Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Title Page
 Little playmates
 On the beach
 Nobody knows
 In the meadow
 In the merry month of May
 Bessy's dream
 Cradle song
 Where the little folks spend...
 A sad story
 Traders in staples
 The new baby
 The tame crow
 How Eda amused the baby
 Going to bed
 Cunning mice
 School time
 Picture lesson
 How mischief took the rosebud
 Bose and Sam
 After the rain
 The sea star
 The circus
 The wounded eagle
 Why she cackled
 Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and family
 Honeysuckle hall
 The school visitors
 Why Tommy was in bed
 Tot and the turkey gobbler
 Be good, papa
 The Snow family
 Grandfather's spectacles
 Finding baby's dimples
 "Rock-a-bye baby on the tree...
 The blind basket-maker
 A child to a fly
 Little Miss Josie
 Dilly Dally
 "Fly away little birds"
 The little pedlers
 Willie and Pussy
 Ted's birthday
 Helping one's self
 The good little Chinee
 A little lad and lass
 Our little sailor
 The little chimney-sweeps
 Indolent Joe
 Pretty Polly Primrose
 What became of the cream
 What Santa Claus brought for...
 The scarlet mittens
 The empty nest
 The young letter-writer
 Lily's pet deer
 Summer's dawn
 The falling leaves
 Back Matter
 Back Cover

Group Title: Little playmates : illustrated stories for little folks
Title: Little playmates
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00082898/00001
 Material Information
Title: Little playmates illustrated stories for little folks
Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Brine, Mary E ( Author )
Allen, Mary A ( Author )
Share, H. Pruet ( Illustrator )
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 ( Illustrator )
Humphrey, Maud, b. 1868 ( Illustrator )
Church, Frederick S ( Frederick Stuart ), 1842-1924 ( Illustrator )
Peters, DeWitt Clinton, b. 1865 ( Illustrator )
Hopkins, Livingston, 1846-1927 ( Illustrator )
Dorr, S. E ( Illustrator )
Merrill, Frank T ( Frank Thayer ), b. 1848 ( Illustrator )
Dale, Daphne ( Editor )
W.B. Conkey Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: W.B. Conkey Company
Place of Publication: London ;
New York ;
Publication Date: c1894
Subject: Children's literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1894   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1894   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1894
Genre: Children's stories
Children's poetry
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
United States -- New York -- New York
United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
Statement of Responsibility: by Mary E. Brine, Mary A. Allen ... etc. ; original illustrations by H. Pruett Share, F. Childe Hassam, Maud Humphrey, F.S. Church, D.C. Peters, L. Hopkins, S.E. Dorr, F.T. Merrill, etc. ; edited by Daphne Dale.
General Note: Some text and illustrations in a color.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00082898
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002224130
notis - ALG4391
oclc - 40962659

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
        Page 1
    Title Page
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Little playmates
        Page 4
        Page 5
    On the beach
        Page 6
    Nobody knows
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
    In the meadow
        Page 11
        Page 12
    In the merry month of May
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Bessy's dream
        Page 15
        Page 16
    Cradle song
        Page 17
        Page 18
    Where the little folks spend vacation
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    A sad story
        Page 28
        Page 29
    Traders in staples
        Page 30
    The new baby
        Page 31
        Page 32
    The tame crow
        Page 33
    How Eda amused the baby
        Page 34
        Page 35
    Going to bed
        Page 36
    Cunning mice
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
    School time
        Page 40
    Picture lesson
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
    How mischief took the rosebud
        Page 44
    Bose and Sam
        Page 45
        Page 46
    After the rain
        Page 47
        Page 48
        Page 49
    The sea star
        Page 50
        Page 51
    The circus
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
        Page 55
    The wounded eagle
        Page 56
    Why she cackled
        Page 57
    Mr. and Mrs. Bunny and family
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
    Honeysuckle hall
        Page 61
        Page 62
    The school visitors
        Page 63
        Page 64
        Page 65
    Why Tommy was in bed
        Page 66
        Page 67
    Tot and the turkey gobbler
        Page 68
        Page 69
    Be good, papa
        Page 70
        Page 71
    The Snow family
        Page 72
        Page 73
    Grandfather's spectacles
        Page 74
    Finding baby's dimples
        Page 75
        Page 76
    "Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top"
        Page 77
    The blind basket-maker
        Page 78
        Page 79
    A child to a fly
        Page 80
        Page 81
    Little Miss Josie
        Page 82
    Dilly Dally
        Page 83
        Page 84
    "Fly away little birds"
        Page 85
    The little pedlers
        Page 86
    Willie and Pussy
        Page 87
        Page 88
    Ted's birthday
        Page 89
        Page 90
    Helping one's self
        Page 91
        Page 92
        Page 93
    The good little Chinee
        Page 94
    A little lad and lass
        Page 95
    Our little sailor
        Page 96
    The little chimney-sweeps
        Page 97
        Page 98
        Page 99
    Indolent Joe
        Page 100
    Pretty Polly Primrose
        Page 101
    What became of the cream
        Page 102
        Page 103
        Page 104
        Page 105
        Page 106
    What Santa Claus brought for Kitty
        Page 107
        Page 108
    The scarlet mittens
        Page 109
        Page 110
        Page 111
        Page 112
        Page 113
    The empty nest
        Page 114
        Page 115
    The young letter-writer
        Page 116
        Page 117
    Lily's pet deer
        Page 118
    Summer's dawn
        Page 119
        Page 120
    The falling leaves
        Page 121
    Back Matter
        Back Matter
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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Little Albert's mother
Tucked him snug in bed,
-Kissed the shining ringlets
Of his pretty head.

And she said, "Good angels
Loving watch will keep
Over little Albert
While he goes to sleep."

It was in the country,
And a katydid,
Close beside the window,
In a tree was hid.

Albert heard its chatter,
With a strange affright,
And he said "You mustn't
Take away the light."

"Oh," replied his mother,
"Angels watch \will keep"
"But. I, I." sobbed Albert,
"Cannot see to sleep."

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DoRY and Dlly spent a whole day at thl- beach. Dory used his
slhrvel, and Dolly carted the ... iii he dug up in her little wagon. It
was a pleasant 1.iv, and there were plenty of people on the .hore .
Aiiimoni them ws a very old man. 1Ii- i-:t1,t-- were all in ra.gs.
He s.,id he h.l to take care of his 1i:.k d,'ni.hter and his little
gi. Ld-. in. Hel hA-, been sick himself, and not able to work. He
had come to the a,:ch t:, li :.l- m.i. for they had nothing in the
hoT.i,-'e to: thn,. n

IiDory li:-lpd ti with his shovel. While he w:- at work, Dolly
Vin; down ti, him with a silver di:AlI-l' in her li.iil. She had found it
ini tle sand she had in her' wagon. Slhi. and Dory talked it over.
Dil-.v t:.ld her a~.: 'ti th' poor old min, and L-_by i-ri:e'd to give the
di:llir to lilm.
They walked down to the Wa.teNr. wir,- he was turning up the
(uiio-. He lk-,, v-iy :s. i ; bu1it whlni th,:- dollar was put into his
li.rd hl si..iied. ,n'd. lokk-i hapiq,. D:c y ani]. Dolly were as happy
as lie was, for '" it i- more i-s'ed to ive- than to receive."
N 'T 1,'L.R FiKI'lE TE F


DEAR little Lilian! where has she gone?
Up in the attic, or out on the lawn?
There, in the cornfield, she's watching the crows;
What she is thinking of nobody knows.

Now in the garden and now\ in the park,
Singing and chatting from morning till dark;
Stopping to talk to the fl: oei'rs as she, goes,
What she is telling them nobody knows.

Dear little Lilian, busy and bright,
Happy and smiling from morning till nljht,
Fair as a lily and sweet as a rose;
How we all love her nobody knows..



OVER the fields where blackberries stray,
Two little maidens are rambling to-day.

Black eyes and blue eyes bent to the ground,
Searching each nook where a berry is found.

Little brown fingers stained to the tips;
S\\eeter than berries the soft rosy lips.

Gayly they chatter, the wee maidens sweet.
Wild rose and daisy beneath the small feet.

Brown curls and golden almost entwined,
As two little maidens one berry must find.

Under the sunny skies, laugh as you go
Over the fields where the blackberries <-row.


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DOiWN in the meadow, all the long day,
My little Bess plays among the sweet hay.
She dances along with a step so light
Over clover-tops red and violets white.
She plays bo-peep in the heaped-up hay,
She cares to do nothing but laugh and play.
At noontime she eats her nice lunch by the brink
Of the brook where the bobolinks come down to

"Haw, Whitefoot! gee, Brownie !" Bess dances
with glee;
She never gets tired of dancing, you see.
Here come the fat oxen with hay-cart behind.
New rake up the hay, and, "Bess, do you mind,
And not be in the way,
But rake up the hay
With your own rake, I say,
As fast as you may."
And now on the top of the load, safe from harm,
Our Bess i-des home with papa to the barn.
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IN the merry mcinth of May
Come the leaves and gli:1rs ay;
A soft. carpet of green o'er the brown.,. i-th is spread,
And the flocks fri:lom the fold to I:t:.- pastures are led.
Then the lbiri. on -i.he tri- .
In the soft spring breeze,
Fi'rim the dawn until dark carol %.tve t -:, t~ of praise,
And the frigs in the meadows l.il.i-- back their rude lays.

In the merry month of M;:I
Co: me iout. little: Jenny Gray,
F'iro her tf.-- and her plays in her own wliili-r home,
'Mid.I the liol--:'imini tiree- and the green vines to roam.
In the -,ft and:sweet l'pvii air
Ji iiy' -ek .,.:',,.v red indl fair;
How she laughs and she s.in-s as she roves o'er the green!
Holw her heart glows.withl joy as she oln-k-: on tle -scene !

In the merry month of M41-,
TIIl-'py Moitliihe Robin lay
'1:iri t1ire little 1liu eggs in the nest on thi t ro:
\n.l ti n Jenny Gray wished that a bird she could be,
With a pAir of wiN\-f.i, to fly
To ti-he li:-;r blue arching sky.
.But hi:r m-inma, was gqlal she never lih, a wi-a .
As bshe :oi'vll.- for stray Jenny. the~ ruLri:f-v Ilin

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DEAR I'. 1'._- -,,- y, all tired with '1. ",
Sat down to rest, on a warm, -i. _3--1..,,
Under i:..- : ih. ..- of an U'.',,-- tree,
By the side the col ti.:-tI growing.
She wore a white bonnet ,';i -;Li.:.haL dress,
Ai!, what a sweet picture was sweet ''' -, Ds:
With her -:.::-- hair, so wild and free,
Over I ..:. shoulders flowing!

The .mi' u'._ brook, as it -1.I,.,1 by,
Whi-':ied to ~j-y a sweet lullaby;
Her eyes gr"--" heavy, her ..:1! head .t!..-:,.!!,
And soon she was fa-i ,a!:-.?l
Sl,, had -'.:n -ily -i:pt but a moment or two,
When three 1iitte fairies, all .:v-re.-:i in bright Ilu.u.
Sfitly down f-.,:r, the apple tree hL... ,,
And into b.il eyes did -c:.p.

Fih-l.-g h..ir .ii:.,nr,-, they made a -1i t sound,
And soon all li-h fairies came l.:;i-.i1, around.
'Th, took off hi'r ,,iinhLi-u and I.".' i-. her in ,ii
And one ittle fairy _.: i.:
"Dear _.: -,', we've come to invite c.:1 to tea,
Our food is as .iist;- as dainty can be-
Sn' .--i;.:t. of L.. .,,_v and best ..- milk-
Come, for our table is !.'e : ''

Shl. woke with a start, and ":'i ,: :.,,
A;..1 what do you think was her .. -i .;'. [.i.-.
No fai.1r table ;wa. w:-iting r:%a:.l.
A.nd in the ii.-'r'. of her robe She wore her. white bonnet and ;">,'-k .i._l,.l:. di n .
An4-' iin,:..i :.1 the fai',y-- do you think .-'' can -Lu'est
ihdal i and C',.i., were stand;l; th.r.i -
With her bowl of bii. iA ,i.d Iilk1
GRACE S. EF' i;vr

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H'J-,..'.-B, i'. ,1., the bees in the clover-
The red, red .t.,:-. -have fallen :-i- .
Swaying and swiini,: now '.' now .:;,
1 tHLe red, red clover,
So sweet and so deep.

iTi!-. -,:,y, baby, ol.- cows from the meadows-
T!l,- ,.. :. green meadows-are loitering home;
Their bells ti-ltl:-. softly as thro ::. dew ..i l .-l.'.w,
t'I. the green, .-'-1r meadows.
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L-..-,-:, '. ., ti.- birds and : flowers-
The sweet, sweet-flowers-have tlin- .i-'-1,-
Tli.. -:v .- and *!oy swing ;:l ':.i. the soft, .-y hour.,
The v ::. ;- t. flowers,
In meadows so .*,--i.

Tiu-h-a-by, aby 'tis t.iii: y_ .- were .'-: in:. g.
So -v't,, iw':tl sleeping in dreamland afar;
Low over the mneaowlv- thi- :L iid. mists are reelingin,
Tis time you .\eri? 'Ieepinir.
SMy buaby my -tar!



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i i--.ey d, indeed.
S-e a .
and' st- when h- r.-i s
t.: be a 'r"n "e as wn 4--
his own .hip JI'd A i to
Ch_1111na ln t., hndA e.

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'.:r .iid the i,,le
oie .: are home again
and they have en-
jo-.d themselves.
Little Joey and his
-.s;-:-- visited their lit-
,1._ cousins who live
by the sea shore.
They would go
d,-,'_..1, on the bI,:ch
:;-;- play in the s-nfl.
Ti.:.y could see the
h l-e water. ThLy

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S, .- 7 where e w,. *0

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-- = : ----o to know of "- '5,i..;...
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it chickens iie these, with fur on, :i Al
of the i on--. i ; fe i rs.
nr-"n took story ....
book with her, ~. read
:.. s to two -t.C, e.
friends -he .z : S e '
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entert.:iin our l tje --.
fri n-s.
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I'c(i.c ., e'ar tl,. l '. LCi se, SECRETS.

Th -ey sa_\a s:uitrrels 'n th.e
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Streets, and Anna asked where
the sqiilrr 1_- lived, and her
i.' title fri -ds tld her how
1-, .- .: :- l," i. in the trees, a.:
--- w th. carljied nuts and
,:- !th! food : thi holes, so
S~ : -.- rhc w ruik: have something"
tlo e't in the winrt-r, v.'hen.
snow ,. on the :r-,-o!id, -.nd wlhen it vwa, cold.
1.i-i: ;-';;t amt.- ed Anna was the well atid how
the -.-ter was brought Ip out of it in a bucket fast-
eneilr- to -end of a long rop.. Freddie wanted
to l.:'ok down the1 'vi:11 and see the tv..l ter, but mania
said "No," that he might fall in.
They 0i! ,.cn-t down into the orchard, and Fred-
die and Anna. sa.h, where apples came from; how
they grv-v on trees. red-
die wanted to know w\hat 12- _.8
radye some apples have -..;- n
"soi-r" in th..nw;, I nd1 won- '.
(eCic if it was a "sourL' --- -
trc; *:ld when e saw

"_to W"h- h wouki'
,',v large like the other- .
Ib\vr and Fann) had1 -
no cOMunti frienid.s to \vis- ---'---
it, so t1ey stayed :t home. OVER I ,IE \,.,.L

-'-). They were_ happy, too,
Sfor i: e: 'h day came
some n.rw wor!: the'
S*: c':;:d do to F1i, -their
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sweep for her, -nd
Stho.. 1 mama alway-
j : the .:ae floc.
S'them, -hI alwa-v-
:. .. told them .hat a reat
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-' perhapss it v ta ; b:c..I e
_--- :----~ they did all they could,
.: :. : .. did it so cheerfully.
Now, there is the baby. H-e does not do any-
thiing to help nmann He tears our boo:s, cres
and is real cross some
timrs, but do you know
somehow mama loves '
him, :nd-l really we 1, too. '
Wy ? \WVell, he is so -."--. .
\ vt.~- Mlama says the -'-
'house would be too qui, -.: ;...
if it -e not for hi,

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folks h a'., all I ,a a va- ,'
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tR LI aa. 0, S ;e of READING.

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A LITTLE do- I used to know,
When I was little, long ago,
He came if I was bad,
And sat upon my back, folks said,
But vanished when I 1 i-,:j. instead:
It was a way he had.

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If I looked cross, be.n to pu..
Or threw my ,ov-s or books about,-
If I looked sour and Li,.k,
Aunt Jane would say, aflthon,-h she ,iTIiled,
"Why, I can see. what ails the child:
There's Spotty on her back "

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"Aunt Ja.3 ." I cried, "oh, TI'n:uh him down "
And Auii.ri .-- .i:.hd,. forgot .: frown,
And hugged and kissed me, too.
" Therr, I:Nelic child, he's gone, you see;
N)w, laugh, the brighter y:,.. can be
The less he'll c:m.;L to you! "

If you are loving, sLili.-i ki,
Then Spotty" we can never find;
Good t.':,,.--: makes him pj.'.!.;
But when I see T Y, whine and fret,
I think I hear Aunt Jane say ;-,
There's ;''.. :y on j',;- back!"


FOUR little mousies .1 their way
Into a pantry one fine .

Tihro iii' a hole in the r i'-:- wall,
W L.. do you think befell them all ?

One jumped up to .-' himself
To i-- -l- he smelt on the jl-. shelf.

Alas! '.-., set in a dreadful tr.- .
Which finished that mouse with one quick snap.

The next was frightened, ,..'. ran and ran,
And fell down splash in an earthen ,:,n.

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Pou .. ,- .. .- o h',m
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'Tvas tili.;..- with :'."'_ to the very brim--
Poour mouse i t I*was the last of him.

;. A .I'LP STO:RF.

-TLh next one barely had th_,Le to Rqneak,
When pussy, quiet and sly .Ia, sleek,


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That pooI. little mouse wll s..-u.ea.k no more.

/-.. ./ IN

What became
IHe started .- '

of the other one
on a ivey

a dismal
! that's the

--eak -and a
. of my

what., sir, -
I carry meat
down the street
And sir, do you '

woful wail;

you ?


m i a ja baker'
.. baker-
Sd. that, sir, is lmy
I carry bread,
T *.- sir, ... is .

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,"w d ..r

wa he I ever so awa -
mris ^soly. q-Idskre "'"

: ,. z a n ,. .c -. -.-, Z,,i b
-p nt ',. .-' .r. .. w-' a ; : b g

t. h i '-..o nuI dothno. I sat on the: -. g
Shol,',ng n 11d .; and that

S dolly '' Tasked.
h ..e. an.a.. I se ran and climbed. i .-- o r
upon witha tt .. :lbegantocry.
f -- '- .' ---,- '- -'- "

0 man...- said o i, .-I love .. I loe lve al the

then, she was so afraid 1mamma ]'.... forget to love her, .now
h..;. the new baby was here,' ,
ii .-,. ', '- "-._ .' ,-, ,,L

,-I" holing -. ne w 1 '.. '- -.. i. let : the: a- n"d "t at.
w ,B -' ie ', : ever ^o ,'. :,-, ,..,, d
." Is do'y: -* g.. asked,. .
:;.! .: ..^and ;- '. :- -'= i-; -'. -'n a. d cli- bed
'pon :! ".- I .' ..- w ith th at -,",.: .. *- : w a -,.' : e o ; .. :-. cry.
D.; at r i ;:' I' !.) s a id ..- ", .': -' ','. '. "r a b o u t .. ..... .
t ..' .....' --* ... ._; .: itt .:. .. ''. o .th e m o r e.

l'i ,-,!:i looked' sad. :'.i knew- -'-, r 'y had ot been ',---. since
.,- l. le i.- ._-., ,. ; did not like to ha,. .. one rook- ,
.'or *in: to him, or kiss i" -: -wanted all the kisses : --.: 'Ir, a"nd
thei-, In'i she was so afraid mamma *.i.l forget to love her, now_
I,lti. the new baby wais heoe,

_7:_ NEW BABY.

P.I..I- ti:' .' 'i. was a sad mistake. Her mother's heart
was very i :...- ,-._: to hold ,.' love two darling children
just as well as one.
I went away 1; .1: i r dear and sweet that ', with his
soft blue eyes, and smiling .. . ,:. i. h., but I did not
like to think his sister
,' :-r had f1 .; -at him,
.:i.: such unkind ,vords." "
Four weeks ,1 this I
saw the pretty"
K. was and weak.--
L. i- been very t t
the doctor said he would -
soon be well. 1 in
his .. ... m' arm, :y
1: him kiss- -
his dear little hands
and and e -..'
y loves her brother .
now," said mamma.
yes; I knew that .-
moment T saw her.' .
*" was so .- wien
she"i-. : '. :was
totake i:l1 ,;: ay mamma -. -'.. -
-:.' "and means no ..
:.: be a ...- .od to him .-
if God lets him stay herve
with us."
S'm so .;I i'" saidL -.
.-: then little i yhid her facee in her baby br.-'.. bosom,
and I il,. rd i,..- "- I ve marma, 1 love ,. I love you,
I love C .1"
TI ._.r -came in :.: 's eyes, but she : .- 1 her little *u,. -
with a tender ; and I thought I had never, never seen, her
S'..,,' so Li i .; .


AMOS T .'G i1 .: on a-
he .i:. ; a young crow in
... '.I. .' .u som e
'hen i crow was '.
as the bird was called,,

.91 and c ther
and flhay :
~ liie n cnt~i;o-fei1I -

if any out' onta

the .1"L~~

farm next to ours. One In
-'. ,- t'-- *ook him home -.i'. tamed
-. cat some kittens.
take the ta1i of one I. I in

S the --- nor it.
S their : .:
Sand other

ket, would at it ,
a : at hIis. andt
*'jjocket with : berries.
1' peek the
e him or him;
o how short ;: is, he
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is is i-, and it falls t
-:-i s lot amuse ':-y ]-
.*.' in 1-. -e-r throw, :" aitterc!, mead-
;.- A::d down to the e s ps
S:stones into ',

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like a ,c:ir, co-.d girl. I will run b-I.l -nd
gct a tt.b ':nd i.::, t's c: : I -.-1 get a
r e, :, be 1 .ale 1 it alcr. -n

P. ::e does '-t "'know "

Eda co with .: ..- a .I : a very : -l
S-: tub a. to c .., d :-
ed 2cainst ~-.- ;-.' : -. e .-'y st alm _.- -

S ..e ti r... .

rr? I''

-- d a tub :-ide

S the cry cc
Ei sees the cry ccw --.--

tcht -i .t-ps on eye *- '. :.r:n,

BE. ;e. ]-:.hs little, :.-.1
the tub :- ch.... '.y ':..
(c'1) fi-, r.l,-kL., -
"I have a ;:,..,:- sister, -..:. we
She wades in the water I,-

clL: : ;of
:.- T-en ,i'"ik starts.

call her Peep, P ;
deep, deep,"

wlen .-.-i grc-s le : ~,'- tuo and all


t u J...
the v.'tr is r'.F ;" '; d -- s e ke s
her .r'tt ..ea ,: turne ta.l-:ip." h s
sun-ibath. Eda <' .-. n ,-:1 drat.s her out.
They both cet up a -i : '- rgs mamma
running to -them, a;id ., tanl.s thn;: home to dry.
F-TAITH '.."7'IN1' E.


.:3 : some

" E -..- :.-:. Tom ..
I' .uth eater,. cho. ,

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"r, chin

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Th1 *! fast n nest

h ch ic ..,-n -are t.,.t 1 :.-t,; 's i r

The c.:ow-bcl s s its ,--1'., J .-

'Tis time c!-rtLe-boy a-Is at "r-s.

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I'll take off his pr -- W it :I,. "Id blue tie,
w ra:, -- i.
-h -:h 'r-. his s--- : to diar oiy,
.. ... '- .'-_ _. ; : -i, to d a r .

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Am i all ht

to I-' on L "
in '-zi

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i co. use it .
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II1n ch h it 1 I : ied
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for -iry mo-.: I d c .

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.,d 1d Oi;--,- :. ,'. old trap, put p ,me ,I;es
-c. 0 U -.,-)Me


it in .

T tr;. :- -"and so ., d c .:

' at a

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Bt- I t ouL:'--: a

: l m-.mornings I 1 found

and had -d : for
I.'. -: .. t ., ri. I .-.,uld be if i found

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pi '. :, ;:' ce and no c:Lec:-. t


I told p;-' i.

t- ( MNU!- (' MICE.

i.t .It. arid he was so m':i s.r.r 'i -.: t h'
.idh he .-.: 1 ch ior t h :': e the t -. t
nMd find o:.t hov ,:-y did it.
''ell, ht -. .-.- : :' garret -., a I
TTIC ..- S ..S...10
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fll(:' ,,_ <', ,_.. s, ioK, .. ".:'

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ti .I ..i .V<. ". ':- "' WaS c
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-,-iit-- or fo,-' m c, :.: cam e- jt, ..': :. 1.,_
r..-.,-. :- -. -, c .e.m. :. w s
S. ,!.:.. for -.. ; -ut .-y .. not ., of
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pc4t t1-.- :.,..,_.. c- to eat T .. L b. ..:
ut '- 'tail i- t -.u c' ; anf. i-. -- the C: .:

i hy ill seemed ,;. -'I-.Dy in T2', '-)w
... ... SjL T.I -. b E ",,' W
r he\' saw so carl-.f.JI ,-.t tt to, (.,: _..
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CU .L L3K E.-\R


hI, i ho !

their w s l, yu kw,

and by they'll i run,
-- ll ^ -. i'. i

oh iA j!;
ome again' .I schol e.

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By and by they'll "cf, j ran,
Soh! 3 ":-" oh!-'

Home-again, i,.i school is done.
Sing oh! sing oh !


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One day Bose was near Sam's house, when he
all at once grew sick. He lay down and cried,
and the big tears ran down his cheeks.
Little Sam came up, and I think he asked Bose
how he felt, for soon Bose rose up and tried to
walk home. Sam ran by his side, and now and
then jumped and barked as if to help poor Bose to
bear his pain. Bose lay down to rest two or three
times, and Sam lay down with him.
At last they reached Squire Horton's, and Sam
barked till Jane came to the door and took care of
Bose. Then Sam ran home.
The day after he came to see Bose and cheer
him up. Then he came again the next day, and
ran about the house and the barn, but could not
find his fiielnd.
Poor Bose was dead. After a time Sam found
his grave, and there he lay down and howled.
But soon he went back to his home, and he did
not go to Squire Horton's any more. KAM


IT had rained all night and until breakfast-time.
Then, just as Millie went to the window to see if
there was any sign of its clearing off, the sun came
out bright and clear. In a little while the clouds
were all gone.
"Just see the water in the paths !" said Ned,
as he, NWinnie, and Millie looked out the window.
"Look at that dear little pond at the foot of the
garden !" cried Millie.
Would n't it be lovely to wade through?"
added Winnie.
"We could make splendid mud pies and cakes
there," said Millie.


"I wonder if mamma would let us," began-Ned.
"I think she would," said their mother, who had
come in without their hearing her. "But you
must put on your old clothes, and come into the
house in time to be dressed before dinner."
e,, 'm; we will," they all said at once.
It was not long before Millie and Winnie, in
their oldest calico dresses, and Ned, with his worn-
out pants rolled above his knees, were splashing in
the pond.
First they sailed chips for boats; then they
played the chips were whales, and caught -them
with-spears made of sticks. By the time the
whales were all disposed of, -they were ready to
make mud pies out of the nice soft mud on the
edge of the pond.
Millie made one pie in an old tin pan. She
even made "twinkles" around the edge, as Hannah,
the cook, did.
Winnie made one in a box-lid and filled it with
green currants. She put a top crust on, and cut
out half-moons in it so the fruit showed through.
Ned would not make pies, for he said that was
girl's work; so he made a dam across the pond.
They played until nurse rang the bell for them
to come in and be dressed. They all said they
had not had so much fun for a long time.


a Oe, see that
pretty moss! It is
like a star!"
It was clinging to
a rock b:1y the sea-
shlore. It was not
moss, but an animal.
"It is a sea-stas,
Nellie, or a star-fish, i
as omie call it. Take it in your hand. You
will not be hurt."
"Why, Uncle John! he is all legs. Where
are his eyes and nose?"
"The sewa-star has neither eves. nose, nor ears,
Nellie. In ficit, he has no head at all. Those
little feelers on what you call his legs are really all the legs and am e
he has. His rnouth and stomach are all the same."
Oh, how fiiuhn y!"
"'es, he is a curious animal. When he has finished one meal some
of those little arms sweep his sfomAcih lean, and then he is ready for
'"And wha t does he have to eat "
"Well. Miss Nellie, he is as fond of oysters as you are. Though
he seems so feeble, the stronge-t shell-fish cannot escape him. He
sonds a poisonous juice through the halves of the oyster, which makes
him open his shell. Then the sea-star has a fine feast I"


The wicked creature 1"
"Yes, the oyster fishermen are no friends of the star-fsh. But he
makes a pretty ornament when dried. Do you want to take him
"I am afraid of being poisoned."

"I will tell you what to do. Place him in this little wooden box.
I will bore some holes in it. Then put hint down over an ant's nest.
They will prepare him nicely for you. His 1poilon does not harm the
ants.. Perhaps there are ant doctors who cure them."


I WENT over to M;.- Good's to spend the day. I did not know-
there was to be a circus that day. After dinner Mrs. Good said it
was time to go to the circus.
Mrs. Good had ten children. They were all going to the circus
but the eldest.
The circus ring was under the 1bir oak. On one side were chairs
and benches to sit on; on the other side were animals in cages.

( 4

S We paid two pins for a ticket. The
tickets were l:,lue, al1d .said, Audliit one."
Walter Go:.dI was the s hiwman. He otbok us around to see the
animals. He was a good -li'-.nwan.
Her'-.," si~id he, is the beautiful ostrich of Arabia. Its wings
are too small *0o fly with, blut tlhey help it in running. Look at its
long legs. The ostri,'h can run faster than any horse except our
Selinm. Its fetathers are uWsed to trim hats. They cost a great deal
My sister cann,:'t afl;:rdl to buy one for her hat."


We all admired the ostrich. It was in a cracker-box, with strips
.of shingles nailed over it. This
ostrich looked, very much like a
long-legged light Brahma chicken.
But of course we .4. were too polite to
say so. 41
"In this cage," said the show-
man, "'you see a fine parrot from
Brazil. He is too 'j young to talk."
This was a pretty I'1 : mourning dove I
had given Jeanie.
In a wahl-basiu were some tiny yellow ducks. Walter called
them swans.
("And now," said he, "I will show you the greatest wonder of all.
A royal Bengal tiger with cubs Every circus has a tiger, but not
the cubs. The tiger, as you all-know, belong's to the cat family. It
has cat claws and cat
1 ,if teeth. It prowls about in
l. .the night for food, like a
It did look very much
like a cat, -the Maltese
c.at and h+,. kitt ,i ,
Then Walter showed us '
the lion. He was tied to a chair-leg. When the I'?
lion roared, it oundi-d like a dog barking. -
When we had all sat down, a pair of ponies came prancing into
the ring, -Bruno and Bose. Erunest drove them with long lines and
a whip.
Tlien there was a fine trapeze performance by Benton in the
After this we had a beautiful concert, with songs and readings by
Alice, Jeanie, and Willie.
It was the best ci cus I ever went to. It was well worth two pins.


you ever hear an odd little chirp from some tree or vine near
tbp- house ? When you caught the
musician you found that it was a lively
little green toad. He is not much like
the great brown fellow who hops about
the garden at dusk, catching the bugs
and spiders which ,would soon spoil
your. pretty plants. Those of our
country are, as I said, small, and very
near the color of the leaves or bark of
the trees to which they cling. They
have some very curious relatives in
other parts of the world. Tlhe mother-
toads, in topical Africa, paut their eggs
on leaves by the side of small streams.
When the rain coLimes- it wavhes them
into the water, which will finish them
food after they are hliitl.hd. A good a
old lady toad's family in Martinique
rides about upon lher back. In the
Andes manmma toadie carries heir baby
in a sort of bag on her back.
In New Guinea thl,,-o is a curious
little fellow, which flies alhnost like a
flying squirrel. Hik toes and fiiigers
are webbed, and look like great fans
outspread, as he springs from limb to
limb. They- are only fi)ur, incles in length, and the web of their
b;nd foot expands to four square_ inches. You see. that their fet
sre their most prominent feature.


Nearly all the tree-toads are green or brown in color. A kind
Creator gives them this color, as a lprot.ection from their enemies, as
it makes it more difficult to find them. One species figlghtens ius bes
by a luminous secretion; another gives forth a very strong, puugieu

odor when attacked. Like their neighbor of the garden. they destroy
many poisonous insects.
One bright little fellow is a natural barometer. To make him use
ful he must be placed in a bottle, with a small ladder. Up this he
climbs in pleasant weather, to enjoy the s:ene, as any one ele ulld.
But if the clouds are gathering, or a storm threatens, down to the
hbouom of the bottle he goes till the weather improves again.


-P- -IR of

n bui t their H
-- nest hiuh ui p i a huge white-
: a krl; tree, and there thougeIht them-
S selve safe. They hadl irrear their
~. i youn i ing bhr d in tihe same place fthe
y ear I befoir-, aiild diMe iiot know of
-ig ib*n r Da ott two uoertakse thill..
(11 (18 1.1W'aOv t Iv o SPfU0'1len passed
fliht iwai;, and as .:,ne of the birds was ciielini, round the tree,
ithe l,'ir,,seld to shisl t it. Quick as tliubght, a gun was raised,
and hani.! idown came the royal bird, lsot thlrciugh the wing. He
still, however, made such brar ve use of whigs, beak, and claws, that
th e hunter feared to approach him, and left him, as they thought,
to die.
Next day aSyo-l_'ig min, driving tllhr,:ugh a field of the same farm,
fi:,und the w:.'uirlde; l bird in a dlitch. He went near it, in spite of
mucll flipjlpin.4. ,,f wihgs, and striking out. with beak and talons. The
o~n.rv,- bird ;-,ugl t his leg in its fierce beak, and would not let go.
A fried-,I came to hii ail, and together they captured the eagle.
They fasteniie himi n with a strong rope, and carried him home. Then
they .-et the broken wing, and put him in a large, airy house.


They fed him with fish, birds,
or anything they could catch
or shoot.
This royal captive' has a
white head, .mottled brown
wings, and legs heavily booted
with feathers. His great tal-
ons can clutch and carry off a
young lamb in their powerful
Some day soon, his two
friends, who saved him from a
cruel death, will carry him.
home and set him free near
his nest. His mate has no
doubt long wiroindred where he
their young ones alone.

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is, and why he has left her to rear



" TUT, tut, Biddy Speckle !
Pray hush your loud cackle!
'T is only an egg you've let drop:
No cause for such flurry,
This flutter and wolrT;
I dare say 't will soon be forgot.."

"~ dear mistress Kitty,
Please spare me your pity I
1 cackle for joy, don't you see'
This egg I '11 be hatching
And soon he'll be scratchir i
Fat worms for himself and for me."



PE RRY GREEN'S uncle gave him a pair of white rabbits. They had
pink eyes, and were larger than the wild railbb1its in the woods.
Perry's brother John brought a box from the store on the wheel-
barrow. They set it on two sticks of wood at the door of the wood-
shed. This was to be the home of the rabbits. It was under the
grapel einie, and Peny thought it was a very nice home.
Lottie and Eddie looked on and played with the rabbits while
Perry built. the house. John showed him how to do it. At last the
house was done. Lottie caught one of the rabbits, and held him.
Eddie wanted to catch the other. The rabbit jumped when he came
too near him. It took three boys to catch him. At last both of the
pretty creatures were put in their new home.
Tliouh Eddie thought the box made a very nice house, the rab-
bits did not think so. The children fed them with clover, lettuce,
and other plants. B ut the rabbits liked better to run about the yard
and pick out their own food.
The rabbits Iha, lived in the house under the grapevine about two
weeks. When Perry went out one morning to feed them, he found
they had "moved out." He was very sad and sorry.
Perry had made a bedroorm, as he called it, in one corner of the
house. He had put plenty of hay in it for a bed. But the rabbits
were not in the bedroom when Perry went to feed them. He went
into the garden to look for them.



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SHe could not finil them in the garden. When he came back to
ithe house, he saw Mr. andl Mrt'. Butiny eating the clover 1)bhilnd the

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slats. They had not "moved out," after all. Perry wondered where
they had been when he firt looked in the cage.
WhAen he came home from school, they n i-rI gone again. This
time he made sure thle were not in the house. He put some fresh
clover in the cage, and pretty soon they came out of the bedroom.
Perry did inot know what to make of it. He went into the cottage
and told his n mother abo-iit it.
"They won't run away." said Mrs. Green, smiling. "TIi hy know
what they:like, and wlihere tlhe want to live, li.tt-er than you do,
Perry., Be sure and feed them every day, and let them alone as
much as you can."
Perry wanted to know where they went when he could not find
them. UT nele Jolhn tolM the 'lhildrenri a great marine thiings about rab-
bits, and they agreed to let lMr. and ArIs. Bunny alone. It was hard
work, but they did it.
Some weeks later, after Perry had put some lettuce in the house,
he found, four little pink-eyes came to br-eakfast with lMr and Mrs.
Bunny. How happy he was then! Hoiw glad that he had let the
rabbits alone.
Thwt- John told him thle rabbits had found a little hole in the floor
of the bedroom. They la;d ;gawed till they imide it large enough
fir them to canl through. Th-ni tl,ey had dug, or burrolwed, into
the ground, and nmaile a home after tlhiirt own hearts. Here they had
br:oughtt up their little :onie. till tlley were big enough to go out and
eat clover.
In a few mni.thls thlie house was full of rabbits. Perry sold them
for fifty ce.iit a pair. Hie. bou -ht f'wls with the money, and was
soon sellingii eggs and chickensi. Perhaps he will be a great mer-
chant some time.


LITTLE PATTY was eight years old. She lived in the "Sunny
South." Her father was a planter, as great farmers are called at
the South. He lived in a village where there were a great many
good and kind peoplel.

A poor man who lived near Patty lost his life on the railroad.
le had three little children. Patty used to play with Mary, the
oldest child. Mary's mamma was not strong, and could not earn
money enough to feed and clothe her little ones.


One day Patty found her little friend, iMary, crying. Mary was
hii'i'r. She had had no brlakfaist or ldiner. Her mother was
sick abed. Patty cried, too, when Mary told her what lthe matter
But she did '.o:nethiilg more than cry. She went home and told
her mother about it. Then she carried ever so much food to the
:poo- womaan ad her hungry children.
Potty wanted to do still more. She called togotli-r five of her
little fi'iids to help her. It -was in the early spring, and the woods
were fullof lion-evsiu:-kl>e all in blossom.
Pattf's two big l:rothlers helped too. Before night they had
covered the inside of an old sli.,p, near the house, with honeysuckle
vines .and blossoms. They borrowed pictures, and other pretty
thing, to put in the shop.
But the hon.eyvuckle was the prettiest thing there, except Patty;
and they called the shop "Honeysuckle Hall." Then the little ones
asked the good people to coeii and see it. They charged five cents
to go in; and before night nearly all the people in the village had
been into Honeysuckle Hall.
One of the big brothers' stood at the door and took the money.
The six little girls "did the h.,imirs" inside the hall. Most of the
folks o wo went in wanted to give more than five cents. Many
of them put a dollar into Patt v's little hands. At night they had
taken over tifty dollars. Every cent of it was given to Mary's poor
Patty was happy all day long. Her great black eyes seemed to
speak her pleasure. Her face was all a smile. As she stod by
a windo,W, with hinevsuckle in hb-r hands and all around her, Mr.
Moser made a picture of her.
Do you want to know why she looked so happy? It was because
she was doing a good deed. The poor woman ,i d her threeilittle
,lcildren were hungry no more.


SN a quiet country-place, far from any city
or village, stands a little red school-
do- house.
It is on the top of a hill, near a
beautiful grove. It is so completely
s... surrounded by woods that one can
Scarcely see it when the leaves are on
-the trees. It is a lovely place in
Summer. An abundance of wild flow-
ers grow on every side, and plenty of
S berries can be found in their season.
..P The children have made seats inder
the trees, and have two swings sus-
pended from the long, spreading branches of an oak.
A great many birds build their nests in the tree-tops, and the
squirrels leap about among the branches, gathering nuts for their
winter food.
They have become so tame that they allow the children to come
quite near them before running away.
There is one siui rnl that often comes into the school-room aad
runs about on the floor. One day he came into the room, jumped
on the teacher's desk, and began to guaw at an apple which he found
there. This pleased the children. and they watched him instead of
studying their books. So the teacher had to drive him out. He
tried to take the apple with him, but when he jumped from the desk
it slipped from him and- rolled away on the floor. A moment later
he was seen just outside of the window, eating a nut. He peop>'a
thro igh the glass in a saucy way, and seemed to say, "I am out of
your reach now."


SThe t.e:lacwer said she did niot wish to st.em rude to her visitors, but
she did not like to have them disturb her school, or take such libes
ties with her desk and apples.


In summer, when the windows are open, the birds often fly into
the room.
One time two of them camnr in iotigthelr, and -ei4-medl, determined to
stay, or else did not know how to get out.

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[hein out. The chjilih',n eii,,v,-] thu Giarse r ely Inuuchand it gavq

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L. L CHlhU.-


THE sun was shining brightly. It was only two o'clock in the
afternoon, and yet Tommy was in bed. The fact is, he had been
in bed since ten o'clock. Do you want to know why You
may be sure it was not from choice, for Tommy was very fond of
playing out doors, and was always the first to get up in tlhe morning.

hair wa curly. ike curly ir si ch!"
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"I w ill tell you how to mke it curly," sid To y. "Put

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mucilage on it to-night, and in"- thle oiin itawill be curled tight
haito r head. ie c l
'i will tell you '" m to' r' e it curly," said ". "Put

-mu ilage on it to-n "igt, and in the lixini- it will be curled tight',

to y-our bead.


Edith was only three years old, and did not know that Tommy
was teasing her. So that night, after her nurse had put her to bed
and had gone down-stairs, she jumped up and went into the library.
The mucilage was on a desk, and Edith emptied it over her head
and rubbed it in well.
Then she went back h
to bed again, sure that
her hair would now be
Oh, what a little fright
she was when morning
came Her pretty
brown hair was stuck
tight to her head in a
thick mass. Her mam-
ma tried to wash the
Rmucilage out; but it
could not be done.
The poor little
head had to be
shaved at last.
"Tom must be \ punished," said ulmammra.
Tom was found hiding behind thie wood-
pile. You may be sre e ie dl wfhen be
found that he was to be punished.
And that was the reason Tonmmy was in bed when the sun was
shining. Don't you think he deserved to be there?


ToT was sitting on his grandmother's doorstep looking at
his red 'stockings. His name was not really Tot, but Charles
Henry Augius4tus,-a very long name for a very little boy.

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The reason he had such a long name was this. When he
was a baby he had two grandfathrs and an uncle, who each
wanted him named for himself. His father and mother
named him for all-three; but everybody called him Tot.
At l st he grew tired looking at his stockings, and began
to sing. Tot thought he could .ilug ; no one else thought, so;
After a little he went to the barn-yard.


There were plenty of ducks and geese around, besides
chickens and turkeys. Tot always liked to look at them.
He liked one old turkey gobbler best of all. But Mr. Gob-
bler did not like Tot's red stockings. As soon as he saw
them he ruffled-up his feathers, and with a fierce gobble
flew at them. This took Tot so by surprise that he fell
over backward, with his head in the chickens' water-pan and
his feet in the air.
How he did scream! His grandmother heard him in the
kitchen. His aunts heard him in the parlor. His mother
heard him in her room. She ran down into-the yard.
There she found his grandmjothlr and aults. Nobody
knew what had happened, or where Tot was. His mother
ran to the barn-yard; the others ran after her.
There ~Lhey found poor Tot on his back, screaming with
all his might. All the ducks, geese, and chickens were
making a great noise.
The old gobbler was just ready for another attack. Aunt
Mary seized an old broom and drove away the turkey;
Aunt Kate stl,1ped her ears with her fingers, to keep out
the noise; Grandma did nothing; but Tot's mother picked
him up and carried him into the house. After he had been
washed aind comforted, his mother asked him why he had
gone alone to the barn-yard. Tot said nothing, because he
had no reason to give.
A. M. T.


Two voices cry, Be good, papa,
Don't work too hard to-day!"
And I turn to see the waving hands
Of my little Beth and Fayje.

Two. girls of bright and sunny hair,
Of deep and thoughtful eyes;
And in their voices, touched with love,
What tender magic lies!


All day, along the crowded street,
Within the busy town,
I seem to hear their voices sweet
They chase me up and down.
..S'l'fU s .'1)', ai' *, ,nd lll* do .

And their dear words of
I warningg love
rPtusue, where'er I

IN Th '11v ly ean far mora,
fil. ll llol'e to Ile
Than those who speak
them lulow.

Have I no helping hand to reach
Out to my brother's need?
Do I seek my gain by others' loss?
Am I led to some wrong" deed I


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Do temptations press, within, without
Do wrong impulses urge ?
Of some dishonorable act
Stand I upon the verge ?

Then comes that message, soft and clear,
From the dear home, miles away.
"Be good, papa! be good, papa!"
The childish voices say.

There rise b)efoire my faltering eyes
My little Beth and Faye.
I feel I dare not do the wrong;
I dare not go astray.


IT was a very small family, only three; Mr. Snow, Mrs. Snow,
and the baby. Mr. Snow did not look like other men. Mamnua
Sno:w did not look like your mainiiuma. And their baby was such a
funny one!
Where do you think I saw this strange family It was in our
sichool-ard, last winter. There.had been a long snow-storm. Great
piles of soft white snow were in the yard. Boys like to play in the
snow. They are not afraid of the cold.


'Well, my boys made a great snow-man. Thig they called Mr.
Snow. Then they made a lady out of the snow. They called her
Mrs, Snow. They said she was Mr. Snow's wife. At last they
made a baby out of the snio w. The baby stood beside Papa and
Mlainula Snow.
Then they called me out to see this family. I told them Mr
3now was very pale for such a large man. One boy said, "Yes;

it is a very pale family. We think they are not very well."
Another b:oy said he was sure they would not live long.
SEvery day I asked my boys about Mr. Snow and his wife and
baby. But one morning every one of the Snow family was gone,
Where was Mr. Snow? Where was Mrs. Snow ? And where was
the funny little baby? They had lived in our yard just one week.
No one knew where they had gone. No one but the south wind
and the sun, and they would not telL


ONE day Grandt'ther Shtrit' 1l:t his spectac.les. "Were :an
they be ? Maye: thlev are on the mantel." So he hunted, but
could not find them on the mantel.
"Where can they be ? Perhaps they are among the books."
So he hunted and hunted, but could not find them among the books.


"Perhaps they are in the other room." So he hunted and hunted
and hunted, but could not find them in the other room.
"Perhaps they are up-stairs." So he hunted and hunted and
hunted and hunted, but could not find them up-stairs. "Perhaps
I drIopped them somewhere in the front yard." So he hunted and
hunted and hunted and huiit ,d and hunted, but could not find them
anywhere in the front yard.
"Perhaps they are out in the dining-rorol." So he hunted and
hunted and hunted and hunted and hunted and hunted, but could
not find them in the dining-room.
At last he asked old Aunt Harriet, the cook. "Why master,
there they is, right square on the top of your head," And, sure
enough, there they were. Did n't we all laugh at grandfather I
.R W. L.


SEE my baby brother
Sitting in mamnma's lap;
TJe', just getting ready
To take a little nap.

But before to dreamland
My baby brother goies,
I want. to coudt his fingers,
And see his chubby toes.


3taimina, can't you make him'
Just talk and laugh again,
So we can find the dimples
In his sweet cheeks and chin

His eyes shine like dia.momds
When he looks up so glad.
0, he's the dearest brother
A sister ever had.

Now he talks a little,
And laughs, come quick,
and see
My baby brotler'- dimples,
As cunniag as can be.

The angels love our baby,
He is so very fair;
And so thtey came and kissed
And left the dimples there.


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ONE day last summer, dowr in Texas,
there was a fe-arful s.-torm. It was a wind-
storm. The wind was so strong that it
carried roofs of houses, and such things, a
great way.
When it was over, some men set out to
follow the track (of the storm. One of them
told this true sto Iry. They thouw'ht they
might find things that the
wind had dropped: a nd they
might find some
One 1l'ur awld in
need f help.
It. was n ear
night, ,an.1 quite
I dark in the woods,
whenl they heard
a cry. They
stopped to look
about and listen. They heard ht cr"
again; and then1 the- Isaw, some dark thing up in a tree

THE BLIND F'.-1'KE I-.Ull.E L.

'* I is a panther!" said one. "Stand off! I will ,io,ot.!"t
S"N,;.,: ii.!" said 'ri->tl,1:r; "' is not a t't,:.;:!i I will climb
ap and see what it is."
Up he ---.rt and ;:lt. do you think he f.6, nl, :loil,,,1 in the
A ,i.f.'i:- with a dear Itri.- baby in it! l'he f.:,1iti! wind had
b:.-:t i~ down the baby's home. It li, carried off baby, cradle and
all. The cradle was caught by.a branch ..f the Ih'h tree.
Then ti, i' nl blew against it so hard that rl- cradle was -.*:*.Il. <
in a -v.ti.h of il. tree. It was so fast that the men had to saw
w-. v the boughs to get it down.
Tl-,-r- was the dear baby, all safe and sound, in its cradle nest
No one knew where the baby's friends were, or where its i niinl: !a Iu
b,.-e. The men carried it to their h-ll!. and a kind woman took
care of it.
Are you not 91.,1 t tLt the poor iii;., baby was saved in the treeI
If the cradle had ijll.-:r: to the il--l,,,,1, you know, the little one
might h!,.-, been 'k-il:,. WV.- it not a good thing that tl._ men
hbutul the L;Ul:.y. cry

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HETrTv, the iioskt-Vnioker, is .ittin, ;it the door of his house. ITh
is now-nearly sixty years of age. With FidE:, his dog, andii Lucy
his granrldda:li.htr, he goes from place to plo.e and gets work,
Lu-iv iiuds it '-:r thi:.-)me to go "verv day with lhei graifbil, .
Luat Filo is very fond of ,li-,.
Tih old man has not seen the sun, or hiis own face, or the r. -..
or anything ait. all, for more than twenty year,. He does not know
what Lucy looks like. H.- ,-'ily rafis his finger trlu-ugh her goidiL.
-tniet3 and calls.her his SInsiuie,
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THE BL'f 'D .i k-.E.T-MAKER,.

.i can make a bai.kt in one u'L l'oi n He makes it of willoo'
briu'h.., that are of several colors. How i..'-, he do ra ? Why-
Lia-y puts all the willow that is of the same color in one pil'e, vai
thein ftelr him Hr .-a s

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could only be iu i. to know colors, would it'not be ni.'. Thife,
th.-t basket is .- .. i off walks the old man, cane in h' Jil .1 and
the sk- on one arm. Lucy leads [0 n: and F;1Jo follows close
S. w, OWRIl

A C-l D T- ri PL'A ,

O You naughty htt iy- .
Get -o out of this sweet milk
rll put you in the sun to :ar
Your little, glossy gown of -il..

Yek; wash your cunning little tce.
Si'ipre your .' uii- little wings;
Go -ell others of your race
Not to do such naughty things.

Ye, rub your funny little eyes;
St-t-. yo-,i hr:e.:,n:-lik, !trIe ieg ;
B- detrc-ni;!l -d you will rise
On i your ..l-r.lL.1 lit.t'i, pegs.

Sea the flies, abs:ov so hiL.
Gai ,,l,1ihg, ,cha.-i.'. pl'yilk catch
Use your wings; up to th]aH- d..
And'i show v'y:,u!'self an eqpn- i Li:.':h

You won't, .you in:iughty little fly,-.
Yo:.u'.,l rather try th, milk again ?
Ye.s, t.hi're you go, and now yovj:.'II 1i,
For in th3 milk yvu must remain.


O you .tipiji, silly fly!
Don't you wish yu-i'd l n.iii-d to swim ?
Say your prayers before you die;
8mg some dironiug little Ln.n.
AJS. .i'S&N V, EARS.

LJTrrjLi. IB: .TrYTUR.

LITTLE Jo:.,'i4 is a very sweet child, with dark eyes and soft light
-it, She Ii;-- .I large a1. 1i-, and, ;-.. she comes down in the morn-
ing with Miss ,i ily in -.-.- :-. everybody is glad to see them both.
S'-, talks a great deal, and ,-:: we cannot make out all :t.hi
.-.. bi.t we like to look at her .. hear her sweet words.

.':o;. morning she went to .:-.i. ., in the I1-. Iir::.l all io and
."i; a round L-,iL and a m'i" --i: for Ii -lf. Jim was very good
ta, the littl1.l hly, and proud to -.,i on her; but Josie wanted as
ai:.y thiini:s as two or three '.-,'in L .:1.- would have -.: 1,Ii She
held out her h-;i,.-, for so l.u-: tili -. i fl Jim did not know vhlAt
to do. IMtuimmn came in and would not allow her little girl to call
for anything more f:,: f.:.,i- ;iL- .:- ,,I.- m-'i!: herself .;ik
M, T. T .

IL iLL'h '~.L..-

A.- sweet a r.hili as one could fihod,
If only she-were prompt to mind;
Her eyes are blue, her cheeks are pink;
Her hair curls up with many a kink;
.:- says her name is Allie,
i .:, sad to say,
(O.i i .- a day
Scall her Dilly Dally.

If sent on errands, grave or gay,
'.'!'s sure to loiter by the-way;
iJ- matter -vi::' her task i-.:7v be,
"I'll do it by and by," cries ,he.
And so, instead of _'11,
We, one and all,
.'- come to call
This maiden Dilly a.ily.

I think, if she could only know
How wrong it is to J~lliy so,
Her t. z.:-, undone she would not leave,
T'.T 1 ':ni mother's kind heart sie,'e;
And then, for Dilly D.:.!",
We'd gladly say,
E. i' h well- -p i- t fi;-,
Thiis is our own -v.e, .l.,-.

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SAnd we 're going up and down,
Just as they do to sell their -', ..
To t--, 1 in the town.

SW e'...-,!i one i.-- a a l-, .:i;
To carry on our V ,"-
'e've filled them full of :-'..I -

Ani1 ). "'.' -- y are our ='-'k .i

N l, won't you .,:) an -liu-lLuI.,
t's not so very big ?
Perhaps you'd like a curly d'-,.
Or our fii t, chifna pig.

TI -.'' we have some ribbons,
Some apples, and some cake;
We 'll be -delighted to supply
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'. 1.Lai T'_TrT.sf went to have pIor., t K'. His
mILthi; did not know Li,.. she was to Kep i -- ..i S nU ?Ofg'
i .'_ -'.. ,ie was very .-- i u.s ', ani :i- was
t'i:, ;' to the !: .: i.opli room.
Pussy :..hi.r ;i rf home i.iT ~ :i: ;., It was as hard to
:rtb!:_ .Sr 1 I as it w.-. th 17~ ',,.', s. y .id lint care about
r h; .i '. : r. :A 1.L ai she li :- to pl..y 'i W illie.
.L,-. I -'am h pl_:Ld ILLt'-' in W lie's lap, a 'Ld 1oth of
tLkl were L;.q y ,,t ,c.", T t to p lt illie

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as he wanted him in the picture; but T-iL y thought the ulnu
meant to take pussy away from him. He put his arms
around the cat, and held her as tight as he could.
"You sha'n't have my pussy! s i1 he, looking at the
man,. Willie was just a igih then. The artist drew the s1lik1-.,
and took the picture as you see it.
D. L. P.

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"TED," said Mrs. TF-nn, ill you go to the store for me ?'
"Oh, drar," said T-,1. who was making sand pies in the '.,ril
"'I'-n S 1:-y.- (CTn't oonk 2.,c? "
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Ted- coins, iy and :.

t', had come to spend th r.- ni..n with him, because it wa.s, iis
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birthday. Ted's mother was going to give him a |'rIrtv, and the
little girls h-I 1 brought their doll's dishes.
As Ted was walking home with the bundle- the clerk had .'ivi.'
him, he thought he would 1".'-. in to see what it contained. M.r1h-
mallows Oh, how round and' fat and white they were If there
was anything Ted I-1,l in the shape of candy, it was marsh-mallows.
"I wonder if ti- y are' good," he lii.ll t. to himself. And he
tasted one to see. It slipped so quickly dowii-his throat that he
had to r:1t.- another before he could decide. And then he took
another. He felt very wicked; but lie kept on taking marsh-mal-
lows until they were all _. .-.:, and he held the empty bag in his hand.
Milly and 31.1. .- .v.-.it1,- for Ted until they were out of patience.
"I saw him come in and go up-stairs," said cook
The little girls and Mr I. F.!: looked for Ted in every room of the
house, and called to him until they were tired; but they could n't
find him. So the little girls put on their li-,i-!i.:t;- and went home.
As Mi i. F -1 was :-., 1 n- i up-stairs after supper, she heard the sound
of .-.l. :1.. It seemed to come from the clothes-basket on the land-
in I,. She looked in, and there was 1 ,1.
Shi took-him out and talked to him IJ.iJ1ly about his sin, and he
r-ni.l never t. be so i'lii;hiy again. But it was a long time be-
fore he forgot that he had spent-most of his birthday in the lii.r.-
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THEr speckled hen clucked on her nl-.'
And in the egg beneath her breast
A chicken stirred. Oh dear !" said he,
"-If something now would set me free!"
The egg had never seemed so i,;,11.-
.He had no space to move at all,-
"And no one cares," thought he," or knows
How close. the walls about me close."
He felt so small, and lone, and weak!
But at the shell he struck his sak;
" For I must help rn \-el:f." said he,
" Or else I never shall get free."

Peck, peck He tried his utmost might
Thie shell had never seemed so tight;
He might i, well give up; fall back;
No, no! Peck, peck! He heard a crac(A.
Pi'e-k, peck! Half ple..sed and half afraid,
He saw that he a hole had made!
Peck, peck! I must be brave," said hle,
"Or else I never shall get free !"


P:,-k,, peck! At last, beyond a doubt,
He found his 1I-. il was coming out!
Peck, peck! Peck, 1-- Oh, was it true '
The prison shell had broke in two!
Off came the hen with speckled li-..i-i.
Out came the chickens from the nest.

T hi. g. e .-'-. 1 . .
T--r w. rm obr
Lo!,. .cu k1 th d t..he way,
".1 % -- .. c .*

-t the iew world -1 J and gay;

TI1 the sky was blue,
The grass vas gemmed with dew;
T .- air warm, J,- -... ; ., '.bright

Fl 1.-.0f the chicken delight*
S1 .... ---. l .never '- .been -,"

Had I not hlpuk! :- oter said he.
T.h-.- green, leaves ; ..jil-'. t ,he sky was blu.e,

T i,, ,i ,.a i i. :- -... ....._--.. .... -- bright .t.

-*r .... : I ...i.'ll never -:--. been .i,.-,.
Had I not ,..ip---. ,-._ -. -..lt- said he.
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-Br.:..,u .i the little lambs have gone
To sleep so long ago,
And every little 1-,i.. 1 r,.- F1..., !-n
Safe to its nest, you know;
Should n1.' i lr r! lambkin hie
To the sweet land of

Because tle. r-,.I r day is gone,
'And twilight shadows fall,
And th ,i ..; 1 1it sun has said good night,
T., 1 ri'l .:o 1 ;rJ.. and all;-
Should not in;, i:,.i' .--k his nest,
And thro' the night-time sweetly est,

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- r GK X .; .''-' 'A "i i j.

is a,
'. ,,. never bad,
i'. can he mischief do.
His almond eyes
Look very wise
I.- J ,-r.-, him Hop Loo."

,-'s -..' still;
t- .;.: ,.- don't. 11
The air with terrors new.
ct never i '.,"
S ,..' i ir' .,- s ., toes .
r wears '. .. shoe.

-' 's 1 -, j,,, ,
His is
His hair is in a i:..:-..
While 2 is here,-
1". fact is queer, -
i,. is n 1 i .. I .

He never ran;
He _I,:I' a i .;
His garments are -i.y :v-h,
T;,it on a ipl.it'
Of d:a';1-,t date
You'll see tLis ,,ood '-'1. Lr'o

OGEUGE (0!Q00'';

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A ,i LAD '!D 1. -

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ckPulled out `
b nH en

I i .
A-nd .at n d
A .--. o Quick.

Pulled out lad. 1

Long time

i.:; soon as said, 'i deed
was done,
jisml tirm .2.I
He gave his- penny for *-,
bun,, *
AA i'.. bun, you kindly,
And what a happy lad Was
S11f wl,..:t. a !h'.;1, lass was
.I;,: lose was gain to that /
small i'l-.,!,i
4_mh, "Tn niii you kindly,

L',ig time ago, Iuu;-
time ago.

was a Ir lad,
.. time ago.
new ', all he lh I.
not much, you know.
ittle lad walked out one
iet a small maid on the -- ;
iw a tear 1. her
questioned -.
long ', O, ..,... in.e .n .

little maid at once replied,

.. bread that I have :-,'
.. I. ohi "
as a wink the gallant lad,
heart for that small maid was
'.. new cent, and said,
Si ; you "
.... Iv. -,-_ time ago




RE.: Y's another sailor
o.. cme aboard,
' our- -V.. is sailing

Hasn't got his :,-:-ts..-
Doesn't know a rope;
will "bear a l ,i "
Some 1!,, we hope.

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Seems to think hI.. L.i.,,-i.''
Q nie a .11ii crew;
W .yi:,! er; at .:.' sea-ft '!.
,Suar,- and new.

.- won't ..,i be p1,.4 -i"t. 1 -
Breakers threaten oft:
I. ,.i he I:.p, a, faithful
Watch aloft !

i .". the t. i" r ,.i i in
,_., true, and brave,
il._.. from P C. f'le
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T-I ThTy C. l, i.Y-F. '

ONE rainy day Tommie was .' ..'" the window I-..'-;
i' c'eiat drops roll down the window- 1 rainy
All at once lie 1 .. a great noise .n the -. Such a chat-
S.: screen was .. ... were :

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fast to !.:- ,: L .,il .- sides that he '!1! ..., it ,,.
was no nest to be seen. in.n,,,.,-and his mamma trhi.ngt.L
little : -'w-:- must have been fil .!,,,,1,] by f, storm.

he l.1 so
The ,
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