Front Cover
 Title Page
 Lena's doctors
 The little mother
 Grand race
 The green meadow
 Carrie and the kittens
 The dog in the duck-pond
 The moon's tea party
 Bell's letter
 Cotchy and snap
 Our horse Mack
 Clever Bruno
 The chickens
 Mamma's birthday
 Naming the cow
 A little sulky
 Rene's pets
 The earth and the sun
 The little artists
 Miss Tabitha trim-tail
 Mr. Samson's watermelons
 The runaway crow
 The duck whose bill was never...
 Poor Ponto
 Ungrateful Mr. Brown
 The royal family
 Going to drive
 Dinner time
 The long-tailed monkey
 A performing seal
 A strange play-fellow
 Billy Blossom's sled
 Mamma's instructions
 Freddie and his chickens
 The crystal palace
 Making candy
 The dispute
 Back Cover

Group Title: Baby's story book : with pictures and silhouettes for our little ones
Title: Baby's story book
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055020/00001
 Material Information
Title: Baby's story book with pictures and silhouettes for our little ones
Physical Description: 78 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Richards, Laura Elizabeth Howe, 1850-1943 ( Editor )
Thomson, Peter G ( Peter Gibson ), 1851-1931 ( Publisher )
Publisher: Peter G. Thomson
Place of Publication: Cincinnati
Publication Date: c1886
Subject: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1886   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1886   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1886
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Ohio -- Cincinnati
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Laura E. Richards.
Funding: Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00055020
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
Rights Management: All rights reserved, Board of Trustees of the University of Florida.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002222714
notis - ALG2960
oclc - 17739684

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Title Page
        Page i
        Page ii
    Lena's doctors
        Page 1
    The little mother
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Grand race
        Page 4
        Page 5
    The green meadow
        Page 6
        Page 7
    Carrie and the kittens
        Page 8
        Page 9
    The dog in the duck-pond
        Page 10
        Page 11
    The moon's tea party
        Page 12
        Page 13
    Bell's letter
        Page 14
    Cotchy and snap
        Page 15
    Our horse Mack
        Page 16
        Page 17
    Clever Bruno
        Page 18
        Page 19
    The chickens
        Page 20
        Page 21
    Mamma's birthday
        Page 22
        Page 23
    Naming the cow
        Page 24
        Page 25
    A little sulky
        Page 26
        Page 27
    Rene's pets
        Page 28
        Page 29
    The earth and the sun
        Page 30
        Page 31
    The little artists
        Page 32
        Page 33
    Miss Tabitha trim-tail
        Page 34
        Page 35
    Mr. Samson's watermelons
        Page 36
        Page 37
    The runaway crow
        Page 38
        Page 39
    The duck whose bill was never shut
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
    Poor Ponto
        Page 44
    Ungrateful Mr. Brown
        Page 45
    The royal family
        Page 46
    Going to drive
        Page 47
        Page 48
    Dinner time
        Page 49
    The long-tailed monkey
        Page 50
        Page 51
    A performing seal
        Page 52
        Page 53
    A strange play-fellow
        Page 54
        Page 55
    Billy Blossom's sled
        Page 56
        Page 57
    Mamma's instructions
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
        Page 61
        Page 62
        Page 63
        Page 64
        Page 65
        Page 66
        Page 67
        Page 68
        Page 69
        Page 70
        Page 71
        Page 72
        Page 73
        Page 74
    Freddie and his chickens
        Page 75
    The crystal palace
        Page 76
    Making candy
        Page 77
    The dispute
        Page 78
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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E-NA is ill, and has to the bed, with Mam-ma's
stay in bed, while the help, and puts his arm round
oth-er chil-dren are play-ing Le-na's' neck and kiss-es her,
out of doors. It is ver-y say-ing, "Poor Le-na! Ba-
lone-ly for her, some-times, by sor-ry!" Then he sits qui-
so to-day she has begged her et-ly on the bed, and sings
moth-er to let the dear Ba- her a lit-tle song. Trus-ty
by broth-er spend the morn- sits by the bed-side, wag-ging
ing in her room. He is so his tail, and look-ing as if he
good, .she is sure he will not thought it a great pit-y that
dis-turb her, or make her an-y-bod-y should ev-er have
head ache. So in he comes, to stay in bed. In the af-
and with him comes his good ter-noon Le-na says she feels
friend Trus-ty, who must go bet-ter, and Doc-tor Ba-
wher-ev-er our Ba-by goes. by and Doc-tor Trus-ty have
rhe dear Pa-by Alimbs up on done her much good.


cl dear lol-ly 0 my and when the new eye was
S )own good child! what put in.
should I do with-out you? An-oth-er gliz.-t com-fort
Broth-er Will laughs at her, is, that she is so well and
and says she is ug-ly, which strong al-ways. Now, Cou-
is not true. I am will-ing, sin Nell's Mi-ran-da, who is
how-cv-er, to con-fic.s that I so ver-y fine, and can move
have seen pret-ti-er dolls; for her head and arms and legs,
I don't think that a moth-er is real-ly a great-er care than
ought to be blind, like Mil- I should wish a child of'
ly Ward, for in-stance, who mine to be. She has a stiff
in-sists that her black Chlo-e neck more than half the
is more beau-ti-fil than the time, I think, and she suf-
love-li-est wax fair-y; but I fers con-stant-ly from rheum-
will say that I have nev-er a-tism in her joints; while
seen such a good, sweet- Ro-sa-lie, who has not a joint
tem-pered doll as my Ro-sa- in her bod-y, is al-wavs in
lie. iNev-er fret-ful or pee- per-fect health. But then,
vish, as wax dolls are so apt Nell says she likes to have
to be, but al-ways wear-ing her dolls sick, for she is fond
the same sweet smile, no of mak-ing pills and pow-
mat-ter what may hap-pen. ders for them, and put-ting
E-ven on that dread-ful day their feet in hot wa-ter.
(it makes me shud-der to Well, Ro-sa-lie, my pet,
think of it) when Will put you are not such a fine la-
out one of her dear eyes dy as Mi-ran-da, but i love
with his pea-shoot-er, the you a thou-sand times bet-
dar-ling nev-er com-plained, ter; and, pret-ty or not, you
though she must have suf- cer-tain-ly are the best and
fered fright-ful-ly, both then dear-est doll in the world.


Than lit-tle Pau-line and her dear Ro-sa-lie
A good lit-tle doll and a good lit-tle child
To jude fm teir f s, so c ul ad mi
710 / ,,,n In I I

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A hap-pi-er cou-ple I inev-e r did see

A good lit-tie doll and a good lit-tie child,
To judge from their fa-ces, so ,heer-ful and 'ild
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To judge from their fa-ces, so cheer-tffl an~d .mild.


1. 5.
H-IEY start a-mid much Mr. Bull-frog re-cov-ers
ap-plause from the him-self and his boat, a-mid
spec-ta-tors. wild cheer-ing from his
friends on the bridge. Mr.
2. Frog-bull puts out all his
Mr. Bull-frog makes a foul. strength. Mr. Bull-frog does
[I can-not stop to ex-plain the same.
what that is. You must ask
Pa-pa.] Wild ex-cite-ment
a-mong the spec-ta-tors. End of the race. Mr.
Frog-bull comes in first, Mr.
3. Bull-frog be-ing on-ly half a
They come to the bridge, length be-hind. Both re-
Mr. Frog-bull gets through ceive first priz-es, Mr. Frog-
safe-ly. Mr. Bull-frog, en- bull be-cause he won the
raged at be-ing passed, for- race, and Mr. Bull-frog be-
gets to look round, and runs cause he got wet and had
in-to dan-ger. the rheum-a-tism, and want-
ed some-thing to con-sole
4. him.
Fright-ful ac-ci-dent to1 Both gen-tle-men are car-
Mr. Bull-frog, show-ing the ried home in tri-umph by
dis-ad-van-ta-ges of hav-ing their de-vot-ed ad-mir-ers,
no eyes in the back of one's and are crowned with flow-
head. Grief and weep-ing ers, to the great de-light of
a-mong the friends of Bull- the mul-ti-tude.



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-VER the brook,"
thought Ma-bel;
"if I could on-ly cross- :.-
o-ver the brook and
she looked long-ing-ly
at the mead-ow on the L! s
oth-er side, so cool,
with its great trees,
and long, wav-ing
grass. Now the trou- -
ble a-bout cross-ing ,
was not in the broolk,
for that was on-ly a
foot wide just there,
and a ba-by could ha ve
jumped o-ver. The
trou-ble was in Ma-bel -
her-self. G-rand-mainn- 1
ma had told her not to
go be-yond the brook;
yet Ma-bel was sure that the harm in that; and she could
straw-ber-ries in that mead- tell grand-mam-ma a-bout
ow must be much fii-er than it. As she stood thus in
an-y she had -seen. She had doubt, who should come
nev-er been o-ver there, but a-long but Nan-nie Lee, a
it looked like the ver-y place lit-tie school-mate of hers.
for straw-ber-ries to grow "Come with me, Ma-bel,"
large and sweet. If she she said. "I am go-ing o-ver
could on-ly go and see! to that love-ly mead-ow, to
Sure-ly there would be no get straw-ber-ries."


"Grand-mam-ma told me you out my-self" And she
not to go be-yond the flew a-cross the field, call-
brook," re-plied Ma-bel ing as she went. The hay-
Pooh said Nan-nie, mak-ers had al-read-y heard
"I don't be-lieve she would Nan-nie's screams, and were
mind. I am go-ing, at an-y com-ing to the res-cue. A-
rate! So say-ing, she among them was Nan-nie's
jumped light-ly a-cross the fa-ther, who looked ver-y
ti-ny brook, and in an-oth-er grave when he heard what
mo-ment stood in the beau- had hap-pened. The lit-tie
ti-ful green mead-ow with girl was soon pulled out of
the long grass and the sha- the mud-dy wa-ter, and
dy trees. Poor Ma-bel stood brought back a-cross the
a-lone in the hot sun-shine, brook again, all drip-ping,
feel-ing ver-y un-hap-py, and dir-ty, and cry-ing bit-
when sud-den-ly she heard a ter-ly.
scream from Nan-nie, so loud Did I not tell you, Nan-
and pierc-ing that she al- nie," asked her fa-ther, "not
most jumped out of her to go a-cross that brook ? "
boots with fright. "Yes," sobbed Nan-nie;
"What is the mat-ter?" "but I did not know why
she cried, you told me."
Oh!" screamed Nan-nie Ver-y well,' said Mr.
a-gain. "Oh, oh! it's a bog! Lee; "per-haps this will
and I'm in wa-ter up to my teach you to o-bey your par-
knees, and I can't get out. ents with-out know-ing
Help me help me!" 'why. "
"Wait," cried Ma-bel, And lit-tle Ma-bel thought
Sand I will call the hay- to her-self, "I am ver-y sure
mak-ers. I could not get it has taught me!"


AR-RIE came run- ad-vise you to med-dle with
n ing to her Mam-ma the kit-tens just now, for the
one day, with a ver-y joy- old cat may be ver-y cross.
ful face. "0 Man-ma! she Wait un-til they are two or
cried, "what do you think? three weeks old, and then
old Tab-by has four love-ly she will not mind your tak-
lit-tle kit-tens, the pret-ti-est ing one."
I ev-er saw. You know I Two or three weeks! that
have been want-ing a kit- seemed al-most as long to
ten for so long. May I have Car-rie as two or three
one of these, please, Mam- years, for she was ver-y
ma? im-pa-tient to have a kit-
"Yes," said her moth-er, ten of her own. "How-ev-
Syou may have one if Tab- er," she thought, I will
by is will-ing. But I do not just go and see them; and


per-haps Mrs. Tab-by will at an-y rate there is no harm
let me take one now." So in try-ing."
off she ran to the play- So say-ing, the lit-tle girl
room, where Tab-by and reached out her hand soft-ly,
her chil-dren were cor-fort- and then, for one in-stant,
a-bly es-tab-lished on a she held the pre-cious white
cush-ion. Car-rie drew near kit-ten in her grasp. But
soft-ly, say-ing, "Good old it was on-ly for an in-stant.
Tab-by! good pus-sy! will The next mo-ment the an-
you. let Car-rie see your gry moth-er, with a fu-ri-ous
sweet lit-tle kit-tens ? there! fsssss had flown at her,
nice old pus-sy and made a deep scratch on
The old cat looked doubt- her neck. Car-rie dropped
ful-ly at her; then she gave the kit-ten, and ran, cry-ing
a faint mew, and cud-dled with pain and fright, to her
down clos-er to her ti-ny moth-er. Her good moth-er
fam-i-ly. But Car-rie was saw at once what had hap-
not dis-cour-aged at this cold opened, but at first she said
re-cep-tion. Dear lit-tle noth-ing, but gen-tly washed
things!" she mur-mured, the blood a-way from the
com-ing clos-er. "I can-not wound, and put some nice
tell which is the pretti-est. salve on it. A little while
Two tab-by ones, and one af-ter, how-ev-er, when Car-
black, and one as white as rie had dried her tears, but
snow. I think yes, I do was still look-ing ver-y se-
think I like the white one ri-ous, her moth-er said to
best. Now I won-der if I her soft-ly, "I think my lit-
could not get it a-way with- tie girl un-der-stands now
out Tab-by no-tic-ing it. She why I ad-vised her to wait
.seems to be a-sleep now, and two or three weeks."


I, ,

T was a ver-y hot day through the long, tan-gled
in June, and Fan-ny, grass. "The wa-ter looks
the big re-triev-er, felt ver-y cool," thought Fan-ny, "but
un-com-fort-a-ble. She had it is migh-ty mud-dy. Nev-
a quan-ti-ty of thick, shag- er mind a good roll on the
gy, black hair, which made grass will make me quite
her ver-y warm. clean a-gain."
"Dear, dear!" said Fan-ny She had just dipped her
to her-self, "I must take a big paw in-to the wa-ter
swim in the duck-pond; that when an an-gry duck, fol-
is the on-ly thing which will lowed by a fleet of soft duck-
make me cool." lings, popped her head out
Off she set for the pond, a-mong the reeds, mak-ing a
mak-ing her way pa-tient-ly tre-men-dous chat-ter-ing.


"You mustn't talk so fast! sharp bill, and pinched, dear,
I don't un-der-stand duck dear, how she pinched!
French," said Fan-ny. Fan-ny ut-tered a dis-mal
"*Qu'ck, qu'ck, qu'ck, qu- howl, and nev-er stopped
a-a-ck," went the duck, and run-ning till she reached her
oh, how red and an-gry her own ken-nel.
eyes looked There she lay down, licked
If Fan had been a pru- her wound-ed nose, rest-ed
dent dog, I think she would her half-blind-ed eyes, and
have gone a-way, don't you! de-cid-ed that ducks were
.But she was so anx-ious for the most sav-age and self-
her bath that she paid no ish of all creat-ures.
at-ten-tion to,; Mrs. Duck, "What harm was I do-
but walked straight in-to ing, I should like to know ?"
the wa-ter. she said to her-self. "Cross,
Bang went the duck, spite-ful creat-ure! I will
right a-gainst dog-gy's face nev-er speak to a duck
and whir-r-r-r-r! went her a-gain."
wings right in dog-gy's eyes
and oh, worst of all, she But it was the duck's own
seized Fan's nose in her pond, you see.


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i. HAVE you ev-er heard of
"-" --- the two chil-dren who took
--. e-'. a tea with the Moon "No?"
Then I will tell you a-bout
I, t ais an fine e-ven-ing in June that
'f. .. tley went uip; and-
"' ? ,"- H -ow did they get up there ? Why,
i the- lirmbed up a moon-beam, of course.
SHaven't you ev-er seen an-y-bod-y climb
? S. to the tp, they were met by the first
.- star-in-wa it-ing, who smiled and twin-
... I kled atl it them ver-y pleas-ant-ly.
i Is the Moon at home ? "they asked.
SY.:- '.I.' Yes," re-plied the Star, "and tea'is
Si' ll read-v. Come in! Her Maj-es-ty is
in her dress-ing-cloud, but will be down
Vel'-y souln.
She took the chil-dren in-to a fat, hand-some la-dy, with a
the din-ing-room, where the crown of stars; and she
ta-ble was laid; and then she shone so bright-ly that the
rang a bell, and sang, chil-dren's eyes were daz-zled.
"Lu-na-tic, Moon-a-tic Maj-es-ty, How are you 1 she said
oh! sweet ly. Where 's the
Come to your sup-per-y up-per-y cheese, Ve-nus ? "
oh !" Ve-nus brought the cheese,
Then a cloud o-pened, and and they all sat down and
out came the Moon. She was ate it. This was the sup-


per, ex-cept some mel-ons,
of which the Moon'ate great
I eat these to make my
light ael-low," she ex--
plained. "The word mel-on
is a con-trac-tion of mel-low
one,' you know."
"Is it ? asked the chil-
dren, in sur-prise.
"Yes, it is!" cried the
Moon. "Don't ex- press
doubt, for that up-sets my
nerves, and might give me
an e-clipse."_
"I thought the Earth did
that," said they.
An-y-thing dis-a-gree-a-
ble does it," re-plied the
Moon has-ti-ly. The Earth "Well, you'd bet-ter go
is dis-a-gree-a-ble, so she now," said the Star. "You
does it. Hate-full creat-ures! may come some time and see
how dare you men-tion us a-gain. When-ev-er you.
her ? and off she went in- see me wink for-ty times in
to her cloud, in a huff. suc-ces-sion, con-sid-er your-
You should not speak selves in-vit-ed. Good-bye.
of such things.to her Maj- There's your moon-beam."
es-ty," said Ve-nus. And off she twin-kled, sing-
"In-deed cried the chil-_ ing,
dren. "We did not mean to Lu-na-tic, Moon-a-tic. Maj-es-ty,
vex her." oh! "


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name is, but we read your and dig with our shov-els in
much, so I thought I would Pa-pa put for us at the end
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M EA\R B3A-BY: I nev- Will and Ja-mie have pret-
_wer saw you a letter, and Itelty lit-te brass cribs. the
don't e-ven know what youtim play out of all doors allf day,
naThere is, but e read your and dig with our shov-els in
Mag--zine and likrls it ver-y the great heap of sand that
much, so I thought I would Pa-pa put for us at the end
write you a let-ter and tell of the gar-den. But the
you a-bout our-selves, best time of all is af-ter tea,
There are four of us, two for then Main-ma sings to
girls and two boys. I am us and tells us sto-ries till
the eld-est, and then comes bed-time. And then, when
Will, and then Grace, and we are un-dressed, and have
then Ja-mie. We live in a said our pray-ers, we jump
large square house, with a in-to bed and try which can
gar-den be-hind it, and we go to sleep first, on-ly we
all sleep to-geth-er in our big nev-er can find out ex-act-ly.
nurs-er-y. Grace and I Don't you think we have
sleep in the same bed, but hap-py times, Ba-by ?


-C(()0T-CHY was a good
i '. lit-tle cat, but she hl d
-" & one fault: she was too
ii i fond of cream.
SI She was left a-lone in
Si' -the din-ing-room once,
'', ind lt did she spy on the ta-ble but
1 bt1ain-ti-til blue pitch-er filled with
; e-li-ci i p .T he jumped, naugh-ty Cot-chy,
W nill wi us put-ting out her tongue to
I 'i hip, wh-'n "gr--r-r-yow! yow!!" sound-
ed i h. r ear. Snap, the o-di-ous
'' OI 1u lious-doi'. stood close to her with his
moth \\id\ o-pen, all read-y to bite!
Sl't-chiy made a tre-men-dous spring,
S fand1 a-lil-It-ed safe-ly on the tall, old-
ash-ioned mnan-tel-piece. Snap was
wild wvith dis-ap-point-ed rage, and danced first on one foot
and then on the oth-er. He could not reach her, try as
hard as he might.
Catch me if you can, Mr. Snap," said Cot-chy; "but, 0,
how I did burn my poor tail in that hot soup It was all
the cook's fault for not mak-ing the soup cold."
Now I should say that the fault was Mrs. Cot-chy's for
try-ing to steal cream.


HIS is our Ihrse, and then ba-by laughs aid pats
KJ, his name is Mack. his neck.
lie is en-te and kind, and Mack is iwait-ing now for
don't you think he is ver-y pa-pa to come and ride on
hand-some? See what a his back. He is all sad-dled
large dark eye he has, and and bri-dled. See how he
how thick his mane is, and pricks his ears up; he is
his coat is glos-sy and black. list-en-ing to hear his mas-
We all love Mack, fr he ter's foot-steps.
gives us such nice rides! Here comes pa-pa, and
Su-sie and I pick clo-ver Mack looks ver-y glad to
blos-soms, and ten-der, green see him.
grass for him, in the fields. Pa-pa throws a kiss to
When he sees us com-ing mam ma, and shakes his
with it in our hands, he hand to r-vby, who is be-ing
paws the ground with one held up .o the win-dow to
of his fore-feet, and makes see him start. Now he kis-
a noise that is called whin- ses sis-ter Su-sie and me,
ny-ing. That is his way of and jumps on Mack's back,
ask-ing for it, and the on-ly and off they go.
way in which he can say "If When I am a big boy,
you please," be-cause he pa-pa says I shall ride on
can-not talk. Mack's back; and when I
Some-times pa-pa holds am a man I am go-ing to
ba-by up and lets her give have a nice black horse and
Mack an ap-ple, and Mack call him Mack, and I will
takes it in-to his mouth ride a-way for miles and
ver-y care-ful-ly, and does miles, just as my dear pa-
not bite her lit-tle hand, and pa does.



A horse to love, to feed, to pet,
That horse is our dear Mack;
He'll draw us in a car-riage fine,
Trot with us on his back.

---^- --
I-HIS is a dog a-bout day, Bru-no." Bru-no wait-ed
whom I can tell you pa-tient-ly for some time, but
a tine sto-ry, which you will when he found he was re-al-
like all the bet-ter when you ly to get noth-ing, he took
know that it is true. His up his bas-ket and trot-ted
name is Bru-no, and he is as a-way, look-ing ver-y grave
clev-er and good as he is in-deed. The next day he
hand-some. He lives in a came a-gain, at the reg-u-lar
cit-y, and ev-er-y day his time; but what do you think
mas-ter used to send him to he did this time? He first
the butch-er's shop to buy dropped the bas-ket, then he
his own din-ner. He gave laid the piece of mon-ey
him a bas-ket and a piece of care-ful-ly on the floor and
mon-ey, both of which Bru- put one of his big paws o-
no car-ried in his mouth till ver -it; and then he looked
he reached the shop. Then at the butch-er, as much as
the butch- er would take to say, "You can-not cheat
them from him, and put a me this time!"
piece of meat in the bas-ket; The man laughed ver-y
and then Bru-no would take much at Bru-no's clev-er-
the bas-ket a-gain, and trot ness, and gave him a piece
home to eat his din-ner. One of meat twice as big as us-
day the butch-er thought he u-al, tell-ing him that he
would play a lit-tle trick on would nev-er play him such
the dog, to see what he a trick a-gain. And then
would do. So when Bru-no Bru-no let him take the
came he took the bas-ket mon-ey, and went off with
and the mon-ey from him as his bas-ket, ver-y well sat-
us-u-al, but gave him back is-fled with him-self and ev-
the bas-ket emp-ty, say-ing, er-y-bod-y else. I think he
"I have noth-ing for you to- de-served a :ood din-ner.


I am a ver-y hand-some dog,
And Bru-no is my name,
And if I am a tri-fle vain
.D'ye think I am to blame?

HICK! chick coln ing as it was, must, af-ter all,
here! See this fun-nv have been ver-y poor-ly
cracked shell, built, and its walls ver-y
Not ver-y long a-go we thin; fbr, when we be-gan to
each had a shell to live in. peck, we had no soon-er got
This was mine. It was one lit-tie hole made, than
smooth and o-val, and made the old thing cracked and
a ver-y fine ap-pear-ance. split all a-round us, and we
A good man-y peo-ple want- were glad to jump out of the
ed it for an-oth-er pur-pose, ru-ins. We thought per-
and we were ver-y hap-py. haps our moth-er would
It was com-fort-a-ble at scold, for she was a ver-y
first. But for-tune smiled pru-dent per-son, and al-
up-on our moth-er. She was ways seemed to have great
ver-y pros-per-ous in her love for our lit-tle shell
un-der-tak-ings: so in time hous-es. But no! she ran
we out-grew our house. to meet us with food in her
Each day we got more and bill, and clucked and strut-
more puffed up, and its ted a-bout, say-ing she was
walls seemed to pinch and proud of us, ev-er-y-thing
cramp us un-til we could had turned out just as she
bear it no long-er. Be-sides, said it would. She al-ways
there were no win-dows. knew we would want to see
Who wants to live with-out a lit-tle of the world, and
win-dows, when win-dows go in-to so-ci-e-ty.
are the fash-ion ? Sure-ly, But come, chicks! you
not fine, fat, yel-low chicks! pick that wheat, and I'll go
So we set to work to get to scratch-ing. Moth-er says
some light and air, and a lit- we shall have to be in-dus-
tle more room. tri-ous if we ex-pect to suc-
But our house, fine-look- ceed in life."


Lit-tle fluf-fy three,
Star-ing at the egg-shells,
Won-der what they be?


NE bright May morn- love-ly fra-grant blos-soms,
ing, lit-tle Jes-sie Gray and to lay them in bunch-es
went out ver-y ear-ly, long and in loose heaps all o-ver
be-fore break-fast time, to the bed. On each side of
take a walk in the woods. her moth-er's face, as it lay
It was be-fore her Mam-ma on the pil-low, she put a
was a-wake that she start-ed, great mound of vi-o-lets and
for it was that dear Mam- May-flow-ers, and over her
ma's birth-day, and Jes-sie head a clus-ter of nod-ding
meant to give her a love-ly col-um-bines. Close by her
birth-day sur-prise. So, as hand, al-most in it, in fact,
soon as she reached the she laid a bright nose-gay
woods she be-gan to pick of the choi-cest blos-soms
all the pret-ti-est flow-ers of all kinds; and all that
she could find. There were were left she scat-tered o-ver
end-less num-bers of them, the coun-ter-pane, till the
and in a short time Jes-sie whole bed looked like one
had her bas-ket, a-pron, and great po-sy.
hands all full of vi-o-lets, and There nev-er was a pret-
a-nem-o-nes, and col-um-bines, ti-er birth-day sur-prise ;
and love-ly May-flow-ers, the and when Mam-ma woke
sweet-est of all the wild up, she thought at first that
blos-soms. She hast-ened she was in Fai-ry-land.
home with her treas-ures, When she found that the
and found to her de-light that fai-ry was her own lit-tle
her moth-er was still a-sleep. girl, she was much pleased,
Soft-ly and qui-et-ly she stole and said that she her-self was
in-to the bed-room, her arms the sweet-est po-sy of all.
still full of flow-ers. Then And so Jes-sie and her Marm-
she be-gan to ar-range the i ma passed a pleas-ant day.


r., -v l )) ,, /

h r yo -ig, my dear

"G ath-er-ing flow-ers for moth-er's birth-day
The hap-pi-est day of the yeary!
-'' I .t ---

What are you do-ing, my dear?
"Gath-er-ing flow-ers for moth-er's birth-day,
The hap-pi-est day of the year i"

----- ..^ r ----
IIE new cow had she will not feel at home."
come! the new cow Then they all re-flect-ed:
had come and nev-er, sure- Cream-pot! said Flo-ra.
ly, was a new cow more "That isn't pret-ty e-nough,"
wel-come. For a week, ev- said May; "Vi-o-let would
er since poor old Brin-dle's be bet-ter." Too fan-ci-ftl!"
death, the Briggs fam-i-ly cried Will; "I should call
had been drink-ing what lit- her But-ter-cup." "Why is
tie Flo-ra per-sist-ed in call- a but-ter-cup less fan-ci-ful
ing bak-er's milk," for rea- than a vi-o-let, I should like
sons only known to her-self; to know?" asked May. "Nev-
and as none of them liked er mind!" said Ned; "let
"bak-er's milk," they were us call her Po-sy No!
all ver-y glad when, one Ro-sy!" cried lit-tle El-la.
morn-ing, they saw John And then came a per-fect
lead-ing the new cow up the cho-rus of names.
lane. She was a beau-ty, as Be-fore they had made up
you may see from her pic- their minds, it was bed-time,
ture, dark-gray all o-ver, and each child went to sleep
with a black spot on her re-peat-ing his or her fa-vor-
fore-head, and such beau-ti- ite name. At day-break,
ful, large, sad eyes. Of they be-gan a-gain: "Fair-y!"
course she was pet-ted and "Fly!" "Star!" "Jun-ket!"
pat-ted by ev-er-y-bod-y, old &c., &c., &c. "Do you hear
and young; and then, af-ter those chil-dren, Fa-ther ?
she had been fed and wa- said Mrs. Briggs. "I do,"
tered, the next thing was to re-plied Mr. 1riggs, "and,
give her name. be-tween you and me, Ma-
"Of course," said all the ry, I don't be-lieve she will
chil-dren, she must be ev-er be called an-y-thing
named im-me-di-ate-ly, or but 'The New Cow !"


Beau-ti-ful Mool-ly, pray what is your name ?
Beau-ti-ful Mool-ly, my dear!
Says she, I was just go-ing to ask you the same,
For I have not the faint-est i-dea."


M ER-Y de-cid-ed-ly, Su- so on, and so on. I shall not
sie was "a lit-tle sul- write an-y more that she
ky." She did not want to said, for it was nei-ther pret-
play horse with her broth-er ty nor pleas-ant. Of course
Tom, or pull his wag-on for it was true that she and
him. She was too big for Tom were pret-ty big chil-
dren, but what of that ? Tom
had made this lit-tle wag-on
him-self, ev-e-ry part of it,
and he nat-u-ral-ly want-ed
to see if it ran ea-si-ly. I
cer-tain-ly think Su-sie might
have been will-ing to play
with him, don't you ? for,
af-ter all, she was on-ly sev-
en years old, and I have
seen chil-dren old-er than
that, if I am not mis-tak-en.
Well, Tom begged, and Tom
teased, as boys will, and the
more he teased, the cross-er
Su-sie grew; till at last she
gave a lit-tle vi-cious kick,
for all the world like a cross
oul lpo-ny, which broke the poor
lit-tle wag-on, and sent it fly-
ing down the gray-el-walk.
such ba-by plays, and so was Tom looked ver-y an-gry;
he; and he was a great sil- but, with-out say-ing a word,
ly boy, and she wished he he picked up his wag-on and
would let her a-lone; and went in-to the house with it.


Su-sie threw her-
self down on the
grass, and cried
vi-o-lent-ly, half in
an-ger and half in
shame. At last,
how-ev-er, shame
con quered, and
she went to find
Tom, and begged
his par-don ver-y
hum bly, with
man-y tears and
prom-is-es. Tom
read-i-ly for-gave
her, for he was
a kind boy, and
ver-y fond of his
Can it be mend- MO U
ed a-gain ? asked
Su-sie, anx-ious-ly.
"Yes." said Tom. "I In a short time the wag-on
have just been look-ing at was whole a-gain, and, as
it, and I think I can mend Tom said, al-most strong-er
it nice-ly, if you will bring than it was be-fore;" but at
me the glue-pot and some the same time he thought to
strong twine." These were himself that he should not
quick-ly brought, and Tom care to risk it a-gain be-hind
set to work, Su-sie help-ing a horse that was in the hab.
him as much as she could. it of kick-ing.


EIT-TLE boy Re-ne lived To-to best of all his pets,

sun-ny France. It was well the don-key ver-y jeal-ous,
that he lived in such a place, fbr he was ver-y fond of his
for nev-er was there a child lit-tle mas-ter. One day Re-
so fond of an-i-mals. He ne heard a great noise out
had a great man-y pets, and in the sta-ble, bray-ing and
he al-ways fed them him- bleat-ing, and stamp-ing and
self ev-e-ry morn-ing. There scuf-fling, as if a strug-gle
was Jo-se the brown don- were go-ing on. He ran out
key, and To-to the goat, and quick-ly, and his moth-er fol-
man-y oth-ers. Re-ne loved lowed him; and what do


you think they found ? Jo- fast-er; and at last when the
we had bro-ken his hal-ter, pail was full, he danced be-
and got loose. He had fore Li-sette all the way back
driv-en poor To-to in-to a to the house, sing-ing and
cor-ner of the barn, and was laugh-ing as he thought how
kick-ing at him and bray-ing glad To-to would be to get
fu-ri-ous-ly. To-to, who was the good milk.
ver-y brave, kept his head
down, and gave Jo-se some
good sharp blows with his
horns; but if Re-ne and his
moth-er had not come in -
when they did, he would
soon have got the worst of l
it, I fear. They tied the
naugh-ty don-key up, and -
gave him a whip-ping; while
To-to, who was a good deal
bruised, was brought in-to
the house, and had a good "To-to, do you want some
warm sup-per of bread and milk ?" he cried, as he en-
milk, and a great deal of pet- tered the house.
ting. Be-e-eh !" re-plied To-to.
Re-ne was so im-pa-tient Then say 'please.'"
to give him his sup-per, that "Be-e-eh an-swered the
he could hard-ly wait for Li- goat a-gain.
sette, the maid, to milk the "That's a good pet. Now
cow. He ran out to the cow- say thank you.'"
yard, and begged the old cow "Ba-a-aaa-a-ah!" said To-
to let down her milk a lit-tle to, and then ate his sup-per.

BY F. M. II.
O you know, my dear
chil-dren, that the i
poor Earth grows so cold-
and froz-en in the win-ter,
that at last she has to go
to the Sun and warm her
hands? Well, so it is. In
March she be-gins to shiv-.' i' V
er, and shake, and groan.
Then we say, How the 4I
March wind does blow!"
but real-ly it is the poor, .I _
cold Earth shiv-er-ing. Af-
ter this, she starts off to
warm her-self at the fire in
the Sun, and then we have -
sum-mer ; and, 0! how
ver-y hot it is!
When Moth-er Earth comes ver-y near, she stretch-es
out her great hands till they touch the Sun. I won-der
she does not burn them! Now, these lit-tle chil-dren in
the pic-ture hap-pened to live just where the Earth's arms
grow on to her bod-y. So they thought they would walk
a-cross and pay their re-spects to his So-lar Maj-es-ty.
They found him ver-y cross and spot-ty. He would not
shake hands with Mrs. Earth, and kept on sput-ter-ing all
the time. It was one of his most dis-a-gree-a-ble days.


Let me cool your Hot-
.\ ness with my nice bel-
--lows," said Miss Air,
S.---i -.- -I sooth-ing-ly. But this
on-ly made him hot-ter
and fiere-er. The chil-
S- -" ci were a-fraid of his thou-sand long
S tngues, and they be-gan to cry

M-o2 (m toI me, my dears," said Mrs.
; Wa-ter, kind-ly. "That nas-ty old Sun
lshaint hurt you." So she took the
-- cil-dren on her great, broad lap,-that
---_-= is the (-cean, you know.
: hovw cool and nice!" said the
lit-t l boy. "Yes, yes; but I can't
breathe un-der the wa-ter," the lit-tle
girl an-swered. "And those hor-rid
fish-es! they think we are big bait, and one of them is
gnaw-ing my great toe."
"Don't be a-fraid, you dear lit-tle whales," said the
0-cean, in a soft, gur-gling voice. She nev-er had seen
an-y chil-dren be-fore, and thought they were a new kind
of whale. "I can send you a-shore in the twink-ling of
an eye. Just wait till my heart beats."
Then the O-cean's great heart gave two quick throbs,
and two might-y waves a-rose, and waft-ed the chil-dren
safe-ly to the land.


LANCHE and Li-sa of the two chil-dren, and
I once asked their Main- Blanche says it is ver-y
ma if she would teach them nice !" and Li-sa looked
to draw. Mam-ma said that much hurt.
just then she was too bus-y. "I beg your par-don, Li-
" But if you like, chil-dren," sa," said George. "Per-haps
she add-ed, I will give you I did not look care-ful-ly
each a piece of pa-per and e-nough at your draw-ing,
a char-coal pen-cil, and you Let me see yours, Blanche."
may see what you can do." Blanche raised her head,
The chil-dren were much and George be-gan to laugh
pleased. They took the pa- vi-o-lent-ly. Then Li-sa
per and two stiff books, and looked up at Blanche, and
sat down be-fore two pret-ty she be-gan to laugh too.
pic-tures in the hall, think-ing "What is the mat-ter ?
they would try to cop-y them. cried Blanche.
They worked bus-i-ly for a George led her up to the
good while, much in-ter-est- look-ing-glass. She looked,
ed, and think-ing that they and was hor-ri-fied to see a
were do-ing fine-ly. Pres- black face star-ing at her,
ent-ly their cous-in George In a min-ute, how-ev-er, she
came in and looked o-ver un-der-stood, and laughed as
Li-sa's shoul-der. loud as the oth-ers. Her
"What are you draw-ing, hair had been get-ting in-to
Li-sa ? he asked. Are her eyes, and she had pushed
those fig-ures meant for a it a-way with her fin-gers,
cow and a pump, or what ? which were cov-ered with
"0 George!" cried the lit- char-coal, so that she real-ly
tle girl, "how can you ? I looked like a lit-tle chim-ney-
am cop-y-ing that pic-ture sweep.

,' iltl ttl lilt ! "ti !
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"We'll learn to draw!" said Blanche to Li-sa;
"Our dear Main-ma, 0, how 'twill please her!
With pen-oil and pa-per, I and you,
What won-der-ful, won-der-ful things we'll do!"


SMiss Tab-i-tha Tic-
kle-mouse had been
c are-ful-ly washed, and
dried, and combed,
Sand then splen-did-ly
dressed in a full suit
S --of car-di-nal rib-bons
,-i".,, :: .one a-round her neck,
i- and one in each ear.
S Her smooth, gray coat
_- -- --ii shone like' sat-in; her
___--. eyes spar-kled liketwin
__- em-er-alds, and al-to-
-geth-er she was a cat
to be proud of. SGo
her mis-tress thought,
and so ev-e-ry-bod-y

to-graph rooms where
HIS is a por-trait of she took her. Mr. Brown
Miss Tab-i-tha Tic-kle- said she was a great beau-
mouse Trim-tail, a ver-y fine ty, and would make a fine
and a ver-y proud cat, as pic-ture. He got ev-e-ry-
an-y one can see. You see thing read-y, and then Miss
her in this first pic-ture just Tab-i-tha was placed on a
as she looked one day when red vel-vet cush-ion, in a red
her mis-tress meant to have vel-vet chair, and wheeled
her pho-to-graph tak-en. I di-rect-ly in front of the ma-
say "meant to," be-cause chine. But, ah there's
- well, nev-er mind now. man-y a slip twixtt cup and


lip." (Ask your Maim-
ma what that means,
and she will tell you.)
Just at that mo-ment
the cat caught sight of
a dog! It was not a
large dog; it was not
e-ven a live dog, but
a harm less lit tle
stuffed poo-dle, which
Mr. Brown kept there
to a-muse chil-dren.
One spring from the ___ r
red vel-vet cush-ion,
and the next min-ute
she was here and there
and ev-e-ry-where. Up t- s
on the ma-chine, near-
ly tip-ping it o-ver;
down on the coun-ter, crash- dis-ap-peared Her mis-
ing through the glass; bounc- tress went home cry-ing, and
ing up a-gainst the stove, sent no-ti-ces to all the pa-
get-ting more and more pers. The next day a strange
fright-ened at each at-tempt man came to the house,bring-
to catch her and each new ing a for-lorn cat, with one ear
dan-ger she got in-to. At torn, one eye shut up, and a
length Mr. Brown ran at her singed tail, in whom no-bod-y
with a ta-ble-cloth, mean-ing but a lov-ing mis-tress would
to throw it o-ver her; but have ree-og-nized the once
with one spring she dashed su-perb Miss Tab-i-tha Tic-
through the win-dow, and kle-mouse Trim-tail.

i D0OG!" And he did,
a ver-y fierce one. He
_t \was glad to see how
_,_= ~much ev-er-y one was
S_ a-fraid of his dog.
One day Mr. Sam-son
Sold Dump, the gar-
den-er, to pick the lar-
S gest mel-on for din-ner.
"Please, sir, I would
rath-er not," said Dump.
S-s w' "Growl-gob-ble is so
Sver-y fierce that I don't
dare go near him."
Mr. Sam-son was pro-
voked at Dump's cow-
ard-ice, and de-clared
he would go hi-self.
HIERE was once a gen- So he took a big stick and
tie-man named Mr. walked o-ver to the mel-on
Sam-son, who had a fine patch.. Growl-gob-ble was
mel-on patch. He was ver-y ly-ing be-side the big-gest
fond of mel-ons, but was sel- mel-on, and snarled ver-y
dom a-ble to eat an-y, for cross-ly. Mr. S. said, in a se-
the peo-ple who lived in the vere tone, "Go a-way, dog
vil-lage would steal his fruit. go a-way!" But he sprang
Mr. Sam-son tried man-traps at his mas-ter, bark ing
and spring-guns in vain; he fierce-ly, and pull-ing hip
could not catch the thieves. chain till it near-ly broke.
At length he said, "I know By this time Mrs. S. had
what I'll do: I'll buy a BIG come in-to the gar-den.


"Why don't you pick
the mel-ons, Mr. S. ?"
asked his wife.
Growl-gob-ble won't _-
let me go near them!"
re-plied her hus-band.
"Let me try, Eb-en-
ez-er 7 Mrs. Sam-son
went cau-tious-ly up to
the dog, hold-ing out a
piece of meat. Growl-
gob-ble took the meat, t
and e-ven al-lowed her
to pat his head.
How much bet-ter
wom-en can do these
things than men!"
thought Mrs. Sam-son,
as she stooped to pluck
the mel-on. Sud-den-ly the Rish-rash, rish-rash went
dog made a dash and seized the dress, and Mrs. Sam-son
her by the skirts. "Oh dear! fled, leav-ing half her skirt
Oh, my best po-lo-naise! in the dog's mouth.
What shall I do? oh, oh!" Yes, Mr. Sam-son gave
"Pull the dress a-way from her a fine, new dress.
him!" shout, Id Mr. Sam-son. Oh, the mel-ons ?
"What, tear my best gown! Well, Mr. Sam-son did not
Will you give me a new eat an-y that year, but he
dress?" shrieked the la-dy. had a inost charm-ing view
Yes, yes; an-y-thing! of them from his par-lor
was the an-swer. win-dow.


E L L! well! "
said Moth-er
Jub-bles. "0 dear tl
0 dear he's clean
"What's gone,
Moth-er Jub-bles ? "
asked lit-te Jen-ny,
who was pass-ng by. -
My dear crow i "
cried the old wom-an.
"My pet crow, that
I've had so man-y
years. He has flown
up in-to that pine-
tree, and he won't
come down for any- ,__,.
thing I can do. Here,
Jim! good bird! come down, Can he talk ? asked
do Chuck! chuck!" Jen-ny.
Chuck! chuck!" re-plied "Bless you, yes !" said
the crow in a tone which Moth-er Jub-bles. As fAst
seemed to say, Don't you as I can; and he learns a
wish you might get me ? new word ev-e-ry day. On-ly
"0! what shall I do?" yes-ter-day he learned to
said the poor old dame. say 'por-ridge' sover-yplain-
"I'm a lone worn-an, with ly. He's fond of por-ridge.
no-bod-y to keep me com- 0 dear!"
pa-ny ex-cept that bird. Just Here the crow sud-den-ly
like a per-son he is, so clev- cried out, Porr-ickge !
er and know-ing." porr-ickge porr-i-ockge !"


"Hear him now!" "
said Moth-er Jub- +
bles. "Isn't that
love-ly ? "
"Per-haps he wants
some," said Jen-ny.
"Is there an-y in the
house "
0 yes!" re-plied
the old wom-an. I
was just eat-ing my
break-fast, and be-
cause I would not
let him eat it all up,
off he flew in a pas-
"Wait!" cried Jen- --
ny. "I have thought -- -e
of some-thing."
She ran in-to the house, made a bold flight, and lit
and soon re-turned, car-ry- on his mis-tress's shoul-der.
ing a bowl. Hold-ing it up, "0 my dear Jim!" cried
she ex-claimed, Por-ridge, Moth-er Jub-bles, have I
Jim por-ridge Come and r'eal-ly got you back a-gain ?
get some !" I can-not thank you e-nough,
Jim cocked his head on one you good lit-tle girl !"
side, and looked first at the "cO, you need not thank
por-ridge and then at Jen-ny. me said Jen-ny. "But let
At last he be-gan to hop slow- us see what Jim has to say
ly down from one branch to a-bout it."
an-oth-er, and fi-nal-ly he "Porr-ickge said Jim.

ELL, I won-der wheth- I
er this egg ev-er will
hatch," said old Moth-er ii'
Duck. "All the oth-er eggs -'
turned in-to pret-ty duck- -,
lings full two days a-go, and
this one does n't show the V
least sign of hatch-ing! I'll
wait till to-mor-row, and then
I can't wait an-y long-er.
Why, that old Mus-cov-y How glad she was that she
drake is al-read-y try-ing to need not set an-y long-er!
coax my lit-tle flock a-way For she had scarce-ly left
from me, and is teach-ing her pre-cious eggs dur-ing
them to swim in the most three long weeks.
in-cor-rect man-ner! "You're a nice, fat chick-
So grum-bled old Moth-er ling," said Mam-ma Duck,
Duck. Nev-er-the-less she "but why do you talk so
stayed pa-tient-ly on her much, my child ? "
nest; at last she heard a "Quack, quack, Mam-ma! I
faint peck-ing at the shell. must talk! my bill won't stay
shut; quack, quack."
"Hum," re-plied
Mam-ma Duck, "I
nev-er saw a duck-
ling be-fore whose
bill was o-pen when
he came out of the
shell. Quack, quack;
SI fear you will be a
- great quack-y-box."


(Quack-y-box is duck lan- the tongs and threw them
guage for chat-ter-box, you at Duck-y. A-way he flew,
know.) "Now shut your bill, fright-ened al-most to death.
lit-tle duck-y-dad-dles, and He was so anx-ious to get
wad-die a-long with me; out of the kitch-en that he
spread your toes out flat nev-er no-ticed a large cher-
that's right." ry pie stand-ing on the ta-ble.
But the lit-tle new duck- Plump! he went right in-to
ling didn't keep his bill it! A-las, it was a hot pie!
shut. Per-haps he could n't, And when Duck-y man-aged
per-haps he wouldn't. to scram-ble out of the pie-
He grew fine-ly, and soon dish, he saw, to his hor-ror,
be-came a big duck-ling; a large, round spot burned
still his tongue went just the in his breast-feath-ers, just
same, as fast and as loud as the shape of the pie. No
a mill-clap-per. new feath-e.rs ev-er grew on
One day he thought he that place.
would look in-to the kitch- The oth-er ducks called
en and see what Dor-o-thy him Cher-ry Pie Duck af-ter
was mak-ing for din-ner. In this, and his friends no-ticed
he went, quack-quack-ing all that he kept his bill tight
the time. Now Dor-o-thy shut when-ev-er he saw
was bu-sy at that mo-ment Dor-o-thy.
tak-ing some cream puffs
out of the o-ven. Duck-y's
noise gave her such a start
that she dropped the hot pan
on her bare arm, and burnt
it. "0 you ev-er-last-ing
duck! cried Dor-o-thy, and _
in her an-ger she picked up

OG was a ver-y cle-er a pup-py does; and he
fel-low, al-most as could e-ven dance a kind of
clev-er as he was big. Do clum-sy dance, which his
you want to know who Gog keep-er called a waltz. The
was, and what he looked keep-er was ver-y proud
like ? Well, look on the first of him, and was al-ways
page and you will see a teach-ing him some-thing
like-ness of him. He was new; but some-times he
born in In-di-a, but came to used al-most to wish that
this coun-try when he was Gog were not quite so clev-
a ver-y small ba-by, that is, er. One day, for in-stance,
small for an el-e-phant. I a friend made him a pres-ent
sup-pose he was a-bout the of some ver-y fine ro-sy ap-
size of a cow. Well, he was ples. He was much pleased,
tak-en to a me-na-ge-rie, and and as he was bu-sy at the
there he lived, and grew to time, he put them in his own
be one of the larg-est el-e- room, prom-is-ing him-self a
phants that have ev-er been treat in the ev-en-ing. But,
seen. He was ver-y clev-er, a-las! when ev-en-ing came
as I said be-fore, and his the ap-ples were all gone,
keep-er taught him man-y and on-ly a few bits of peel,
tricks. He could take up a scat-tered a-bout Gog's stall
bot-tle of beer with his (which was next to the
trunk and drink up ev-er-y keep-er's room), were left to
drop with-out spill-ing an-y tell the tale. The cun-ning
of it. He could o-pen an-y el-e-phant had seen where
door, no mat-ter what sort his mas-ter put the ap-ples,
of latch it had, and would and watch-ing his chance,
al-ways shut it af-ter him had gone in-to the room
care-ful-ly. He could stand when no one was near, and
up-on his hind legs just as had eat-en them ev-er-y one!


Of all these ap-ples, so fair to see,
Not e-ven a piece has been of-fered' to me,
So I'll take my re-venge as I pass by the shelf,
I'll ask no-bod-y's leave, but will iinst help my-self.


iij iiijiiii'1",. r:''

"---~ '; ..

H dear! oh dear! I then some-bod-y will come
do think this is pret- out and say, "Naugh-ty

break-fast out while I was of your-self to tease a poor
tak-ing my-ear-ly walk with lit-tle help-less kit-ten ? bad
my mas-ter, and here this dog !" And then I shall be
naugh-ty kit-ten has eat-en shut up in the sta-ble, and
it all up, ev-er-y scrap this lit-te sneak-ing cat will
ow what shall I dop If be pet-ted and takg in-to
I say a word to her, or give the house.
her e-ven the gen-tiest It is too bad, I de-clare.
shake she will scream, and Bow-wow! wow! WOW !!
I say a word to her, or ,ive the house. -:

shak_-e, she will scream, andBow-wow! wow! -_

BY L. E. R.
T is a-bom-i-na-ble!"
said the oak-tree. "I
tell you, Mr. Brown, it is a-
bom-i-na-ble !"
"Whack! whack !" said
Mr. Brown; or, rath-er, his
axe said it for him.. :
Here," con-tin-ued the il
oak, an-gri-ly, "here have I
stood for sev-en-ty years or
more, beau-ti-ful and ad- ,_.
mired, and do-ing all the

have shad-ed you from the
sun, and shel-tered you from -
the rain a hun-dred times,
Joe Brown, when you were
a lit-tle frec-kled boy. And r __._z 1,_0_ "
now that you have grown up
in-to a man you re-turn my a-way from you, Mr. Brown,
kind-ness with this shame- but we will see a-bout that."
ful in-grat-i-tude !" C-r-r-r-ash !
"Whack! whack! whack!" "There, I told you so!"
went the cru-el axe. and the oak was si-lent.
"Whack! whack! whack! Mr. Brown was car-ried
in-deed," re-plied the oak. home in a wheel-bar-row,
"There will be a dif-fer-ent and had to stay in bed for
kind of 'whack' in a-bout two weeks; but he nev-er
two min-utes. You think I could un-der-stand why that
am go-ing to fall on the side tree fell on the wrong side.

HI! the black-ber-ries!
S I nev-er saw such .-. ---
beau-ties. What a bas-ket-: -_.
ful I shall have for Main-
ma's break-fast. Large and
glos-sy, and black as night. '__'
HIow do you do, sir? You : ---
must be the great-great- in
grand-fa-ther black-ber-ry, I W b ,
think, for you are the big- I-z
gest one I ev-er saw. Or -
per-haps you are the king!
Yes, that must be it, for here
is an-oth-er, al-most as big,
which must be the queen.
Ah! ah! the queen has a
sharp lit-tle sword, and she
has pricked my fin-ger sad- They shall be well treat-ed,
ly with it. All the bram-bles I as-sure you. As soon as I
[they must be the sol-diers, get home I will put them in
I sup-pose] are catch-ing my a bean-ti-ful glass dish; and
dress and pull-ing my sleeve, they shall be sprin-kled with
and try-ing in ev-er-y way su-gar, and bathed in cream,
to pre-vent me from car-ry- and treat-ed with all the re-
ing off their roy-al mas-ter spect that such high and
and mis-tress. But it is of migh-ty peo-ple de-serve.
no use, Bram-ble sol-diers! They may not like to be
In-to the bas-ket they go, eat-en, to be sure, but we
king, and queen, dukes and will take them up in sil-ver
duch-ess-es, maids of hon-or, spoons, and make it as ea-sy
and all the court to-geth-er. for them as we can.


SDRIVE with Aunt a lump of su-gar. Good
Grace in her po-ny Sul-tan! he knows that so
car-riage! What could be man-y chil-dren can-not be
more de-light-ful? Quick, got read-y all in a min-ute,
nurse, get the chil-dren and he is in no hur-ry. How
read-y. Put on Dai-sy's pret-ty he is, and how his
hat, and Ka-tie's sun-bon-net, glos-sy black coat shines,
and let them tum-ble in as just like sat-in. Now, at
fast as they can. And then last, they are all in -the car-
bring down Ba-by Wal-ter, riage, and Aunt Grace chir-
dressed up like a lit-tle rups to Sultan, and off they
prince, with his vel-vet cap go down the av-e-nue. Good
and long, white feath-er. bye, lit-tle ones, and a pleas-
Sul-tan, the po-ny, stands ant drive to you all! Mam-
ver-y qui-et-ly, while Char- ma will have a nice sup-per
lev pats him and gives him read-y when you come home.


I -------- ---^- _=-=------

HAT have you done, my lit-tle man?
Come, tell us quick-ly as you can:
Tell us all, that we may see
Why our boy should hun-gry be.

I've earned my din-ner, that is plain,
Yes, earned it o'er and o'er a-gain;
Mis-chief have I made, and fun,
Filled each mo-ment that has run.


O, I'm so glad it's din-ner car-ried a-way heaps of dirt
time! for I can sit up at the from Mam-ma's flow-er-beds,
ta-ble and have my fork and and she scold-ed me.
spoon, and Pa-pa will put How good that mashed
some-thing nice on my plate. po-ta-to looks.
Im ver-y hun-gry! I wish You "will give me some,
they helped lit-tle boys first. when I've told what oth-er
You don't know how hard mis-chief I've been up to!"
Ive worked to-day. Sure 'nuff! I 'mem-ber
"What have I done ?" now! I put kit-ty in the
Why, this morn-ing I got bath-tub to wash her. But
up, and let Mam-ma wash when I set the wa-ter run-
and dress me, and curl my ning it scared her. Mam-
hair. That was ver-y tire- ma didn't like that, nei-ver;'
some, for I don't like to so she put me on my rock-
stand still and have my hair ing-horse, and me 'n hob-by
curled. had a good ride.
Then I ate my break-fast Pret-ty soon I saw Mam-
and kissed you good-by be- ma's scis-sors ly-ing on the
fore you went down town, floor close to me, a pur-pose
and went out to play in the for me to play with, and I
gar-den. sat down and cut some of
No, I ain't "a use-less the pret-ty lit-tle spots out
bu-sy-bod-y," nei-ver. of my dress till Mam-ma
Did n't I feed the chick- came and took the scis-sors
ens, and watch Mike milk a-way; and -
the cow, and peep in-to the "That will do ?"
pig-pen when the old pig Well, I'm glad, for I'm so
grunt-ed ? hun-gry. I'll have a lit-tle
I helped dig the gar-den piece of meat, if you please,
with my lit-tie spade, and Pa-pa.


HE Prince of the Chim- glue, and even seal-ing-wax,
pan-zees had lost his though that, be-ing hot,
tail! His Mam-ma, I grieve made the Prince scream
to say, had bit-ten it off in a with pain;' but all in vain,
fit of ill-tem-per; and now, for the tail would not stay
though she was ver-y sor- on. What was to be done ?
ry in-deed, she could find The Prince sat and wept all
no way of fast-en-ing it day, and would not be corn-
on a-gain. Mu-cil-age had fort-ed; and the Queen was
been tried, and Spald-ing's real-ly a-fraid that he would


die of grief. At last one ing itself on and on, as if
day a fa-mous doc-tor came it were a live crea-ture.
from the land of the Ba- "Stop!" cried the Prince.
boons. He looked at the "You're long e-nough!
tail, and said it was a bad Doc-tor, come and stop it!"
case: that it could not be but the strange doc-tor was
mend-ed, but that if the gone. As for the tail, it had
Prince wished it, he could no idea of stop-ping be-fore
make a new one grow in it was half a mile long, so
its place. "Wish it!" cried on it went, round and round
the Prince, "of course I and round, un-til at length
wish it!" "Ver-y well," the un-hap-py Prince be-
said the doc-tor; how long came com-plete-ly lost in it;
will you have it ? Half and he has nev-er, I have
a mile! ex-claimed the been told, been a-ble to find
Prince, en-chant-ed. "Half his way out since.
a mile it shall be re-plied
the oth-er. He then rubbed
some mag-ic salve on the
stump of the tail, sneezed
for-ty-three times, and fi-
nal-ly put the Prince to bed,
with a must-ard plas-ter on
the end of his tail.
Next morn-ing when the
Prince a-woke, he found to
his de-light that his tail had -
grown a-gain! what was
more, it was still grow-ing,
and went wind-ing and curl-

SWON-DER, chil-dren, ice-berg, and put in-to a small
if an-y of you have tank of wa-ter, where he has
ev-er seen a per-fbrm-ing hard-ly room to turn round;
seal. There used to be one, and then to be made to do
I re-mem-ber, at the A-qua- such queer things! Why,
ri-al Gar-dens, in Bos-ton; but they had a seal in Lon-don
that was long a-go, so long, sev-er-al years a-go, which
that not the ver-y big-gest could act-u-al-ly say "mam-
child of you all can re-mem- ma" and "pa-pa." What
ber an-y-thing a-bout it. would his own seal mam-ma
Seals are ver-y ea-si-ly have said, I won-der, if he
tamed, and can be taught to had ad-dressed her in that
per-form all sorts of tricks, way?
They are gen-tle creat-ures, The seal in the pic-ture,
and be-come much at-tached you see, is well, is what i
to their keep-ers if they are He cer-tain-ly is not sit-ting
kind to them, and will do all in the chair, and yet one can
they can to please their mas- hard-ly call it stand-ing. At
ters. Some-times a seal is all e-vents, he is in the chair,
taught to turn the crank of a and is hold-ing on by the
hand-or-gan, and he will sit back of it, and that I am
pa-tient-ly grind-ing a-way, ver-y sure is some-thing he
giv-ing tune af-ter tune, nev-er used to do on the ice-
though I sup-pose all tunes berg. I hope his keep-er is
sound pret-ty much a-like to com-ing soon to give him a
him, poor fel-low! good sup-per. But 0, how
Just think how strange much more he would en-joy
it must seem to him to be it,if he were go-ing to catch
brought from his com-fort-a- it for him-self, in the i-cy
ble home on some nice, cool wa-ters of his arc-tic home !


They take me from the wa-ters deep,
I climb no more the. ice-berg steep;
I'm trained to please the peo-ple all,
A-muse the chil-dren, great and small.


._ __.. ... ,,


-----_-.-:: -_ -, --

T was din-ner-time. loud-ly, "My chil-dren, you
-The moth-er came to have played e-nough now,
the door and called, come home at once." All
"Gre-ta! Hans! leave was still.
your play, and come to din- Can they have strayed
ner." But no mer-ry voic- in-to the fbr-est? asked the
es an-swered her. moth-er, fear-ful-ly.
The moth-er came out and "Heav-en for-bid!" said
looked all a-round, call-ing the fa-ther. "Still, we must
the chil-dren. The moth-er look there. I will take my
now be-came anx-ious, and gun, and Karl shall take his
called her hus-band. pitch-fork, for .bears have
"Fritz," she said, "I can- been seen late-ly in the for-
not find the chil-dren, and I est. You would bet-ter stay
fear they are lost." at home, wife."
"Per-haps they are hid-ing "No," she said, "I can-
some-where, in sport," said not stay at home while my
the fa-ther; and he called chil-dren are in dan-ger."


So the three start-ed, and held in her hand, and on his
soon they en-tered the back sat lit-tle Hans, laugh-
gloom-y for-est. They slow- ing mer-ri-ly, and kick-ing
ly pushed their way through the bear's shag-gy sides with
the tan-gled un-der-brush. his feet. At first the poor
The birds sang to them par-ents were too much ter-
o-ver-head, and the squir- ri-fied to stir. The moth-er
rels chirped from the branch- sank on her knees. The fa-
es, but for a long time no their raised his gun and
oth-er sound was heard. At aimed it at the bear, when
length, oh joy! they heard sud-den-ly Gre-ta looked up
a lit-tle voice sing-ing mer- and saw him.
ri-ly: "No, fa-ther, no !" she
screamed. Do not shoot
In spring-time, in spring-time, a our dear bear, our kind
joy-ous life is ours; .
joy-ous life is ours; friend!" and she threw her
Here through the mead-ow-land, a
there through the flow-ers. arms round the shag-gy
neck. The bear looked
"It is Gre-ta," cried the round and saw the man and
moth-er. My chil-dren are the gun. He gave a low
found. God be praised!" growl, and, crouch-ing down,
"Hush!" said the fa-ther. he shook Hans gen-tly off
"We must not fright-en in-to the long grass. Then,
them. Let us go soft-ly." with an-oth-er low growl,
They soon came to an which seemed to say, "Good
o-pen space be-tween the bye, lit-tle ones!" he trot-ted
trees, and there, what a off a-mong the trees. The
sight met their eyes! A chil-dren were clasped in
huge black bear was stand- their par-ents' arms, and
ing qui-et-ly, snif-fing at soon, with thank-ful hearts,
some flow-ers which Gre-ta they reached their home.


IL-LY BLOS-SOM had his fa-ther said that sleds
no sled! Was there were on-ly for boys who
ev-er a sad-der thing for a could take care of them.
coun-try boy ? He had had Poor Bil-ly! At first he was
one, as good a sled as an-y heart-brok-en ; and that af-
in the vil-lage. But once ter-noon he went out to
some ver-y care-less per-son watch the oth-er boys coast-
(Bil-ly did not think it could ing, emp-ty-handed, and
have been him-self, but some with a very long and so-ber
peo-ple thought dif-fer-ent- face. At sup-per-time, how-
ly) left it out of doors o-ver ev-er, he came in with spark-
night, and the next morn-ing ling eyes, and told his fa-
it was gone. Bil-ly begged their that he had got a new
ver-y hard for an-oth-er, but sled.


"In-deed!" said his fa- to put a-way his sled, he
other. And, pray, where did saw some-thing which as-ton-
you get it ?" ished him so that he sat
Bil-ly laughed, and go-ing down on the floor of the
in-to the wood-shed, came wood-shed and stared as if
back, drag-ging af-ter him a he could not be-lieve his
great, square piece of birch- eyes. Was he a-sleep and
bark, with a string fast-ened dream-ing, or was that his
to it. lost sled stand-ing a-gainst
"There, fa-ther," he said, the wall? He took it up
"I found this out in the and looked at it, and felt of
shed, and it re-al-ly makes a it all o-ver. Much ex-cit-ed,
ver-y good sled." he ran in-to the kitch-en and
His fa-ther laughed, and told his fa-ther of the won-
on-ly said he hoped it would der-ful thing that had hap-
last long-er than the oth-er opened.
had. But Bil-ly had learned "Ver-y strange," said his
a les-son; and ev-e-ry night fa-ther; "ver-y strange, in-
the bark sled was care-ful-ly deed!" and then he gave a
hung up in the shed, and fun-ny smile, and Mrs. Blos-
tak-en as good care of as if som laughed; and then, sud-
it had been the fin-est coast- den-ly, Bil-ly seemed to un-
er in the vil-lage. His fa- der-stand all a-bout it.
their no-ticed this, though he 0, fa-ther," he cried, "it
said noth-ing a-bout it. Sev- was you who took it! Yow,
er-al weeks went by, and the did it to make me more
lit-tle boy was still con-tent- care-ful, didn't you ?"
ed and hap-py with his "I did, my boy," re-plied
queer sled. At last, one his fa-ther, "and I think I
ev-en-ing, when Bil-ly went have suc-ceed-ed."

--A- N

." I .. ,, '.'. -" -: ._


SHESE beau-ti-ful crea- er-al-ly near a stream or a
tures are birds; but, pond; for swans are as fond
0, how dif-fer-ent from the of the wa-ter as ducks or
ti-ny swal-lows a-bout which geese, whose cous-ins they
we learned in our last les- are. She does not take such
son! They are al-to-geth-er pains a-bout her nest as lit-
as un-like them as one bird -tle Mrs. Swal-low does, but
can be un-like an-oth-er. sim-ply puts weeds and dried
Just im-ag-ine these state-ly grass-es loose-ly to-geth-er
swans try-ing to dart a-bout un-til she has made a soft,
in the air, and fly in and out com-fort-a-ble place for the
of the win-dows of a .barn eggs and her-self. When
Ver-y queer, I think, they her young ones (which are
would look, e-ven if they called cyg-nets) are hatched,
were a-ble to do it. Their how-ev-er, she is as de-vot-ed
way of liv-ing is a ver-y dif- to them as a moth-er can be,
fer-ent one. and sails a-bout on the wa-
My La-dy Swan makes ter with them, look-ing ver-y
her nest on the ground, gen- proud and ver-y hap-py.


HtIAT a queer lit- i- Pr'';
tie creat-ure !" ,:'= ..-.I
"Yes, Ba-by; ver-y
7' f i '",, -'.. l ,- ', Ii, ,' ^,^
', r ,' 1, -
queer and ver-y clev- ,.
er. This is the bea-ver, -
from whose fur gloves (" K
and muffs are made. i _
He lives in the north-
ern part of this coun-
try, and makes his
home on the banks
of streams and ponds.
He builds a nice house -
for him-self (there are
two such hous-es in the
pict-ure; do you see?) of mud sharp teeth. Per-haps his
and sticks, and he us-es his friends help him, and they
broad flat tail as a trow-el to gnaw till at last the trunk of
smooth the mud down and the tree is gnawed through,
plas-ter it firm-ly. An-oth-er and it falls a-cross the stream.
clev-er thing the bea-ver Then he and his friends
does. Some-times, when the bring mud, and sticks, and
stream by which he lives is stones, and build a dam
shal-low, he wants some deep a-gainst the fall-en tree, that
wa-ter to swim a-bout in. So is, a bar across the stream
then, he se-lects some tree which stops the wa-ter. And
that stands close by the so, in this way a pond is
place where he wants his formed, where Mr. Bea-ver
pond to be, and be-gins to and his fam-i-ly may swim
gnaw the stem of it with his a-bout at their ease."


said mam-ma. "I am "B-bum-ble-bee!" cried
go-ing to give ba-by a les- Ar-thur.
son, be-cause she doesn't Then they all went on, and
know any-thing." ba-by tried to say the let-
"Nof-fin at all?" said Ef-fie. ters af-ter them. This is
"Noth-ing at all," re-plied what they said:
mam-ma, "ex-cept how to A, Arm. E, El-e-phant.
love us all. What I want, B, Bum-b-blee. F, Fox-y.
is t teach her her let-ters; Chick-a-dee. G, Goos-y.
and I want each of yo in D, Dog-gie. Hen-ny-pen-ny
turn to tell her one let-ter Pen-ny!" cried ba-by.
of the al-pha-bet, and some- "Want pen-ny! and she
thing for which it stands." be-gan to fret a lit-tle.
Oh," said Kate, and She is tired," said ma-
then she can read her own ma. "We must fin-ish the
Ba-by Mag-a-zine." les-son to-mor-row. Run
"Just so," said mam-ma. a-way now, chick-ens !" and
" Kate, you shall be-gin." a-way they all went.


A-BY did not re-mem- L is a lion," said Will.
ber much of her les- "See his mane!"
son the oth-er day," said "M is a mouse," cried
mam-ma; "so I have bought E-va. "What a pret-ty lit-
an A-B-C book, so that she tie thing! "
may learn from that." N is a great nose; how
0, may we look at it ? fun-ny And 0 is a brown-y
cried Will and E-va. down-y owl. P is a pig; Q
Cer-tain-ly," an-swered is a queen, and R is a rab-
mam-ma. And you may bit," said mam-ma. Now
set her next les-son." that is e-nough for one day,
Well," said E-va, sup- so I will put a mark there,
pose she learn from L to R. and ba-by shall have her
Now let us see what the les-son as soon as she wakes
pict-ures are." up from her nap."


1 HAT is the larg-
Sest of all birds,
Ba-by -
Tur-key-gob-bler ?
No; there are man-y
birds larg-er than old t
Gob-bler, though you t
have nev-er seen them.
Here is a pict-ure of
the os-trich, which is ,
man-y times as big as
the tur-key. The os-
trich is the larg-est of
birds, but we nev-er
see one in this coun- _-
ti-y, ex-cept per-haps
at some men-ag-e-rie. *He The moth-er os-trich lays
lives in Af-ri-ca; and he has her eggs in the sand, and
ver-y long legs and ver-y takes great care of them
short wings, so that he can un-til the young ones come
run ver-y fast, but can-not out; but she does not seem
fly at all. His feath-ers are to care for her chil-dren
used a great deal to trim af-ter that, and leaves them
hats and bon-nets. Per- to pro-vide for them-selves
haps your Mam-ma has one as soon as they are out of
in her bon-net; look and the shell.
see the next time she goes You would not like it if
out. An os-trich's egg is your Mam-ma were to treat
a-bout as big as a ba-by's you in that way, would you,
head, and is ver-y pret-ty. Ba-by ?


Ssome-thing else. Ask cook,
Sand she will tell you that
: Puss keeps her kitch-en and
pan-try free from mice and
Srats. (That re-minds me of
a lit-tle ti-ny girl, who told
S... me yes-ter-day that the cat
was ver-y good be-cause she
LES-SON a-bout Pus- caught all the rice and mats.
sy-at" Yes, Ba-by, Wasn't that fun-ny ?) But
-some-times Puss will catch
and why not ? I may be
Sh n? I m b oth-er things that she ought
a-ble to tell you sev-er-al to let a-lone. It is nev-er
to let a-lone. It is nev-er
things that you do not know
1 safe to leave her in a room
a-bout your friend and play- a b u-
u o n k with a bird un-less his cage
mate. You do not know,
mate. You do not know be hung quite out of her
for in-stance, that she is a reh An if you shou
of t-b ln reach. And if you should
cou-sin of the ter-ri-ble li-on, .
bout whom you lered i' let her get in-to the poul-try
a-bout whom you learned in ,
yard, do you know what
your last les-son. Quite a '
your. i would hap-pen then ? Look
poor re-la-tion, of course, i i- ,
at this pic-ture, and I think
and ver-y small and hum-ble .i t
it will tell you !
corn-pared to his maj-es-ty,
King Le-o, but still be-long-
ing to the same fam-i-ly.
And now, what does Pus-sy-
cat do for us in re-turn for
our kind-ness to her ?
"Runs af-ter her tail, and (] .
looks fun-ny." .
Well, yes, she cer-tain-ly .J- j- -
does that; but I meant --

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IE these pret-
r ty birds, Ba.-by !
They are called swal- -
lows, and you may al-
ways know then by,
their forked tails and a te-
long, slen-der wings.
There are sev-er-al
kinds of swal-lows, and
this kind in the pic-
ture is called the barn-
swal-low, be-cause it so
oft-en builds its nest in
a barn. This nest is
un-der the eaves of the
house. Do you see it?
It is made of mud,
with lit-tle sticks and
straws worked in, to
make it firm; and a good time for the ba-by birds to
strong nest it is, though not come out. Crack! pop! go
a pret-ty one. the shells, and the ti-ny
When it is quite read-y, things ap-pear, hun-gry, and
lit-tle Mrs. Swal-low will lay cold, and cross. But Pa-pa
four or five of the pret-ti- Swal-low soon makes it all
est lit-tle eggs you can im- right by pop-ping a fat lit-
ag-ine, white, spec-kled all tie worm in-to each gap-ing
o-ver with brown. Then she mouth; and af-ter that, let
will sit in the nest and keep us hope, the swal-lows will
the eggs warm, till it is be a ver-y hap-py fa'm-i-ly.


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H OULD our Ba-by be- com-plete-ly; and then Mr.
lieve that that great, Cat-er-pil-lar goes to sleep
thorn-y, horn-y cat-er-pil-lar and sleeps a long time. And
could turn in-to such a beau- when he wakes up, won-der-
ti-ful but-ter-fly? Well, he ful to tell, he is no long-er
can, and he does, dear. He Mr. Cat-er-pil-lar, but Mr.
crawls a-bout as long as he But-ter-fly. He has changed
wants to, and then he says, dur-ing his long sleep; just
"Come, I am tired of this! think of it! And then he
I think I will make my co- creeps out of his soft co-coon
coon." So he spins a sort bed, and ,spreads his beau-ti-
of web round him-self, round ful wings, and a-way, and
and round, till. it cov-ers him a-way he flies.
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'ERE is E-va, bring- W, for it is ver-y fun-ny.
ing the A-B-C book This boy has been stung by
to Mam-ma, that Ba-by may wasps, do you see ? and a
have her les-son. Ba-by is ter-ri-ble time he is hav-
And then came X, which
stood for Xy-phi-as, a kind
of fish; Y, for yard-stick;
and last of all, Z, for Zin-
ni-a, a flow-er which grows
in man-y gar-dens.
Now Ba-by knows all her
let-ters, so next time Main-
ma will teach her some-
thing else.

get-ting on ver-y well, and
knows all the al-pha-bet
down to S. Now let us / .-.
see what her les-son for to-
day is.
S-Spoon. T- Train.
U-IUrn. V Vine. W -
Oh, 1 must show you --
the pic-ture that goes with


;iIERE are Mam-ma, and bo," but she thinks d-o-g
1Sdp Ba-by, and Wal-ter, is a lit-tle too hard for her.
and Wal-ter's pet dog, Flick. Wal-ter, you see, is a good
Flick has been a-mus-ing Ba- deal old-er than Ba-by, and
by with his tricks, and now he can spell a good man-y
Wal-ter wants to teach Ba- words ; "cat," and pig,"
by to spell dog. and "horse," and boy," and
D-o-g," he says. Ba-by, a great man-y oth-ers. Mam-
say d-o-g." ma tells him that when Ba-
But Ba-by has not got by is as old as he is, she
quite so far as that yet. She will be a-ble to spell quite
can say b-a-ba," and b-o- as well.


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ERE are our Ba-by's like to learn them, Ba-by? I
broth-ers and sis-ters, think you can ea-si-ly, tor
and some of their lit- they are not ver-y man-y.
tie friends, stud-y-ing their 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
les-sons at school. Shall we There we have them up to
peep o-ver their shoul-ders, nine. Now when we want
Ba-by, and see what they to write ten, we must be-gin
are learn-ing ? Stop; first with one a-gain, put-ting af-
let us count them. How ter it a fig-ure called ze-ro,
man-y, Ba-by? Ba-by counts, which is like round 0; thus,
and then says, "Eight." 10. Then, for e-lev-en we
That is right. Now, what put an-oth-er 1 af-ter the
do you sup-pose those queer first, thus, 11; for twelve,
fig-ures are on the page that a 2, thus, 12; and so on till
Lu-cy is look-ing at? "Can't we come to twen-ty, when
guess?" Well, those are the we put a 2 and a ze-ro, thus,
signs of the num-bers you 20. And now, as such a
have just been say-ing: one, wee child as Ba-by will not
two, three, four, and all the be like-ly to count high-er
rest of them. Would you than 20, we will stop there.

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OW that Ba-by has learns quick-ly, though of
learned to count her course at first she makes
pret-ty balls, sure-ly she some fun-ny mis-takes, such
ought to know the col-ors as call-ing her nose green,"
of them. So Mam-ma takes and in-sist-ing that the black
one ball, and says, "Blue; kit-ty is 'el-low." She
this ball is blue. Now let us thinks that blue is the pret-
find some-thing else that is ti-est of all the col-ors, and
blue." And she takes Ba-by asks Mam-ma to. get her a
a-bout the room, and shows blue dress, and some blue
her a blue book, and a blue shoes and stock-ings, and so
rib-bon, and a blue vase, man-y blue things that at
put-ting the blue ball up to length Mam-ma laughs, and
each, that Ba-by may see in says Pa-pa must bring a
what way they are a-like. brush and some blue paint,
Then she does the same with and make Ba-by blue all
a green ball; and so on with o-ver; and Ba-by seems to
all the col-ors in turn. Our think this would be a ver-y
Ba-by is ver-y bright, and good i-dea.


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soft wors-ted balls, of dif- ball !" and the dear lit-tle
fer-ent col-ors, and shows thing puts it down with-out
a lit-tle. She takes sev-er-al says, Ba-by, put down one

them to Ba-by. Then she an-y mis-take. ow two
puts one of them on the balls, dar-ling!" Down goes
floor, and says "one ball." the sec-ond ball, and Ba-by
Ba-by nods her head, and laughs and claps her hands
looks ver-y wise. Then when Mam-ma kiss-es her
Mam-ma puts down an-oth- and calls her a clev-er girl.
er ball be-side the first one, iText time Mam-ma will
and says two balls." Then take three balls, and then
she takes a-way the sec-ond, four, and so on; and I should
and re-peats one ball." not won-der if pret-ty soon
Af-ter she has done this Ba-by were a-ble to count
once or twice, Ba-by seems up to ten.


~T1 OW, Ba-by, let us see ver-y care ful ly trained.
what we can tell you Their sense of smell is ver-y
a-bout the dog. Per-haps, a-cute, and they al-ways find
how-ev-er, you can tell me out where the game is, and
some-thing. What is a dog, show their mas-ter by their
in the first place? "An-i- ac-tion. In some coun-tries
mal," you say. Yes. How dogs are har-nessed in-to
man-y legs has it ? "Four." carts, and made to pull
Right; and there-fore it is a heav-y loads. Up in the far
quad-ru-ped. That is a word north, where there is snow
mean-ing "with four feet;" and ice all the year round,
so all four-foot-ed an-i-mals the peo-ple use sledg-es in-
are called quad-ru-peds. stead of carts, and these
There are man-y dif-fer-ent sledg-es are gen-er-al-ly
kinds of dogs. Most of the drawn by dogs. Six or
dogs that we see a-bout us eight of them are har-nessed
are gen-tle and tame. They to-geth-er, two by two, and
are ver-y grate-ful for kind- they car-ry the sledge o-ver
ness, and an in-tel-li-gent the fro-zen ice and snow at
dog is a ver-y good friend to a tre-men-dous pace. That
have. Man-y are kept on-ly would seem to us to be a
as pets; oth-er kinds are queer way of get-ting a-bout,
used in hunt-ing, and are wouldn't it?

L OW much does our Ba-by
N re-mem-ber a-bout that -
count-ing les-son Mam-ma gave --_
her a-while a-go? Let us see !
No, we will not take the balls
this time, but Mam-ma's hand, and see what Ba-by knows
a-bout that. How man-y fin-gers, Ba-by ? Count, and see!
Ba-by counts, ver-y nice-ly, "One, two, free, four, five."
"Five, eh ? Now tell me why one fin-ger is put a-way from
the oth-ers, as if it were naugh-ty ? poor fin-ger "
Ba-by says "that is thumb "Oh, a thumb Then it is
not a fin-ger?" No !" "Then let us make sure a-bout
the num-ber of those fin-gers a-gain. Shut down the
thumb, and then count."
Dear Ba-by counts, pa-tient-ly, "One, two, free, four."
So, then, if we do not count the thumb, there are on-ly
four fin-gers; four, and one thumb ? that is right.
Now, Ba-by, for fear you should for-get this, I will tell
you a non-sense rhyme that Grand-mam-ma Won-der-ful
taught to her ba-by.

SWe have two hands,
To buc-kle bands.
.-C We have eight fin-gers,
S.To make clothes-wring-ers.
C. We have two thumbs,
I To pick up crumbs.
SWe have ten toes,
N1 To match our nose.
We have two heels,
To bob for eels.


IAT an-i-mal have we Af-ri-ca is the coun-try of
here, Ba-by? This is the li-ons, and there they
the li-on, the king of beasts, roam a-bout through the
as he is called. How ter-ri- vast for-ests, and hunt for
ble he looks, with his mouth their prey in the wild jun-
o-pened to roar, .and his gles. They live en-tire-ly
huge mane tossed a-bout! on the flesh of oth-er an-i-
He is ver-y fierce and say- mals; and you can im-ag-
age by na-ture, and though ine how the small-er beasts
I have heard of li-ons be-ing fly in ter-ror when they hear
tamed, I do not think I the ter-ri-ble roar of their
should like to have one for king, and know that he is
a pet; would you ? near at hand and prob-a-bly
"Are there li-ons in this hun-gry.
coun-try ?" He looks ver-y su-perb :
No; none, ex-cept a few but I fear he is not so no-ble
that have been brought o-ver as he looks, but is as say-
from Af-ri-ca, and these are age and fe-ro-cious as an-y
kept in ca-ges, and nev-er wild beast that lives on the
let loose, flesh of oth-ers.


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sons out of that. It is full of is strong and good, and will-.---

oth-er day, Mam-ma asked us, if we treat him- kind-ly.
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Ba-by what has bought a be Ba-by her-self and cou-
s new book for our Ba- sin Phil-. Te horse, Ba-by,

ty bird. So then Mam-.a 1 not? Bird has wings "
by, and now, tr a while, she is one of ox best friend ds
is go-ing to have her les- a-mong the an-i-mals. He

oth-er day, am-.ma asked us, if we treat him kind-ly.
Ba-by hat a fbox as, and Is he annird, Ba-by o!"
nhe said it was a big, naugh- cries Ba-by, laugh-ing. "Why
ty bird. So then Maam-ma not ?" "Bird has wings!"
said the lit-tie one must leave "I-as a fox wings, then?"
her count-ing and her spell- No!" "Then why did you
ing un-til she had learned say a fox was a bird ? What
a lit-tie more a-bout oth-er a fun-ny Ba-by !"
things. Here is a pic-ture And Ba-by hangs her lit-
of a horse, from the new tle head, and thinks that
book, with two chil-dren per-haps she is a bird, -a
play-ing by him, who might lit-tle goose!


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P:'' I N

Chick-i-ty chuck chickty chuck
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Chick-i-ty chuck chick-i-ty chuck !
Now we real-ly are in luck!
Grains of corn so sweet and nice:
Come, let us gob-ble them up in a trice !

HIUS is the rys-tal Pal- Ibeau-ti-ful stat-ues, and won-
ace, my dear chil-dren; der-ful cary-mgs_; and, in
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-ace, my dear c-il--ren der-ful carv-ings and, in

one of the most won-der-ful short, ev-e-ry-thing you can
pla-ces in the world. It is a im-ag-ine, and a great deal
thou-sand times lar-ger than more. The lit-tle chil-dren in
the lar-gest green-house you Lon-don think it a great treat
ev-er saw; and from one end to be tak-en to the Crys-tal
to the oth-er it is full of Pal-ace, and on fine days one
beau-ti-ful and cu-ri-ous may see hun-dreds of boys
things, brought there from and girls run-ning a-bout the
all the dif-fer-ent coun-tries gar-dens, and list-en-ing to
on the earth. There are the mu-sic of the band which
strange and rare plants, and plays there ev-e-ry day.
o ,,,e of te mos wo-e-ful short ev-e-r-thin yo a
pla-ce-in th world It is a r-agi[_-me, and a g..-"'reat.,-': deal .:--"'
thou-sand times-lar-ger than more.-The li-ti hi-de i.n-r:
thela-gs green-house you Lon-don-think it...a gra treat
.....r sa ;. n frm-n en to be--:--- t"-enr. to- the_..- Crys-ta-
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HAT bet-ter fun is the boil-ing first be-gan, were
there than mak-ing put in, for Joe had begged
mo-las-ses can-dy ? Just for pea-nut can-dy, and none-
see what a good time these of the oth-ers had any ob-
chil-dren are hav-ing! May jec-tion; and now, af-ter a
and Liz-zie, and Joe and fi-nal, tre-men-dous stir-ring,
Bell, all as bu-sy as bees. it is act-u-al-ly all read-y,
The mo-las-ses has been and noth-ing re-mains but to
boil-ing a long time, "hours pour it in-to the but-tered
and days," lit-tle Bell says; pans, and set it a-way to
and they have all been tak- cool. If May does not burn
ing turns in stir-ring it, and her fin-gers ter-ri-bly, and
try-ing a spoon-ful in cold if Joe can wait till it is cool
wa-ter ev-e-ry two min-utes, before he be-gins to eat it,
to see if it was read-y to and if they do not all make
hard-en. Then, when it was them-selves ill with it, I
near-ly read-y, the pea-nuts, think they may be con-sid-
which had been shelled when ered ver-y hap-py chil-dren.


[-HE ques-tion was,
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wheth-er the lat-
est fash-ion was to have i_
the ears stick-ing up or i .---
hang-ing down. ,
I al-ways keep mine
up," said the don-key. a
"In this way I at-tract s
gen-er-al at-ten-tion to -
my ears, which are ex- nw
treme-ly beau-ti-ful, and at "Oh, ver-y mod-est, tru-
the same time I can hear ly!" cried the cat. "Now,
great deal more clear-ly than the truth is, my friends, that
if they were hang-ing down nei-ther of you is in the
in the fool-ish fash-ion which fash-ion at all. Just hand
some peo-ple think so ver-y me that pair of scis-sors I
pret-ty." have been in Par-is ver-y
"Your speech," re-plied late-ly, and I know just the
the dog, "shows your re-al way ears are worn now."
na-ture. Van-i-ty and stu- So say-ing, she took the
pid-i-ty com-bined! A ver-y scis-sors and cropped their
sad case. It is true that ears short, mak-ing them
your ears at-tract at-ten-tion, look ex-act-ly like her own.
but it is on-ly to make ev- Oh, oh!" cried both the
er-y-bod-y laugh at you, and an-i-mals. "Mis-er-a-ble cat,
call you a stu-pid beast. Ob- what have you done ? Our
serve, now, the grace and chief beau-ty is gone for-ev-
beau-ty of my glos-sy, soft- er." And they rushed up-on
ly-droop-ing ears. They are the cat, and chased her off
mod-est like my-self, but-" the prem-is-es.

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