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Sunshine for rainy days

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Title:
Sunshine for rainy days
Creator:
Johnston, J. ( Engraver )
Bookhout, Edward ( Engraver )
Bross, Robert S., b. ca. 1831 ( Engraver )
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888 ( Engraver )
Smithwick, J. G ( Engraver )
Linton, W. J ( William James ), 1812-1897 ( Engraver )
Kinnersley, Henry ( Engraver )
American Tract Society ( Publisher )
Butterworth and Heath ( Engraver )
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New York
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English
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94, [2] p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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Children's poetry ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1873 ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1873 ( lcsh )
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Children's stories ( lcsh )
Children's poetry ( lcsh )
novel ( marcgt )
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United States -- New York -- New York
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juvenile ( marctarget )

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Illustrations engraved by Johnston, Bookhout, Bross, Darley, Smithwick, Linton, Kinnersley and Butterworth & Heath.
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Preservation and Access for American and British Children's Literature, 1870-1889 (NEH PA-50860-00).

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AMERICAN-¢RACT SOCIETY
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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by the AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.















brat SUNSHINE FOR RAIN YSiReey S.



THE TEA-PARTY ON THE GRASS. |

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Four: litthecousins. Ida. Lizzie 4
Sue, and Bell, went.to- havea tea- |
party on the grass, with their dollies. |
_ They built two fine houses with two
large umbrellas, and Ida and Lizzie —
- were very loving and happy. But —
Sue and bell began to quarrel, and |

Sue’s doll was broken. Ida and Liz- |

zie are both gentle little girls, and
never quarrel, playing happily, be-
cause each one is willing to give up
sometimes to the other. Selfish girls
who want their own way all the
time, quarrel, as Sue and Bell did.
















SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



CHARLEY S RABBITS.



CHARLEY loves his rabbit,
And its tiny brood;
}.e Loves to pet the litle eites
When he brings their food.



Bunnie loves her master too,
| And her babies small |
Never fear dear Charley's touch, |

For he loves them all.

Very sleek is Bunnie,
Fed on corn and hay,
Carrot-tops and lettuce-leaves, |
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ARTHURS LESSON:

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ARTHUR 1s learning to read in

| the Holy Bible. His sisters are very |
) patient and kind, and teagan him 10
pronounce the long words, without |

laughing at any of his mistakes.

Mamma allows them to read in the |

large Bible which has pictures in it,

pecause they are: very: Carel noi |
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| from the table. |
Arthur will soon read nicely, with |
| two such kind little teachers: and |
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| 10 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

DUCK’S CORNER.

Is not that a funny name for a |



place? It is a cosey corner of a large |

farm in New Jersey, and the chil-
dren gave it that name because the

ducks are sure to be iound there,
near a very tiny pond that is half
| hidden in tall grass and weeds. Here
the old drake with his splendid green
| and purple feathers comes to find
fat frogs for his snow-white wife —
and brood of downy ducklings, who |
_ paddle about in the cool water, and
-never mind the hottest sun in the |
| shade of Duck's Corner.



































































































































































12 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY Days.



MILKING-TIME. |



THE cows are standing in the yard,
Swinging their lazy tails; |

And Ann is seated on her stool, |
Filling the milking-pails. |

Come, Gus, we'll go to see her milk, |
And watch the white stream flow;
_ And if you take your little cup, |
She'll fill it full, I know. |



_ But ere you drink I hope you'll say
Your prayer of thanks to God, |
_ Who sends his children, day by day, |
Kind ent of drink and food. |









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“HOW. DOES ‘OU DO IT?
| JAMES is a very kind boy, and |
| very fond of his little brother, Max. |
Just now he is amusing him by ma-_
_ king a rabbit on the wall. He sits |
in a sunny spot, and put his fingers |
_ together till the shadow of them on
the brick wall looks just like a rab-
bit. Max is very much pleased, and
will soon try to make one with his
| own fat little fingers.
| It makes home very happy, when
older brothers are kind to the little
ones, as James is to Max, and always
try to make them happy.













































| 16 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.







THE BIRDS’ WINTER SHEAF.

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little feathered pets will find it; and
here they come, twittering and chirp-
ing their thanks for a good dinner
' on this cold day, when the snow
covers up all the seeds, and bugs,
and worms. I think we may call
_ these sheaves in the country, “ Birds’





come to be fed.





THE snow is on the ground, and |
there is no food to be found for the |
little birds. The kind farmers put |
up a large sheaf of wheat where the —

| Hotels.” -In the city many people |
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18 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

THE CHLLD'S PRAYER.
O dear Saviour, meek and mild,
Who wast once a little child,
Listen while we children pray
For thy blessing day by day.

Keep our little hands from crime;

Let us never waste our time;

Guard our hearts from thought
wrong;

Let our lips praise thee in song.

Bless our father and our mother,
Bless our sister and our brother;
May we all, our sins forgiven,

Dwell with Thee at last in heaven.































| 20 SUNSHING “FOR GRAINY DAYS.

PUSSY AND THE BELGE.
Dine, dong! ding, dong! |
Pussy has found a new plaything »

that she does not understand very ©

well. When her soft paw touches —
it, it makes a great noise, of which

pussy is half afraid. She is ringing
the bell that calls the farm hands in
| to. diner. and ashe men wil not]
| thank Wiss Puss when. they come
| up from the hay-field, and find there_|

- is no dinner ready for them. She |

| had better scamper away, and keep

out of such mischief, or she may get
into trouble. |
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22 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.
|
| PUPPIES AND A TORTOISE.
_ A SIGHT most strange and wonderful

| Three little puppies saw: |
A creature in a shell of horn

| Popped out a head and claw!

_ They jump and bark, and bark again, »
And stare with open eyes; |

The sight of such a frightful thing
So fills them with surprise.

| “He's good to eat, they thimk; but |
then |
They dare not go too nigh;
He’s safe within his coat of mail,
And mischief ’s in his eye.















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22 SUNSHINE POR) RAINY (a7 s.



HAE DRINK AT PEE We Lie.

UNcLE WILL has come home from
work, tired and thirsty, and good

cold water.

leittle Dolly, too, has heard they
puckeltatlie as it went down imto-
{he well, and: has run owt with her
Own tiny Cup. She lovesge see the®

dripping bucket come up, as uncle
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think she is as thirsty as Uncle Will |

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BABY IN MISCHIEF.

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Au, Master Baby, you are in fine |

mischief! If mamma had not been |
_ watching you, you would have pull-

ed the hot flat-iron down on your |

| pretty head, and hurt yourself very |
| much. A bruise and a burn at the
| same time would be no joke, Master |
| Baby. You had better go back to |
| your play with your own little bench |
' and shovel, and keep your fingers —
Vi away from: mamma's table, where.

you will only hurt yourself and give —
mamma trouble, by touching her |

work, and pulling it out of its place.































































































































































































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GREEDY PUSS:

| Way, Mistress Puss, can this be true?

I really am ashamed of you;

You stretch your velvet paws and
head

Asif you longed for Tommy's bread.

Daily kind Tommy gives you food,

And strokes your fur if you are good.
Each day a drink of milk he brings,
Andshares with you his nicest things.

If mamma saves a scrap or sup,
Tommy brings you to eat it up;
And now, when he is tired with play,
You try to steal his bread away.





































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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PREDDIES BIRD,

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FREDDIES papa, who is a Sea- |
captain, brought him a bird from |
sacross the ocean; and the little hoy 4

by kindness, tamed his pet, so that

it would fly about in the room, and

- eat crumbs from the table without |
| any fear. |
Little Walter would like to pull |
the pretty feathers, but mamma holds
him back. They all love the little
| bird, and want to show dear papa |



' by-and-by, how tame he is; but Wal- |
ter is too young to know he would |

) hurt the pet. if heecaueht it.



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22 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

Tie COOSE FAME YN.

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“GoosEY, goosey, gander, tell me
where you go,

When the stn is shining, and the
spring winds blow ?”



“T go down the meadows, where the
daisies grow;

Down the sunny meadows, where
the streamlets flow.

“In the stream I wash me, till my
feathers shine,

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ARIE EAN (Gala



Tuts poor girl is blind. She can-

not see to read the Bible as we read



it. But there is a Bible for the blind,
_ with raised letters that they can feel

with their fingers, and * they are

_ taught to read these.

Are you not glad that kind men

| have made such books for the blind,

so that they .may: read ‘the holy
words of the Bible, though they can-

| not see them. Perhaps your mam-

| ma may take you some day to the

_ asylum, where they teach the blind
children to read.









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_ Puss and her babies, soft as silk,
_ Have come to be fed on Willie's milk. |
| But Spot is in mischief, and pulls |
| Come quick, sir, or Snowdrop will. |

They “are sister and brotaer, and —

And are fond of a romp with their

PUSS AND THE KITTENS.



mamma's shawl;

leave none at all.



love one another,

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kind, gentle mother, |

Ei aie Willie. the dorline eae all

of the three,
And all are as happy as happy can
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38 SUNSHINE OR KAENY DAS:

THE GOOD DAUGHTER.

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Mary’s mother had a bad fever, |

and for many days was very sick

indeed. The little girl could not |

do much for her, but she amused
her little brothers, and tried to keep

the house very quiet. But when her

mother was better and could sit up,
Mary could wait on her as well as _

a nurse, and it made her very happy
to bathe her kind mother's head, and

make hera.cup of nice tea. 1 ann
glad to tell you that her mother soon |
was well again, and loved her trusty |

little Mary more than*ever,
















SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.







MY DOG DASH.

My dog Dash is fond of fun;
Bow wow, wow.

Oh, if you could see him run!
Bow wow, wow!

”~ merrier dog you neer did see;
Bow wow, wow!

I love Dash, and Dash loves me;
Bow wow, wow!

Wer ieecr | fall asleep,
Bow wow, wow!

Dash beside me watch will keep,
Bow wow, wow!

And when I once more awake,

Dash and I a romp will take.









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42 SUNSHINE BOR RAINY DAwS:



GRANDMA'S PICTURE.

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| Harry is very fond of drawing
- pictures on his slate, and makes very |
pretty ships, houses, and animals.
One day he asked grandma to sit |
very still while he tried to make a |
picture of her kind, sweet face on
his slate. Grandma put down her |
| knitting, and sat very quiet until
Harry brought the picture to show |
her. Aunt Mary, who is leaning |
over grandma, says she thinks Har- |
ry will be an artist when he is a |
man, and paint beautiful pictures, to |
hang up in the parlor.

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| 44 SUNSHINE BOR, RAINY DAYS.

THE BIRD'S DINNER.



“REACH up, dearest birdie,
Come nearer to me;

I’ve found a nice room
For thy babies and thee.

| “lye hunted the forest
To find sweetest food

For my little bird wife,
And her tiny brood.”

So sang papa bird
As he came to his nest
With the dinner he knew
The dear birdies loved best.















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46 SUNSHINE POR RAINY DAYS:

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JENNIE has had a long walk, and
is resting before she eats her dinner,
but Tray rubs against her to tell her |
he is hungry as well as tired. [he/|
| mile: girl is very poor, amd: cannot
wear shoes in the summer-time,
though she has one pair to put on
when she goes to Sunday-school.
she has been taking her fathers
cianer to him, at the farna where he |
is working, and she will have a long |
walk back again, after she eats her |
own simple dinner. But she loves
dearly to wait on her father.

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THE NES TS TEALERS.
| O Boys, I am ashamed of you!
_ How could you steal away
| The babies from the bird that sings
So sweetly all the day?



And then, to make it worse, you fight; -
| dis painiul thus to see |
_ Brothers who know the wrong from —

right, |
Both steal and disagree! |







Your wicked fighting stop at once,
| And try good boys to be; |
_ And put the poor bird's nest and brood ©
Back in the old oak tree. |





















SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



FOE PIRST PLUNGE.



JOHNNY is a little like a cat, afraid
of the water. Hesitating and hold-
ing back wont make the water any
warmer when the plunge comes; |

| and if he waits too long he will get |

a sousing from his older brother, |
who. ought to know better than to —

use such means to overcome John- |

nys fears. The best way to take a

| bath is the best way to take any

other duty: make one plunge and |

| the trouble is:.all over. Courage, |

Johnny, courage! by-and-by you will
be even unwilling to come out.




















































































































































































































































































































































































SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



KEPT IN.



_ “Oh, jolly crow, you come and go,
And never ask permission ;

Just look at me, kept in, you see,
While all the rest are fishing!

“This ‘six times four is such a bore, |
And so is ‘eight times seven;

I dont know why, the more | try,
The more I don’t know leven.

“’Tis dull and hot in this old spot,
Outside, the wind is blowing,
And oh, that crook in the meadow
brook,
Where all the boys are going!











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| 54 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



THE STRAY DOG.



WHEN Clara came in from school,

she told her mamma that a strange |
dog had followed her, who seemed ©
hungry. Mamma came with baby ©
_ to the door, while doggie, who was —

tired, looked up, as if saying, “ Please |
feed me!” Baby is giving him a_

flower to smell; but mamma says, —
after dinner he shall have a nice |
| bone, which he will like much bet- |
ter. When he has had a dinner and |

a nap, I think he will say “Bow |

wow, for ? Thank you, “and tot

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THE BABY BROTHER.

WE love our baby brother,
The darling little boy;
We draw him in his carriage,
While he laughs aloud for joy.









We will not cross or teaze him,
To make him cry and fret,

But we will try to please him,

The tiny, winsome pet.

We'll bring him all our playthings
Our prettiest little toys,

And everything the others have

Shall be the baby boys.


























| 58 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.






DRILLING FRISK.



“Now, Frisk,’ Tommy said, “you
must hold up your head like a sol-
dier, and stand straight; and you,
Bob, must look forward, and not tip |
your head down on one side to look |
at Frisk.” |

Bob stood straight, and put up |
his tin trumpet to blow a tune for |
Frisk to learn to march. But Frisk, |
after a minute, was tired of drilling, |
and saying Bow wow, he ran away.

“© dear, dear,” said Tommy, “I |
am afraid Frisk runs too fast to |
make a good soldier.”

















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CLEVER DANDY.

_ I NEVER saw a dog like Dandy,

In every way he was so handy.

O’er house and stable watch would
keep,

And to the meadow drive the sheep.

Would goat night to bring them back,
And never wander from the track;

Would watch beside the cradle keep, |
When baby Harry was asleep.

Would be a horse for Harry’s cart,

And bark when baby made him start,
And when unharnessed, jump for joy,
To have a romp with baby boy.









































































































































































































































































































































































SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



- KNITTING SOCKS FOR PAPA.

Mary is knitting a pair of stock-
ings for her father, who will be very
much pleased, I think, to receive ©
such a present from his little girl.
As it is the first time Mary has tried |
' to knit stockings, she has to come
to grandma very often to learn how
to shape them, to turn the heels, and
make the feet. Grandma is very
willing to help the little girl, and
thinks she will be able to knit the
next pair without help, because she ©
| tries so hard to learn how. Loving ©
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MR. AND MRS. WREN.

Mr. Wren has been out for a
little hop on the tree twigs, and has
come home to see if Mrs. Wren
would like a nice fat worm for her
breakfast. You must not think Mrs.
Wren is lazy because she 1s covered |
up in the nest, and does not go out
| with Mr. Wren. Oh, no; she is not
lazy, but she has some tiny eggs in
the nest to keep warm, and she
knows she must not leave them un-
til they break open and the little
baby wrens come out. And yet no-
body ever taught her this but God.





















SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



TOMMY’S NEW BOOTS.













Tom, with papa has just been out,
And very grand he feels, no doubt;
For dear papa has bought a pair

_ Oflong-legged boots for Tom to wear.

_ For rain or snow he need not care,
When he has such stout boots to wear.
- See how he stands upon one foot,
To show mamma the fine new boot.

Biddy, too, looks up from the fire,
That she the beauties may admire.
Tommy says like a man he feels,
With red-topped boots that have high
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JACK’S PENKNIFE.

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Jack’s uncle Tom gave him a
penknife for a birthday present, and ©

| Jack lost it in the hay-field. Poor |

Jack sat down and cried; but Susie, |
his sister, ran back to the field, and |
after looking a long time, found the
knife.

She ran home at once, calling out: |

“O Jack, I’ve found your knife!” —

See how glad Jack looks, as he |
thanks his kind sister. Jennie and |
little May are glad, too. Jack might |

_ have found his own knife, if he had |
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THE SPRING OF WATER.



Jessie and Freddy have come to
the spring for some water for dear _
' papa’s dinner. While Jessie fills the |
pitcher, Freddy puts his fat little
_ hands into the basin to feel the cool |
drops. Jessie is singing a Sunday-
_ school hymn:



Beautiful water,
So fresh and so free !
God gave it to you,
And he gave it to me.

We'll praise him and thank him,
Wherever we go;

For he made the clear fountain,
That freely does flow.









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LAZY SCHOLARS.
Bitty and Mary spent so much |
time in play one afternoon, that they |
quite forgot their lessons. The next —
morning they did not want to go to—
school, for they knew the teacher |
would punish them, as they had not
studied their line of spelling, nor |
their arithmetic. They were so slow |
in starting, that their mother was |
quite angry with them.
I think they will not forget an-
' other day, to leave their play in|
' time. With perfect lessons they will |
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| 74 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

TEACHING BABY TO WALK.



Littte darling baby
Has not learned to walk;
Cannot hold the kitten,
Cannot sing or talk.



Cannot dress a dolly,
Cannot say her prayers,

Cannot put her shoes on,
Cannot run up Stairs.

Grasping Georgie’s finger,
Grandpa holding fast,

Soon she'll use the little feet,
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JOHN'S MISHAP.

JOHN was sent to the store for |

- groceries, and his mother said:

| “Go quickly, John, and do not
go on the ice.”

But John went on the ice for just

one slide. In that one he fell down, |



broke the eggs, and spilled many of —

the things in his basket.

His mother was very sorry, but |

John promised to be more obedient

after such a sad mishap, and she ©

_ forgave him.
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PLAYING SCHOOL.



| On rainy days we have a school:

And Fanny, sitting on a stool,

_ Teaches us all to read and spell,

And makes us learn our lessons well.

We have to spell c-a-t cat,

D-o-g dog, b-a-t bat,
Then learn a page in history,

_ And do a sum in three times three.



_ Harry then reads us stories true,
_ From Fanny’s book, so nice and new;

But Willie don't know A B C,

_ And falls asleep on Fanny's knee.























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HATTIES ALBUM.

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Harrie has been such a good |
' girl in school that papa has made —
her a present of a pretty album. |
' When Hattie opened it she found it
full of pictures of those she loved.
| Papa was first, then mamma, Fred,
Amy, aunt Rose, cousin Sue, and

even the baby in her long, white
dress. The very last picture of all
is Hattie’s pet kitten; but she has

not found that yet, though she looks
so happy over her present. Don't

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THE DRINKING-FOUNTAIN.

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_ In the days of dust and heat,
_ How glad the thirsty are to meet
_ The fountain in the square or street,

And drink the water cool and sweet.

A drink that brings no pain or woe; |

A drink that free for all does flow,
A drink that Adam, long ago,

_In Eden’s garden found to flow.

- But when the cooling cup you raise
_ To drink, upon the burning days,

| Thank God for all his kindly grace,
- And lift your heart to sing his praise. |



























































































































































































































| 84 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.







NAUGHTY MATTIE.
MATTIE’'S mamma was sick, and
a friend sent her a basket of fresh,
ripe fruit. The nurse stood it upon
a table, and a large yellow butterfly

flew in at the window, and alighted

| on the fruit. Mattie could see it |
- quite well, but she tried to catch it, ©



_and in doing so upset the basket. |

The poor butterfly was killed, and |
mamma's present was quite spoiled, ©
because Mattie was such a cruel
little girl. God is not pleased when

| children are cruel, and destroy the
_ pretty creatures he has made.





















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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CRADLE SONG,

SLEEP, baby dear,

In thy cradle so warm;
Sister is watching

To keep you from harm.

Now she is sleeping,
I'll keep very still;
God watches baby,
And guards her from ill.

He always sees her,
Though no one is nigh,
Rock-a-by, baby,
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THE MOUSE IN’ CHURCH.
Maccie and Nettie were sitting ©
in church all alone, for mamma was
sick, and were trying to be good
and quiet, as children should be in
that holy place, when they heard a>
_ scratching noise on the seat. They |
looked, and saw a tiny mouse nib- —
bling at the cushion. The two little |
girls, half afraid, drew close together,
but they made no noise or cry to
disturb others, and soon the mouse |
_ jumped down and ran away, to find |
a place where there was some food |
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_ Darling little baby John!



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BABY’S RIDE.



Up we go, my baby dear,

Down we go, but do not fear;
Papa holds your chubby arms,
You are safe from falls or harms.

Baby's horse wont run away;
Baby’s horse wont tire of play;
Baby’s horse can trot or run,
Just as baby likes the fun.

Up we go, and down we go,
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ALFRED'S PICNIC.



Ir is Alfred’s birthday, and his
_ kind papa and mamma have invited
all his cousins to a picnic in the
woods. Uncle John and aunt Mary
_have come, too, and all are busy
now getting dinner. Papa, mamma,
and uncle unpack the basket of
- good things, aunt Mary and sister
_ Annie set the table, Louis brings a
pie, Tillie some fruit, while Alfred
carries carefully the nicely frosted
_ birthday-cake. When dinner is over,
_ they will all have some merry games
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and say such a good lesson.

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her little table of figures, and is very |

' not fall. Robbie has her primer in |

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ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by the AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

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THE TEA-PARTY ON THE GRASS. |

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Four: litthecousins. Ida. Lizzie 4
Sue, and Bell, went.to- havea tea- |
party on the grass, with their dollies. |
_ They built two fine houses with two
large umbrellas, and Ida and Lizzie —
- were very loving and happy. But —
Sue and bell began to quarrel, and |

Sue’s doll was broken. Ida and Liz- |

zie are both gentle little girls, and
never quarrel, playing happily, be-
cause each one is willing to give up
sometimes to the other. Selfish girls
who want their own way all the
time, quarrel, as Sue and Bell did.










SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



CHARLEY S RABBITS.



CHARLEY loves his rabbit,
And its tiny brood;
}.e Loves to pet the litle eites
When he brings their food.



Bunnie loves her master too,
| And her babies small |
Never fear dear Charley's touch, |

For he loves them all.

Very sleek is Bunnie,
Fed on corn and hay,
Carrot-tops and lettuce-leaves, |
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ARTHURS LESSON:

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ARTHUR 1s learning to read in

| the Holy Bible. His sisters are very |
) patient and kind, and teagan him 10
pronounce the long words, without |

laughing at any of his mistakes.

Mamma allows them to read in the |

large Bible which has pictures in it,

pecause they are: very: Carel noi |
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| from the table. |
Arthur will soon read nicely, with |
| two such kind little teachers: and |
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| 10 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

DUCK’S CORNER.

Is not that a funny name for a |



place? It is a cosey corner of a large |

farm in New Jersey, and the chil-
dren gave it that name because the

ducks are sure to be iound there,
near a very tiny pond that is half
| hidden in tall grass and weeds. Here
the old drake with his splendid green
| and purple feathers comes to find
fat frogs for his snow-white wife —
and brood of downy ducklings, who |
_ paddle about in the cool water, and
-never mind the hottest sun in the |
| shade of Duck's Corner.





























































































































































12 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY Days.



MILKING-TIME. |



THE cows are standing in the yard,
Swinging their lazy tails; |

And Ann is seated on her stool, |
Filling the milking-pails. |

Come, Gus, we'll go to see her milk, |
And watch the white stream flow;
_ And if you take your little cup, |
She'll fill it full, I know. |



_ But ere you drink I hope you'll say
Your prayer of thanks to God, |
_ Who sends his children, day by day, |
Kind ent of drink and food. |






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“HOW. DOES ‘OU DO IT?
| JAMES is a very kind boy, and |
| very fond of his little brother, Max. |
Just now he is amusing him by ma-_
_ king a rabbit on the wall. He sits |
in a sunny spot, and put his fingers |
_ together till the shadow of them on
the brick wall looks just like a rab-
bit. Max is very much pleased, and
will soon try to make one with his
| own fat little fingers.
| It makes home very happy, when
older brothers are kind to the little
ones, as James is to Max, and always
try to make them happy.







































| 16 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.







THE BIRDS’ WINTER SHEAF.

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little feathered pets will find it; and
here they come, twittering and chirp-
ing their thanks for a good dinner
' on this cold day, when the snow
covers up all the seeds, and bugs,
and worms. I think we may call
_ these sheaves in the country, “ Birds’





come to be fed.





THE snow is on the ground, and |
there is no food to be found for the |
little birds. The kind farmers put |
up a large sheaf of wheat where the —

| Hotels.” -In the city many people |
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18 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

THE CHLLD'S PRAYER.
O dear Saviour, meek and mild,
Who wast once a little child,
Listen while we children pray
For thy blessing day by day.

Keep our little hands from crime;

Let us never waste our time;

Guard our hearts from thought
wrong;

Let our lips praise thee in song.

Bless our father and our mother,
Bless our sister and our brother;
May we all, our sins forgiven,

Dwell with Thee at last in heaven.

























| 20 SUNSHING “FOR GRAINY DAYS.

PUSSY AND THE BELGE.
Dine, dong! ding, dong! |
Pussy has found a new plaything »

that she does not understand very ©

well. When her soft paw touches —
it, it makes a great noise, of which

pussy is half afraid. She is ringing
the bell that calls the farm hands in
| to. diner. and ashe men wil not]
| thank Wiss Puss when. they come
| up from the hay-field, and find there_|

- is no dinner ready for them. She |

| had better scamper away, and keep

out of such mischief, or she may get
into trouble. |
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22 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.
|
| PUPPIES AND A TORTOISE.
_ A SIGHT most strange and wonderful

| Three little puppies saw: |
A creature in a shell of horn

| Popped out a head and claw!

_ They jump and bark, and bark again, »
And stare with open eyes; |

The sight of such a frightful thing
So fills them with surprise.

| “He's good to eat, they thimk; but |
then |
They dare not go too nigh;
He’s safe within his coat of mail,
And mischief ’s in his eye.












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HAE DRINK AT PEE We Lie.

UNcLE WILL has come home from
work, tired and thirsty, and good

cold water.

leittle Dolly, too, has heard they
puckeltatlie as it went down imto-
{he well, and: has run owt with her
Own tiny Cup. She lovesge see the®

dripping bucket come up, as uncle
pulls on the chain, though I do not









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o.20 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS:





BABY IN MISCHIEF.

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Au, Master Baby, you are in fine |

mischief! If mamma had not been |
_ watching you, you would have pull-

ed the hot flat-iron down on your |

| pretty head, and hurt yourself very |
| much. A bruise and a burn at the
| same time would be no joke, Master |
| Baby. You had better go back to |
| your play with your own little bench |
' and shovel, and keep your fingers —
Vi away from: mamma's table, where.

you will only hurt yourself and give —
mamma trouble, by touching her |

work, and pulling it out of its place.




























































































































































































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28 SUNSHINE POR RAINY DAYS.

GREEDY PUSS:

| Way, Mistress Puss, can this be true?

I really am ashamed of you;

You stretch your velvet paws and
head

Asif you longed for Tommy's bread.

Daily kind Tommy gives you food,

And strokes your fur if you are good.
Each day a drink of milk he brings,
Andshares with you his nicest things.

If mamma saves a scrap or sup,
Tommy brings you to eat it up;
And now, when he is tired with play,
You try to steal his bread away.































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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PREDDIES BIRD,

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FREDDIES papa, who is a Sea- |
captain, brought him a bird from |
sacross the ocean; and the little hoy 4

by kindness, tamed his pet, so that

it would fly about in the room, and

- eat crumbs from the table without |
| any fear. |
Little Walter would like to pull |
the pretty feathers, but mamma holds
him back. They all love the little
| bird, and want to show dear papa |



' by-and-by, how tame he is; but Wal- |
ter is too young to know he would |

) hurt the pet. if heecaueht it.



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22 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

Tie COOSE FAME YN.

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“GoosEY, goosey, gander, tell me
where you go,

When the stn is shining, and the
spring winds blow ?”



“T go down the meadows, where the
daisies grow;

Down the sunny meadows, where
the streamlets flow.

“In the stream I wash me, till my
feathers shine,

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ARIE EAN (Gala



Tuts poor girl is blind. She can-

not see to read the Bible as we read



it. But there is a Bible for the blind,
_ with raised letters that they can feel

with their fingers, and * they are

_ taught to read these.

Are you not glad that kind men

| have made such books for the blind,

so that they .may: read ‘the holy
words of the Bible, though they can-

| not see them. Perhaps your mam-

| ma may take you some day to the

_ asylum, where they teach the blind
children to read.






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_ Puss and her babies, soft as silk,
_ Have come to be fed on Willie's milk. |
| But Spot is in mischief, and pulls |
| Come quick, sir, or Snowdrop will. |

They “are sister and brotaer, and —

And are fond of a romp with their

PUSS AND THE KITTENS.



mamma's shawl;

leave none at all.



love one another,

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kind, gentle mother, |

Ei aie Willie. the dorline eae all

of the three,
And all are as happy as happy can
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38 SUNSHINE OR KAENY DAS:

THE GOOD DAUGHTER.

epee eer

Mary’s mother had a bad fever, |

and for many days was very sick

indeed. The little girl could not |

do much for her, but she amused
her little brothers, and tried to keep

the house very quiet. But when her

mother was better and could sit up,
Mary could wait on her as well as _

a nurse, and it made her very happy
to bathe her kind mother's head, and

make hera.cup of nice tea. 1 ann
glad to tell you that her mother soon |
was well again, and loved her trusty |

little Mary more than*ever,










SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.







MY DOG DASH.

My dog Dash is fond of fun;
Bow wow, wow.

Oh, if you could see him run!
Bow wow, wow!

”~ merrier dog you neer did see;
Bow wow, wow!

I love Dash, and Dash loves me;
Bow wow, wow!

Wer ieecr | fall asleep,
Bow wow, wow!

Dash beside me watch will keep,
Bow wow, wow!

And when I once more awake,

Dash and I a romp will take.






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42 SUNSHINE BOR RAINY DAwS:



GRANDMA'S PICTURE.

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| Harry is very fond of drawing
- pictures on his slate, and makes very |
pretty ships, houses, and animals.
One day he asked grandma to sit |
very still while he tried to make a |
picture of her kind, sweet face on
his slate. Grandma put down her |
| knitting, and sat very quiet until
Harry brought the picture to show |
her. Aunt Mary, who is leaning |
over grandma, says she thinks Har- |
ry will be an artist when he is a |
man, and paint beautiful pictures, to |
hang up in the parlor.

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| 44 SUNSHINE BOR, RAINY DAYS.

THE BIRD'S DINNER.



“REACH up, dearest birdie,
Come nearer to me;

I’ve found a nice room
For thy babies and thee.

| “lye hunted the forest
To find sweetest food

For my little bird wife,
And her tiny brood.”

So sang papa bird
As he came to his nest
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JENNIE has had a long walk, and
is resting before she eats her dinner,
but Tray rubs against her to tell her |
he is hungry as well as tired. [he/|
| mile: girl is very poor, amd: cannot
wear shoes in the summer-time,
though she has one pair to put on
when she goes to Sunday-school.
she has been taking her fathers
cianer to him, at the farna where he |
is working, and she will have a long |
walk back again, after she eats her |
own simple dinner. But she loves
dearly to wait on her father.

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THE NES TS TEALERS.
| O Boys, I am ashamed of you!
_ How could you steal away
| The babies from the bird that sings
So sweetly all the day?



And then, to make it worse, you fight; -
| dis painiul thus to see |
_ Brothers who know the wrong from —

right, |
Both steal and disagree! |







Your wicked fighting stop at once,
| And try good boys to be; |
_ And put the poor bird's nest and brood ©
Back in the old oak tree. |















SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



FOE PIRST PLUNGE.



JOHNNY is a little like a cat, afraid
of the water. Hesitating and hold-
ing back wont make the water any
warmer when the plunge comes; |

| and if he waits too long he will get |

a sousing from his older brother, |
who. ought to know better than to —

use such means to overcome John- |

nys fears. The best way to take a

| bath is the best way to take any

other duty: make one plunge and |

| the trouble is:.all over. Courage, |

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SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



KEPT IN.



_ “Oh, jolly crow, you come and go,
And never ask permission ;

Just look at me, kept in, you see,
While all the rest are fishing!

“This ‘six times four is such a bore, |
And so is ‘eight times seven;

I dont know why, the more | try,
The more I don’t know leven.

“’Tis dull and hot in this old spot,
Outside, the wind is blowing,
And oh, that crook in the meadow
brook,
Where all the boys are going!








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| 54 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.



THE STRAY DOG.



WHEN Clara came in from school,

she told her mamma that a strange |
dog had followed her, who seemed ©
hungry. Mamma came with baby ©
_ to the door, while doggie, who was —

tired, looked up, as if saying, “ Please |
feed me!” Baby is giving him a_

flower to smell; but mamma says, —
after dinner he shall have a nice |
| bone, which he will like much bet- |
ter. When he has had a dinner and |

a nap, I think he will say “Bow |

wow, for ? Thank you, “and tot

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THE BABY BROTHER.

WE love our baby brother,
The darling little boy;
We draw him in his carriage,
While he laughs aloud for joy.









We will not cross or teaze him,
To make him cry and fret,

But we will try to please him,

The tiny, winsome pet.

We'll bring him all our playthings
Our prettiest little toys,

And everything the others have

Shall be the baby boys.




















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DRILLING FRISK.



“Now, Frisk,’ Tommy said, “you
must hold up your head like a sol-
dier, and stand straight; and you,
Bob, must look forward, and not tip |
your head down on one side to look |
at Frisk.” |

Bob stood straight, and put up |
his tin trumpet to blow a tune for |
Frisk to learn to march. But Frisk, |
after a minute, was tired of drilling, |
and saying Bow wow, he ran away.

“© dear, dear,” said Tommy, “I |
am afraid Frisk runs too fast to |
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CLEVER DANDY.

_ I NEVER saw a dog like Dandy,

In every way he was so handy.

O’er house and stable watch would
keep,

And to the meadow drive the sheep.

Would goat night to bring them back,
And never wander from the track;

Would watch beside the cradle keep, |
When baby Harry was asleep.

Would be a horse for Harry’s cart,

And bark when baby made him start,
And when unharnessed, jump for joy,
To have a romp with baby boy.



































































































































































































































































































































































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- KNITTING SOCKS FOR PAPA.

Mary is knitting a pair of stock-
ings for her father, who will be very
much pleased, I think, to receive ©
such a present from his little girl.
As it is the first time Mary has tried |
' to knit stockings, she has to come
to grandma very often to learn how
to shape them, to turn the heels, and
make the feet. Grandma is very
willing to help the little girl, and
thinks she will be able to knit the
next pair without help, because she ©
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MR. AND MRS. WREN.

Mr. Wren has been out for a
little hop on the tree twigs, and has
come home to see if Mrs. Wren
would like a nice fat worm for her
breakfast. You must not think Mrs.
Wren is lazy because she 1s covered |
up in the nest, and does not go out
| with Mr. Wren. Oh, no; she is not
lazy, but she has some tiny eggs in
the nest to keep warm, and she
knows she must not leave them un-
til they break open and the little
baby wrens come out. And yet no-
body ever taught her this but God.















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TOMMY’S NEW BOOTS.













Tom, with papa has just been out,
And very grand he feels, no doubt;
For dear papa has bought a pair

_ Oflong-legged boots for Tom to wear.

_ For rain or snow he need not care,
When he has such stout boots to wear.
- See how he stands upon one foot,
To show mamma the fine new boot.

Biddy, too, looks up from the fire,
That she the beauties may admire.
Tommy says like a man he feels,
With red-topped boots that have high
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JACK’S PENKNIFE.

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Jack’s uncle Tom gave him a
penknife for a birthday present, and ©

| Jack lost it in the hay-field. Poor |

Jack sat down and cried; but Susie, |
his sister, ran back to the field, and |
after looking a long time, found the
knife.

She ran home at once, calling out: |

“O Jack, I’ve found your knife!” —

See how glad Jack looks, as he |
thanks his kind sister. Jennie and |
little May are glad, too. Jack might |

_ have found his own knife, if he had |
| not spent the time in crying.






























































































































































































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THE SPRING OF WATER.



Jessie and Freddy have come to
the spring for some water for dear _
' papa’s dinner. While Jessie fills the |
pitcher, Freddy puts his fat little
_ hands into the basin to feel the cool |
drops. Jessie is singing a Sunday-
_ school hymn:



Beautiful water,
So fresh and so free !
God gave it to you,
And he gave it to me.

We'll praise him and thank him,
Wherever we go;

For he made the clear fountain,
That freely does flow.









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LAZY SCHOLARS.
Bitty and Mary spent so much |
time in play one afternoon, that they |
quite forgot their lessons. The next —
morning they did not want to go to—
school, for they knew the teacher |
would punish them, as they had not
studied their line of spelling, nor |
their arithmetic. They were so slow |
in starting, that their mother was |
quite angry with them.
I think they will not forget an-
' other day, to leave their play in|
' time. With perfect lessons they will |
_ love to go to school.





























| 74 SUNSHINE FOR RAINY DAYS.

TEACHING BABY TO WALK.



Littte darling baby
Has not learned to walk;
Cannot hold the kitten,
Cannot sing or talk.



Cannot dress a dolly,
Cannot say her prayers,

Cannot put her shoes on,
Cannot run up Stairs.

Grasping Georgie’s finger,
Grandpa holding fast,

Soon she'll use the little feet,
And_ reach mamma at last. i

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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JOHN'S MISHAP.

JOHN was sent to the store for |

- groceries, and his mother said:

| “Go quickly, John, and do not
go on the ice.”

But John went on the ice for just

one slide. In that one he fell down, |



broke the eggs, and spilled many of —

the things in his basket.

His mother was very sorry, but |

John promised to be more obedient

after such a sad mishap, and she ©

_ forgave him.
| When children are sent on er-

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PLAYING SCHOOL.



| On rainy days we have a school:

And Fanny, sitting on a stool,

_ Teaches us all to read and spell,

And makes us learn our lessons well.

We have to spell c-a-t cat,

D-o-g dog, b-a-t bat,
Then learn a page in history,

_ And do a sum in three times three.



_ Harry then reads us stories true,
_ From Fanny’s book, so nice and new;

But Willie don't know A B C,

_ And falls asleep on Fanny's knee.




















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HATTIES ALBUM.

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Harrie has been such a good |
' girl in school that papa has made —
her a present of a pretty album. |
' When Hattie opened it she found it
full of pictures of those she loved.
| Papa was first, then mamma, Fred,
Amy, aunt Rose, cousin Sue, and

even the baby in her long, white
dress. The very last picture of all
is Hattie’s pet kitten; but she has

not found that yet, though she looks
so happy over her present. Don't

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THE DRINKING-FOUNTAIN.

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_ In the days of dust and heat,
_ How glad the thirsty are to meet
_ The fountain in the square or street,

And drink the water cool and sweet.

A drink that brings no pain or woe; |

A drink that free for all does flow,
A drink that Adam, long ago,

_In Eden’s garden found to flow.

- But when the cooling cup you raise
_ To drink, upon the burning days,

| Thank God for all his kindly grace,
- And lift your heart to sing his praise. |





















































































































































































































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NAUGHTY MATTIE.
MATTIE’'S mamma was sick, and
a friend sent her a basket of fresh,
ripe fruit. The nurse stood it upon
a table, and a large yellow butterfly

flew in at the window, and alighted

| on the fruit. Mattie could see it |
- quite well, but she tried to catch it, ©



_and in doing so upset the basket. |

The poor butterfly was killed, and |
mamma's present was quite spoiled, ©
because Mattie was such a cruel
little girl. God is not pleased when

| children are cruel, and destroy the
_ pretty creatures he has made.


















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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CRADLE SONG,

SLEEP, baby dear,

In thy cradle so warm;
Sister is watching

To keep you from harm.

Now she is sleeping,
I'll keep very still;
God watches baby,
And guards her from ill.

He always sees her,
Though no one is nigh,
Rock-a-by, baby,
Hush, baby, by, by!








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THE MOUSE IN’ CHURCH.
Maccie and Nettie were sitting ©
in church all alone, for mamma was
sick, and were trying to be good
and quiet, as children should be in
that holy place, when they heard a>
_ scratching noise on the seat. They |
looked, and saw a tiny mouse nib- —
bling at the cushion. The two little |
girls, half afraid, drew close together,
but they made no noise or cry to
disturb others, and soon the mouse |
_ jumped down and ran away, to find |
a place where there was some food |
_ and no little girls.



























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_ Darling little baby John!



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BABY’S RIDE.



Up we go, my baby dear,

Down we go, but do not fear;
Papa holds your chubby arms,
You are safe from falls or harms.

Baby's horse wont run away;
Baby’s horse wont tire of play;
Baby’s horse can trot or run,
Just as baby likes the fun.

Up we go, and down we go,
Sometimes fast and sometimes slow;












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ALFRED'S PICNIC.



Ir is Alfred’s birthday, and his
_ kind papa and mamma have invited
all his cousins to a picnic in the
woods. Uncle John and aunt Mary
_have come, too, and all are busy
now getting dinner. Papa, mamma,
and uncle unpack the basket of
- good things, aunt Mary and sister
_ Annie set the table, Louis brings a
pie, Tillie some fruit, while Alfred
carries carefully the nicely frosted
_ birthday-cake. When dinner is over,
_ they will all have some merry games
_ before they go home at sunset.


































GOING TO SCHOOL.

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glad to take her place in the class,
and say such a good lesson.

| Robbie and Nellie, who are all
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the hand, so that the little sister will



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| the Bible and the Saviour.

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her line in the spelling-book, and —
her little table of figures, and is very |

' not fall. Robbie has her primer in |

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