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ROLL on, roll on, you
That toss a-bout and
Why do you all run back
When you have reached '
the shore ?
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SEA- WA PES.
Roll on, roll on, you nois-y waves,
SRoll high-er up the strand!
How is it that you can-not pass
That line of yel-low sand
Make haste, or else the tide will]turn:
Make haste, you nois-y sea!
Roll quite a-cross the bank, and then
Far on a-cross the lea.;
"We must not dare," the waves re-ply:
"That line of yel-low sand
Is laid a-long the shore to bound
The wa-ters and the land.
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"And all should keep to time and place,
And all should keep to rule,-
Both waves up-on the sand-y shore,
-.- And lit-tie boys at school.
:-. Thus free-ly on the sand-y beach
We dash and roll a-way;
While you, when stu-dy time is o'er,
May come with us and play."
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SEE three boys at a river's brink,
Trying to force- a cow to drink;
Their whips and shouts she does not heed,
Of water she is not in need.
Here's a hint, if they but heed -it:-
Cows don't drink unless they need it.
A SAD DO WNFALL.
A SAD DOWNFALL.
Hollo! what has hap-pened. Sled, dogs, and man are
all in a heap to-geth-er. I fan-cy it must be-that the dri-
ver does not know his bus-i-ness and has gone' too near
the edge .of the hill. Then all at once they have slipped,
and have gone pell-mell down the'long slope, bring-ing up
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in a snow-bank at its f6ot. Per-haps, how-ever, it has
come a-bout that a fox has run a-cross theii-path. A-way
have gone all thoughts of work from the dqgs' heads.
Bark-ing and yedp-ing they have start-ed af-ter him, not
mind-ing their mas-ter's calls to them to stop nor: the
blows of his long lash. But their flight is stopped now
and I think they have learned a les-son that will last them
for some time.
~ THE CHRISTMAS TREE.
Five lit-tie girls are all wait-ing for the doors to o-pen.
and show them the Christ-mas tree. "Why are they so
Song, I wonder ?"says Kate. Alice, who is the old-est, says. .
not a word; she is won-der-ing if that -work-box that she
caught a glance at in mam-ma's room can be for her. It
had a ti-ny gold thim-ble in, much too small for mam-ma,"
said Alice to her-self. Hil-da on the chair hopes for a
big French -doll with clothes that come on and off.
But hark I hear the door-knob click and I catch a
glimpse through the crack of-the bright light. In a mb. -
ment the child-ren will all be gone out of our sight, so we
may as well turn the leaf and'leave them.
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THE QUARRELSOME KITTENS.
THE QUARRELSOME. KITTENS.
Two lit-tie kit-tens one storm-y night
Be-gan to quar-rel and then to fight:
One had a mouse, and the oth-er had none;
And that's the way the quar-rel be-gun.
"I'll have that mouse," said the big-gest cat.
"You'll have that mouse-? We'll see a-bout that !"
I will have that mouse," said the eld-est son.
S"You sha'n't have the mouse," said the lit-tie one.
S I told you be-fore 'twas a storm-y night
When these two lit-tle kit-tens be-gan to fight:
The old wo-man seized her sweep-ing broom,
And swept the two kit-tens right out of the room.
The ground was cov-ered with frost and snow
And the two lit-tie kit-tens had no-where to go;
So they laid them down on the mat at the door
When the old wo-man fin-ished sweep-ing the floor. ,
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Then they' crept in, as qui-et as mice,
All wet with the snow, and -as cold as ice;
For they found it was bet-ter, that storm-y night,
To lie down and sleep than to quar-rel and fight.
- Rum-pled clothes.
(Three her age is,}
Un-like a boy's,
Break-ing crown -
With kiss-es As you hear,
-For a few Mer-cy's sake,
Far-.ng bliss-es. Quiet, dear !"
New shoes, Fold-ed hands,
New frock, Say-ing -pray-ers,
Vague views Un-der-stands
SOf what's o'-clock. Not, nor. cares.
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Bed-gown white, Fast a-sleep,
Kiss.Dol-ly; As you see;
Good-night!- Heav-en keep
That's ol-ly. My girl for me!
TED BLA CK.
It was al-most Christ-mas
time, and ev-ery night lit-tle
Ted Black dreamed of San-ta
'Claus. When his small head.
was on the pil-low, you might
have thought it at rest, but no,
it was hard at work. It was
build-ing great Christ-mas trees
on which hung all man-ner of
bedu-ti-ful things, while half-a-
doz-en girls and boys climbed
up the branch-es and
took down the stuffed
stock-ings that hung
Ted thought that
'Christ-mas would nev-
er come, time went so slowly.
But it did come, at last, and Ted
found in his stock-ing ma-ny a nice thing.
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I can-not stop to tell you what they were, but there was
one that he liked very much, and that was a pair of skates,
There was a pond in plain sight from his house, and there
Mas-ter Ted meant to' try them. He was on-ly a lit-tle
shav-er, .but he could skate a bit al-rea-dy.
Whew! how cold it was. The ground was cov-ered
with snow, and the birds who could find nothing to eat
came hop-ping a- -'
bout the kitch- en
door, glad e-nough
of'the crumbs that
cook threw out to
them. Those who
lived in the woods,
and had no friends to help them, had to hop
a-bout on the snow or sit on the branch-es
of the trees to keep them-selves warm, and
hope that the weath-er would change for
the bet-ter soon.
But Ted did not care for, the cold, not
he. When he saw the new skates in his
Christ-mas stock-ing he gave a squeal of
de-light. -He want-ed to skate
mam-ma said that he must wait
cous-in -Madge was com-ing to
R But the next
at the pond
all" the morn-ing, but his
un-til to-mor-row, for his
spend the day with him.
af-ter-noon he was down
as soon as din-ner was
soon had on the new
There were a good
ma-ny peo-ple on-the
pond, and so his mam-
ma did not feel a-fraid
to have him go alone.
Be'-sides, from her win-
dow she-could watch him un-less he went ve-ry- far a-way.
Mas-ter Ted had a fine time. He quite de-siised peo.
pie who- did not have skates,
and who thought slid-ing fun.
He dart-ed a-bout from one side
of the pond to the oth-er in
fine style, and at last start-ed off
for a trip up the lake.
Mean-time the clouds had
been gath-er-ing and it had be-
gun to snow. The flakes came
down, at first light-ly, then they
grew thick-er and thick-er un-til
they shut out the view.
Ted's mam-ma was ve-ry much
wor-ried that he did not come
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home, and she was
glad e-nough, when
she saw his- pa-pa
com- ing to the
house: through the
blind-ing snow. His
pa-pa set out at
once to find his
boy, and it was
well that he .did,
-for Mas-ter Ted
had- twist-ed his an-
kle so that he could
.He was o-ver-joyed to see his pa-pa com-ing, for th-Vain
was. ve-ry great and he was ly-ing at full length on the
snow cry-mg, for hei was
: n-ly` a lit-tle boy, and he
was fright-ened at be--
ing a -lone.
His pa-pa picked him
up _and 'ca-rr ed him-
home in no: time, but
he could n0ot skate a-ny
nore that win-ter be-
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IT is Christ-mas eve, and a storm-y night,
The wind'is loud and the snow lies white,
And lit-tle AL-fred has sulked to bed,
And these are the thoughts that pass through his head:
I wish I were good, but I know I am bad-
0 the wind, whis-tle, whew! \
I make fa-ther an-gry, and moth-er sad-
Just then how it blew!
My heart was heav-y and hard to-night,
/ I crept to bed.
S I could not say what was soft and right,
SI wished I was dead.
But I see with my eyes shut be-neath the clothes.
It is dark and cold;
:I see such sights as no-bod-y knows,
And no-bod-y's told.
S I see our Rb-ver jump-ing, the brook
Swift. and light.
I see a new moon, like a reap-ing hook
Sharp and white.
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. PENITENT ALFRED.
. see a red rob-in up in a tree,.
And a ship-wrecked ba-by savedfrom the sea,
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I see the church-yard; the snow lies deep;
For ghosts who cares?
If I were to die to-night in my sleep!
I'll say my pray-ers.
Per-haps to-mor-row I may be good-
But I am too small, to be un-der-sto9d,
What-ev-er I say.
If moth-er would come
No, I dropped a-sleep.
up and kiss me once-
the bed broke?
But I won't be a dunce-
some one spoke!
Mat-thew, Mark, Luke, and John,
Bless the bed that I lie on:
Four cur-tains to my bed,
Poor lit-tle Al-fred! when morning comes,
And the bell says, Cit-ron, and spice, and plums!"
Pray he may find that the an-gels four
Have car-ried his hard heart out.of the door,
And left, un-der-neath his soft pink side
A heart that is soft-er, and free from pride.
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FISHING BOA TS.
Brisk-ly blows the eve-ning gale,
Fresh and free it blows;
Bless-ings on the fish-ing boat,
How mer-ri-ly she goes!
Christ he loved the fish-er-man;
Walk-ing by the sea,
How he blessed the fish-ing boats
Down in Gal-i-lee !
Dark the night and wild the wave,
Christ the boat is keep-ihg;
Trust in him, and have no fear,
Though he seem-eth sleep-ing.
A HUNGRY Y VISITOR.
SA HUNGRY VISITOR.,
S A starved lit-tle Rob-in sat' perched on a spray,
S While Ma-ry was eat-ing her break-fast one day,
The room was so warm and the food was so nice.
While poor lit-tle Rob-in felt cold-er than ice,
He hopped from the spray to the broad win-dow sill,
And tapped on the glass with his sharp lit-tie bill.
VWhen Ma-ry dis-cov-ered his bright search-ing eyes,
It gave her-oh! such a de-light-ful sur-prise.
She ran to the win-dow and o-pend it wide:
You dear lit-tie dar-ling, oh! do come in-side.
fHe en-tered at once, for you see he was cold,
S And hun-ger had made him both fear-less and bold.
He pecked at the loaf, and the but-ter he ate,
S De-vour-ing his food at a ter-ri-ble .rate.
And what did he next? Just as bold as could be,
S He at-tempt-ed to bathe in a sau-cer of tea.
SThus fed and re-freshed, he next pol-ished his bill,
And stepped like a gen-tle-man out on the sill.
Now Ma-ry most ear-hest-ly wished him to stay,
It vexed her to think of his fly-ing a-way;
She had an old cage which had once held a lin-net,
Though for days and for weeks there had been noth-ing in it.
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A HUNGR Y VISITOR.
Do stay, lit-tie Ro-bin, she cried
in de-spair, n s
The gar-den is cold, not a-scrap ,
you'll find there.
But Ro-bin looked back
and his look seemed
to say, "
I'd rath-er go now; but
some oth-er cold day
I'll glad-ly re-turn and
par-take of your food,
For real-ly I find it re- l'
I'm .thank-fu.l to know
there are chil dren
Who'll feed a poor Rob-
in.a.ld com-fort him-.-
RAGS AND TA OTTERS
RAGS AND TATTERS.
Rags and Tat-ters were two
boys. Rough street boys they
were, with no one to care for
them, al-ways in rags and al-
ways to-geth-er. Hence their
nick-names, Rags and Tat-
What their real names were they knew no more -than,
you or 1.
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In the morn-ings and eve-nings they sold news-pa-pers,
and in the mid-die of the day, when it was sum-mer and
the streets were roast-ing hot, they went down -by the
wharfs, and when the pb-lice were not look-ing, off went
their clothes in a twink-ling and they went head-fore-most
in-to the wa-ter. It was not ve-ry clean wa-ter, but it was
cool, and neith-er Rags nor Tat-ters had ev-er seen an-y
that was clean-er.
One day as they were sit-ting on-the pier just af-ter one
of their. baths, and look-ing at the bu-sy scenes off the bay,
where load-ed ships were be-ing dragged out in-to the
chan-nel read-y to go to sea, Rags said sud-den-ly:
"Let's go to sea!"
Tat-ters was. much a-mused at the i-de-a, and asked if
Rags pro-posed to go as a pas-sen-ger.
But Rags was not to be laughed out of his plan.
"We can't have a worse time than we have how," he
said, "and who knows but, we may be cap-tains some day."
"There's a big ship down in the pier yon-der," said
Tat-ters, "that's go-ing to sail to-night. I heard the cap-
tain say so."
"Let's go and look at her."
So the boys went off- and pres-ent-ly found them-selves
be-side the Lion, as the ship was named. They were
ve-ry much in the way of some men who were at work
load-ing, and a good na-tured fel-low told them to stand
a-side, as all the piles. of bar-rels that they saw had to be
, a-board be-fore night, for she was go-ing out at mid-night.
Their mind was made up at once. In-stead of buy-ing
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news-pa-pers that night, they put all their cash in-ta some
bis-cuits: Rags had a bot-tle of wa-ter, too, for they knew,"
well e-nough that if they showed them-selves be-fore, they'
were well at se'a they would be sent back by the pilot boat. .
That night, when it was dark, they stealth-i-ly crept up_,-
Sthe lad-der to the ship's deck. Ev-ery one was ve-ry bu-sy'
Sand no one no-ticed them. Pre-ent-ly they caie to a black
:square hole and down that they crept by a lad-der that
was in it.
They found a deck af-ter they had gone down a lit-tie'
way and had just stepped on-to it, when some one a-bove
pulled up the lad-der. Then the hatch-es were put down.
i The place where they were was dark as pitch, and did
S not smell ve-ry hice-ly, but they cud-dled close-ly to-geth-er
and ve-ry soon were fast a-sleep.
They could not tell what time it was when they waked,
S for it was as dark as ev-er, but the ship was go-ing up and
down, and they could hear the .sail-ors sing-ing as they
hauled on the ropes, and so they thought they were well
Then they be-gan to won-der how they were to get out,
But just-at that min-ute the hatch-es were tak-en off. They -_
could hard-ly see for a mo-ment from the flood of light.
Now for it," said Rags.
So they jumped up, and scram-bling o-ver some bar-rels
S and bags of grain, made their way to the deck a-bove.
Near them they saw a big man with gold lace on his hat,-:;
and hur-ry-ing up to him each gave a pull to his front hair
S by way of a bow, and Rags said: -
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S"If you pease, sir, we've come-a-board." --
"Sor I, see, ;you young ras-cals," said the man, "and now
what in the world am I to do with you?" .
'RAGS AND TA TTERS.
"Give us a chance," said Tat-ters, "we nev-er had no
The cap-tain, who seemed to like Tat-ters speech, said,
"You shall have a chance, but it will be long be-fore you
see New York a-gain, for we may go a-round the world."
But, as the boys had not a friend in New York, they
did not care if they nev-er saw it a-gain.
The cap-tain called the stew-ard and bade him find them
some clothes, for he could not have such scare-crows on his
ship, and so, soon they were dressed each in a good thick
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flan-nel shirt and warm trow-sers such- as they had nev-er
owned be-fore. He said that he would have no such
names as Rags and Tat-ters on his ship. He did-n't care
what they called them-'elves, but some de-cent names they
So Rags said he would
be Jack, and Tat-ters
chose Will, and when
this had been set-tled
they were put to work.
They soon found that
there was,not much fun in
a sail-or's life, but now that
they had the chance they
had asked for, they did
their best and soon ev-ery.
one liked them. They
had good food, and in the
clear air they be-gan to
look strong and well.
They. had a most glo-
ri-ous time and saw rnma
ny strange sights. First
they went to Hol-land.
It was very start-ling to
see the coun-try with -
so much wa-ter ev-ery-
where, and to see the i-nl wt a
ships sail-ing through the ca-nals that ran in all di-rec-tions.
RAGS AND TA TTERS.
S Af-ter Hol-land their ship went in-to the Pa-cif-ic O-cean
and to Chi-na, where they saw queer ships called junks,
which a-mused them ve-ry much. Some-times they man-
aged to go a-shore at some of these'strange lands and saw
ma-ny in-ter-est-ing sights. But noth-ing led them to neg-
Ilect their work, and when at the end of three years -the -
-Lion sailed. in-to New York, who would- ev-er have
thought that these brawn-y boys were the same Rags and
Tat-ters who went a-board as stow-a-ways.
Their cap-tain told them that they could sail on his next ;
voy-age, for he would have been sor-ry to have lost them.
All this was tweri-ty years a-go. Now both, boys are
men and each is a cap-tain and sails. a ship of his own;
but- they are both as fond of one an-oth-er as in the old
S days. They have had a -great ma-ny voy-a-ges since their
first one, and Rags was ship-wrecked and lived for a month
on a des-ert island. He thought for-a time that he should
:nev-er see home a-gain, but just in the nick of time a ves-sed
took him bff'-and brought him back to his home.
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A STRANGE FARJIER.
A STRANGE FARMER.
S What strange kind of farm-er is this ?: His team are a
: goat and a don-key and his plow is noth-ing but a bent
stick. How queer-ly he looks him-self. He is but half-
dressed and he,seems like a wild man. Who is he?
.He is an A-rab. He lives in Sy-ri-a, a coun-try that
lies be-yond the Med-i-ter-ra-ne-an sea. It is a warm land,
which is the rea-son that he. does not wear more clothes,
and is also- the rea-son why he farms in such a slov-en-ly
S .-ay. For- f the soil were as poor as it is in some coun-
: .tries it would take much more than this man is go-ing to
S:; do to bring a har-vest.
SThis fel-low does not like to work at -all He wA
much rath-er mount-the good :steed which he has sonme-
- ).where -a-bout and lie in wait for a' tray-el-er whom he
.'could rob. This he thinks is a much pleas-ant-er- ay to
live than: to work at the plo w.
A FARE WELL.
MY fair-est child, I have no song to give you;
No lark could pipe to skies so dull and gray:
Yet, ere we part, one les-son I can leave you
For ev-er-y day.
.Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clev-er;
Do no-ble things, not dream them all day long;
And so make life, death, and that vast for-ev-er
One grand, sweet song.
This is a poor boy who is han-dy with tools. In'the
eve-ning he makes toys, and in the day time he takes them
a-bout on a tray and sells them. The shop-man thinks
they are' ye-ry clev-er-ly done, and tells him that he will
give him an or-der for a great ma-ny, at which the boy is
THE TOY MAKER.
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