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WINTER SNOW-SUMMER SUNSHINE.
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E. P. DUTTON & COMPANY
89 WEST TWENTY-THIRD STREET
BY E P. DUTTON & CO
PRESS CF J. J. LITTLE & CM.,
ROS. 10 TO 20 ASTOR PLACE, NEW YORKI
"SEE this picture," said Floy; and
Carl came to look. It was an
ape taking a ride on a dog's back.
"What a funny horse!" said Carl.
"Which would you rather be?" "I
would rather be the ape," said little
Rob. "I would rather be the dog,"
THE FIRST SNOW.
H]APPY days for little folks when
the first snow-storm of the win-
ter begins. There is great pleasure
in watching the lovely, soft, white
flakes as they float through the air,
trying to catch each other, and finally
giving it up, and falling to the ground,
where they gather fast enough to get
the sleds out. After the storm is
over, then comes coasting, and slid-
ing, and snow-balling, and building
snow-houses, forts and men, and
sleigh rides with Papa and Mamma,
all covered with warm robes, and the
bells jingling like music in the air.
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THE CLEVER DOG.
ONCE there was a cat and a dog
who were great friends. The
bell rung so much that the servants
in the house could not think who it
could be, and they found that it
was the cat. She stood on her
hind legs and pulled the bell, which
had a large iron ring, of course
getting in as soon as the door was
The dog found this out, and, on
being put out of doors for an airing,
would pull the bell, just as Pussie
did, when he wanted to get into the
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"EMMA," says George, "there is
old Jerry, the post-man; come,
let us see which of us will get to the
gate first with Mamma's letter."
"All right," says Emma, and off
they go down the road to the gate,
just as fast. as their legs will carry
them. George gets there first, and
gives Jerry the letter, saying, "Now,
Jerry, do you take good care of that
letter, and be sure it goes all right,
for it is to my Mamma, and she would
cry if she did not get it."
"Yes, Master George, I will see
that it reaches your Mamma."
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TABBY AND THE CHICKS.
"GOOD morning, Mrs. Tabbyskins
How do you do to-day?"
"Quite well, dear Mrs. Yellowlegs,
I'm very glad to say."
"These are my babies, Mrs. T.
I think them very fine."
"They are quite nice," said Tabby-
"Though not as nice as mine."
"Walk up, my dears," said Yellowlegs,
"Come, show yourselves. -I think,
That Mrs. Tabby's baby kits
Don't yet know how to drink."
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THE SHEPHERD DOG.
A SHEPHERD Dog is so called
because he is used to watch
sheep and keep them safe from
beasts who would hurt them. He
is very faithful and true, and takes
the best care of the sheep, drives
them to and from the pasture, and
never allows any strange sheep to get
among his flock. In countries where
there are wolves, the dogs guard the
flock much better than the shepherd
can. Many of these dogs- are used
in California, where sometimes thou-
ands of sheep are watched by a half
"dozen dogs without any shepherd.
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ANNE AND THE INDIAN.
MANY years ago, when very few
white people lived in this coun-
try, a wounded Indian came to a lit-
tle cabin, and asked for food. A girl
named Anne gave him all he wanted,
bound up his hurt, and he went away.
Not long after, there was a battle, and
Anne's father was captured. She
walked to the Indian Camp, and
begged them to spare her father.
The chief shook his head, but one
of the Indians came up and told him
how kind she had been to him, so
he set her father free, and sent them
DAVID AND JONATHAN.
ON E of the beautiful Bible stories,
is about David and Jonathan.
King Saul became very jealous of
David, and wanted to kill him. Both
David and Jonathan felt very badly,
but they hoped the king would get
over his angry feelings, and allow
David to come to him again; but he
would not, and Jonathan had to tell
David that it would not be safe for
him to appear before his father Saul.
So David had to go away, and the
two kissed each other good-bye, and
wept, promising whatever happened
they would always love each other.
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MADGE AND HER BIRD.
SLY little puss, without saying a
Sneaked in the room where she saw
Crept up so softly, then, what do you
Caught little birdie before it could
Just as Miss Pussy walks off with
In comes wee Madgie, "Stop! Stop,
Puss!" she cries.
Off runs Miss Pussy, no cries will
Madge running after her, catches her
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BOATSWAIN AND FLUFFY.
THERE was once a dog, called
Boatswain, that lived on board
a large ship, and his favorite play-
mate was the Captain's cat, Fluffy.
The two played on deck for hours
on pleasant days. When Fluffy was
tired, she went up in the rigging to
rest, and Boatswain would always
watch her, for fear she would go to
sleep and fall overboard.
He would hunt her out of the
furthest corner of the ship, and tak-
ing her gently in his mouth, by the
back of the neck, carry her all over
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"LET us play our little Pussy is very
sick," said Ethel; "and, Freddy,
you must be the doctor, and order
her to take some medicine." Freddy
ran to get Pussy, who was fast asleep
in front of the fire, and put her in
Ethel's lap; then he filled a large
saucer with nice sweet milk, and
found a large spoon.
Freddy then looking very serious,
said, "Give Pussy two large spoon-
fuls at a time, once in five minutes,
until it is all gone, and then let her
take a nap, and she will soon be
MjR. BLACK'S house-hold was full
of trouble, for one of his boys
was not to be found at supper-time.
The neighbors went with Mr. Black,
and looked every where they could
think of, but all that night no boy was
found. In the morning, as soon as it
was light, Jennie crept down-stairs,
and called the dear old dog Toby to
her, and gave him Ned's glove, and
said, "Find him, Toby dear." Toby
took it in his mouth, and with a sniff
was off. Mr. Black met him, and
followed, and in about an hour Ned
was found, asleep in a barn.
THE LUNCH PARTY.
MABEL took her doll and the dog
Pert, one day, down in the gar-
den for a long morning of play. Her
Mamma gave them anice lunch, all
nicely put in a basket, which Pert
carried in his mouth. Pert had a
bell on his collar, and as he was
seldom quiet, Mrs. Snow knew where
they were. What a nice time they
had! and the lunch was so nice!
Dolly sat up so very straight, but
Pert barked and begged .for his
share, and he had it, too, for Ma-
bel always shared everything eat-
able with him.
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WRITING A LETTER.
AMRS. CLARK has gone away, and
Willie and Susie thought they
would like to write her a letter. They
went to the library, and put three large
books into Papa's chair, to make it
high enough for Willie to sit at the
desk. It is the first letter they have
ever written without any help, and
they are very proud and happy.
Their only trouble being that they
can think of so much to write, and
so much faster than Willie can
write it; for he is only a little boy,
ai;d-each word takes him a long
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