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Auntie's A. B.
Copyright 1898, by W. B. Conkey Company.
CMICAGO A NEW YORK
W. B. CONKEY COMPANY
AUNTIE'S A. C. BOOK
stands for Alma,* and
What are these children trying to do,
All in a merry row?
The geese are scolding-that you can tell;
They do not like it very well;
They say they will, not go.opCyOofGTr. 1898 BY W. (ONEY COMPANY.
Sis for Bess with her brother Frank;
They have come down to the river
To feed the ducklings sweet;
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While Mamma Duck swims up with pride,
Her pretty children by her side,
The nice, fresh crumbs to eat.
means Clara, who pours the tea;
A dear little maiden, as you see.
The name of the other is Grace.
Now what do you think of the cap andthe hat
And the gowns so fine-just tell me that?
And what do you think of the place?
The grass is thick and soft and green,
And a daintier table never was seen;
I would like to join in the play.
But there isn't time, so we must go;
We have many places to visit, you know,
And we'll call another day.
is for Don with his great, big stick;
He says, "You must all behave very
Or else you shall stand on the floor.
Kate, take your bonnet
right off and spell;
And if you don't do it pretty well,
I shall give you two words more."
E 1 --that is Edna, holding the jar;
She came, you see, from her home afar
To visit the sea so grand.
She says she means to take some of
Because, after all, her Uncle Jack
Couldn't come with them as he had planned.
Oh, the children like to romp and play
Out on the beach the whole long day;
And Fido enjoys it so!
They gather the shells and the pebbles and moss,
They stand and watch the breakers toss,
And they wade when the tide is low.
Come and look at the race!
Frank's donkey, it's true, has
But he can go pretty fast.
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The children are merry as merry can be,
And every one runs to the window to see
Such a jolly crowd go past.
Grace is hiding behind the screen,
But Tabby's eyes are good and keen;
In a minute she will be found.
Then the kitties must hide; but little Ned
Always puts out his paw, or his tail, or his
And wriggles and twists around.
Helen and Henry stood under a tree,
And they were as scared as scared
While the bossies thought it was queer;
For the bossies were not
naughty at all;
They just came up for a little call,
And there was nothing to fear.
for Ida. She says,
Scip, we must "
To do it just -,
like that. .A n
Little puppies, you see we are ready for you
To show us what baby dogs can do;
We will begin with Nat.
"Take heed! When I raise my finger so,
Up, little fellow, you must go-
That is the way it's done."
But the baby dog sits still-like this-
Until Ida catches him up with a kiss;
And then they all start and run.
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is Jennie, who cuts the cake.
"How many pieces will it make?"
Asks little sister May.
Ruth, you see, has the coffee-pot;
John says the coffee is not hot,
But it's just as good for play.
Dolly sits so still on the ground;
She will not even look around,
And you never hear her tease.
But she shall have good things as well as the rest-
Cake and apples the very best,
With bread and tarts and cheese.
for Kitties, who played so loud
That Mamma Cat thought there was
And maybe the house was on fire.
She rushed upstairs and opened the
There were three kits there and not one more,
But the noise rose high and higher.
Then Mamma Cat said, "'It makes me sad
To think you kits will be so bad;
I don't know what to do."
But the kitties cried they would be good,
And Mamma Cat said she knew they would
If they only promised to.
Sfor Lawrence, who rides so fast;
His playmates watch him as he goes past,
And wave their hands and shout.
His pony is very kind and fleet;
He likes to speed on his nimble feet
All the country about.
But Lawrence will soon be back, I know,
For he promised the others that they might go
For a canter by and by.
The pony enjoys it as well as they;
He thinks, you see, it is only play,
And I'm sure he would like to fly.
is for Mouse; the kitties say
They saw a fat one the other day,
And almost caught him, too;
But he ran right through a crack in
And wouldn't come out at all any more;
So what could the kitties do?
Then they chased a chicky all round the yard;
But Mamma Hen came and picked them hard,
So of course they had to run.
She seemed to think they were very rough,
Though the kitties said they were careful enough,
For they did it only in fun.
is Ned; he is full of tricks.
The one with the ribbon on is Mix,
And the other one is Jack.
They get into mischief, you see, like that,
Till some one comes and calls out, "Scat!"
Or their mamma hurries back.
She just came in, and oh, dear me! I
She looked at the smut on the kitties
And then she had to scold.
"You ought to be sent right straight
If you don't know better than that," she said,
"As often as you have been told."
It is true that the kitties were a sight;
But Mamma Cat scrubbed them good and white,
In spite of their wriggles and kicks.
S" Perhaps by and by," she
N"' N' said, "you will find
i' !' That it's better for
,. little kits to
Than to get into
such a fix."
GOllie says, "Isn't it pleasant here,
With the forest big and the lake so
And the sky all soft and blue?
I think it is fun to live in a tent,
With a table of logs all twisted and bent,
And everything clean and new.
Oh, come with me and look over the wall.
Take care, kitty, that you don't fall.
We will feed the pets so shy.
Come up, bossies, and take a bite-
Two together-yes, that is right;
Now let the other one try.
for Pearl; and what
Shas she there,
Perched on her
finger with so
much care? K."
A fly I think it must be.
Dot says it is wash-
ing its hands and
I am sure it has
found a very i "
For the children are kind, you see.
Two pretty wings and six little feet,
A small, round head so smooth and neat,
And oh, such funny eyes!
He rubs his hands and he twists his head,
And then in a minute away he has sped
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stands up in the corner to stare
At the little boy with his dog, out
They are having great sport with the
Frank cries, "Here, Fido!" and then he throws
The stick, and away good Fido goes
To bring it back very quick.
is for Rob, who dresses so gay
And thinks he is fine, so the kitti.
Now, Robert, you mustn't be vain.
Mamma Cat says to smoke like that
Is very naughty, indeed, young cat,
And, of course, it gives her pain.
is Ship, with its
Sam says they
are going to
Just see the
Away they go with the breeze so free-
Oh, the pretty ship is good to see,
As it flies with the
wind and wave.
% -that is
You see they
have a good, smooth
And the horses are'
Tim says they are
going to the
Up the hill climbed little
basket was almost
as big as the boy;
So he sat
But Mabel happened to come that way
in the fields at
And she said,
"We both will
for Vina, cunning <- ,
and small. Z_,
Be careful, my
dear, that you
But why are you /
See her put out her
hand so soft and
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And so away we go.
Here is Vina again-do you know where?
Is she on the rug, or in the
I don't believe you can tell.
Oh, yes, here she is with her
Down in the corner,
as Johnny said;
You have guessed
it very well.
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Wind, wind-just hear it roar!
But what do they care, these
\/ ) As they watch the dancing flame,
The wind may blow with all its might,
But the fire, it is laughing with delight,
As they play their merry games.
And the stories they tell you would like to hear;
Of the Babes in the Wood and Red Riding
With Jack and his Bean-stalk tall;
Of Little Boy Blue, who went to sleep,
And Little Bo-Peep, who watched her sheep,
With the fairies and Brownies all.
XTrixy is watching the pin-wheel fly.
You can find an X in her name if you
Yes, there it is in plain sight.
Now what do you think our Trixy said?
Why, "X is the same when he stands on his
Tell me, is Trixy right?
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And cries. "What's the matter on the
And well, I think, he may.
The piggy runs and the piggy squeals,
While the little donkey kicks up his heels;
But you know it is all in play.
is the letter that stands for Zip;
He wants to go with a hop and a skip
has a mind.
But the boys will teach him to run for a stick
And many another little trick;
And the boys are good and kind.
Now all the letters w
S);But here is "And"
Waiting to say good-night;
e have said;
with its little
While these maidens four, so fair of face,
Will see that each letter is in his place,
And marches around to the right.
Fannie E. Os/rander.