• TABLE OF CONTENTS
HIDE
 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Frontispiece
 Title Page
 In my summer garden
 Preparing father's dinner
 A nursery in classical times
 Noted American birds
 The indolent musician
 The pussy at the show
 Playing hide and seek
 The wood duck
 At eventide
 The folly of foolish Fred
 Grace and her playmates
 The city cousin in the country
 The cunning little chicks
 The land of the papyrus
 Birds of the river and sea
 Quails, jays, and blackbirds
 John Coleridge Patteson
 The artist
 The vain cat
 The voice of the grass
 Little Jack off to school
 Man and the monkey
 The picnic in the wood
 Grandma's plates
 Spring flowers
 Will she round the point?
 My puppies, Jack and Flo
 The young duck and the lobster
 The hedgehog
 "She stoops to conquer"
 "George"
 Teaching Dolly to walk
 The puffed-up smoker
 "The more haste, the less...
 Going to the circus
 Bathing
 "Right of way"
 Indian converts
 A song for merry harvest
 Charity children preparing for...
 Learning to write
 The young musician
 Prince of Wales in India
 Sweet and twenty
 The yong heir's Easter visitor...
 The orator
 The dispute
 Playtime
 The runaway ring
 Spring
 Summer
 Autumn
 Winter
 The orphans
 Forbidden fruit
 Going for the morning bath
 Meeting on the ice
 The Puritan's daughter
 Base-ball - how to play it
 More than conqueror
 Archery as a pastime
 In the meadows
 Common black bird, goldfinch, yellow...
 Hoopoe, blue jay, humming bird,...
 Tom, the piper
 A summer blossom
 The king of the mountains
 Playing croquet
 The new-mown hay
 The sick child
 How to play lacrosse
 Bubbles
 The old woman's stall
 A slice of the moon
 Buttercups
 When the geese came over the...
 Whatever is it?
 The lesson of lobe
 The history of the Sleeping...
 The bird-catcher
 The lazy cat
 Salisbury Cathedral
 Odd or even
 Slyboots abroad and at home
 The salute
 Musical wonders
 How to catch a rhinoceros
 Bread and milk
 Up a tree
 A warm discussion
 Dick Whittington and his cat
 The lesson in perseverance
 Ride a cock-horse to Banbury...
 Baa, baa, black sheep
 Sad story of a thievish boy
 A fishing adventure
 The mischievous raven
 Back Cover
 Spine






Title: Chatterbox junior
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Title: Chatterbox junior
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.), music ; 26 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Worthington, R ( Publisher )
Publisher: R. Worthington
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1883
 Subjects
Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1883   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1883   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1883
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
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General Note: Illustrated title page and frontispiece printed in colors.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00053300
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: 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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oclc - 63268079

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Page i
    Frontispiece
        Plate
    Title Page
        Page ii
    In my summer garden
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Preparing father's dinner
        Page 3
        Page 4
    A nursery in classical times
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Noted American birds
        Page 7
        Page 8
    The indolent musician
        Page 9
        Page 10
    The pussy at the show
        Page 11
        Page 12
    Playing hide and seek
        Page 13
        Page 14
    The wood duck
        Page 15
    At eventide
        Page 16
    The folly of foolish Fred
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Grace and her playmates
        Page 19
        Page 20
    The city cousin in the country
        Page 21
        Page 22
    The cunning little chicks
        Page 23
        Page 24
    The land of the papyrus
        Page 25
        Page 26
    Birds of the river and sea
        Page 27
        Page 28
    Quails, jays, and blackbirds
        Page 29
        Page 30
    John Coleridge Patteson
        Page 31
    The artist
        Page 32
    The vain cat
        Page 33
    The voice of the grass
        Page 34
    Little Jack off to school
        Page 35
        Page 36
    Man and the monkey
        Page 37
        Page 38
    The picnic in the wood
        Page 39
        Page 40
    Grandma's plates
        Page 41
    Spring flowers
        Page 42
    Will she round the point?
        Page 43
        Page 44
    My puppies, Jack and Flo
        Page 45
        Page 46
    The young duck and the lobster
        Page 47
    The hedgehog
        Page 48
    "She stoops to conquer"
        Page 49
        Page 50
    "George"
        Page 51
    Teaching Dolly to walk
        Page 51
        Page 52
    The puffed-up smoker
        Page 53
        Page 54
    "The more haste, the less speed"
        Page 55
    Going to the circus
        Page 55
        Page 56
    Bathing
        Page 57
    "Right of way"
        Page 58
    Indian converts
        Page 59
    A song for merry harvest
        Page 59
        Page 60
    Charity children preparing for the harvest home
        Page 61
        Page 62
    Learning to write
        Page 63
    The young musician
        Page 64
    Prince of Wales in India
        Page 65
    Sweet and twenty
        Page 65
        Page 66
    The yong heir's Easter visitors
        Page 67
        Page 68
    The orator
        Page 69
    The dispute
        Page 69
        Page 70
    Playtime
        Page 71
    The runaway ring
        Page 72
    Spring
        Page 73
    Summer
        Page 74
    Autumn
        Page 75
    Winter
        Page 76
    The orphans
        Page 77
        Page 78
    Forbidden fruit
        Page 79
        Page 80
    Going for the morning bath
        Page 81
        Page 82
    Meeting on the ice
        Page 83
        Page 84
    The Puritan's daughter
        Page 85
        Page 86
    Base-ball - how to play it
        Page 87
        Page 88
    More than conqueror
        Page 89
        Page 90
    Archery as a pastime
        Page 91
        Page 92
    In the meadows
        Page 93
        Page 94
    Common black bird, goldfinch, yellow bird, cedar bird (picture)
        Page 95
    Hoopoe, blue jay, humming bird, Carolina wren (picture)
        Page 96
    Tom, the piper
        Page 97
        Page 98
    A summer blossom
        Page 99
        Page 100
    The king of the mountains
        Page 101
        Page 102
    Playing croquet
        Page 103
    The new-mown hay
        Page 104
    The sick child
        Page 105
        Page 106
    How to play lacrosse
        Page 107
        Page 108
    Bubbles
        Page 109
        Page 110
    The old woman's stall
        Page 111
    A slice of the moon
        Page 112
    Buttercups
        Page 112
    When the geese came over the lea!
        Page 113
        Page 114
    Whatever is it?
        Page 115
        Page 116
    The lesson of lobe
        Page 117
        Page 118
    The history of the Sleeping Beauty
        Page 119
        Page 120
        Page 121
        Page 122
        Page 123
        Page 124
    The bird-catcher
        Page 125
        Page 126
    The lazy cat
        Page 127
    Salisbury Cathedral
        Page 128
    Odd or even
        Page 129
        Page 130
    Slyboots abroad and at home
        Page 131
        Page 132
        Page 133
        Page 134
    The salute
        Page 135
        Page 136
    Musical wonders
        Page 137
        Page 138
        Page 139
    How to catch a rhinoceros
        Page 140
    Bread and milk
        Page 141
        Page 142
    Up a tree
        Page 143
    A warm discussion
        Page 144
    Dick Whittington and his cat
        Page 145
        Page 146
        Page 147
        Page 148
        Page 149
        Page 150
        Page 151
        Page 152
        Page 153
        Page 154
        Page 155
        Page 156
        Page 157
        Page 158
        Page 159
        Page 160
        Page 161
        Page 162
        Page 163
        Page 164
        Page 165
        Page 166
    The lesson in perseverance
        Page 167
        Page 168
    Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross
        Page 169
    Baa, baa, black sheep
        Page 170
    Sad story of a thievish boy
        Page 171
        Page 172
        Page 173
        Page 174
    A fishing adventure
        Page 175
    The mischievous raven
        Page 176
        Page 177
        Page 178
        Page 179
        Page 180
        Page 181
        Page 182
        Page 183
        Page 184
        Page 185
        Page 186
        Page 187
        Page 188
        Page 189
        Page 190
        Page 191
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Spine
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Copyright, 1883, by

R. WORTHINGTON, 770 BROADWAY.'









In My Summer Gardert.

NDER the hedge, where I recline,
Screened from the sultry summer-shine,
I watch my garden, fair to see,
As good as a king's, if it pleases me.
And these my flowers: the slim harebell,
With slender cups, where the fairies dwell;
And the dewy daisy, crimson-tipped,
As pure as a child, and as rosy-lipp'd;
And golden yellow, all glinting up,
The celandine and the buttercup;
And the dandelions, with milky ring,
Coins of the mintage of the spring;
And the pimpernel, that sleeps at noon,
Like an Eastern maiden flush'd with June';
And the trailing ivy that braids and weaves,
And makes a carpet of its leaves.


AlpIrabet of Sunr-rler. N is for the downy Nests,
Where the birdies grow.
A is for Apple-blossoms, O is for the Orioles gay,
Coming with the spring. Singing loud and sweet.
B is for the Buttercups, P is for the Poppy-heads,
The merry May will bring. Flashing through the wheat.
C is for the Crocus buds, Q is for the Quinces, hanging
Pushing through the mold. Golden in the sun.
D is for the Dandelions, R is for the little Rills,
With their crowns of gold. Laughing as they run.
E is for the Elder-blooms, S is for the Silver glory
White as driven snow. Of the harvest moon.
F is for the Flower-de-luce, T is for the Tender light
That mid the rushes grow. Of Nature's afternoon.
G is for the meadow Grasses, U is for the Under-brush,
Waving everywhere. Where hazel-nuts are
H is for the Honeysuckle, browning.
Scenting all the air. V is for the luscious Vines,
I is for the Idle hours, With their purple crowning.
Spent in gathering posies. W is for the Woodbine, where
J is for the lovely June, Green and golden blends.
With her wreath of roses. X is for EXodus
K is for the Katy-dids, Of robins and of wrens.
And all'their endless chatter, Y is for the Yellow leaves
L is for the Lily-pads, That set the woods aglow.
Floating on the water. Z is for the gentle zephyrs
M is for the Morning-glories, 'Vanished long ago.
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Preparing Fatlher's Dinner.

P-HE little maiden who is Th1ree Foolish Meri.
left in sole charge of
the house for a time, is THREE foolish men of old
very proud of .the re- Went sailing-I've been told-
sponsibility. Papa will In a bowl, way over the seas,
be in for his dinner at Where the water was over their knees.
a quarter past twelve sharp, and it
would never do to be late with it. The They had read-these men of old-
coffee is ready, the plates are all warm, That there was a land of gold ;
but there is some doubt about the pot, But where it was, or how to go,
and every two minutes the little house-. They hadn't heard and didn't know.
maid has to -_-
look into it to t -_o
be sure that
it boils. If I
her father 't
could see how A
anxious she is
to have her I
work done to
please hi m, b
he would be -
quite willing
to wait forhis
dinner, if --
there should
be any mis-
hap to make
it late.

They took with them a great big book,
And often in it they would look;
A Happy Horrye. But not a single word they found,
And so the bowl went round and round.
Six things are requisite to create a
happy home." Integrity must be the One said, Go east; another, west,
architect, and tidiness the upholsterer. The third declared he knew the best.
It must be warmed by affection and In such dispute their time they spent,
lighted up with cheerfulness; and in- Till the bowl upset and out they went.
dustry must be the ventilator, renewing
the atmosphere and bringing in fresh These foolish men, twixtt you and me,
salubrity day by day; while over all, as Too hasty were to go to sea;
a protecting glory and canopy, nothing And so no land of gold they found,
will suffice except the glory of God. But in the sea they all were drowned.



















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A Nursery ir Classical Times.

Y "classical" times we Tble Parrot.
mean the times of an- THERE are many species of parrots,
cient Greece and Rome, and one or more of the species is
because the language, found in every tropical country. Some
S literature, and art of kinds are very large, like the Great
those empires are called Macaw, which is three feet long, and
classical-meaning belonging to the some are small, like the Love Bird,
first rank. We go back to those times which is no larger than a sparrow.
for many of our finest models and ex- Nearly all of them have harsh voices,
amples in painting, sculpture, and elo- and a great many will imitate the sounds
quence. The beautiful lady in the pict- that they hear, but only a few species
ure is a young Roman matron or will imitate the human voice and learn
mother of the patrician, or aristocratic, to sing and talk. They are all intelli-
order. People in those days were gent and have cute tricks. When wild,
either patricians, plebeians, or slaves, they live mostly on nuts and fruits, but
The plebeians were the workmen, a large Parrot in New Zealand has
and storekeepers, and the slaves were lately taken to killing sheep for food.
mostly foreigners taken captive in war. In tropical forests, where they are found
Patricians had the power of putting in large numbers, they make the great
their slaves to death if they chose, but trees bright with their plumage, but
a plebeian, and still more a patrician, their noise, as they scream almost in-
could demand a trial. The common peo- cessantly, becomes unbearable.
pie in all civilized countries
have gained a good many ,__ _
rights since then. You
would like to know some-
thing about the lady in the i .
picture and her two chil- th "--
dren. People did not wear
so many clothes then as ,
now, and consequently they
looked more like the
draped statues we see in
our art galleries. The girls
were often betrothed at
twelve years of age to lov-
ers selected for them by
their parents, and they had
then to put away all their toys and dolls Baby's Har ds.
and study how to fulfill the duties of
wives and mothers. How pretty the Two little hands, so soft and white,
children are ; and they do not seem This is the left, and this is the right.
to mind the hard marble floor one single Five little fingers standing on each,
bit. So I can hold a plum or a peach.




















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Noted American Birds.

N the opposite page we
give a group of birds,
each one of which has
remarkable peculiari-
ties. The largest is the /
California Vultur e,
which is found only in the southern
portion of California. It almost rivals i.
the condor of South America in size,
being four feet long from tip of beak
to end of tail, and when its wings are
spread they often measure ten feet from f
tip to tip. Though so heavy, and look- A
ing so awkward on their feet, they are
graceful flyers and soar high in the air THE PLOVER.
for hours, with only an occasional He is found in all parts of the Eastern
movement of the wings. From this States in the summer months.
height, where they seem but a speckin The Goshawk is much smaller than
the sky, they watch for small animals the eagle, but he is large enough to
or for a wounded sheep or deer. carry off a good-sized chicken or rabbit.
When they see their prey, they swoop His breadth of wing is more than two
down upon it like the wind, and it feet. He does not fly high in the air,
takes a strong animal to resist them. but sweeps along by the margins of
Four of them have been known to drag, woods or the banks of streams, and
for a considerable distance, a young pounces upon his prey before they are
bear weighing a hundred pounds. aware of his presence. He has pretty
The next largest bird shown is the plumage of lilac tints and white, and
Bald Eagle, which is also called the is very graceful whether on the wing
American Eagle. He isalsoverystrong, or alight. He is common in New
and he flies high in the air looking for England in the winter months.
his prey. But he is also very lazy, and The Mississippi Kite is found in the
would rather steal his food from other Southern portion of the United States.
eagles and hawks than to hunt it for In the Mississippi Valley it goes as far
himself. He is often seen sitting on north as Wisconsin, but in the East it
the branch of a dead tree overlooking is not found north of South Carolina. It
the water and watching for some bird feeds upon small animals and insects.
to come along and -get him a fish. It flies high in the air with the Turkey
When he sees a fish-hawk swoop down Buzzards, and is often mistaken for
into the water and bring up a fish, he them when at a great height, but it
gives chase and takes it away. No does not at all resemble them in habit
hawk can fly away from him, and none or appearance, except in flying. Al-
can resist his attack. The Bald Eagle though but fourteen inches in length
is about three feet long, and has a from beak to tail, it has an extent of
spread of wing of about seven feet. wing of three feet.















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The Irdolent Musician.

HE young lady in the the other crept for safety into the hollow
Opposite engraving is of a tree. A harmless cow wandered
taking lessons on the that way and frightened them nearly
violin. She has a out of their wits.
beautiful home and
plenty of time for her
music, but she does
not improve it; she prefers evidently Tble Boastful Gourd.
to sit idle and dream. Pug has been
attracted by the music, and as soon as A GOURD wound itself around a lofty
she sees him she leaves off playing and palm, and in a few weeks climbed to its
sits thinking that it would be pleasant very top.
to take Pug out for a walk. She will How old mayest thou be ?" asked
do no more than think about it, and while the new comer.
she loses her music lesson, Pug will lose About a hundred years," was the
his walk. answer.
__ "A hundred years, and no taller!
Only look! I have grown as tall as
The Brave Hurters. you in fewer days than you can count
years."
THESE boastful hunters are fond of I know that well," replied the palm.
telling of their deeds in the forest. Every summer of my life a gourd has
Filled with vain ideas of their valor, climbed up round me as proud as
and encouraged by the foolish praises thou art, and as short-lived as thou
of their companions, they went forth to wilt be."
hunt bears.
Luckily there
were no bears
to be found,
for had they
met one
their courage
would have
disappeared
very quickly,
for with all
their boasting
they were
great cowards. /
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and while one
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Our Pussy at the Show.

E screwed our cour-
age to the point,
And said that you
should go;
So, when the day
R arrived, we sent
Sweet Pussy to the show.

We fed you with the daintiest food,
With cream as white as snow ;
And all to make you sleek and fat,
Sweet Pussy, for the show.

We told you of the praise you'd win,
And how your heart would glow,
When you returned the first-prize
cat,
Sweet Pussy, from the show.

You entered many a mild protest,
With purrings soft and low ;
We heeded not, but sent you off,
Sweet Pussy, to the show.

When you arrived, you gazectaround
"In wonder great, for lo !
You found you weren't the only cat,
The Soldier Doll. Sweet Pussy, at the show.
My doll is a soldier,
Valiant and truer, But when the judges made their list,

And when I get older, They placed you far below
I'll be one, too. Your well-known friend, the doctor's
He's dressed for the battle, cat,
In armor all bright, Sweet Pussy, at the show.
And when the guns rattle, Scant praise, to put commended"
He'll march to the fight. Upon your cage, I trow;
My sister's doll baby, They should have made. you queen of
Cries when you squeeze her; all,
She says she's a lady, Sweet Pussy, at their show.
And I mustn't tease her,
But she's too dreadful fine We shall not love one bit the less
To be any good; Our stately cat-Oh, no !
She'll break sooner than mine, Though we regret we ever sent
For he's made of wood. Our Pussy to the show.











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Playing Hide arid Seek.

H O does not remember escape detection, while every movement
with delight this happy is plainly heard! And, ah, the farce
game at rcmps long, of the discovery-the feigned fears,
long ago, with one when, like a bird pouncing on its
whose love was greater quarry, the hider is caught-and the
than all other love- shout of triumph.
one who, perhaps, after a graver game
of hide and seek for many years, we A Letter to Mamrra.
shall never find more? Who has not MANMMA'S away;
Gone to stay,
S 'i My papa says, a week.
| 1When Mary's out,
No one's about
To hear me when I speak.
What shall I do
i The long day thro'?
I miss my mamma so!
S, There's no one here
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Si I'll write her all I know.
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Hear me now, I pray,
"Look upon Thy little child,
And bless me all the day.

Make me very ge
witnessed with pleasure such loving Make me good
sport between mother and child-the Teach me how to e,
one almost as kitten-like as the other ? n everything folk
With what eagerness do they run to
their hiding-places, where no conceal- Forgive me when i nau-
ment can be, and dying every moment Take all my sins away ;
to be discovered How gingerly do Help me to love Thee better,
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The Wood Duck.
HE Wood Duck, some- nest is composed of seaweed, and any
times called the Sum- hole or ledge is an eligible building
Smer Duck, is found, in site. The number of eggs laid is usu-
summer in all the ally five, six, or seven. When first
Northern States. It deposited in the nest, they are allowed
) builds its nest near a to go uncovered, but, in a few days, the
pond or stream, in the mother begins to pluck the down from
hollow stub of a tree, and carries its her breast and to cover them over. If
young to the water in its bill. To build the nest be plundered till the female
its nest it plucks feathers from its has no more down on her breast, the
breast. It is very shy when wild, and male bird will begin to furnish the
breeds in the most retired places, but it comfortable covering from his own
can be domesticated like the Mallard body. The common practice is to re-
Duck. move the whole of the eggs with the
down twice, and to leave the third lot
of eggs, that the birds may not be
Eider Down. thinned in number. The weight of
I the down yielded by one bird in a
THE beautiful eider down grows on single season is half a pound ; but this,
the breast of the Eider Duck. The when cleaned, is reduced one-half.
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THE shadows gently glide across the shallow stream;
A darker purple decks the heather-covered hills;
The evening comes as softly as an infant's dream,
And breathes its solemn hush upon the rippling rills.
The silence slowly deepens down, for night is near;
The tiny songsters chirp in drowsy undertone,
But one sweet melody breaks on my listening ear-
A sedge-bird warbling in the rustling'reeds alone.

The spreading sunset glory o'er the western sky
Has cast the kingly mantle of its red and gold;
The cloudlets gleaming brightly as they linger by,
Like islands in a jasper sea, all clear and cold.

A ruddy milkmaid, singing with her balanced load,
Follows the lowing cattle homeward through the grass,
And slowly o'er the chestnut-shaded, winding road
To home and rest the weary village toilers pass.
One glimmering evening-star shines yonder faint and dim,
The herald of a mighty host advancing slow;
And trembling in the shallows at the river's brim,
Its pale reflection seems a glimpse of heaven below.

The day is dying, and the year, too, slowly dies;
---_ Yon in the harvest-fields are gathered autumn sheaves;
There is a mournful note in every breeze that sighs,
A hectic flush has tinted all the changing. leaves.
The winter soon will come with coverlet of snow,
"With moaningwinds through yonder woods, and icy
showers;
But it will only hide the sleeping life below,
The harbingers of spring, and yellow crocus flowers.

So, musing as I walk, my heart is full of rest,
For 'tis of change, and not of death, these things do
speak:
Th$ peace that passeth understanding fills my breast,
I dream of that glad time when endless day will break)

Thus unto me this quiet spot is holy ground;
For as to tired eyes God sends His gift of sleep,
The angel of His presence doth encamp around
His resting flock's abiding-place, a watch to keep.
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The Folly of Foolish Fred.

RED and his sister have Our Charlie.
been playing that he WHO loves to pull the pussy's tail,
was a knight and she a Or decorate her with a pail,
grand lady. She has Delighted with her doleful wail ?
dressed up in all the fine Our Charlie.
toggery she can find, and
he has armed himself with an old pistol Who i-uns with patient little legs
which his father keeps as a curiosity. On errands. And when mamma begs
They have been reading how the "Softly tiptoes as though on eggs?
knights of old went on crusades and Our Charlie.
fought with other knights, and they
are now on a grand crusade against But sometimes when he's washed and
the suits of armor standing by the dressed,
wall and the figures of saints and
heroes in the stained glass windows. */
Bang! goes the pistol, and the beau- "
tiful window is destroyed. i
What a foolish boy! He will do .
more mischief in an hour than can
be repaired in a year; and when his
father returns and sees his valuable
things ruined, Fred will get a lesson
in knight-errantry that he will not
soon forget. Florence begins to see ,
the folly already, but she should
have seen it at first and not have
been led away by foolish books.

Feedirtg the Robin.
He kicks and screams like all possessed;
Miss NELLIE is about to feed her Until a whipping we suggest
robin. Her friend Maud has had a For Charlie.
number of robins, but they have all
pined away and died, while Nellie's
robin is as well as a bird can be, and Who's always singing" Baby Mine,
sings beautifully every day. Shall I Or Buttercup," until we pine
tell you why one can have a nice robin, To give some soothing anodyne
and the other cannot ? The robins are To Charlie ?
at first just alike, but the girls are not
alike. Maud lies in bed every morning We're going out. Where's Charlie?
and lets her robin go without his Far
breakfast; while Nellie wakes up as A little voice rings, Here I are,
soon as the bird begins to chirp and gives Expressly waiting for the car! "
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Grace arid Her Playmates.

". ^ HERE are three of But not to tell her name were folly;
them. Grace is not at You know her well--she's your own
all afraid of the dog, Dolly.
and the dog is evi-
: dently very proud to Tl-e Locust.
be petted and taken THE locust is about three inches
care of, and to guard his mistress from long, with a large head and projecting
any danger. If another dog were to oval eyes. Its food consists of leaves
come along, Fido would warn him off, and green stalks of plants, and when
lest he should frighten the little girl, locusts alight on any vegetation that
and he would bark very angrily, and they fancy they consume it entirely.
perhaps bite, if anybody should attempt The terrible ravages of locusts are
to hurt her. All little girls are fond of owing to the vast numbers in which
dolls; that is a part of a girl's nature, they appear, filling the air and darken-
and it is very nice for them to have ing the sky so that objects cast no
them. In a few years the child will shadow, and advancing with a sound
grow into a woman, but where will Fido like the rushing of chariots. Locusts
and the doll be then? Dogs do not are found in almost all parts of the
live nearly so long as men and women, world except the coldest regions, and
and dolls, alas! often last but a few are equally destructive wherever they
months, appear. In France, a reward is paid
for the collection of locusts and their
eggs. In our country, they seldom do
She's Always Good. -
SIiE never sighs; she never
grumbles; ,
She never cries when down '
she tumbles.

She never soils her pretty r.;
dresses
She never spoils her silken ,
tresses.

With cap on head, and wee _-t
hands folded, -
She's put to bed and never
scolded. any damage in the Eastern States, but
in the West they sometimes destroy
Oh sne's a pearl, no mischief schem- thousands of acres of wheat and other
ing ; grain in an hour or two, and then they
There's such a girl-don't think I'm fly away again. Locusts are eaten, in
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The City Cousin in the Courtry.

ASTER FREDER- amused, and so do the other children,
ICK is an only son, but I am afraid Cousin Frederick is not
and therefore is much polite. If he does not behave better
petted at home, and I do not think his grandpa or his cous-
some people think ins will want to see him again.
that he is a spoiled -
boy. One beautiful spring morning his The Squirrel.
mamma takes him for a long ride out
into the country. They go by railroad, STOP, little squirrel, stop, I pray,
and when they reach a certain little Why do you work so hard all day?
station they alight from the train, and Stay a while with us to play,
get into a buggy, and are driven to an Do not run so quick away.
old farm-house where Aunt
Bertha and Grandpapa live.
There are also five cousins, '-
Johnny and little Dick, Emma,
Grace, and Baby. The boys
go about without shoes and
stockings when they are round -
the house, not because they
are poor, but because it is the
custom in that part of the i..
country for boys, and even r
sometimes girls and grown peo-
ple, to gobarefoot, exceptwhen
they walk or ride to the town
or village or to church. These .
cousins of Master Frederick ..
have plenty of toys and lots
of fun, and they lgpked forward with a But the squirrel cunningly
great deal of excitement and pleasure Shook his head,
to this promised visit. And there And in squirrel language,
stands the little city cousin by his Thus he said:
mother's knee, looking as shy and cross The winter is coming,
as possible. He will not speak to his With stormy weather,
grandpa who sits near with his pipe in And I must hurry
his hand and his smoking cap on, try- Some nuts to gather.
ing to coax Master Frederick into a The winter is coming,
good humor. Little Dick comes for- With frost and snow;
ward with some nice apples which he The storm will howl,
has just picked out of the orchard, and And the winds will blow;
mamma is telling him to be a good boy And I must have nuts
and shake hands with his cousins. In my nest, you know.
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T11e Cunrling Little Chicks.

"YOU pretty, sweet little with their sharp teeth in the great toe
dears," cries Bessie, as of the sleeping victim, suck his blood
she takes one of the little until full to repletion, meanwhile fan-
baby chicks in her hands ning the sleeper with their wings to
and kisses it. Bob and induce continued slumber. The idea
Fred have just found the has proved to be fallacious, at least as
old hen in a nest in the lumber-room, far as the soothing fanning is concerned
with a brood of chickens she has hatched and the particular fancy.for the great toe
on the sly. They ran into the house only. They are not particular as to
shouting for joy, and sister Amy, who where they make the incision, if they
was not yet out of bed, jumped up at only get the blood.
once and ran down stairs to see all about In some parts of South America
it. Of course Mother Hen would like to vampires are very numerous, and do-
have alady to call upon her under the cir- mestic animals suffer greatly from their
cumstances. How cunning that chick nocturnal attacks. They seem to take
looks standing on the edge of the nest, advantage of an existing wound, but
and how proud and yet anxious the old they also can make one." In some
hen seems as she watches the struggles parts of Brazil the rearing of calves is
of the chick which Amy has captured impossible on account of these bats,
How funny it is that chickens should and there are districts, chiefly those
come out of the eggs as they do. See where limestone rocks abound with
the broken egg-shells by the nest. The numerous caves, in which cattle cannot
hen has been patiently sitting over those profitably be kept.
eggs for about three weeks, keeping The vampire, according to an old su-
them very warm. I think somebody perstition invarious portionsof Europe,
must have known where she was, for particularly in Hungary, was supposed
there is a broken dish with some food to be a dead person, returned in body
in it, which the hen has now and then and soul from the other world, and wan-
picked at. Perhaps the children did, during about the earth doing every
but they would not disturb her while kind of mischief to the living.
she was "sitting." But now that the
chicks are all "hatched," they are -
glad. __.

The Vanrpire Bat.
THE Vampire is the name
given to a species of bat found in
South America, which sucks the
blood of persons and beasts.when
asleep." It was at one time the
popular idea that these bats would
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E do not see any papy-
rus plants in this pict-
ure, but it represents
a scene in a tropical or
sub-tropical country,
such as Egypt, Arabia,
or Abyssinia, where the palm and
cocoanut are indigenous. The party
of natives in the foreground are resting
beneath the welcome shade of a grove
by the wells of water, and one of their
number has climbed a tree to gather
the fruit. He must be a good climber
and his companions ought to thank him
when they proceed to break open the i

them. The papyrus plant or paper
reed used to grow in great abundance d .
along the banks of the River Nile, and .
in other parts of Africa, and also in
some parts of Asia and Europe, but it
is not found in Egypt now, and is much
rarer than it used to be. The ancients The Marldarin.
made their paper from the stem.
n wA MANDARIN is a man who holds an
The Mill. office in China. There are nine differ-
"ent grades or ranks of Mandarins, each
VINDING and grinding, being distinguished by a different col-
Round goes the mill; ored ball or button on the top of his
Winding and grinding, hat. The Chinese are a strange people
Should never stand still. and have strange customs concerning
Ask not if neighbor their Mandarins as well as everything
Grind great or small else. No officer is allowed to hold
Spare not your labor, office in his native province, nor is he
Grind your wheat all. allowed to marry where he holds office,
nor to have a relative in office under
Winding and grinding, him. He must report truthfully, every
Work through the day; little while, how those under him are
Grief never minding, behaving themselves and doing their
Grind it away work, and then they are promoted or
What through tears dropping put down a step like boys in a class.
Rust as they fall ? No one is allowed to remain in office
Have no wheel stopping- in the same place longer than three
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Birds of the Iiver aqd Sea.

N no instances has na- the surface, and acting more like fishes
ture more thoroughly than birds.
provided animals with The Great Auk is now thought to be
the organs suited to extinct, but there are stuffed specimens
their habits and neces- to be found in the museums. It in-
--- sities than in the birds habited the cold portions of the North-
which depend for food upon the sea. ern Hemisphere, and is sometimes
The waders have long legs and bills, called the Northern Penguin. It re-
sembled the Penguin, but was much
larger, being three feet long. Its wing
was but four inches long, and was used
chiefly for swimming. The last one
seen alive was on the coast of Iceland
in 1844, and well-stuffed specimens are
now worth a thousand dollars. A
.dead one was found on the coast of
"Labrador in 1870.
The Crying Bird, or Courlan, is a
m wader, as you can see by his long legs.
SHe lives in hot climates, and is often
.. woseen in Florida, where it is sometimes
shot and used for food. It gets its
Same from the peculiar cry which it
ty d keeps up night and day.
ST. he Spoonbill is also a wader. It
sAE belongs to the Heron family and re-
-__ _sembles a stork, except that it has a
flat bill, widening out at the end like a
while the swimmers have scarcely any spoon. It is found chiefly in Holland,
legs at all, but are provided with large, and on the coasts of Italy and Northern
webbed feet with which they propel Africa.
themselves in the water. Perhaps the most interesting bird in
.The most curious of the sea birds are our group is the Frigate Bird, so called
the Penguins. They live in the Antarc- because he is found far out at sea.
tic seas, and are the lowest form of Though a small bird, it has long wings,
birds now known. In fact they look spreading ten or twelve feet. These
,more and act more like seals. Their enable him to fly long distances, and to
(wings are only a few inches long, and support himself in the air with no more
are only useful in the water, and the motion than a boy's kite, for hours at
same may be said of their feet, although a time. Although he lives upon fish,
they do manage to scramble up on the he seldom swims, and it is said that he
rocks, where they sit upright on their never dives. He catches the flying fish
stumpy tails. They are famous divers, as they leap out of the water, and will
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HE bird in the oppo- chicks when they are half grown, while
site engraving with the female lays and hatches again.
the graceful crest is There are many kinds of Quails, and
the California Quail, some species is found in almost every
S so-called because it is quarter of the globe. We read of
found only in that them in the Bible, and they have been
State, and near the border in Mexico. common in Egypt and Syria ever since
As it inhabits only the valleys, it is the children of Israel ate them in the
S-_=- Wilderness. Hundreds of thousands
__ are captured in Northern Africa efery
year and taken to France.
SThe Blue Jay is found in nearly
every part of North America. He is
very shy, and likes to flit about in the
shadiest portion of the woods. But
sometimes he flies about the orchards
S looking for grubs, and then his rich
"plumage shows to great advantage in
s the sunlight. He belongs to the Crow
"-h e s m l family, and, like all his relatives, he is
S. very cunning and tricky. When tamed,
bird trainers say that he can be taught
called there the Valley Quail, to distin- more easily than most birds. Like the
guish it from the Mountain Quail. It mocking bird, he is fond of imitating
has beautiful plumage, and two jet other birds, but instead of learning to
black crests, though they appear as sing their songs, he imitates only the
one in the picture. It does not whistle harsh sounds. When calling to his
like the Eastern Quail, and its cry is mate he can be as sweet as any of his
rather disagreeable than pleasant. companions of the woods ; but at other
Like all the Quails, it can be easily times he will scream so nearly like the
domesticated. hawk as to make an old hen scamper
The bird to its right is the familiar with her chicks, and scare all the little
little Bob White of New England and birds within hearing.
the Middle States. Before it was The cowbird, or cow blackbird,
hunted so mercilessly, it must have comes in summer to nearly all the
been very common in all this portion Northern States. He can be seen fol-
of the country, but now it is quite rare lowing the cows about the pasture and
in some portions. Though it breeds catching the flies which they whisk off
well, in cold winters, whole flocks often with their tails. The cowbird builds no
get frozen under the snow and perish. nest of her own, but lays her eggs in
A pair of Bob Whites will raise two the nests of other birds, where they are
broods of a dozen or more each sum- hatched and cared for without any
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Johr Coleridge Patteson.

MONG the lives of South Pacific. As the islands were in-
missionaries there is habited by savages, he was often at-
none more interesting tacked, and was finally killed in 1871.
than that of John Cole- In order to teach, he had to learn the
ridge Patteson. He many languages of the different islands,
was the son of Judge and often to attend the sick, wash and
John Patteson, and his mother was a dress the children, and sometimes do
niece of the poet Coleridge. Though his own cooking. Wherever he suc-
he was the eldest son and had brilliant ceeded in talking to the people and
prospects in England, he early formed staying among them, they learned to
---- -- love him; but kidnappersused
to come sometimes and carry
off the natives, and Patteson's
life was probably taken as a
consequence of the nefarious
"practice.

The Three Answers.
SBEAUTIFUL, indeed, was the
"lesson which a little Sabbath-
school class had been reciting,
-all about the Saviour's king-
-- dom. Boys," said the lady,
looking seriously upon the
-/ little boys, what will you do to
help on the Saviour's kingdom ?
What will you do, James? "
I will give my half-pence
S to the missionaries, and they
-o N alatd/ shall preach about it to the
"heathen," answered James.
S"And what will you do,
"George ?"
George looked up and said,
I will pray for it."
""JOHN COLEAnd what will you do,
John ?" said the teacher, addres-
a resolution to give up all and become sing the youngest.
a missionary. His chance did not come He cast down his eyes and softly
till 1857, when he was thirty years old. said, I will give my heart to it." The
In that year he sailed with Bishop teacher blessed the little boy, and
Selwyn for New Zealand. His work breathed a silent prayer that Jesus
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THE ARTIST
An! what a gift is his, whose skilful hand
Can seize tie beauty of the passing scene,
And bring back summer to a wintry land,
With all its golden light and smiling green!
Can build again the cot where we were born,
And paint the mead where roved our infant feet;
Relight the hearth whence we too soon. were torn,
The world's loud strife and endless toil to meet !
Can give us back dead faces half forgot
Amid the dreary mists of daily cares,
Aglow with life as when the heart was hot
"With love, and blessed us with its daily pray'rs!
Yea, that can give us beauty from afar,
Which else our poor dim eyes had ne'er conceived-
The orient sky, the sea, the mountain spar,
Whose spoken wonders we had scarce believed;
Or, stooping to the lowly things of earth,
Can fix for us the glorious works of God,
That through the fleeting seasons have their birth.
In sky or sea, in bush or verdant sod!
Ah! would that gift were mine, that I might trace
With faithfulness beyond poor human speech,
The heavenly beauty of the wondrous face
Sweet nature turns to all within her reach!
But though high heaven that gift to me deny,
I bow with thanks to him whose skilful hands
SHave worked to place beneath my raptured eye
Choice gems of beauty from remotest lands.
And though my feet in mental passage tread
The distant scenes my blessed Saviour trod,
SOr though my eyes behold the reverent head
Of some devoted messenger of God,
Preaching to me from silent, earnest eyes,
Of living faith, and bliss beyond the skies,
"Tis still to that quick hand and subtle brain
I owe my joy-that all my thanks pertain.
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The Vair Cat.

NUR Tommy was a pretty cat
As ever caught a mouse;
We kept him sleek and round and fat,
When he staid in the house,

But he would run away at night,
With his companions fine;
And they would roam about and fight,
Whene'er they felt inclined.


And wanted clothes to wear;
Although a glossy coat he had,
That would not rip nor tear.

He dressed himself up prim and
neat,
And with a staff in hind,
A He sallied forth upon the street,
And strutted very grand.

S His shoes were but a sorry fit,
His tail he couldn't hide;
', i His collar had no pin to it;
His belt was tight beside.

But in his pride he didn't care,
SBut bore it very well,
To make his friends all come and
stare,
To see him cut a swell.

He called for all the cats around,
A To come and see him now;
"" -- ._ He thought that each one would be
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Dressed up so very nice;
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Little Jack off to School.

ACK is growing very Kiss him or his heart will fail.
old, Dash looks up with gleaming eye;
Summers six have By the wagging of his tail
seen his joy ; Marks his doggish sympathy.
Mother may no longer Jack, attempting to be cool,
S hold Whispers, with an eager sigh:
In her arms so big a boy. If I might take Dash to school,
He must now to school away, I believe I should not cry."
Through the world his bark to steer. School should be a place of joys;
How that little heart to-day Could little Jack have his whim-
Beats with mingled pride and fear! Fancy if two hundred boys
Each might take his dog with him !
-Lessons would he only clogs;
This the question to decide-
From four hundred boys and dogs,
Where the schoolmaster could
hide?
Be irt Timne.
S-a h BE in time for every call;

Be in time.
has' YeuIf your teachers only find
kYou are never once behind,
ei, But are, like the dial, true,
They will always trust to you;
Be in. time.
Never linger ere you start;
Set out with a willing heart;
Be in time.
In the morning up and on,
First to work and soonest done,
This is how the goal's attained;
This is how the prize is gained;
Be in time.
"Those who aim at something great
Jack arid his Ducks. Never yet were found too late;
Be in time.
JACK is home from school again, and Life with all is but a school;
has run down to the brook to see his We must work by plan and rule,
ducks. The old duck has eight young With' some noble end in view,
ones, and she is very proud of them. Ever steady, earnest, true:
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Man ard t1le Moiqkey.

HERE are philosophers -the door had been left open, and a
who tell us that the dif- strange cat had just entered the room.
ferent species of animals
inhabiting this earth :
have been produced by v '
a process called devel-
opment. Here we have the key to this 4
picture. The man in the centre is sup-
posed to be announcing this doctrine
of the origin of species to an assembly -.. '
of the lower animals. There are mon-
keys, ourangs, geese, pelicans, owls, When it was driven out, her own cat
turtles, grasshoppers, an alligator, an came down from her place of safety,
elephant, a giraffe, and on the right a and dropped the bird without doing it
very sedate-looking jackass in man's the least injury.
clothes. See how interested they all *
are, particularly the monkey in the A Mornkey Trap.
foreground, whose tail stands a good AN old, hard cocoanut is taken, and
chance of being cut off, now that his a hole is made in the shell. Furnished
brother monkey thinks that to be the with this and a pocketful of boiled rice,
first step to manhood. Do you think the sportsman sallies into the forest
that these curious-looking creatures are and stops beneath a tree tenanted by
wishing they were men, or are they sat- monkeys. Within full sight of these
isfied to be just as they are? It is inquisitive spectators he first eats a lit-
strange how much some people's faces tle rice, and then puts a quantity into
are like the faces of the lower animals, the cocoanut with all the ostentation
and what a human expression is some- possible. The nut is then laid upon
times found in the features of beasts the ground, and the hunter retires to
and birds; but it would be stranger a convenient ambush. No sooner is
still if the world should come to be- the man out of sight than the monkeys
lieve that they are really related to each race shelter skelter for the cocoanut.
other in the manner referred to. The first arrival peeps into it, and see-
ing the rice inside, squeezes his hand
Sagacity of a Cat. through the hole and clutches a hand-
ful. Now, so paramount is greed over
A LADY had a tame bird which she every other feeling connected with
let out of its cage every day. As it monkey nature that nothing will in-
was picking crumbs of bread off the duce the creature to relinquish his
carpet, her cat, which always before hold. With his hand thus clasped he
showed great kindness for the bird, can't possibly extract it; but the thought
seized it on a sudden, and jumped upon that if he lets go, one of his brethren
the table. The lady was much alarmed will obtain the feast is overpowering.
for the fate of the favorite, but on turn- The sportsman soon appears upon the
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HE children are having 'tis a sunny day, the chilly nights warn
a picnic, and all are in- the birds that they must get ready to go
vited. Here is Willie to a warmer clime. The blackbirds are
with his hoop and foot- gathering in great flocks, and making
ball and his sister Lou much clatter as they prepare for their
leading little Mamie by long flight to the South. How swiftly
the hand. Mamie has brought her they circle round the edge of the
doll in her arms. Cousin Ida has woods. Now they are all gone! No,
brought hers in a neat little doll car- here they come again over the tops of
riage. Some of the other girls have the trees. They seem to be trying
brought dolls, too, and they will have their wings to see if they are strong
a fine time playing with them in the enough for the coming journey. In a
cool shade of the trees. We may be day or two they will be gone, and then
certain, too, that there are more boys other little boys and girls, who live a
in the throng behind with hoops and long way off, can go out every day and
balls. The papas and mammas and all watch them.
the older folks are coming too, and
nurse has baby in her arms. How Playing Schlool.
happy they all look! Willie, who knows
the way, acts as leader, and he makes DING Dong Dolly, school is in,
them all march along to the time of a Hark the lessons now begin :
lively tune which they are singing. Keep all the pupils there-
---Dollies nice and neat and fair,
Fat and lean, short and tall,
In a row against the wall.
Lots of little teachers, too,
Come to show them what to do.
Now, Miss Wax, turn out your toes;
Tell me how you spoiled your nose.
Miss Rag, pray for once sit straight;
How came you to be so late ?
Do, Miss China, sit down, dear;
i Papa dolls, don't act so queer."
Mabel's doll could say, Mamma."
Smartest in the class, by far.
S ome will graduate next fall;
Others are almost too small.
Does your dolly ever go ?
Terms are very cheap, you know.
Better take her there at once.
Watching the Birds. Who would want a doll a dunce ?
Miss ALICE has taken her little "Time is up !" the teachers shout.
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-- -With funny faces stare.

Six Little Turkeys.
Six little turkeys, and all in a row!
Now what they were hatched for,
they didn't know:
"Our grandmamma did, but she would
not tell;
She watered and fed them every day
well.
_- But not one of the six heard her once
say
_' She was fattening them for Thanks-
AK. giving Day.

EAT and dressy Six little turkeys! From morning till
Little Bessie night
SOn the dresser waits, They would run away and hide out of
And sits a-gazing sight.
At the amazing Grandmamma's sun-bonnet scarcely at
Rows of dinner plates, all
And cups and bowls, Found time to hang on its peg on the
And plates for rolls, wall:
All of ancient dates. For they kept her all summer watching
about
As Bessie sits, The byways and hedges, calling them
All of her wits out.
Seem tranced as in a spell.
She has been told Six large, fat turkeys, and all in a row,
That plates so old On Thanksgiving morning One was
A wondrous tale can tell to go
Of other years, To Sam, one to Tom, another to Lu-
And hopes and fears, (Dear little grandchildren, loving and
And what Grandma befell true) ;
One was to be sent to poor Widow
When she was young, Gray,
And her hair hung With six helpless children to feed that
In ringlets brown and fair, day;
And was not gray One was cooked for lame little Joe-
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Will She Rouird the Poinrt?

*HIS group of sailors is good, and that of the kid or young
and fishermen is worth goat is in many countries esteemed a
studying. Notice the delicacy. The milk is very rich and
earnest expression up- nutritious, and the butter and cheese
on the faces of these made from it are very good. The skin
sturdy and weather- of the goat was early used for clothing,
beaten but brave men. They are look- and is now dressed as leather and made
ing .at something far out on the sea. into gloves and the finer kind of shoes.
You cannot see it, for the picture is The hair is used for making ropes
not large enough to show it upon the which are not injured by water, and is
canvas, but it is not difficult for us to also much used in making wigs. The
imagine what it is. One of the
men is looking through a spy-
glass at it. And now guess -
what the picture means ? Out
there upon the sea is a ship,
trying to get round the point
or cape so as to escape the
rocks. It is not the little ship
shown in the picture, but an- 'l
other one in the direction to-
wards which the sailor in the
front is pointing. The sea is
rough and the tide is coming in
strong and high. The good
ship is in danger, and her cap-
tain and crew are doing their
very best to keep her well out
to sea till the dangerous rocks
are passed. The meft in the
picture understand all about it,
and, if the ship should strike a
rock, they will go out to her in
boats, even at the risk of their lives, hair of the Angora and Cashmere goats
and try to save the men from drown- make valuable fabrics. The horns are
ing. used for making knife handles, etc., and
the fat is said to be superior to that of
The Goat. the ox for making candles. One of the
delightful uses of the goat, all our young
THIS Goat seems to be quite at friends will admit, is drawing the pretty
home on shipboard as it stands there carriages to be seen in Central Park
to be milked by the young sailor. and otherplaces every pleasant summer
The uses of the goat are more nu- day. Goats can be easily trained to
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My Puppies, Jack arid Flo.

Y dear wee puppies, do dog. My errand over, I was return-
keep still, ing home, when my horse not only
Or you will tumble kicked me off but kicked me after-
down, you will, ward, so that my leg was frightfully
... And maybe break broken. The night was coming on,
your little bones, the snow falling heavily, and I could
And tear your coats upon the stones. not move. In desperation I dipped
Don't be so restless, Master Jack; my glove in my blood and gave it to
You think because your nose is black my sheep-dog, saying: Take this
That you're a prettier dog than Flo; straight home-let no one stop you
But you are wrong in thinking so. from going into the parlor to my father,
Now, if you two will but keep still, and fetch me help." As if the beast
I'll carry you to Primrose Hill; had understood every word, he seized
There I will let you romp and run- the glove and tore home. The servants
I know you will enjoy the fun; tried to catch him in vain-he forced
And all the fine-dressed ladies there his way into the parlor and dropped the
Will say, "Oh, what a pretty pair!" glove, whining piteously. My father
--- recognized the glove, saw that some ac-
Scident had occurred, gathered the men
on the farm, and came to my rescue.
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-.FOUR little girls
"All in a row !
SWhat are they doing?
v Don't you know ?
They are dancing;
SN ot noisily prancing,
As wild girls do-
I know a few,
And so do you,-
But skipping gently,
"- And looking intently,
To see that their steps
l ." SAre correct and true.
"They know the rule,
The Clever Sheep Dog. For they go to school,
And improve their chances
WHEN I was a young man, my father To learn the new dances;
said to me, There is a heavy snow- And so, just now,
storm coming. Ride up the mountain They're showing how
and see that the sheep are properly To dance in time,
folded." So off I set, mounted on a And keep in line,
frisky colt, and accompanied by my When they make their bow.























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qUACK quac k! I'll hit it and see.
S quack! ',"" He won't stay,
What's this on its :7 But runs away,
S back ? There he goes;
A thing very queer, :.i And his toes
To be lying here, Open and close
With nobody near. In a saucy way,
I'll give it a whack As though talking,
With my bill; -_ Or boldly mocking.
It seems to be lying ,- I come here to swim,
Very still. And I'll show him
It must be dying N -- That I'm a duck
With fear --- With lots of pluck
Of a duck like me And vim.

He shall not go
In that way. No! ';"'-
S I'll pull him out
By his saucy toe.
"To fight me so ?
SHe has no mouth -'-
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But up he throws
His funny toes
And snaps at me.
Now I'll beat him,
Then 1'll eat him.

O dear! O dear his feet are claws Why did I come to swim to-day ?
His toes are ugly, monstrous jaws. Why didn't I let him go away ?
By my leg he holds me tight My mother'll say it serves me right;
What shall I do? He'll kill me quite She's often told me not to fight.


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THE HEDGEHOG.

S" W HERE are you going so fast away?
Where are you going?" the children said.
"To seek my dinner, this summer day,
To seek my dinner," the hedgehog said.

"You've got long prickles, so sharp and fine?
Such terrible prickles! the children said.
"Don't I tell you I'm going to dine?
o Let me be trotting," the hedgehog said.

"Nay, nay, now stay; don't hurry away!
Don't run away! the children said.
"What will you get for your dinner to-day. "
S "A little fat snail," the hedgehog said.

"And do you gobble your snails quite raw?
Do you not cook them ? the children said.
"Such inquisitive children I never saw!
Of course I don't cook them the hedgehog said.













"SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER."


"MISTRESS NELLIE, fair good morning! "Dear Mistress Nellie you distress me,
To night I go to see the play; For long I've counted on this play,
We have a box, will you go with us ? And if your sisters do not like it
I beg you will not say me nay! Surely they can stay away "


"Oh, no I could not, pray excuse me, Dear Master Lacy, I will go then,
Whatever would my sisters say ? And I will join your party gay;
You know they are so stiff and mighty, I dearly, dearly love a frolic,
They will not go to see the play." To night I'll go to see the play! "













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"GEORGE."
OOR George makes a very sour
face; and why? Because he just
suffered punishment for running
about the streets when he should
have been at work. If he had been a good
Sboy and learnt his lessons, it would not
S.. have happened; but now let us hope that
this will be a warning to him and will make
him in future an obedient child.

TEACHING DOLLY TO WALK.
O L L Y, walk, you little THE CHILD'S MAY SONG.
goose, A merr little maiden,
Don't annoy me; what's A merry little maiden,
the use ? In the merry month of May,
u cn w as Came tripping o'er the meadow,
You can walk as well as I--
As she sang this merry lay :-
Just as well if you would try. As she san ts merry
See how nicely you are dressed, I'm a merry little maiden,
Fitted with your very best. My heart is light and gay;
Were you but as proud as I, And I love the sunny weather
You could walk if you would try. In the merry month of May.
Come, the grass is fresh and clear, I love the pretty lambkins
Do not tumble, dolly dear. That gayly sport and play,
Step up lively; if you try, And make such frolic gambols
You can walk as well as I. In the jerry month of May.
There you drop, you naughty doll; Ilove the little birdies
Be ashamed of such a fall. That sit upon the spray,
And sing me such a blithe song
Home I mean to make you go, 5I h mr m o M
If you trouble Clara so. In the merry month of May.
Ilove the blooming flowers
That grow on bank and brae,
How things are done the adverbs tell, And with them weave my garlands
As slowly, quickly, ill or well. In the merry month of May.
Conjunctions join the words together, I love my little sisters
As men and women, wind or weather. And my brothers every day,
And I seem to love them better
The preposition stands before In the merry month of May.
A noun, as in or through a door.
The interjection shows surprise, Instead of nouns the pronouns stand,
As oh how pretty ; ah how wise. Her head, his face,y'our arm, my hand.








"GEORGE."
OOR George makes a very sour
face; and why? Because he just
suffered punishment for running
about the streets when he should
have been at work. If he had been a good
Sboy and learnt his lessons, it would not
S.. have happened; but now let us hope that
this will be a warning to him and will make
him in future an obedient child.

TEACHING DOLLY TO WALK.
O L L Y, walk, you little THE CHILD'S MAY SONG.
goose, A merr little maiden,
Don't annoy me; what's A merry little maiden,
the use ? In the merry month of May,
u cn w as Came tripping o'er the meadow,
You can walk as well as I--
As she sang this merry lay :-
Just as well if you would try. As she san ts merry
See how nicely you are dressed, I'm a merry little maiden,
Fitted with your very best. My heart is light and gay;
Were you but as proud as I, And I love the sunny weather
You could walk if you would try. In the merry month of May.
Come, the grass is fresh and clear, I love the pretty lambkins
Do not tumble, dolly dear. That gayly sport and play,
Step up lively; if you try, And make such frolic gambols
You can walk as well as I. In the jerry month of May.
There you drop, you naughty doll; Ilove the little birdies
Be ashamed of such a fall. That sit upon the spray,
And sing me such a blithe song
Home I mean to make you go, 5I h mr m o M
If you trouble Clara so. In the merry month of May.
Ilove the blooming flowers
That grow on bank and brae,
How things are done the adverbs tell, And with them weave my garlands
As slowly, quickly, ill or well. In the merry month of May.
Conjunctions join the words together, I love my little sisters
As men and women, wind or weather. And my brothers every day,
And I seem to love them better
The preposition stands before In the merry month of May.
A noun, as in or through a door.
The interjection shows surprise, Instead of nouns the pronouns stand,
As oh how pretty ; ah how wise. Her head, his face,y'our arm, my hand.


















































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THE PUFFED-UP SMOKER.

OH, GORDON, how naughty!
Now, don't look so haughty,-
That's Uncle's pet pipe you've got in
your hand.
If you go on smoking,
We'll soon have you choking,
We'll then have to bury you under
the sand.

Said Gordon to Nellie,
"Go home and cook jelly,
And don't interfere so with me and
my pipe!
Or else go and garden,
First begging my pardon,
And see if the plums have begun to
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"THE MORE HASTE, THE LESS SPEED."
UR two friends were on their
way home, and being in a
'. great hurry, owing to their
"i"', staying out longer than they
'''''should have done, thought of making
a short cut by crossing the pond that
was just frozen over. In their great
.- haste they over-looked the danger
sign and stepped on the ice, but
before they were half-way over, the
ice broke and they fell into the water.
I am glad to say they got home safe
after all, but hereafter they should
better understand the proverb, "the
more haste the less speed."

GOING TO THE CIRCUS.
One of the greatest pleasures of CHILD'S SONG IN SPRING.
children is going to the circus. How Yes, little girl.
they always enjoy seeing the wild Out in the wheat,
animals, the beautiful trained horses, Daisies are springing
how they laugh over the funny sayings White as your feet;
and jests of the clowns, and how they Growing for you
get excited about the races. Our Out in the wheat,
young people in our illustration Only because
appear to be delighted and thoroughly You are so sweet.
pleased. It really does one good to Yes, little girl,
see people enjoy themselves the way Down in the wood,
they do. And then when they go Violets are blowing
home after the circus is finished, they Blue as your hood;
will talk themselves to sleep, telling Blooming for you,
how the clown tried to walk on his Down in the wood,
ear, and couldn't, and about the gen- Only because
tleman who rode on the horses bare You are so good.
back and jumped over bars, through Yes, little girl,
hoops, and the wonderful way he rode Under the mere,
on the horses tail without falling off. Lilies laugh up
Where the water is clear;
Three little words you often see Smile up at you
Are articles, a, an and the. From under the mere,
A noun's the name of any thing, Only because
As school or garden, hoop or swing. You are so dear.










"THE MORE HASTE, THE LESS SPEED."
UR two friends were on their
way home, and being in a
'. great hurry, owing to their
"i"', staying out longer than they
'''''should have done, thought of making
a short cut by crossing the pond that
was just frozen over. In their great
.- haste they over-looked the danger
sign and stepped on the ice, but
before they were half-way over, the
ice broke and they fell into the water.
I am glad to say they got home safe
after all, but hereafter they should
better understand the proverb, "the
more haste the less speed."

GOING TO THE CIRCUS.
One of the greatest pleasures of CHILD'S SONG IN SPRING.
children is going to the circus. How Yes, little girl.
they always enjoy seeing the wild Out in the wheat,
animals, the beautiful trained horses, Daisies are springing
how they laugh over the funny sayings White as your feet;
and jests of the clowns, and how they Growing for you
get excited about the races. Our Out in the wheat,
young people in our illustration Only because
appear to be delighted and thoroughly You are so sweet.
pleased. It really does one good to Yes, little girl,
see people enjoy themselves the way Down in the wood,
they do. And then when they go Violets are blowing
home after the circus is finished, they Blue as your hood;
will talk themselves to sleep, telling Blooming for you,
how the clown tried to walk on his Down in the wood,
ear, and couldn't, and about the gen- Only because
tleman who rode on the horses bare You are so good.
back and jumped over bars, through Yes, little girl,
hoops, and the wonderful way he rode Under the mere,
on the horses tail without falling off. Lilies laugh up
Where the water is clear;
Three little words you often see Smile up at you
Are articles, a, an and the. From under the mere,
A noun's the name of any thing, Only because
As school or garden, hoop or swing. You are so dear.




















































































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BATHING.


HE didn't like bathing, oh dear! oh dear!
The sea was so cold and the waves came so near.
But sister was gentle, oh, sister was kind,
She whispered of beautiful shells they would find.
She told him the waves sing a wonderful song,
That only to wavelets and ripples belong.
"And will you not bathe, and make friends with the sea?
And would you not like a merman to be ? "
Then slowly the frown faded out of his face,
And a smile like a ripple came back in its place.


















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"RIGHT OF WAY."

"BAA, baa, there's no road this way! "
"Pretty sheep, do let me pass, I say,
It's too late to go back again to-day;
Nice little sheep, please do go away! "

"Baa, baa, we won't let you by;
It's no use for you to .begin to cry.
You can't come this road,-no, not if you try,
And never mind asking the reason why."









INDIAN CONVERTS.
S HOSE three young lads sit-
St -" ting in their native w oods,
Where birds in the richest
of dress and nature in its
lovliest attire are to be seen, are
Indians, having been recently con-
verted to the Christian religion. They
now attend the mission schools and
one are learning the English language,
i and also how to write it, which to
them is the greatest puzzle. In the
ill, intervals of school hours they still de-
TOe light to take a run into the woods and
T listen to the songs of the birds, and
enjoy the fruit and beauty of nature.

A SONG FOR MERRY HARVEST.
Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep May bend the knees in thanks to see
its fullest, loudest string; the ample promised bread:
The bee below, the bird above, are Awake, then, all! 'tis Nature's call;
teaching us to sing and every voice that lives
A song for merry harvest; and the Shall welcome merry Harvest, and
one who will not bear bless the hand that gives.
His grateful part, partakes a boon he
ill deserves to share. THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMP.
The grasshopper is pouring forth his The first postage stamp ever used
The first postage stamp ever used
quick and trembling notes; in this country is believed to have been
The laughter of the gleaner's child, brought out in New Haven, Connec-
the heart's own music, floats. ticut, in 1846, by E. A. Mitchell, who
Up! up! I say, a roundelay from was then the postmaster there. In
every voice that lives
response to many complaints of incon-
Should welcome merry Harvest, and venience in paying postage at the
bless the hand that gives. venience in paying postage at the
s the hand that giv delivery windows, as the office was
The buoyant soul that loves the bowl sometimes closed, and it took.time at
may see the dark grapes shine; best, Mr. Mitchell finally got a stamp
And gems of melting ruby deck the engraved and printed. These stamps
ringlets of the vine; were sold at postage rates, and proved
Who prizes more the foaming ale, very convenient. An engraver of
may gaze upon the plain; New Haven has found the original
And feast his eye with yellow hops design, engraved in 1846. The
and sheets of bearded grain. stamping tool was made for use as a
The kindly one whose bosom aches canceling stamp, as used now, and the
to see a dog unfed, letters were engraved on brass.









INDIAN CONVERTS.
S HOSE three young lads sit-
St -" ting in their native w oods,
Where birds in the richest
of dress and nature in its
lovliest attire are to be seen, are
Indians, having been recently con-
verted to the Christian religion. They
now attend the mission schools and
one are learning the English language,
i and also how to write it, which to
them is the greatest puzzle. In the
ill, intervals of school hours they still de-
TOe light to take a run into the woods and
T listen to the songs of the birds, and
enjoy the fruit and beauty of nature.

A SONG FOR MERRY HARVEST.
Bring forth the harp, and let us sweep May bend the knees in thanks to see
its fullest, loudest string; the ample promised bread:
The bee below, the bird above, are Awake, then, all! 'tis Nature's call;
teaching us to sing and every voice that lives
A song for merry harvest; and the Shall welcome merry Harvest, and
one who will not bear bless the hand that gives.
His grateful part, partakes a boon he
ill deserves to share. THE FIRST POSTAGE STAMP.
The grasshopper is pouring forth his The first postage stamp ever used
The first postage stamp ever used
quick and trembling notes; in this country is believed to have been
The laughter of the gleaner's child, brought out in New Haven, Connec-
the heart's own music, floats. ticut, in 1846, by E. A. Mitchell, who
Up! up! I say, a roundelay from was then the postmaster there. In
every voice that lives
response to many complaints of incon-
Should welcome merry Harvest, and venience in paying postage at the
bless the hand that gives. venience in paying postage at the
s the hand that giv delivery windows, as the office was
The buoyant soul that loves the bowl sometimes closed, and it took.time at
may see the dark grapes shine; best, Mr. Mitchell finally got a stamp
And gems of melting ruby deck the engraved and printed. These stamps
ringlets of the vine; were sold at postage rates, and proved
Who prizes more the foaming ale, very convenient. An engraver of
may gaze upon the plain; New Haven has found the original
And feast his eye with yellow hops design, engraved in 1846. The
and sheets of bearded grain. stamping tool was made for use as a
The kindly one whose bosom aches canceling stamp, as used now, and the
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CHARITY CHILDREN PREPARING FOR THE
HARVEST HOME.

IN mob-cap and apron as white asthe snow,
What are they doing! Heigho! heigho!
Wreathing a pillar with garland of posies
Of green leaves and jasmine, and red and white roses,/
They are dressing the church for the thanksgiving-d'ay;
The old village church is not often so gay.
So that's what the children are doing, heigho!
In apron and mob-cap as white as the snow.

Soon will the church bells go pealing and ringing,
Soon will the Charity Children go singing
Into the church where the wreaths are all twining,
Where lilies and roses are blooming and shining;
Where the rich autumn light through the windows is
streaming,
Till old and young faces light up with its beaming.
In apron and mob-cap as white as the snow,
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LEARNING TO WRITE.
ILLUSTRATION BY MISS DICKENS.
Our Mabel has her lessons to learn Her sister's her teacher, who fondly
and to write, guides her hand
Though the wind's in the west, and And makes her the very best writer
the sun's shining bright in the land.








































THE YOUNG MUSICIAN.

THERE'S nothing like a fiddle,
Though music is a riddle,
With its big dots, and little dots,' and long straight lines.
This fiddle makes a groaning,
And a grunting, and a moaning;
And listen to the doggie-what dreadful howls and whines.

(What the little girl said.)
Oh, dear me, I am tired,
(Though the music I've admired,)
Of holding this book for you this long, long while.
And what would Grandpa say
If he knew we'd been at play,
A playing on his fiddle in such a famous style ?









PRINCE OF WALES IN INDIA.

ST last in 1875, the Prince of
Oh Wales realized what he once
called the dream of his life,
namely, to visit India, the
great empire. After all the necessary
arrangements were made, the Prince
finally at Brindisi stepped on board
the beautifully fitted up steamship,
the Serapis, on the way to India.
After steaming through the Suez
Canal and the Red Sea, the Prince,
finally, in October landed at Bombay,
where he was royally received. Great
festivities were given in his honor,
tiger and elephant hunts were ar-
ranged, and life in India was made to
him extremely pleasant. 'Our illus-
tration shows him in his usual hunting
costume.


SWEET AND TWENTY.
Oh! my love's a winsome lady; FLOWERS THAT TELL THE TIME.
Sweeter face ne'er fed love on !
In a court, or forest shady, Almost every flower has a time for
Queenlier beauty never shone. opening or closing its petals, and a
Like a lady from a far land particular way of doing it. But there
are some flowers which are regular
Came my true love brave to see ncs
As to heaven its rainbow garland, clocks, and others are regular barom-
Is her beauty rich to me. meters.
The common chick-weed" is
As some dusky lake may mirror sensitive to cloudy weather, and
One fair star that shines above, the pimpernal or poor-man's
So my life-aye growing clearer- weather-glass," hangs its head at the
Hold this tremulous star of love. approach of a storm.
Look you, how she cometh, trilling There is a flower called four
Out her gay hearts bird-like bliss! o'clock," which opens at that hour.
Merry as a may morn thrilling The morning glory" opens at three
With the dew and sunshine kiss. o'clock in the morning, and closes
-- about nine or ten, according to its
"A fathom is six feet. location. The evening primrose "
"A league is three miles. opens between five and seven o'clock
A pace is three feet. in the evening.









PRINCE OF WALES IN INDIA.

ST last in 1875, the Prince of
Oh Wales realized what he once
called the dream of his life,
namely, to visit India, the
great empire. After all the necessary
arrangements were made, the Prince
finally at Brindisi stepped on board
the beautifully fitted up steamship,
the Serapis, on the way to India.
After steaming through the Suez
Canal and the Red Sea, the Prince,
finally, in October landed at Bombay,
where he was royally received. Great
festivities were given in his honor,
tiger and elephant hunts were ar-
ranged, and life in India was made to
him extremely pleasant. 'Our illus-
tration shows him in his usual hunting
costume.


SWEET AND TWENTY.
Oh! my love's a winsome lady; FLOWERS THAT TELL THE TIME.
Sweeter face ne'er fed love on !
In a court, or forest shady, Almost every flower has a time for
Queenlier beauty never shone. opening or closing its petals, and a
Like a lady from a far land particular way of doing it. But there
are some flowers which are regular
Came my true love brave to see ncs
As to heaven its rainbow garland, clocks, and others are regular barom-
Is her beauty rich to me. meters.
The common chick-weed" is
As some dusky lake may mirror sensitive to cloudy weather, and
One fair star that shines above, the pimpernal or poor-man's
So my life-aye growing clearer- weather-glass," hangs its head at the
Hold this tremulous star of love. approach of a storm.
Look you, how she cometh, trilling There is a flower called four
Out her gay hearts bird-like bliss! o'clock," which opens at that hour.
Merry as a may morn thrilling The morning glory" opens at three
With the dew and sunshine kiss. o'clock in the morning, and closes
-- about nine or ten, according to its
"A fathom is six feet. location. The evening primrose "
"A league is three miles. opens between five and seven o'clock
A pace is three feet. in the evening.
















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THE YOUNG HEIR'S EASTER VISITORS.

LITTLE Sir Peregrine stands to receive
His guests who are coming this Easter Eve,
That sweet little doggie (Floss is its name),
Who stands by his master, is doing the same.

First comes Judith Eleanor, sweetest and best,
And then after Judith there come all the rest.
Now Judith is cousin to this Peregrine,
Such sweet little cousins have never been seen.

Then comes little Godfrey, with large round hat,
And wide-awake face, and lace collar so flat;
And that's little Sophie has hold of his arm,
With her face so sedate, and her manner so calm.

And wee little Bessie, who's holding her muff,
Is staring as if she could not stare enough.
From the coach steppeth Hilda, take care, not too fast!
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THE ORATOR.
ERE is a bright little fellow
who has been asked to
speak a piece at school, and
he stands up like a little
man, and with hand outstretched gives
word for word the beautiful poem by
Longfellow, The Village Black-
smith." He is greatly applauded
when he finishes, having spoken the
piece with great feeling, and his
teacher also compliments him very
highly.

THE DISPUTE.
It is very strange that when some pocket when Fritz caught him by the
boys meet in play they will have a hair and then snatched it out of his
quarrel before they are finished, hand. Fritz was very angry, and
Such was the case with Herman Mrs. Muller was surprised to see him
Muller and Fritz Hegeman, two little get into such a passion, and as Her-
German boys, who were often thrown man was howling let me go let
into each others society. Fritz me go Mrs. Muller smiled and told
Hegeman lived some little distance him he had only got what he de-
from the Muller family,but used often served. Little Jacques, who was on
to run across the fields to have some the table, jumped up, and like the
fun with Herman, who was quite a brother that he was, took his whip
spirited boy, and was generally the and tried to get Fritz to let go his
leader of all the boys on their nutting hold, but that was not done until
and fishing excursions. One day, Mrs. Muller came forward and got
while Fritz was visiting Herman, it Fritz away, and made Herman apolo-
began to rain and they had to go in- gize for provoking him so. They
side, where they found Mrs. Muller afterwards became great friends, and
busy spinning, and Herman's younger it is said that Fritz made a present of
brother Franz and his two sisters some of the cards to Herman before
running about enjoying themselves, he left.
Fritz brought out his advertising
cards which he had collected at the
different stores, and which he had
brought with him, that he might show AN INVOCATION.
to the Mullers. They were seated
at a table and were looking over the Our Father God, accept our praise;
cards, when Herman, who was always Our Saviour Christ, thy pardon give;
ripe for mischief, said he would keep Our Helper Spirit, guide our ways,
one, and was going to put it in his That like our Jesus we may live.









THE ORATOR.
ERE is a bright little fellow
who has been asked to
speak a piece at school, and
he stands up like a little
man, and with hand outstretched gives
word for word the beautiful poem by
Longfellow, The Village Black-
smith." He is greatly applauded
when he finishes, having spoken the
piece with great feeling, and his
teacher also compliments him very
highly.

THE DISPUTE.
It is very strange that when some pocket when Fritz caught him by the
boys meet in play they will have a hair and then snatched it out of his
quarrel before they are finished, hand. Fritz was very angry, and
Such was the case with Herman Mrs. Muller was surprised to see him
Muller and Fritz Hegeman, two little get into such a passion, and as Her-
German boys, who were often thrown man was howling let me go let
into each others society. Fritz me go Mrs. Muller smiled and told
Hegeman lived some little distance him he had only got what he de-
from the Muller family,but used often served. Little Jacques, who was on
to run across the fields to have some the table, jumped up, and like the
fun with Herman, who was quite a brother that he was, took his whip
spirited boy, and was generally the and tried to get Fritz to let go his
leader of all the boys on their nutting hold, but that was not done until
and fishing excursions. One day, Mrs. Muller came forward and got
while Fritz was visiting Herman, it Fritz away, and made Herman apolo-
began to rain and they had to go in- gize for provoking him so. They
side, where they found Mrs. Muller afterwards became great friends, and
busy spinning, and Herman's younger it is said that Fritz made a present of
brother Franz and his two sisters some of the cards to Herman before
running about enjoying themselves, he left.
Fritz brought out his advertising
cards which he had collected at the
different stores, and which he had
brought with him, that he might show AN INVOCATION.
to the Mullers. They were seated
at a table and were looking over the Our Father God, accept our praise;
cards, when Herman, who was always Our Saviour Christ, thy pardon give;
ripe for mischief, said he would keep Our Helper Spirit, guide our ways,
one, and was going to put it in his That like our Jesus we may live.






















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PLAYTIME.

LESSONS are done, hurray, hurray !
A game of horses we'll have to day:
Gee-up, gee-up, come galop away
While Grandmother watches us at our play.
And Toby shall Jark, and jump, and run,
She's as fond as we are of games and fun!
Grandma, your horse can't run away,
Although that old wheel goes round so gay,
When you sit spinning all day, all day.







































THE' RUNAWAY RING.


Bow-wow, Bow-wow, run for your lives,
The little page comes to the door in surprise,
The little King Charlie too, roused from his sleep,
Has run to the front door to get a sly peep.
The old lady comes to the window to see
Whatever this wonderful tumult can be;
The little girl leaves all her school things behind,
She's too much afraid that they'll catch her, to mind:
One boy round the corner is looking with glee
STo see if the others in danger can be!
While I, the poor doggie, am running like mad-
If I get safe away with my tail I'll be glad.
And all this to come from a runaway ring,
Oh Bow-wow, pray how could you do such a thing?












































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SPRING.-ILLUSTRATION BY Miss DICKENS.
The winter has passed with its And the bees round the flowerets
frowns away, humming,
And the beautiful spring is coming, It seems as if spring, with her balmy
The children are out in the field at breath,
play, Hath wakened all things from their
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SUMMER.-ILLUSTRATION BY Miss DICKENS.
I'm coming along with a bounding I've hung festoons from laburnum trees
pace And clothed the lilac, the birch,
To finish the work that spring and broom;
Begun; I've wakened the sound of humming
I've left them all with a brighter face- bees,
The flowers in the vales through And decked all nature in brighter
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AUTUMN.
ILLUSTRATION BY MISS DICKENS.
The leaves are falling from the trees. The sky o'ermantled now with clouds
The flowers are fading all, Looks gray, and waned, and pale;
More chill and boisterous is the breeze, The mist fog spreads its hoary shrouds
More hoarse the waterfall: O'er mountain, grove and vale.














































"WINTER.
ILLUSTRATION BY MISS DICKENS.
Summer joys are o'er, Through the snow drifts peeping
Flowerets bloom no more, Cheerful evergreen
Wintry winds are sweeping; Rarely now is seen.
























THE ORPHANS.

CAREFULLY, gently, does Martha tread,
For sister Anna is ill in bed:
Martha is bringing the toast she has made
And tea on a tray so neatly laid.

Their father and mother died long ago,
So Martha and Anna are orphans you know;
And yet, oh yet, they are happy these two,
For kind friends took pity and helped them through.

They live in an orphanage rear to the church,
With trees in the garden where wild birdies perch;
And all of the children wear aprons so white,
And tippets and mobcaps so pretty and bright.















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""We can't help looking at such a sight.
See those sunflowers all in a row,
Nodding their heads at us you know,
All with their faces turned this way,
And great eyes staring as if to say,
" Don't forget what the gardener said,
Don't touch the apples so rosy and red!"























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Save in the cro,:,s of hri i G. ,

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Did e'er such loe and srrow me,.t,

Or thorn, compose so rich a cron ?


Were the whole realm .I nature nie,.

Th , were a tr bute far t:.;- sm all;

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Goirg for the Morrirng Bath.

"HE crimson dawn up- The Corlsultatiorn.
rising THE three mice are now consulting
Above the cold gray whether it is better to run the risk of
hills;
The world with day
surprising,
All hearts with gladness fills !

Then come, my younglings tender,
Unto the silvery stream,
Whose limpid waves shall render
Our happiness supreme !

We'll plunge beneath the waters,
We'll breast each tiny wave,
And from the boatman's daughters
A dainty breakfast crave.
going past the pussy to get at the cup-
Right gladly will they hail you- board, or to wait until pussy goes away
Eight beauties soft and white: or goes to sleep, and it ends by decid-
Nor will their offerings fail you, ing that they will seek some other cup-
And words of fond delight. board where there is no pussy, and so
get all they want.
Then come! the dawn is changing geta they
The gray cloud-tips to gold; Thoroughness. -Whatever they
'Tis time we all were ranging may undertake, teach the young to do
The waters smooth and cold it well. What the future has in store
for them nobody can tell. As a gen-
eral rule, if active and smart, they have
THINK not that you are the only one a great deal of ambition, often saying
who has to endure and who dreads the to themselves, Im going to be this
hardships of life. Ease and comfort are or that when I get big." Therefore
natural desires of the human heart; and the more imperative is the duty rest-
there are thorns real or imaginary in ing on their elders of teaching them to
every one's pathway. But sitting down become useful men and women, so that
and brooding will never bring power to in after life, if misfortune happens to
overcome them. Rather "be up and come, they will not be found sitting
doing," thankful for the blessings still down with helpless hands, crying, I
remaining. If you have health and would work, but I can do nothing well,"
strength, you have reason to be glad, but starting out with an energetic de-
in spite of fortune's frown; for how termination to conquer all obstacles,
much harder would be your lot, or ef- willing to work at anything they can
forts to gain a living, if you were crip- find to do, and able, because they have
pled, blind, or deaf! been taught to do everything well.












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Meeting on the Ice.

HE boughs are bare With thy red lip, redder still,
Of leaf and life, Kissed by strawberries on the hill.
The biting air With the sunshine on thy face,
Is like a knife. Through the torn brim's jaunty grace;
From my heart I give thee joy-
Now old King Cold I Iwas once a romping boy.
Lays icy bonds
On field and fold,
On lakes and ponds. Life's Aspects.-A quaint preach-
er once said that he was disposed to
My merry mates, entertain a very ill opinion of misery
Short is his stay; in general. Perhaps, if we could see it
On with your skates in its true light, we should all hold it
And skim away quite as censurable as it is pitiable, and
the loud complaints we now endure
Leave slipper'd Bob would be softened into whispered con-
To lounge away, fessions. For life is largely what we
With feet on hob, ourselves make it. Even in our tran-
His dreary day, sient moods we can observe this. We
look upon a landscape one day when
Off to the lake, our hearts are light, and it looks beau-
O'er crunching snow, tiful and glad; at another time, when we
By bush and brake, are differently attuned, the same scene
We go we go looks dull and flat. The same social
circle will seem brilliant at one time
and stupid at another; the same event
will produce elation of' spirit, depres-
Ssion, or indifference, according to the
frame of mind with which it is received,


EACH of us ought to strive for excel-
lence in one thing; but we also need
"a little knowledge" in many others.
We cannot all be lawyers; but we all
-c need some acquaintance with the laws
"-. of the land we live in. We cannot all
.understand medical science; but we all
"need some general insight into the laws
of health. We cannot all be politicians ;
BLESSINGS on thee, little man, but we all want some cognizance of our
Romping boy, with cheek of tan own public affairs. We cannot all be
With thy turned-up pantaloons, mechanics; yet we shall at all times
And thy merry whistled tunes; want to know how to use tools.













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THE PURITAN'S DAUGHTER.


LONG, long years and years ago
Lived this Johanna,
Sweet was her face, also
Sweet was her manner.

Reading as she went to Church,
This was her manner;
The very birdies on their perch
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Base-Ball-How to Play It.

HERE is no game now
in vogue, the theory of
which is more simple
than base-ball, and hence
its attraction for the
masses; and yet to ex-
cel in the game as a noted expert, re-
quires not only the possession of the
physical attributes of endurance, agil-
ity, strength, good throwing and run-
ning powers, together with plenty of _
courage, pluck and nerve, but also the
mental powers of sound judgment,
quick perception, thorough control of
temper, and the presence of mind to Little Jack Horrper.
act promptly in critical emergencies.
The plain theory of base-ball is simply I' little Jack Horner; I sat in a corner,
as follows: A space of ground being Eating a Christmas pie ;
marked out on a level field in the form I put in my thumb, and took out a plum,
of a diamond, with equal sides, bases And said, What a good boy am I !
are placed on the four corners thereof.
The contestants include nine players on
each side. One side takes the field and THERE is assuredly no action of our
the other goes to the bat. When the social life, however unimportant, which
field side take their positions, the by kindly thought may not be made to
pitcher delivers the ball to the bats- have a beneficialinfluence upon others;
man, who endeavors to send it out of and it is impossible to spend the small-
the reach of the fielders, and far est amount of money, for any not abso-
enough out on the field to enable him lutey necessary purpose, without a
to run round the bases, and if he grave responsibility attaching to the
reaches the home-base-his starting manner of spending it.
point-without being put out, he scores
a run. He is followed in rotation by in TRUE goodness is like the glow-worm
the others of his side until three of the i ts t t shnes os hn no
batting party are put out, when the except those heaven are upon
field side come in and take their turn it
at the bat. This goes on until nine in- THERE are three requisites to the
nings have been played to a close, and proper enjoyment of earthly blessings
then the side scoring the most runs -a thankful reflection on the goodness
wins the game. of the Giver, a deep sense of our un-
I worthiness, and a recollection of the
To be both acceptable and agreeable uncertainty of long possessing them.
in society it behooves one neither to see The first should make us grateful, the
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More Tltan Corqueror.

HIS beautiful lady was Rows of liquid eyes in laughter,
the daughter of a no- How they glimmer, how they quiver!
bleman in England, Sparkling one another after,
who had a large man- Like bright ripples on a river.
sion built two hundred _
years ago, and sur- Heroism at Honre.-How use-
rounded by beautiful grounds where less our lives seem to us sometimes!
the birds and animals used to roam at How we long for an opportunity to
free will. This lady used to delight perform some great action! We be-
to wander through the grounds, and come tired of the daily routine of home-
wherever she went, in shady dell or life, and imagine we would be far hap-
open plain, met with her pets of every pier in other scenes. We think of life's
kind, and she had a kind word of wel- great battle-field, and wish to be he-
come for them all. And oh it was a roes. We think of the good we might
pleasant sight to see the gazelle come do if our lot had been cast in different
running forward to meet her, and walk scenes. We forget that the world be-
by her side while she fondled it; and stows no titles as noble as father,
the peacock, with its stately stride, used mother, sister, or brother. In the sa-
to greet her with a full spread of his cred precincts of home we have many
feathers, while the half-lop-eared rab- chances for heroism. The daily acts
bits, the deer, sheep, and horses all had of self-denial for the good of a loved
a welcome ; and even the little birds one, the gentle word of soothing for
on the trees used to sing a sweet song another's trouble, the care for the sick,
of welcome to their mistress. may all seem as nothing ; yet who can
tell the good they accomplish ? Our
slightest word may have an influence
D over another for good or evil. We are
daily sowing the seed which will bring
forth some sort of harvest. Well will
it be for us if the harvest is one we will
be proud to garner. If some one of
that dear home-circle can look back in
after-years, and, as they tenderly utter
our name, say, Her words and exam-
ple prepared me for a life of usefulness
-to her I owe my present happiness,"
we may well say, I have not lived in
vain.

DOWN the dimpled greensward dancing LABOR is man's great function. He
Bursts a flaxen-headed bevy.- is nothing, he can be nothing, he can
Bud-lipt boys and girls advancing, achieve nothing, he can fulfill nothing,
Love's irregular little levy. without labor.




































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