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Hereâ€™s the poor child who lost her A;
But when she found it, who more gay ?
EIT TLE MAY
AND dER â€œLOST
PUBLISHED BY ESTES AND: LAURIAT,
301 WASHINGTON STREET.
By Estes & Lauriat,
WAR HE child who wants to know the story of
' Babyâ€™s Lost A, can be quickly gratified
" by turning over the pictures as fast as it
chooses, and reading the lines of poetry. But the
good people who made this pretty book to please
little folks, thought this pleasure would be too soon
over to satisfy bright children,â€”such as their
readers always are, you know,â€”so they have
added other stories, in plain prose, about this same
dear Baby, which are put in between the pages,
and which you may read, as you fancy, from time
to time. 7
AND HER LOST
DABS OS Ts
AE VER was there any little wee-wee so happy
' as our Baby. She had a kind mamma, a
= kind papa, and a kind sister. She was called,
many times in a day, â€œthe prettiest thing in the
worldâ€ and â€œthe sweetest thing in the world.â€
She lived in a grand house; she had dolls of all â€”
sizes, and so many different toys you could not count
them. | |
And oh! she slept in the snuggest little cot, â€”a
soft, snow-white cot, that had curtains looped up -
with bright blue ribbons. This was close by mam-
maâ€™s bed, so that, if Baby did not rest well at night,
Pe mamma could put out her hand and pat her gently
till she fell asleep.
When Baby was three. years old her good grand-
mamma sent her from New York, where she lives, -
the gift of a lovely A B C book, with painted _pic-
So tures 1n it. She sent word to her dear Baby that,
just as soon as she could. say all her letters, she
would come to see her and bring her a talking
Only think of it! a â€˜pias talking doll! what joy!
Of course Baby willâ€ learn pera as fast~as ever
= â€˜Behold. Miss Baby kneeling near | :
-... + Sis Liza, whom she holds most dear. ..
Pr sister Eliza, who-is very strict, has just
given Baby her first lesson. She says that
she has been a good little scholar, and, to
reward her, is giving her two delicious sugar-
â€œNow I'll tell you a story,â€ says Sister Eliza,
â€œabout myself, when I was a little girl like you.â€
How very tall and big â€œSis â€œLizaâ€ looked to
Well, they sat on the sofa, and sister went on :â€”
â€œT was a wee mite of a girl when papa and
mamma said I must go to school, because I made
too much noise for the good of Aunt Ann, who was
sick at our house for two years.â€
Baby opened her eyes aaah thought of
good sister Eliza being noisy, but saidâ€˜not a word.
â€œMy teacher was a French lady, and used to
make us talk French all the time. Often she
would tell of her home in France, and -all the nice
games children play in that country. But what we Â»
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From a good lesson Baby comes.
loved best to hear about were the sugar-plums to be â€”
gotten in Paris, which she used to praise as the
best in the world. I may tell my Baby, too, that
she was right in this; for nowhere else â€˜are such
candies made as in Paris.
â€œAs she talked, such visions as used to float
before the eyes of our little minds. In fancy we
saw heaps upon heaps of sugar-plums,â€” so pretty,
too; they were red, pink, purple, yellow, brown, and
blue, with white ones thrown in here and there, just
to make the colors look more bright. How our
mouths used to water, as we listened to this lively
ladyâ€™s account of all the good things to be given to
good children who were happy enough to live in
Paris that city of, all cities!
â€œWell, Baby dear, one day Madame got a letter
from that old home of hers, which said that she
must send to the express-office right away, and find
there a large trunk full of presents. How bright
and pleasant Madame did look, as she said: â€˜ And,
children, I have written to my home friends about
my good little scholars, and there is a large package
of sugar-plums put in on purpose for you. a
shall now taste vea/ French sugar-plums for yours ~
: ois, and see if I have not told you the truth.â€™
Baby can read she would have us to know;
And to prove it, a very big book she can show.
â€œFor one, I know Sis â€˜Lizaâ€™s eyes shone with â€”
joy at the prospect of the delights before her.
One or two days passed, and no more was said
about sugar-plums. Madame sat at her desk as
usual, giving out one lesson after another, â€” and
how hard they did seem those days, when my little
head was full of dreams about sugar-plums, nothing
but sugar-plums! Madame frowned at her â€˜good
little scholar, as she called me, more than once, and
I am afraid that I gave her trouble, so slow was
I, and dull at learning through all that time.
â€œ At last it was said, where I could hear, that the
Paris trunk had come â€” but still no talk of sugar-
plums! What did it mean? Was our part in that
trunkâ€™s good gifts forgotten ? :
â€œPoor sister Eliza! Her little face grew sad,
sadder, and very sad, â€” she was just sick for sugar-
plums, and that is the truth.
â€œSomehow Madameâ€™s quick, black eye fell upon
her, and she said so kindly: â€˜Elise, my dear, you
look sick. Poor child! What is the matter?
Can I do any thing for you?â€™
â€œTn a feeble voice Eliza faltered out: â€˜Iâ€™m not
~ sick, Madame, Iâ€™m just hungry.â€™
â€œThere was a merry twinkle in Madameâ€™s eye.
â€œ One whole letter I can say!
Come, good folks, and hear me â€”A!â€
I dare say she read the httle girlâ€™s heart, but she
did not let the school see that. Oh no! She
quietly rose and rang the bell. Her maid answered
the call directly. â€˜Adele, bring Miss Elise a slice Â©
of bread and a glass of milk.â€™
â€œNow, I fear, Baby,-I had been a little spoiled,
for such food was not to my taste, and dear mamma
had never forced me to eat dry bread, and milk with
no sugar init. There I sat witha heavy heart; for,
in the first place, I had a bad feeling of not having
told the exact truth. You know how it was, dear;
I was hungry for those lovely sugar-plums, â€” not
hungry for plain, every-day food. Young as I was,
I felt ashamed of trying to deceive. My little pet,
you must never do as poor sister did. You shall
hear how she was punished.
â€œThere she sat on a low stool before a chair for
a table, and on a plate lay*a huge slice of dry bread,
and a great glass of milk, that she did not like, and
had to choke them downâ€”with a sad face, I can
tell you, Baby.
â€œHow she did repent of having said she was
â€œBut there was no help for it now, and she ate,
and ate, till she felt very full indeed.
â€œStretch those big eyes, Baby, wide.
Tell what pretty things you â€™ve spied.â€
â€œ After this forced meal came more hard lessons.
â€œT do believe, Baby, I felt so humble that it made
me forget the one keen desire that had been filling
my simple heart for days. And so, when the bell
rang for the school to be let out, I had a surprise.
â€œOh joy! Madame said: â€˜Come here, dears!
My Paris trunk held something for you all. And
then from a large box of bon-bons she gave each of
us her share of the real sugar-plums, or sugared
almonds, with their tempting looks. After all my
desire to eat them, they were found too precious to
devour. I knew what I would do. I would plant
them in the ground, and from them trees would
grow; and I should then reap a rich harvest of
sugar-plums. Such were the thoughts your sister
had, and it was hard to turn her from her purpose;
but when she asked Papaâ€™s advice, he bade her eat
and enjoy them, for if they were put in the ground,
no more would be ever heard or seen of them.â€
Nurse now came in to take Baby off to bed,
so she kissed her sister, for her long story, and said
good-night. Good-night, Baby, shall we say too?
â€œSister, may I keep my book?â€
â€œYes, but inside do not look.â€
BABY IN NEW YORK.
AMMA has brought Baby with her to New
York, on a visit to Grandma, and you may
know. that she is a happy little girl. Grand-
ma lives on Washington Square, in a great brown
stone house; and just across the road, in front of
her door, is a large grass-plat; and just beyond
that the beautiful fountain, which all the little chil-
dren in this part of the city love so much, that from
May until October you can never pass this way
without seeing troops of them at play. It is spring
now, and the water is leaping on high, and coming
down again in a cloud of snowy spray, and Baby
begs Annie, her nurse, as soon as she gets out of
bed in the morning, please to take her to see the
pretty water. â€œAnd please, nurse,â€ she adds, â€œ give
me some crumbs of bread, so that I can feed the
dear little birds.â€ For Baby had noticed the crowds
of little sparrows, who make their home in the trees
of the square, and had often seen them come to the
brim of the fountain, and dip in their bills for a
good drink. Baby knew that when she had 4er tea,
she wanted some bread, too. Baby did not see why
those darling little pets of birds should not fare as
well as little girls. Se would see that they did
while she stayed in New York.
â€œSure, I'll pwomise
Baby tells no fibs,â€”not she/â€
Baby found an old friend whom she had
never seen before.
Can you guess how that could be?
I fear not, so that I must tell you.
Why, who should live right over the way but
Of course you know Budge, too, little reader, for
â€œHelenâ€™s Babiesâ€ have friends in all parts of the
world, I do believe.
Sad to say, though, Budge has no brother now.
Bright, witty little Toddy has been dead for some
years, and Budge has grown up to be quite a big
boy. Boys wll grow; they wz// not stay babies
long, the very sweetest of them.
Budge, then, is a baby no more, and looks very
grave, as we see him walk to and fro, with his
school-books under his arm; and people do say, too,
that he misses his brother, and since his death has
played no more funny, wild pranks.
JN her new home on Washington Square, |
Â« Do to seep now, Dolly, do.
Babyâ€™s book is seepy too.
Baby met in New York another character well
known and loved in the childrenâ€™s world. What
mother has not called to her aid, in keeping her
darlings quiet and happy, â€œAunt Fannyâ€™s Night-
You cannot have forgotten sweet little Alice, that
gave to a poor child every stitch of her clothes, with-
out stopping to think, dear little soul! how she
should be dressed again, herself. Well, Alice, too,
has grown into a lovely lady; but when Mamma
called Baby to come and shake hands with her, and
told the child that she saw before her the Alice
about whom she had read aloud to her in â€œ Night-
caps,â€™ the little red-backed book she was always
asking to have read to her, the child could not see
how it was. Baby stretched wide her eyes, but the
thought was almost too deep for her. /7Ã©r little
Alice was just her size. She was put in the book
that size, and that size she must stay.
Very well, Baby. Have your own way about it,
now. But some day it will please you to remember
that you have seen in life one that you learned to
love in story. |
Mamma never disputes with Baby.
â€œHush! Lie still right on that chair!
Else Baby â€™ll whip you well. You dare!â€
VjJID I tell you Baby was a little girl, but three
Ves, you did.
Very well, I said true; but coe Baby feels _
tall, I can tell you, â€”so tall that, if she were old
enough to know the famous story of Jack the Giant-
Killer, I am sure she would feel herself as big a
giant as any whose head that hero cut off at a blow.
Must I tell you what gives Baby that strange,
queer feeling of having grown to such great size in
a minute â€”all of a sudden? Well, hear!
Grandma says, â€”
â€œPut on your hat, my dear, and I shall take you
to see the Midgets.â€
Grandma had a sweet, pleasant voice, and a glad
smile upon her face, as she said these words, so that â€”
Baby knew that she meant to give her a pleasure;
but she had no idea in the world of what the Mid-
gets were. In a little while she was dressed in her
lovely new lace cap, with its jaunty red bow on top,
to match her pretty crimson and gray walking-suit.
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Alas! poor Baby â€”I could cry
To. see the tempter tipping nigh.
Her gloves and shoes fitted nicely, as becomes the
smallest lady; and she looked so like a little fairy,
as she ran up to Grandma, and put her hand in hers,
all ready for the trip, that she could not help stoop-
ing to kiss her rosy lips.
They took the Sixth Avenue cars, and in a few
minutes got off at Twenty-third Street, and, turning
to the right, went up the grand staircase that leads
into the Masonic Temple, which is one of the tallest
houses in New York. Babyâ€™s head was busily turn-
_ ing to the right and left, eagerly looking for the
Midgets, because, ever since she had first heard that
word, her little brain had been puzzling over its
Her curiosity was soon satisfied. They went
into a large hall} down whose centre ran a high plat-
form, with a low railing around it. Up and down,
upon. this platform, walked a pair of tiny dwarfs, not
as tall as Babyâ€™s new Christmas doll.
Baby had seen jumping-jacks, and her god-
mother had given her a toy-baby, that could be
wound up, so as to walk once or twice around the
room on wheels. So, at first sight, she was sure
that she saw two large wax dolls, moved about in
some strange way, she could not Â«tell how. | But
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And yet her word she means to keep.
when she heard the little creatures talk to one an-
other, â€”in very fine, squeaking voices, it is true,
but for all that, talk, â€”she pressed Grandma's hand
as tight as she could, and felt almost afraid to stir
or take a closer look.
The little boy was called General Mite, and the
little girl Lucia Zarate He. called her â€œLucy,â€
and she called him â€œ General.â€
The General 1s fourteen years old, and weighs
just nine pounds. His form is so perfect, and he
moves so gracefully, that there is no bad feeling
caused by watching him. He wore a suit of finest
black broadcloth, cut as if for a grown man; wore >
the cutest little high-heeled boots, and the dearest
high-crowned beaver you ever saw. He had a gold
watch in the pocket of his white vest, but honestly
shook his head and said â€œ No,â€ when a lady asked
him if he could tell her the time.of day. He had
light hair, fair skin, and blue eyes.
Little Lucia is a Mexican, and looks it, every Â©
inch of her, with her dark yellow skin, coal-blackâ€”
hair, and keen dark eyes.
Baby had a bundle of pictures in her hand, which
had just been made a present to her.
As Lucia came near, Grandma took the bundle,
Letters twenty-six! Not many ;â€”
Baby thinks that hardly any.
and, to try the dwarfâ€™s quickness, said, â€œ Do you like
â€œYes,â€ said Lucia, bobbing her little monkey
As soon as the sheet of scrap-book pictures: was
spread before her, she clutched it with greatest glee,
and ran off as fast as she could to show it to the
General. She held it over her head; she pointed
at it with her finger: but when the General wanted
to share her prize, she would not hear of it, but
huffed him off with angry looks and words, just like
any other spoiled child.
~ How ugly it does look in a child to be selfish!
Lucia is fifteen years old, and ought to know
better, if she is only twenty inches high and weighs
five pounds,â€”not quite as much as Grandmaâ€™s
Let us hear how the General acted. Grandma
had two small ginger-cakes in her pocket, by some
â€œWould you like a cake, General ?â€ said she.
He nodded, but if he said â€œYes,â€ it was in too
weak a voice for her to hear. She just could man-
age to let him reach it with his tiny ia all
covered: with rings as they were. ,
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But the minute he got it, he said, so plainly that
all around couldhear, â€œ I want one for Lucy. Give
me one for her.â€
Everybody that heard it was fouched by his
sweetness, and all around were heard, â€œ The little
darling!â€ â€œWhat a lovely spirit!â€ â€œ//e is gen-
The General did not look as.if he noticed the
applause he had won, but bit away at his cake, until
the â€˜keeper took it from him, as he said it was no
time for him to eat. â€”
How much tea or coffee do you think the om
eral and Lucia drink for breakfast ?-
Why, a thimbleful. One inch of beefsteak is a
large slice for them, and a teaspoonful of potatoes
or corn 1s more than enough for their dinner.
At last Baby was asked to come upon the stage,
and â€˜let the people present see how the Midgets
compared with a well-grown child, three years old. _
Then it was that she felt what a great girl she was,
as she looked down upon the small couple, so very
far below her in height.
Baby stood between them, and clasped a hand of
each, and wished she could take them home with
her, and have them for little playmates all the while.
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Stamped upon the Baby
They danced in good time to the music, did this
queer little pair. They ran, they sat down in arm-
chairs, they beat the drum, they quarrelled, and did
all manner of comical things; but at last it began to
grow dark, and Grandma told Baby that she must
say good-by to the Midgets, and she turned away,
sorry to think that she might never see the merry
little sprites again.
A pair of tongs will make great A,
With just a stick across them, say.
BABY VISITS THE AQUARIUM.
Ba the maid, had a halfâ€™ holiday, and
could think of no more pleasant way of
= spending it than by taking Baby with her to
see the great Aquarium. Children all over the land
have heard of this wonderful place, where big-eyed
monsters live in their glass tanks, and roll their eyes |
in vain at little fish and little children.
After looking awhile at all the strange sights,
â€œ<. they followed the crowd going up-stairs to see some
acting. They took their seats upon a raised plat-
form, where a great many people were already
seated. There was a ring, just as in any circus or
ridifig-school; the ground was covered with tan bark;
~ and a clumsy fat clown, dressed in red and yellow, Â»
was cracking a whip, and saying very smart things,
maybe, but not one of them could poor Baby under-
stand. But ina minute more the curtain rose, and
in stepped, to the sound of music, two of the pret-
tiest little Kentucky ponies you ever saw. They
had scarlet saddles and white bridles and bits, and
- mounted on two ends of a long board, that rested
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Bless us! What has Baby found?
Girls and boys go dancing round.
BABY VISITS THE AQUARIUM.
upon a cask in the centre, and there they seÂ¢-sawed
like a couple of boys, when at a signal from their
master, Mr. Oscar, they turned and bounded lightly
out of the ring. The names of these ponies were
Atlas and Flora.
Next came in the old clown, holding up a great
hoop, with tissue paper fastened over it. A groom
followed, leadihg in a chestnut mare, who, at one Â®
leap, cleared the hoop, bursting through the paper,
and coming out on the other side changed into a
stately dame, â€” â€œ Madame Angotâ€â€™ they called her.
She wore a tall head-dress, and a trained skirt, walk-
ing all around the ring on her hind legs, while her
front feet stood in the place of hands. You never
saw such a queer lady in your lives, dears. Then
came in two splendid bay nags, one of whom
played on a hand-organ, and the other danced to
Mayfly and Topsy were two superb matches, â€”
chestnut-brown in color, â€” who did even more won-
derful things than any of the others, and went out
at last, walking erect. on their hind-legs. Last of Â©
all came in a bold rider on a jet-black Arabian
steed, and it was just beautiful to see the noble
creature prance and kick, as though he would toss
Upside down the book is now.
Folks stand on their heads, I vow.
BABY VISITS THE AQUARIUM.
his master over his head, but finally become as gen-
tle as a lamb, and dance so many hard steps in
such perfect time, that everybody was struck with
wonder and delight. :
Now Annie thought all this grand, but Baby felt
half frightened all the time, fearing lest the horses Â°
might break loose and run outside into the place
where she was sitting. |
Baby was glad, then, when all those wild horses
went behind the red curtain, and Mr. Conrad
brought out his train of ten dogs, who showed ever
so much more sense than many bad babies who will
not mind mamma and nurse. First, they,all came
in and took their seats as properly as ladies and gen-
tlemen in a parlor. Bob, who was about the size
of a large kitten, turned somersaults +s cleverly as
could be; Jim walked upside down; * ot marched,
waltzed, jumped over hurdles, walked-down a flight
of stairs on his front legs, and took his leave stand-
ing straight up on his hind legs; General went up a
staircase, jumped on a globe, and with his four feet
rolled it all the way across a high bridge that was
ever so long, while he sat on top of it all the time;
Fanny, Czesar, and Randy did so many smart tricks
that Baby could not remember half of them to tell
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BABY VISITS THE AQUARIUM.
mamma about; and Excelsior, a funny fellow, came
after, mimicking every thing they did.
But you should only have seen these wonderful
dogs say their prayers. It was the most comical
and sweetest thing, for they were little pups, most of
them. Each one gravely mounted his chair, and
bowed his head over against the back of the chair
in front, just like a congregation praying. Who
could help laughing? There they stayed until Mr.
Conrad called out in loud tones, â€œAmen!â€ when all
jumped down save one little white poodle, who kept
in his place, and pretended to be asleep, until roused
from his devotions by a louder â€œAmen!â€ when he,
too, scampered off in a hurry.
Now the keeper picked up a basket, and cried
out, â€œWhy, whoâ€™s here? I had forgotten all about
you!â€ Then out bounded two of the loveliest little
dogs you ever saw, no longer than your hand, white,
with red collars around their necks, and their tricks
were just as clever as any that went before, only in
such tiny little creatures they seemed much more
wonderful. Their names were Lily and Tiny, and
Baby just screamed with delight at the sight of
Now I must tell you of Fannyâ€™s lesson at school.
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Now her ow page comes to hand,
BABY VISITS THE AQUARIUM.
How she barked out something that sounded like
â€œA,â€ then like â€œB,â€ etc, while the other dogs sat by
in chairs, until the master cried, â€œSchoolâ€™s out,â€
when all took to their heels, just like boys, â€”or girls,
too, for that matter,â€”glad to be dismissed. Last
of all came in all ten doggies, with tiny little mus-
kets â€˜in their paws, marching on their hind legs, one
after the other, keeping step to the tune of â€œThe
Mulligan Guards,â€ which everybody knows. Our
Baby had often heard it played on the hand-organ
in Boston, so that she knew directly what it was.
After all this came the play of â€œLittle Red Rid-
ing-Hood,â€ in which that famous little girl appeared
alive in her red cloak and hood, setting off to her
grandmotherâ€™s hut with her basket of cheese-cakes
on her arm. Happily when it came to the part of
the wolf eating up the grandmother, it was so plain
to see that he was nothing in the world but a boy
covered with some old hairy hide, that not even
Baby was scared. Why, he did not even speak in
a gruff tone. Afterwards there came in a gayly
dressed boy, â€œ Prince Charming,â€ with huntsmen
dressed in red and gold, who chased the wolf and
soon caught up with him, and killed him. After-
wards comes the fair fairy of the wood, with wings
Alack! she tumbles in the dust:
Her own A she must find â€” she mustÂ¢
BABY VISITS THE AQUARIUM.
~upon her shoulders and a wand in her hand, who
touches with this last a flowery mound, and out
steps Red Riding-Hood in a blue silk dress under
the same red cloak, which, however, now glitters in
the sunlight, spangled over with shining gold. Now
Prince Charming leads her to a throne, and with
the fairy they receive a whole throng of grand vis-
itors, kings, emperors, and princes; beginning with
General and Mrs. Washington, the procession
closed with â€œColumbia,â€ clad in a flowing white
muslin and wrapped around in the graceful folds of
the United States flag. They played â€œHail Colum-
bia,â€ and afterwards there was the prettiest dancing
underneath arbors of spring flowers, and, last of all,
the brilliant company were seen in a living picture
(tableau), flooded with crimson light.
Baby stood spell-bound with rapture for a while,
and it was not until she got home that her tongue
became unloosed so that she could tell of all the
wonders of that pleasant afternoon.
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~ass|RANDMA never tired of taking her pet to
G& see sights, and one day asked her if she
would like to go to Schwartz's, on Broadway,
and buy some toys. :
Baby jumped for joy, and clapped her hands at
the bare idea. â€œI'll buy me a noo dolly, and Sis
â€˜Liza somesing pooty, too, tanâ€™t I, Danma?â€
â€œ Yes, indeed, you shall, darling.â€
Merrily the pair set off on foot, because it was
only a few blocks off, and Baby had stout little legs
of her own, and trotted along the whole way, with-
out flagging in her pace a single time.
When they got into the store, there were such
crowds and crowds of toys, that the child could
hardly stay her mind on any one object. But soon
the roving eyes were fixed upon the queerest thing
you ever saw. On the counter, right in front, stood,
against a glass case, a coal-black doll. Oh! she
was jetty black, with a red-and-yellow handkerchief
tied around her head in turbah style, a brown stuff
frock, and a snow-white apron, and handkerchief
Her chairâ€™s upset â€” away book tossed ;
â€œ Boo-hoo,â€ cries Baby, â€” â€œA is lost.â€
BABY IN THE TOY-SHOP.
folded across her breast. She was a regular South-
ern â€œ Aunty,â€ and Baby fell in love with her directly.
â€œMe wants that baby, Danma; pease dive me
that funny back baby for my own.â€ Grandma
smiled at her whim; but upon her suggestion that
she might make of her a good nurse for her other
babies, Baby was more charmed than ever, and
called her â€œ Aunt Janeâ€. Now Aunt Jane had red,
red lips, and black bead eyes, and really seemed to
be glad when Baby tucked her under her arm, and
walked off, as proud as could be of this new treasure
for her baby-house; for I can vouch for it that she
had a broad grin upon her face that lasted all her
- _. Was not that an example to give our Baby ?
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â€™ Liza, who, like a good girl, had stayed at home to
keep house for Papa?
flere was a lovely blue purse, and there a splen-
did paint-box; but Baby, cunning little soul! chose
the latter, for well she. knew that her good sister
would use these paints in coloring pictures for her-
self; and so she was a little selfish in making her
choice. As an old saying has it, she thought once
for her sister and twice oo herself. .
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â€œfor it was good and kind of her to spend any of her
own money in the service of an absent sister.
From the pleased way in which she smiled, as
she bore off the paint-box, I am sure she tasted that
pure and true joy that always comes to those who
make others happy.
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==â€™ yet how could she be sorry to go, when ina
few hours she would be in the arms of her own dear
Papa, and have Sister Eliza to pet. her again and
tell her the prettiest stories. Oh, no! Baby was
not sorry to go home; only sorry to part with
Grandma, whom she loved almost as much as
It was Saturday, and Washington Square looked
more lively than ever because the children were out
of school. Boys were running races on velocipedes,
which, you know, they think are the fleetest horses
in the world, and the girls were making merry in
their own way, too. One group Baby watched a
long while, who were skipping the rope, which they
seemed to enjoy so much; and she thought she
would soon be large enough to jump a rope herself,
How the thought pleased her!
Just now she looked up, and who should ride by
but her cousin Aleck, a boy twelve years old. He |
Sis â€™Liza clasps poor Baby tight.
â€œHush, Baby, hush! â€™T will all come right.â€
was sitting on the sweetest little white pony you ever
saw, and looked like a perfect gentleman, as he took
off his cap to his baby cousin, whose quick eye
caught directly the flash of his silver-mounted riding- â€”
whip. But the nicest thing he did, Baby thought,
was to ride close up and throw right into her lap a
ripe, gold orange.
â€œSank â€™oo, and dood-by,â€ she called out after
him, as he trotted off gayly.
One thing must be done before they left. Baby's
photograph must be taken for Grandma; and she Â©
insisted that her black doll and little.dog Snap must
be put in the picture, too, because they were both
Baby's likeness was very ae but alas! on
had wagged his black locks; and so where he and
the doll should have been, Aiee sHaie only some
confused, cloudy-looking spots, because, in moving,
he had shaken poor Aunt Jane, too.
It could not be helped, though, to-day; so Baby
shed a few tears, but was soon comforted with the
promise that she should have pictures of her pets
taken, at home, some other time.
When Mamma and she, then, had bidden good-
by to their loving friends, they were driven to the
She opened at the proper place
And there stood A before her face.
depot, and were soon being whirled away on a fast
railroad train for Boston.
For a long time Baby sat in her nurseâ€™s lap, gaz-
ing out of the car windows; and whenever she saw
any thing very pretty, she held up her black doll to
enjoy the sight as well. Soon her eyes began to
grow heavy with sleep, however, and she fell back
in Annieâ€™s arms, to wake up no more until she was
roused from a dream of home, to find herself there
in truth,â€”the centre of a circle of love and joy.
Can we leave her at a happier moment, or to a
Good-by, dear Baby!
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And now, like sunshine after rain,
For lo! A stands there high and dry:
Poor Babyâ€™s smiles break forth again ;
@he Baby s glad, and so am I.
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