, and the grain
husks, on a sin-gle head," as pound-ed out. Then it is
the tops are called, ground in a mill, be-tween
In the pict-ure Ba-by can see flat stones that whirl like
a great wheat-field, but she wheels, and then it is flour,
can-not see the grains, though and out of the flour bread is
in the mouse pict-ure she can made -the sweet white bread
count them. that Ba-by eats with milk.


What is this ? The In-dians live far a-way in
Ba-by thinks it is a doll, the great West. They once
may-be, all done up in a bun- owned all this land.
die for some lit-tle girl to play The lit-tle ba-bies are rolled
" go vis-it-ing." in cloths, and then tied to a
No, it is a ba-by, a real board, and their mam mas
ba-by, in its crib. take them up on their backs
It is not the col-or of my and off they go, and when mam-
Ba-by pret-ty pink and white ma is ti-red she stands the
- but more like the col-or of ba-by-board up a-gainst a tree.
cook's cop-per tea-ket-tle. It How would Ba-by like such a
is an In-dian ba-by, and is cra-dle? Ah, Ba-by thinks that
"called "pap-poose;" and its she, too, "would like to go ev-
mam-ma is called squaw," er-y-where that mam-ma did."


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What can this lit-tle boy be boots pol-ished. Some days
do-ing? he is not much big- he earns on-ly a few pen-nies,
ger than a ba-by and goes to bed hun-gry. He
Why, Ba-by, he is earn-ing has no pa-pa or mam-ma, I
a liv-ing!" earn-ing mon-ey to think. There are more such
buy bread and but-ter, and milk poor lit-tle ba-by-boys and girls
and meat those things pa-pa in the big cit-ies than Ba-by can
buys for his ba-by. Poor ba- count. What would my ba-by
by-boy! he sits on a box in the do if she were one of them ?
street, with his black-ing brush, Baby thinks she would rath-er
hop-ing the gen-tle-men that be a lit-tle In-diangirl, and be
pass will stop to have their car-ried a-bout on a board.



Hark! nib-ble, nib-ble, nib- tle hole to crawl in by, the
ble pat-ter, pat-ter, pat-ter! house-mouse will nib-ble right
What is it Ba-by hears ? A through the boards.
mouse ? Some-times the house-mouse
Yes, a swift-foot-ed, sharp- makes his home in the barn,
toothed house-mouse-a bright- and lives on the grain and veg-
eyed lit-tle night-rov-er -a e-ta-bles there -though he is
cheese-eat-er, a bread-eat-er, a nev-er called a barn-mouse.
nib-bler of all the good things Cats are ver y fond of
in the pan-try-yes, and a mice to eat ; and some-times
cream-lov-er, too, for mam-ma Tab-by-cat will lie for hours
found one in the cream-jar once watch-ing a hole where she
where he had fall-en in and sus-pects a mouse has a home.
for once found more than he The house-mouse and field-
wished. mouse are cous-ins; and the
And if the pan-try door be house-mouse has an-oth-er cous-
shut tight, and there be no lit- in, that is snow-y white.


Ba-by thinks she knows bird loves his home as much
what these are she says they as Ba-by loves hers, and the
are "hens." mo-ment the door is o-pened
No, they are doves. Nice, and the dove is set free he will
tame doves, or pig-eons. fly up and a-way, and then
Ba-by wish-es to know what straight toward home. He isa
is the mat-ter with the dove's ver-y strong bird, and will nev-
leg -" has the poor dove cut er stop un-til he reach-es home,
his fin-ger?" she asks. and then the la-dy who owns
No, Ba-by, that is a let-ter, him will un-tie the let-ter
writ-ten on soft, thin paper, and and read it.
wound a-round his leg and tied No mat-ter how far a-way
there. It is writ-ten to the one of these car-ri-er pig-eons
la-dy who owns him; she is is tak-en, it will fly back home
ma-ny miles a-way, but the when it is free.



Ba-by looks at the pic-ture ve-ry sweet, and that the hon-ey
and says, "Lots of things-- bees like bet-ter than the rest.
and a kitty-- and what are Those two lit-tle funny things
those?" are grass- hop pers. They
Those flow-ers are clov-er come late in sum-mer to live
blos-soms. The farm-er sows in the grass. They hop ve-ry
his land with clov-er seed, be- high and quick and they can
cause his cows like clov-er hay make a queer lit-tle sound by
in the win-ter. It has pret-ty rubbing their long legs to-geth-
shaped green leaves that er. Their heads look like
grow in threes, and its flow- horses' heads, and they eat
ers are pink-ish red, and com- grass, and some-times, when
posed of ma-ny small cups or they come by flocks, they
tubes, which hold a sweet liq- eat the corn and wheat and
uid that the bees car-ry a-way all the leaves, un-til peo-ple are
to make into the hon-ey Ba-by ve-ry sor-ry to see them a-bout.
loves so well. Grass-hop-pers that come in
One kind of clo-ver has a flocks have wings and fly like
white blos-som that smells birds.


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This, too, is a house, a home they need, so that Ba-by can
made for a big fam-i-ly, for have some.
hun-dreds of lit-tle crea-tures. In the ear-ly sum-mer, when
It is called a bee-hive, and the hun-dreds of lit-tle young
is the home of the bee that bees are grown, the hive is
makes the sweet dew in the ver-y, ver-y crowd ed so
ti-ny clo-ver bot-tles in-to de- crowd-ed that the young ones
li-cious hon-ey for Ba-by. must find a new home. So
The bees do not make their some sun-ny day the new fam-
house, but they build it full of i-ly start out. If their own-er
ver-y small wax-en cells to hold sees them he plac-es an emp-ty
the hon-ey which they bring hive in front of the old one,
home from all the sweet flow- and the bees go in-to it.
ers. These cells are called Some-times, how-ev-er, the
" hon-ey-comb," and the wax bees fly a-bout in a great swarm
is oft-en melt-ed and made in-to and then a-light on a tree, cling-
the "bees-wax which mam-ma ing one to an-oth-er in a mass.
keeps in her work-box to wax Then a man has to cov-er his
her thread when she sews. head with mos-qui-to net-ting,
The bees store up the hon- put on thick gloves, and then
ey to eat in the win-ter, but gent-ly poke them off into a pan
they al-ways make more than and car-ry them to the new hive.


Did Ba-by know a sheep and take them in-to the wa-ter
once wore her dain-ty white and wash them clean, then they
socks? take big shears and cut off the
"A sheep a four-foot-ed wool.
sheep like those in the pict- And the white wool is tak-en
ure ? to mills and card-ed, or combed
Yes only he wore them out, and twist-ed in-to threads
on his back in-stead of on his and knit in-to socks, and wov-
feet. en in-to ma-ny kinds of cloth.
Ba-by's socks are made of Much of it is col-ored be-
wool, and wool grows on sheep fore it is wov-en up.
just as hair grows over the cat Mam-ma's dress and pa-pa's
or the dog. clothes are made of wool.
Their wool-y hair is long The lit-tle ba-by sheep are
and thick in the spring; and called lambs, and they run af-
when warm weath-er comes ter their mam-mas and cry,
men drive the sheep to a riv-er ba-a ba-a!" very loud.


What would Ba-by think to dy" kind of bread to have?
find a loaf of bread grow-ing Oft-en they dry the fruit in
on a tree ? slic-es, and grind the dry slices
This "great big ber-ry," as in-to flour; and some-times,
Ba-by calls it, is "bread-fruit;" too, they eat the seeds and
and it grows on a tree, where think them quite as good as
it looks ver-y much like a big our chest-nuts." No wheat
mel-on, and the peo-ple pick it of which we make our flour
off, and roast it in the ash-es, grows in the South Sea Is-
in a hole in the ground, and lands, and mam-ma does not
use it for bread. know what the peo-ple there
Some-times they eat it with would do were it not for these
gra-vy or meats, and then the boun-ti-ful bread-fruit trees.
bread-fruit is the same as our There are ma-ny va-ri-e-ties of
po-ta-toes; and some-times they bread-fruit, each hav-ing a dif-
cov-er it with sweet sauce, or fer-ent taste. So the poor peo-
but-ter and sug-ar, and then the pie, who have to live al-most
bread-fruit takes the place of en-tire-ly on bread-fruit, still
pud-ding. may have a lit-tle va-ri-e-ty at
Now is not this a ver-y han- their meals.



This is the pict-ure of a Ba-by would not like at all, and
North-ern land, where it is the days are ma-ny months
al-most al-ways win-ter, and in- long, and so are the nights,
stead of grass there is snow and and the peo-ple wear furs all
ice, and in-stead of dogs and the time. Mam-ma and Ba-by
kit-tens there are an-i-mals that both shiv-er to think of it.
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North-ern land, where it is the days are ma-ny months
al-most al-ways win-ter, and in- long, and so are the nights,
stead of grass there is snow and and the peo-ple wear furs all
ice, and in-stead of dogs and the time. Mam-ma and Ba-by
kit-tens there are an-i-mals that both shiv-er to think of it.

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