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MAMMA, more dinner!" exclaimed little
Jamie as he sat in his high chair at the
Haven't you had enough, Jamie ?"
No; me want more. Dinner good !"
Mamma gave him some more bread and
milk in his mug, and it tasted so good
that he laughed as he ate it.
He is always happy and merry.
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MARY AND TUTY.
Tuty, and I'll hear
I'll read about the little
then ate up."
Tuty brought' her book, and with Mary's
help read the
for a little
girl not quite five years old.'
says this after
I( Spell cat.'
any one has heard
" C-a-t cat, d-o-g dog.
You are a girl,
how to spell girl."
so you ought
" Is th
a hard word ?"
it's most as easy as cat and dog.
"What is the first'letter,
" G comes first."
" G-o -
What comes next ?"
MARY AND TUTY.
" That ain't right.
After trying a few times
spell your name.
Oh, I can't spell Tuty.
"Tuty isn't your name.
"I want to spell Tuty,
I like that
first name is enough now.
Now try it, Tuty."
Oh, dear, that's too
that is easy.
Now try it
Tuty could soon spell her own name;
but when that was learned she was tired
1Jssons, so she ran out to play.
" You can't spell long words yet.
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LAND IN SIGHT.
are two real
been on quite
has just sung
and Porter have
a long voyage.
out that land is
and they are looking
the strange sights of a foreign port.
They will be glad to see land once more,
with its green grass and waving trees.
LORA'S papa was a soldier. He was
wounded in battle. He came home hop-
ing to get well; but, like so many of our
brave soldiers, he gave his life for his
After he died, Lora kept fresh flowers
on his grave for a long time. And now
every May she goes with mamma and
many others, not only to lay flowers on his
grave, but on the graves of all the soldiers.
Perhaps some of the little girls who read
this have done the same. I hope none of
them will forget our brave soldiers on Dec-
oration Day, but will select the loveliest
and best flowers to make into wreaths,
crosses and bouquets. Even little girls
can gather flowers for this purpose.
I love to see the flowers and small flags
upon the soldiers' graves. It helps us to
remember how much they have done for us.
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up very nicely, yet
After mamma has
to make this
the pretty pink
dress, and to
ought to look happier.
Shall I tell you what troubles her.?
wants to go
the dog. S
out and play in the yard with
playing there all
the morning with
to stay in
many little girls
of all kinds,
she should be
contented and happy with them.
they can have their own way.
I think Edie must be one of these; don't
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It is her birth-day,
five years old.
in white. M
This is why she is dressed
to spend the
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her; and she wants her to look clean and
nice when they come.
By-and-by, however, when they all get
there, she will let them go out and have a
good run and play in the hay-field,
that, for the hay-field
one of the best play-grounds in the world.
It is such fun to toss the sweet, fragrant
hay about, and half bury some one in it.
is a fine
to play hide-and-
think Edie would look
happy, thinking of the
things which mamma has planned for her?
is the way to
happy, little girls; think of the
Don't keep thinking of the many dresses,
books and toys which some of your play-
mates have, but think of the poor little
girls who go ragged all the time.
LAUNCHING THE SHIP.
HERE is the ship which Jack
See the people upon it wav-
ing their handkerchiefs.
It is just
flags flying, and people upon and around
it shouting, and, apparently, making all the
noise they can.
If Jack was
he might fall into the
so small he would wish
near, there is
pushed off the'wharf.
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WELL, Puss, you've had a nice nap un-
der the tree; haven't you ?" said Velma's
papa, as he came from the field.
Velma was lying
under the apple-tree.
upon the green
She had just opened
her eyes, but was hardly awake yet.
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VELMA 'S NAP.
asked papa, as he stooped to lift
his little girl in his arms.
"I haven't been
I, papa ?"
and Velma laid her head on his shoulder.
seen you stir for
thinking," said Velma,
half asleep even now.
Papa laughed as he said,
were in dreamland then, I guess,
are nearly there now."
Where's that, papa ?"
"Oh, where folks travel when- they are
*' I don't
go anywhere, papa.
right in my crib all night long," said Velma.
Who dreamt last Inight
that she was playing with Cousin
the woods ? "
"I did, papa."
" Well, that's
the kind of traveling I
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to her one
was starting away to visit one of her school-
real early," she
had fallen the
Susie meant to do as her mother wished,
all about home
The short winter day was rapidly draw-
ing to a close, when
of her long walk h
she suddenly thought
that she was
She hurriedly put
on her things,
The sun had just
not afraid, yet
ran out of
sorry that she had
forgotten so soon what her mother said.
There was a shorter path through the
woods, which she had often taken in sum-
mer, and she wondered if she could go
that way now.
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hasn't she ?
Instead of her clean,
cool, green grass.
she is lying
It is so warm
save the shadow of
tall bushes drooping near.
And it is so
she will fall asl
that of the brig
with the rustling
But why is
in the woods
all alone ?
left the garden where her mother told her
to play, and
into the woods
that she lost the path.
Now she must
stay here until her father
or brothers find her.
Crissy, however, and then they will
all around for-the little lost
been in the
will look here first.
Sadie, come out and
pigeons," said W;
Me go, too!"
arren to his sister.
cried little Eddie.
" Well, come along then,
tame, and when the
children came in sight they flocked around
them, greatly to Eddie's delight.
" Me want
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Eddie, as he
looked at the pretty pigeons
You hug them too hard when you take
" Me'll hug easy Eddie tiss one ;
the little fat
hands were stretched out for
the pigeons at his feet.
a nice white
one, Eddie," said
Sadie, who sat on the ground with
eons all about her, come kiss this one.
Eddie loves white
softly, as he pressed his
smooth, white breast.
" Here's some corn,
cheek against the
" said Warren as
put a handful in
feed them now."
" you can
He threw a handful
on the ground, and
they came around him so quickly that he
shouted with delight.
soon upon the ground
All his corn was
: then he ran to
" More! more!
Birdies hungry! "
WARREN 'S PIGEON.
that on the ground ?"
" All gone !
but one kernel
at a time,
as he put
see them all
" You's good
dart after a single
to one timid
But the moment
he stooped to give
one some, the others came too, so
the little brown one up in his
"Tome to Eddie Eddie'll
and he held
it until Warren said
was time to go into the house.
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LEARNING TO WALK.
WILLIE is just learning
His mamma is holding
out her hands to
" Come, Willie, come to mamma! "
He stretches out his arms, and his
fat hands almost touch mamma's.
my baby boy,
step," she says again.
Grandma helps him, yet still he is afraid
to go alone.
At last mamma holds up
Willie is so anxious to get
this in his own hands, that he takes one or
two steps all alone; then he crows with
delight as he grasps the apple.
Nowhe must taste it before he can walk
any more, so grandma cuts off a piece and
pares it for him.
After he has
" Now, Willie must walk a little more;
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LEARNING TO WALK,
and she stands him
up in one corner uins
Yet he does not care to try again, so he
sits down upon the floor.
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NELLIE'S GOLD DOLLAR.
COME, Will, go out with me this after-
noon," said Nellie Stearns to her brother.
"What good will
give us our holiday-money till to-morrow.
"Oh, I've got my gold dollar.
ing to spend that.
round and see what you want."
Soon the children were walking
along the street.
It was only a few'days
I'll go in
here," said Nellie,
before a large window crowded
with gay toys.
Just as they turn
woman came along
go in, a poor
leading a sad-looking
As Nellie stopped a moment
to watch'them she heard the child say,
Can't you buy one little doll, ma ? "
NELLIE'S GOLD DOLLAR.
money," her mother answered.
Nellie's kind heart was touched, and
stepped quickly to the woman, saying,
"Please wait here a moment. I'll be
ran into the
store and asked for the prettiest doll they
had for a dollar.
Several were placed be-
She quickly chose the one she
-liked best, and, placing the
gold dollar on
the counter, hurried out to the woman who
still stood near the window with her child.
" Here is a doll, little girl,"
as she placed
it in her arms.
The child's large
wonder and surprise to Nellie's
she did not speak.
doll closely to her faded dress, as though
fearing to lose it.
and tears stood in her eyes.
I have plenty of money."
NELLIE'S GOLD DOLLAR.
"A smaller one would please
A dollar seems a great deal to
pay for a doll."
"I wanted her to have a real pretty one.
And it didn't cost much,
Nellie, surprised that the woman should
think it did.
" It would
buy many loaves of bread,"
said the woman, somewhat sadly, as she
Nellie, for the
Will, run and ask the woman where she
she suddenly cried.
Street, and her name is
I've the nicest plan,
mamma to put lots of good things
basket and send it to her, so they can have
a good Christmas dinner."
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FIVE little eggs in cozy nest,
Covered warmly with downy breast.
Soon will come from each tiny shell,
A dear, wee bird.
Oh, love them well!
Five little beaks will open wide,
When mamma-bird hops to their side.
black eyes will peep at you
O'er the nest, should you come in view.
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RAY sat very quietly in the corner, with
his slate on his knees. There was no one
else in the room but grandma, and she was
knitting a little and sleeping a good deal.
Every time Ray looked at her, he
thought what a pleasant face she had. A.id,
almost unconsciously at first, he began to
trace the familiar outlines on his'slate.
It was not the first time he had used his
pencil in this way. Every day at school
he took easy lessons in drawing, and he
enjoyed it very much.
Now he became interested as soon as he
saw that he could draw something that
looked like a head. He worked long and
carefully, and he was so pleased with his
work that he laughed aloud.
Well, sonny, what pleases you now ?"
asked grandma, roused from her nap by
RA Y'S DRA WING.
was his answer.
Ray ,laughing merrily,
[ meant your picture,
'' You don't say that
can draw me ?
Now let me see it."
as merrily as
Ray when she took the slate.
' But it
look wonderfully like
mother, who came
in and looked
think there is some resemblance;
boy must keep trying,
a good artist
going to try real hard, mother.
I'd like to draw and paint
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BERP'S papa was sick, and the doctor
told him that he must go South and spend
He wished to be on the water as long
as he could, so he went in a sailing vessel
instead of a steamer.
Berp was too young to feel anxious about
papa, so he enjoyed the voyage very much;
especially when papa and mamma both
were on deck with him.
Young as he was, he will never forget
one evening when they were all on deck.
It was a pleasant, moonlight night. Not
a full moon, but enough to make every-
thing look very beautiful.
It was quite warm, and so calm and still
that scarcely a ripple stirred the water.
And when the sailors began to sing, it
added greatly to Berp's delight. He wished
they could always stay on the water, so he
asked his papa if he would not buy a ship,
and take him and his mamma all over the
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" LOOK, Ester, and see the flowers Aunt
Louise gave me.
Here is one little bou-
quet she fixed on purpose for you;
have this basket full beside."
have you been out in her flower-
I could go
It always looks so pretty in the sum-
" I hope you will
be able to go soon, for
she has some beautiful geraniums now;
and such a splendid bed of the lily of the
it is so fragrant!"
" Yes, that's why
I like it so well.
Louise put so much in
I've got plenty more in the basket.
put away my hat, then we'll arrange them
I think they look better put in ever so
many little vases, than in one large one;
don't you, Effie?"
"Yes. I'll hunt round and find every
little one I can. Then we'll put them in
every nook and corner of your room."
Effie's things are quickly put away, and
she is sitting by the side of her twin sister,
who can not do much, as she has been sick
a long time. She sits up only part of
the day now.
Let us make two little bouquets just
alike," said Ester, for this pair of tiny
Yes; you make one and I'll make the
other, and we'll see if we can get them ex-
actly alike. We ought to, for we are just
alike," Effie answered.
Then they'll be our twin bouquets;
won't they? That will be nice. What
shall we take first ?" asked Ester.
After looking the flowers over Effie
picked out several sprigs of mignonette,
first, they are so
green, it is so fine and white.
the lily of
the valley next.
can throw away these large green leaves,
and use something finer," Effie said.
That will be enough, won't it, for these
bits of vases?"
all white and green,
But they are
"I think they are little beauties, any-
I like white flowers.
make it look better ?"
" Oh, please don't spoil them, Effie,
are so pretty now!"
"I didn't mean to put it in unless you
You couldn't go into the
garden, so we will
fix these just to suit
"TEACHER, Nora 's coming to school
next time," said little Mike, just as the
scholars were leaving the room one Sab-
"Who is Nora?" asked Miss Healey.
"She's my little sister. She's real good,
too. Mother said she wouldn't trouble
you; and she wants to come so much," re-
plied the kind brother.
I shall be very glad to have her come,"
said the teacher, greatly to Mike's delight.
His eyes sparkled as he ran down stairs.
Promptly as the teacher herself, came
Mike and his little sister Nora, the next
Sunday morning. When Miss Healeyen-
tered the room the tiny scholar ran to her,
saying, Does you like posies, teacher ? I
bringed these ;" and she handed her a few
violets and dandelions.
"Yes, dear; and I'll give you a kiss for
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them," she said, stooping to touch her lips
to the rose-bud mouth.
"She wants to kiss you,
" said Mike, as
Nora lifted her blue eyes to the teacher.
Thank you; that's a very sweet kiss,
said Miss Healey, warmly.
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CAN you tell me where Mrs. McCue
-lives? asked a lady of a very ragged little
Yes, sir; she lives 'n the attic."
But what attic, little boy ?"
I ain't little I'm a big feller. Sam's
a little shaver; and he looked down upon
a bare-headed, bare-footed little child sit-
ting upon the ground.
Please tell me where the attic is ?"
inquired the lady, pleasantly.
"Do you want to see ma?" the boy
asked, instead of answering the lady.
"Is Mrs. McCue your mother?" she
asked, in some surprise.
I'll bet she is! Want to see her ?" he
asked abruptly, while his bold black eyes
I came because I heard she was sick."
She's sick abed. Don't know as she'll
want strangers up there.
up any to-day."
Never mind that.
for washing. Can't I
She ain't slicked
I came to pay her
see her now ? "
" Yes, go up there, clear to the tip top
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of them stairs; then you'll find her;" and
he pointed up a rough stairway.
Please tell me your name, won't you ?"
said the lady before entering.
Thank you, Tim. I wish to see you
again when I come down;" and taking the
hand of the little girl by her side, she said,
" Come, Grace, we'll go up now."
Tim was unusually quiet after they left
him, for such a noisy little fellow. Instead
of racing up and down the street, he re-
inained near the door of the large tenement
house which he called home, and frequently
looked up the stairway.
Suddenly his face lighted up, for the
lady and the little girl were coming down.
Do you think ma's awful sick?" he
asked as soon as they reached the door.
She's quite sick, Tim, but I think she
will get well, if she has good food and
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"I'll take care of her; I know how;"
and now his face shone with a really beau-
That is right, Tim, help her all you
can; but I'll come again to-morrow and
bring some broth and other things."
Oh, good! She'll get well now! Sam,
ma'll get well sure, if she can eat;" and he
danced about in his delight.
Here's a cake for you and Sammy," the
lady said, taking two out of her bag.
Oh, my! Ain't them reg'largim-cracks,
Sam ?" exclaimed Tim as he took them.
All at once, however, he handed one to the
lady, saying, I'd rather have coppers."
Why, Tim? she asked, in surprise.
"I can get some tea for ma with them."
Why, my dear boy, you may eat your
cake, and your mother can have tea, also.
I gave her some to-day."
I'm powerful glad," was his only an,
swer, as he quickly swallowed the cake.
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" HUSH, Lil!
don't make so much noise,
for Emma don't know we've got her cards
as he lay upon
" What shall we
them ?" asked
his sister in a loud whisper.
look at the pictures first, then
we'll build houses with them.
" And when we get all through we'll pile
them up nice and leave them right
the cricket, to play
down to the water,"
with after we've been
played with the prettily painted
der the table.
They thought sister Emma did not hear
them; but she was
listening all the time,
And by-and-by, when Stevie and Lil were
out by the water, she took the cards from
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under the cricket, and laid them on the
When Stevie and Lil came in they
laughed merrily to see them there.
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to the shed, with a hand-
ful of crumbs, calling,
Peep peep !" ans'
" Chicky! chicky !"
wered the little, soft,
downy things, as they came, half-flying and
half-running, to meet her.
"'Member, now, the
" she said,
down and watching them, as they hurriedly
picked up the crumbs.
O Puff! ain't you 'shamed to eat every
as one ran away
the last piece.
"Spotty is the very bestest chicken in
the whole world; and Bell placed him on
Puff soon came back, and, without wait-
ing to be asked, hopped upon her head.
This delighted Bell so much that she for-
got which was the
PE T CHICKENS.
a while, she thought she would
put them to bed.
Now, chickies, you must be sleepy,"
said Bell, as she carried them into the
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shed. There was a box there with hay
in the bottom and a piece of woolen cloth
to cover them with.
"Now shut your eyes, Puff," Bell said;
and she put the cloth over them carefully.
She laid her hand on the cloth for a few
moments, then she rose softly, thinking
they were asleep.
But first one little head peeped out, then
the other; and with a flutter of their tiny
wings they hopped out of the box and ran
"Why, Spotty and Puff, you mus'n't
'have so when I put you to bed;" and she
carried them back to the box. After try-
ing a little longer, she concluded they were
not sleepy, so she let them hunt for bugs
while she ran into the house.
Mamma, don't chickens never have
no naps like babies ? asked Bell.
"They often go to sleep during the
day, but they don't sleep very long."
" Spotty and
Puff wouldn't sleep a min-
ute after I took my hand off."
They were not sleepy, then, I suppose.
But babies sometimes do just so.
you was a little baby, you
up the moment
laid you down.
" Then I'm just like my chickies." After
a pause she added,
" Babies and chickies
are drefful great troubles; ain't they, mam-
" If they are
they grow up,
I think it pays for all the trouble.
little Bell, anxiously.
" Yes; you should be a good
" I must tell Puff and
Spotty 'bout it;
and she ran out to the shed.
She found both
partly under the cloth.
in the box,
bit, and in a moment they were on the
black eyes wide open, and
shining just as brightly as ever.
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DID you ever see as large a bird as this
before ? I don't know how tall this one is,
but some cranes are more than five feet in
They are found in nearly every part of
Europe. And in this country the voice of
the whooping crane is heard, late in the
autumn, as they fly swiftly toward the warm
South, where they spend the winter.
Cranes eat frogs, fish, lizards, and even
snakes. They have such long legs they
can go into quite deep water without wet-
ting their feathers. And their long neck
and bill can be used very well instead of a
line and hook.
The voice of the whooping crane is
very harsh, and when heard at night
it has anything but an agreeable sound.
There are many curious birds, which it
would be interesting to study about.
papa took her
one day to
queer they looked to the little girl.
to go near them at first.
"O papa, what is that ?" asked Etta, as
the man led out a camel. Won't he bite
is very gentle.
See, those children are going to take a ride
on his back.
you like to ride so,
I'm afraid I should
There's a nice seat on his back.
we'll go a little nearer."
Etta clung closely to papa's hand
stepped toward the camel.
Here she found
two of her cousins, Jennie and Dan.
were going to ride the next time, and they
wanted Etta to ride with them.
ETTA 'S RIDE.
I should fall off, I know I should!"
v as all Etta would say.
But when the camel came back, after the
man had led him about the yard, she
thought he looked so gentle, that she
tempted to try.
Dan, hold me on," whispered Etta.
if there's any need of
Jennie and I
are going now.
You can see Etta on the camel's neck.
Dan sits near, to catch her if she falls.
She was so delighted with her first ride,
that she tried
it the second
she ran to her papa, saying,
"Oh, papa, he's real clever! He didn't
hurt me a mite!"
"Who ? the man or the camel ? "
The camel, papa.
little girls, for he didn't
bite one of us.
like to come and ride every day.
" Would ?
I think I should prefer our
" The horse goes too fast.
slow, as I
I like to ride
did on the camel."
" If that's all you want, you can be satis-
You'd like to ride on the horse, if
I led him, wouldn't you ?"
" Oh, yes,
Then you may try it every day, if
" O MAMMA, said little Addie one
" I saw Jesus last night !"
" Where was he, darling?"
side of the window; and he
smiled when he looked at me.
he's nicer than anybody I
ever saw! I
wanted him to hold my hand, but when I
tried to touch him he was gone. Wasn't
it too bad, mamma ?"
"Where did he go, Addie ?"
" I don't know.
I sat up and
the window, but I couldn't see him.
And it was light, for I
saw the little moon.
felt so sorry!
again, mamma ?"
night, I suppose; but if
she tries to please
she will see him
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" When, mamma?"
But when he
wants Addie he will
send the bright angels
to lead her to the beautiful home
" You'll go, too, mamma?"
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" Yes, I hope to go by-and-by."
" And papa, and Perley, and grandma?"
" Yes, I hope we shall all
Oh, it will be just like home, won't it ?"
and Addie clapped her hands in delight.
We, must try to be good every day, if
we wish to go and live with Jesus."
" I'll try to-day, mamma, and
"I guess, mamma, if I
tell him I'm sor-
let me try again; won't he ?"
"Yes, Addie, Jesus will let us try many
times, and help us, too, if we ask him."
" I ask him every night to
take care of
Don't you ask him to take care of little
brother, too ?"
"That is right.
He is pleased
little girls and boys tell him all they want.
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LULIE AND LIZZIE.
LULIE and Lizzie bid papa and mamma
good-night, and ran up to their cozy little
room above, for mamma was holding
Robbie'and she could not come then.
By-and-by, when baby brother is laid in
his little crib, mamma will come up and
tuck them snugly into their warm bed.
She will give each one more kiss, and
another pleasant good-night will be spoken.
Then she will leave them to quiet slumbers
and pleasant dreams.
But before they get into the dainty white
bed, they must thank the dear Father
above, who has taken care of them through
the long summer day.
He has given them kind, loving parents,
a dear little brother, and a beautiful home.
Should they not thank him for all these
He didn't wear spectacles.
He didn't have a bald head.
hair was not white.
no beard at all.
But still he was
He didn't live in a cave.
to do anything, if anything was done, if
happened, he must
He asked "Why ? "
as often as
other boys whistle-and that, you know,
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is from the first "Good-morning" till the
One day he broke a whole nest-ful of
eggs to find out how they changed to chick-
ens; and the next day he dug up some rare
seeds to find out what made them sprout.
But he was very, very patient, as all
philosophers are. He was never angry
with his pets, do what they might. He
had a goat-team, and goats don't always
think as boys do.
He was driving gayly down the main
street, when his bearded steeds stopped
short, and one lay down as calmly as for a
Will didn't shout angry commands, or
swing the whip hissingly down on the
He just leaned his chin on his palm and
fell to wondering wky Billy had done such
a strange thing, right there in the street,
where everybody was sure to see, and
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where the very
horses winked in
as they passed.
Will had finally decided that Billy was
philosopher, and that
turbed his meditations, when Sir Goat rose
to his feet, and the drive went gayly
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Ding dong is the song
Pussy's learned to play.
While she sings, while it rings,
Mice are away.
SDing-dong! Oh, how long
SPussy had to try!
First she'd stop, then she'd hop,
Then wipe her eye.
Ding-dong! In the morn
Pussy 'd ring the bell.
In the night, without light,
She'd swing it well.
Ding -dong! It's not wrong.
Pussy, ring away.
Do it well, guard the bell;
We'll call some day.
CARLIE AND THE CHICKEN.
"OH, my little chicky's dead!" cried
Merry, as she saw it lying on its side.
A pair of laughing eyes peeped round the
corner of the house to see what she would do.
Poor little chicky Somebody's tied a
string to your leg. It must be Carlie."
I wanted to make him stand still," said
the owner of the eyes as he approached.
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IN a corner of the play-ground
Sits a merry group of four.
Dot, the hat-crowned, is the teacher;
She has tried this game before.
Little Elfie learns her lesson;
Careless Bess thinks more of ease;
Bright-eyed Kate is always laughing;
She'll do nought but turn the leaves.
Little Dot is wise and watchful.
Lessons hard she gives to none;
Plums and nuts she keeps for "merits,
If the tasks they-do not shun.
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THE BRAVE SAILOR.
I THINK the boys will all say that this
sailor was very brave, when I tell them
what he did.
During a severe storm, the vessel to
which he belonged was wrecked, and the
mother of little Alston, with many of the
passengers and crew, was lost.
Among those who were left, not one
cared for the poor, sickly little boy, but
old Andrew. And when they all crowded
into one small boat, hoping to reach the
shore, this brave sailor remained on the
wreck with the boy.
But he went quickly to work nailing
planks and boards together; and when the
raft was finished, he fastened a large bas-
ket to it, then took Alston and tied him
firmly into the basket.
When all was ready, he took an oar and
tried to reach the shore. The little boat
THE BRA VE SAILOR.
was so crowded that it tipped over and all
in it were drowned, but the brave sailor and
little Alston reached the shore in safety.
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DAISY didn't want the robins to eat all
the cherries, so she asked her
climb the tree and pick some for her.
stood on the ground, and
a very nice or large one, he would throw it
down to Daisy, and
she caught it
she has her apron full now.
also holding two in her
see two others.
Can any of
And I can
eyes, which are looking at this picture, see
Can't you ?
Look sharply now.
is that hanging on Daisy's ear ?
" Cherries for ear-rings !
Oh, how fun-
think some little girls will say.
Yes, they are funny ones, but very good
for little girls to wear.
rings, try Daisy's cherr
If you want ear-
-y-drops before any
I irow the little girls,.who look
picture, like to see live butterflies
flit from flower to flower.
But if you happen
to see a caterpillar
Now, little girls
the ugly thing!"
;, don't despise
ugly things, as you call them; for if
were no caterpillars
The caterpillar winds
like silk, all about his body, till it looks
like a long, slim
awhile, and where
He stays in this
n he next appears he is
changed into a gay butterfly.
I have seen children try'to catch butter-
But it is very cruel to shut them up
in a box, and you cannot touch them with-
out rubbing off some of
which cover their wings.
the fine feathers
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dinner in ?"
Ilda one day
she had been to school a few weeks.
"You will not
noon very often.
" I like to, stormy
We have real good times, too,
when she is there.
" Well, ask
father when he comes home.
Perhaps he can get one this evening.
father came in,
Will you get one to-night ?"
bushel and half-bushel basket
out in the
You may take either of them.
"Oh, I don't
to carry my dinner in when
"I want a little one
go to school."
to eat dinner
with mother and I
THE DINNER BASKE T.
Only when it storms.
you stormy days;
you can come home then.
to stay when
the teacher is
She tells us stories, and plays with us.
" Then I
and play, if
want to keep my
little girl at home.
if I stay, fa-
asked Ilda as she climbed into his
I always miss my little
but I'll try to
spare her sometimes
when it is very stormy.
" Yes, if I
can find what you want.
" Then you
THE DINNER BASKET.
going to the store by-and-by.
I can find."
Ilda went to bed
I'll see what
before he came home,
but the next morning she was delighted
see a nice, new basket on the table.
examined it all over carefully, then ran into
the dining-room saying,
" Thank you, father.
It's just right."
The next thing is to fill it, I suppose.
Will plum-pudding and roast beef be good
enough for that new basket ?"
"Bread and butter is the
all my dinner will be that."
" Most all;
thought you'd want
thing a little better to top off with."
Those will be nice to carry in it."
Perhaps mother will make a little pie,
just big enough for your basket."
" Oh, that will be the
was sorry, for once, to see the sun shine,
for she wanted to use her new basket."
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is watching the bees.
first her mother was afraid to
near them, as
bees are sometimes so irrita-
that they will
who goes near.
a fancy to
as she does
So day after day she
of the hives and watches
sits in front
as they flit
out of the tiny door.
she thinks of
making in their little
and how good
it will be to eat.
away in the hives ?
like honey ?
If so, you
insects work very hard during
to collect it.
" DOLPH !"
"me want to play
I don't know how,
swered her brother.
she began to drag a chair across the room.
She had had her
and she still remembered
standing in a chair.
as she was abotit to climb into it.
Let me move the chair up to the
He helped her
into it, then stood with
his arms about her.
the looked into the
We must keep still," said Dolph.
Oh, me never thinked!" she answered
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in a low tone.
Then she stood very still
for a few seconds.
tooked ? "
asked in a whisper.
I guess that will
he helped her down.
do," Dolph replied, as
le's tell mamma;
hand they ran to mamma's room.
" 0 mamma," cried
Bessie, who always
told her story first, we tooken the bestest
"If my little boy and girl
ures, I guess I'll have mine
ma said pleasantly."
can take pict-
"0 mamma, come now!"
seized one hand to
lead her to the door.
"In just a moment, dear."
Mamma always tried to amuse her
ones, and soon she was ready to go down,
Bessie holding one hand and Dolph the
got to the parlor she said,-
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BESSIE'S PIC T URES.
If you are going to take my picture, you
must tell me just what to do."
" Me can tell me can
sie's eager cry as she ran for the big chair.
next words, for she was in such a hurry
she could not wait to move the heavy chair
After it was fixed as before, Bessie said,
" Now, mamma, sit down and look in the
"Shall I put-"
" You mus' n't speaked
still 's a mouse,
" whispered Bessie.
mamma put an arm round each of the chil-
" Now we'll take Dolph and
After this was finished they went into
the play-room to look over their toys.
BIRDIE AND PRINCE.
he is such a good, faithful dog, that
Birdie's mamma likes to have him with her
little girl all the time when she is playing
out of doors.
day she took her sister's old
and wandered off
into the woods with
Finding some wild flowers, Birdie
the hat a little
down a moment, and
seat, so she sat down upon the
After fixing the h
it upon her head a:
big playmate awhile.
trim Prince with h
some around his col
to his curly hair.
like a nice
at to suit her, she put
gain, and caressed her
At last she began to
lar, and the rest clung
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kind shepherd holding the little
lamb in his arms.
It is tired
far, so now he lets it rest.
Mamma holds you
doesn't she ?
The Bible tells us about some one who
is called the
ma or papa to tell you about Him.
was running away to the the-
" Go to the theatre!
As grandma would not take her, Mollie
stole out at dark
men would show
alone; she knew police-
anybody the way to any
place, and a policeman directed her.
for a front seat,
and in she
went delighted with her own daring, and
sat down among the ladies
gloves, and white laces, with roses at their
throats. When the curtain rose, there on
the stage stood a little girl in a blinding
snow-storm. And she was a runaway girl,
and made her friends no end of trouble.
Mollie was very indignant at her, and one of
the ladies had just lent her an opera-glass
to see into the "robbers' den," where the
little girl had been carried, when a hand
was laid on her own shoulder. It was an
usher; and two men wished to see her.
She went down-stairs, and there was her
policeman, and another. These two blue-
coated men looked at her severely. "Are
you Mollie Burns ?" asked the first one.
"Yes," said she.
"Well, you've killed your grandmother,"
said the other. "She is at the station, cry-
ing her poor old eyes out."
Mollie began to cry, too. She hugged
her grandmother tight when she got to the
station. "O," said she, I am as bad as
ini any story.
I am just
like them, and I ai
Grandma took her
m afraid of myself."
home, crying all the
way, and the dear old lady was so sick from
her fright that Mollie
dared to do
again just as she wished without
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I'm ready now," said Mrs.
Fay left her dolls and
herself to take her first lesson in music.
She is quite
an instrument, but
to play on
cs she can
take easy lessons now, and harder ones by-
right; that no other little girl ever
as good, a teacher as she has.
Fay has never attended
teaches her at home.
to her little
good a mother.
11 always try to please so
Who has told us to honor
our father and mother ?
loves to watch the swallows as
their nest under the eaves.
ing one of his playmates
but puss looks as though she did.
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very fond of
a small garden of her own.
her mother gives her house-plants to set in
it. Amy wished very much for one rose-
bush which she thought very beautiful.
Her mother valued it highly;
promised to take good care of it, and was
delighted when her mother put it in the
centre of her little garden.
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