Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 The talking book
 The pet squirrel
 The fox in the well
 George and the hatchet
 The brook
 Hark! Hark!
 Happy days
 The leaves
 Two friends and two letters
 A day in autumn
 The acorn
 The song of the lark
 Robin's first walk
 A summer shower
 Little white lily
 Rabbits and turtles
 The race
 The way to be happy
 A good boy
 Henry and the bee
 The honey makers
 Little Red Riding Hood
 Little Golden Hair
 Bob White
 How Rollo learned to work
 Androclus and the lion
 Be true!
 Ned and the farmer's boy
 Two honest men
 Filling a basket with water
 Fanny and the chickens
 Only one mother
 Hilda and Miss Juliet
 The rain and the sun
 The seasons
 Good night and good morning
 A story of George Washington
 Songs of birds
 How a butterfly grows
 A day to be remembered
 The beaks of birds
 Kind-hearted Peasie
 Verses to be memorized
 Back Cover

Group Title: Baldwin's readers.
Title: School reading by grades
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00086068/00002
 Material Information
Title: School reading by grades first -eighth year
Series Title: Baldwin's readers
Physical Description: 8 v. : ill (some col.) ; 19 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Baldwin, James, 1841-1925
American Book Company ( Publisher )
Publisher: American Book Company
Place of Publication: New York ;
Cincinnati ;
Publication Date: c1897
Subject: Readers   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry   ( lcsh )
Readers -- 1897   ( rbgenr )
Children's stories -- 1897   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry -- 1897   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1897
Genre: Readers   ( rbgenr )
Children's stories
Children's poetry
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
United States -- Ohio -- Cincinnati
United States -- Illinois -- Chicago
Statement of Responsibility: by James Baldwin.
General Note: Illustrated title-pages.
General Note: Volumes for grades fourth and fifth, and six and seven were issued as separate volumes or bound together in a single volume.
General Note: Baldwin Library copy lacks individual volumes for Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh years.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00086068
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002221772
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oclc - 12893090
lccn - 11017156

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Table of Contents
        Page 4
    The talking book
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
    The pet squirrel
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
    The fox in the well
        Page 13
        Page 14
    George and the hatchet
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    The brook
        Page 19
    Hark! Hark!
        Page 20
    Happy days
        Page 21
    The leaves
        Page 22
    Two friends and two letters
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
    A day in autumn
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
    The acorn
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
    The song of the lark
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
    Robin's first walk
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
    A summer shower
        Page 41
    Little white lily
        Page 42
        Page 43
    Rabbits and turtles
        Page 44
        Page 45
    The race
        Page 46
        Page 47
        Page 48
        Page 49
    The way to be happy
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
        Page 55
    A good boy
        Page 56
    Henry and the bee
        Page 57
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
    The honey makers
        Page 61
        Page 62
        Page 63
        Page 64
    Little Red Riding Hood
        Page 65
        Page 66
        Page 67
        Page 68
        Page 69
        Page 70
        Page 71
        Page 72
        Page 73
    Little Golden Hair
        Page 74
    Bob White
        Page 75
        Page 76
        Page 77
        Page 78
    How Rollo learned to work
        Page 79
        Page 80
        Page 81
        Page 82
        Page 83
    Androclus and the lion
        Page 84
        Page 85
        Page 86
        Page 87
        Page 88
        Page 89
        Page 90
    Be true!
        Page 91
    Ned and the farmer's boy
        Page 92
        Page 93
        Page 94
        Page 95
        Page 96
    Two honest men
        Page 97
        Page 98
        Page 99
        Page 100
    Filling a basket with water
        Page 101
        Page 102
        Page 103
        Page 104
    Fanny and the chickens
        Page 105
        Page 106
        Page 107
        Page 108
    Only one mother
        Page 109
    Hilda and Miss Juliet
        Page 110
        Page 111
        Page 112
        Page 113
        Page 114
        Page 115
        Page 116
    The rain and the sun
        Page 117
    The seasons
        Page 118
        Page 119
    Good night and good morning
        Page 120
        Page 121
    A story of George Washington
        Page 122
        Page 123
        Page 124
        Page 125
        Page 126
        Page 127
        Page 128
        Page 129
        Page 130
        Page 131
    Songs of birds
        Page 132
        Page 133
        Page 134
        Page 135
    How a butterfly grows
        Page 136
        Page 137
        Page 138
        Page 139
    A day to be remembered
        Page 140
        Page 141
        Page 142
        Page 143
        Page 144
    The beaks of birds
        Page 145
        Page 146
    Kind-hearted Peasie
        Page 147
        Page 148
        Page 149
        Page 150
        Page 151
        Page 152
        Page 153
        Page 154
        Page 155
        Page 156
        Page 157
        Page 158
        Page 159
    Verses to be memorized
        Page 160
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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THE chief purpose of this volume, as of the others in the series, is to
help the pupil learn to read; and to this object everything else is sub-
servient. Bearing in mind the fact that only those children who like to
read ever become good readers, the author has endeavored so to construct
and arrange the several lessons as to make each reading exercise a source
of pleasure to all. The successive stories, poems, and other pieces have
been chosen so as to present a varied succession of thoughts and images
pleasing to the child-thus stimulating his interest from day to day,
arousing his curiosity, directing his imagination, and adding to his store
of knowledge. The gradation is as nearly perfect as possible, each
lesson being but a little more difficult than that which precedes it. All
new words that would be likely to offer the slightest difficulties to the
learner are printed in the word lists at the beginning of the selection.
Since each recitation must necessarily be short, all the longer pieces
have been divided into parts--each part being sufficient in most cases
for one lesson. This method obviates the objection usually made to long
selections in books of this grade, and makes it possible to present in
complete form several adaptations of productions that are by common
consent recognized as classical. The constant trend of the .lessons in
all the volumes in this series is towards leading the learner, as soon as
he is prepared for it, to a knowledge and appreciation of the best things
in the permanent literature of the world.
The illustrations are more numerous than in any other book of its
class, and are the work of the best artists. They are not merely pictures
inserted for the purpose of ornament ; but are intended to be valuable
aids towards making the reading exercise enjoyable and instructive.
Some will assist the child's understanding; some will excite and direct
his imagination; nearly all may be used as the basis of interesting con-
versations or object lessons.
An examination of the volume will reveal many other important
features. Among these, special attention may be called to the following,
viz.: the suggestions for language work, which ingenious teachers will
extend and apply in connection with very many lessons; the letter
writing; the numerous lessons in nature study; the many instructive
stories that will appeal to the child's better nature and strengthen his
love of right doing; lessons relating to the history of our country or to
the lives of great men; short pieces to be memorized, occurring here and
there throughout the volume. Many of these features, while of great
importance in themselves, will appeal especially to teachers who desire
to use the reading lesson as a center of correlation with other studies.


The Talking Book .
The Pet Squirrel . .
The Fox in the Well
George and the Hatchet
The Brook . .
Hark I Hark!. . ..
Happy Days . .
The Leaves . .
Two Friends and Two Letters
A Day in Autumn .
The Acorn .. ...
The Song of the Lark .
Robin's First Walk .
A Summer Shower ..
Little White Lily .
Rabbits and Turtles .
The Race . .
The Way to be Happy .
The Waves and the Boat .
A Good Boy . .
Henry and the Bee .
The Honey Makers ..
Little Red Riding Hood .
Little Golden Hair ..

BoL TLite . .
How Rollo learned to Work
Androclus and the Lion
Be True .. ....
Ned and the Farmer's Boy
Two Honest Men .
Filling a Basket with Water
Singing ...
Fanny and the Chickens
Only One Mother ..
Hilda and Miss Juliet .
The Rain and the Sun .
The Seasons .."..
Good Night and Good Morn-
ing . ...
A Story of George Washing-
ton . .
Bobby .. ...
Songs of Birds .
How a Butterfly Grows
A Day to be Remembered
The Beaks of Birds ..
Kind-hearted Peasie .
I Verses to be Memorized .



Robert amuse want floor
once tired bought himself
whose strange dream creatures

1. Once there was a little boy whose name
was Robert. He lived in the country with
his father and mother, and he was
the only child in the house.
2. As. there were no children for
him to play with, he had to amuse -
himself in any way that he could.
3. He made friends with the bees
in the meadow, and with the birds i'n oert,
the woods. He knew where the grass grew
tallest, and where the pretty wild flowers
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4. One day when it rained, Robert could
not go out of doors. He sat by the win-
dow, and looked at the big drops falling on
the grass and on the stones in the road.
s. He said, "How glad I should be if the
rain could talk to me. I should like it to
tell me where it has come from and where
it is going."
6. But the rain only said, "Tap, tap, tap,"
as it fell on the roof and ran down to the
ground. It could not tell him anything.
7. Robert had been in doors all day, and
he was tired and sleepy. He had been
looking at the pictures in a pretty book that
his father had bought for him in the city.
But now the book was on the floor, not far
from the window.
s. When Robert grew tired of hearing the
rain's "Tap, tap!" he turned to the book
and said, Pretty book, come and talk to me!
Come and tell me all that you know "
9. He did not think that the book would
say anything. But all at once it flew

All at once it flew open,

open, and Robert saw a pleasant face on
one of its leaves.
10. Then the book began to talk. It said,
"If you want me to tell you what I know,
you must learn to read me."
11. "What will you tell me about, if I learn
to read you? said Robert.
12. Oh, I will tell you about many things,"

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said the book. "I will tell you about the
pretty creatures that live in the fields and
the woods. I will tell you about the flowers
in the garden and the meadow.
13. "I will tell you about the pleasant

brook, and the
wide sea where

Where ships are sailing.

flowing river, and the great
the white ships are sailing.
14. "I will tell you of lands
far away; of the great cities,
and their tall houses and
busy streets; and of many
other things that you have
never seen.
15. "I will tell you about

the blue sky above us, and the moon and
stars, and the clouds that bring the rain."

16. The book was still for a minute, and
then Robert said, "What else will you tell
me, pretty book? "
17. If you are a good child," said the book,
"I will take you with me to + Ileasant
land where the fairies live.",
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is. What will you show me when we are
there ? said Robert. ---
"I will show you many strange >. '
things," said the book. "I will
show you the fox that fell in the The Fox.
well, and the lark that sang in the meadow;
and I will tell you about a dear little girl who
stopped one day to talk with a fierce wolf.
19. "But you must learn to read me, or I
can never take you with me to that pleasant
land. You must learn to read me, or I can
not tell you about the things that live there."
Oh, I will learn! said Robert.

20. Just then the door opened, and Robert's
mother came in. The book lay
quite still on the floor and did
not say another word.
21. Robert opened his eyes,
and said,. "Oh, mother, I have
had a dream! I thought that the Learning to read.
book was talking to me. Now I am going
to learn to read it."

tame shot squirrel pussy
gone shoot hunter chickens
forgot gun Bunny branches

1. One day when Frank was in the woods
he caught a little squirrel. He found it in
a nest, high up in a tree.
2. The squirrel tried to bite him,
but he held it fast and took it home
with him. "Now I shall have a
The Squirl. pretty pet," he said.
3. His sister Annie said, "What will its
mother think, when she comes to her nest
and finds her baby gone?"
"I did not think of that," Frank said.
"But she will not care."
4. "What if you were the little squirrel
-do you think your mother would not
care?" Then Frank said, "In the morn-
ing I will take the little fellow back to his
home in the woods." ,

5. Early the- next morning, Frank carried
the squirrel back to the woods. There he
met a hunter with a gun in his hands.
6. The hunter had seen the squirrel's nest
high up in the tree. He said to Frank,
"What are you going to do with that
little squirrel?"
7. Frank said, "I am going to put it
back in its nest. I am going to let it stay '
with its mother,here in the green woods."
8. The hunter said, "It mother will 'nHente.
never see it again. I have shot all the
squirrels in the woods, and I will shoot that
one, too, if you let it go."
9. Frank carried the squirrel back home.
He would not leave it for the hunter to kill.

to. The squirrel was soon very tame. It
forgot all about its home in the tree top.
Frank took good care of it and fed it every
day. Annie named it Bunny. It would
. run about the house and play. Frank's baby

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Frank had many other pets.

sister liked to play with it. She called it a
little pussy.
11. It would run and play with Frank and
Annie. It would climb the trees in the
garden. It would swing from the branches,
when the wind was blowing. It was a
happy little squirrel.
12. Frank and Annie had many other pets.
You can see some of them in the picture.
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bush help sight quickly poor
paw reach sorry bottom don't
die smooth ready pity afterwards

1. A fox was walking in a-field and look-
ing for food. He was very hungry, and was
ready to eat almost anything that came
in his way.
2. When, at last, he saw a bird on a
bush, he jumped very quickly to catch it.
He did not see a well that was by the
bush. The grass all around it was so
high, that it was hid from sight.
3. The bird flew away, and /
the fox fell into the well. But '
he did not have to fall far, for the K ''
well was not deep, and there was only a little
muddy water at the bottom.
4. The wall of .the well was made of stone,
and it was very smooth. All day the poor
fox-tried to climb out, but he could not. At
ast, he began to call for help.
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5. A wolf was going through the field, and
heard his cry. He went to the top of the
well, and peeped down.
6. The fox saw him, and was very glad.
"Oh, my dear wolf I he said. "You are
good and kind. If you will reach down as
fjar as you can, I think I can take hold of
: your paw. Then you can help me out."
7. But the wolf only sat by the well and
looked down. "Poor little fox," he said,
"what are you doing in that well? Is it
not very dold and wet down there?"
s. "Yes," said the fox, "and I shall die if
you. on't help me out."
9. But the wolf only said, Poor fox!
You stand there in the water, and you must
be very cold. I feel so sorry for you."
to. The fox said, If you are so sorry for
me, please help me out first, and then pity
Sme afterwards."
11. I have heard of some people who are
like the wolf. They are always sorry-for
'- others, but not always ready to help them.

chop beast fine money *
chips cost hatchet mischief
cherry arms 'truth woodsman
edge marks right rosebush

1. There was once a little boy whose name
was George. He did not have many play-
things, but one day his father gave him a
bright, new hatchet. He was very much
pleased, for he had been wanting a hatchet
a long time.
2. He looked at its bright sides Th
The Hatchet,
and its sharp edge, and said, "Thank
you, father, for this pretty hatchet. I think
I can make good use of it." Then he ran.
out of the house to try it.
3. There was a large stick of wood on the .f
ground before the door, and he thought it
would be fun to chop it in two. Every
time he hit it with his hatchet the chips
-flew fast and far. But after a while he_..
-5rew tired of the stick.

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4. He had often seen the men chopping
down trees in the woods. He thought how
fine it would be, if he could chop down a tree
with his new hatchet.
5. So now, he ran away from the house,
and out'into the garden. What a fine place
this was for a little woodsman He played
that the garden was the woods, and that all
the plants were great trees with their tops
reaching to the sky.
6. He found Pussy asleep under a rose-
bush, and played that she was a fierce wild
beast of the woods. But he was only a
woodsman, and not a hunter; and so he went
on, and did not waken her.
7. At last he found a tree that pleased
him. It was a little tree; but it was green
and pretty. How his hatchet made the
chips fly! In five minutes the tree was
,chopped almost through. In another min-
ute it fell to the ground.
8. The little woodsman had done enough
work for one day. He left the pretty tree
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where it had fallen, and went home through
the garden. Then he put his hatchet away,
and ran into the house to be his mother's
little boy again.

He could see the marks of the hatchet.


9. At noon George's father went out into
the garden to look at the trees and flowers.
"I should like to know how my new cherry
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tree is growing this spring," he said; and he
went down the garden walk to see it.
to. What did he think when he saw that
the pretty tree, which had cost him so much
money, had been cut down? He could see
the marks of the hatchet. He knew that it
was George who had done the mischief.
11. He turned and walked back to the house
very fast. He met George at the door. He
said, Who has chopped down my cherry tree
- the pretty cherry tree that cost me so much
money? Oh, if I can only find the one who
did it! "
12. Little George looked at his father,, and
his eyes were full of tears. He had not
thought that his father cared so much for the
tree. Oh, father! he said, "I will tell
you all about it. I cut your cherry tree down.
I did it with my little hatchet."
13. His father took him in his arms. He
said, "I am so glad, George, that you have
told me the truth. The boy that always tells
the truth is the boy for me. He will be the
right kind of a man when he grows up."

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1. Stop, stop, pretty water! "
Said Mary one day,
To a bright, happy brook
That was running away.

2. You run on so fast!
I wish you would stay;
My boat and my flowers
You will carry away.

3. "But I will run aftev:
Mother says that I may;
For I would know where
You are running away."

4. So Mary ran on;
But I have heard say,
That she never could find
Where the brook ran away.

hark gloom sparkle weather
lost shadow heaps together

1. Hark! hark! my children, hark!
When the sky.has lost its blue,
What do the stars say in the dark ?
"We must sparkle, sparkle through."

2. What do the leaves say, when the storm
Blows them all in heaps together?
"We must keep the flowers warm,
Till they wake in fairer weather."

3. What do litti birdies say,
Flying through the gloomy wood ?
"We must sing the gloom away;
Sun or shadow, God is good."

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sweet fair pleasures world


1. We are little children, full of life and play,
Singing, ever singing, songs so bright and gay.
2. Should we not be happy in a world so fair ?
Love and joy and gladness find we every-
3. Birdies in the tree tops sing us songs so
Blossoms in the meadowsfay our busy feet.
4. Winter clouds and snowstorms, summer
sunshine bright,
Bring us many pleasures, fill us with delight.


loud content earthy gold
laid fluttering blanket danced

1. "Come, little leaves," said the wind one day;
Come over the meadows with me, and play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold, -
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold."

2. Soon the leaves heard the wind's loud call,
Down they fell fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and
Singing the soft little songs they knew.

3. Dancing and flying, the little leaves went;
Winter had called them, and they were
Soon fast asleep in their earthy beds,
The snow laid a white blanket over their



1. Early in the summer, Flora went into
the country to see her little friend Annie.
She had never been away from the
city before, and she did not know
much about the country.
2. Annie was glad when Flora
came. The two little girls had a
pleasant time together, and they
were very happy. Every day,
when the weather was warm, Flora.
they went out into the fields and woods.
3. Many things in the country were new
S and strange to Flora. At first
she did not know a sheep
from a cow, or -a duck from
+ a robin. But she soon learned
Small about them.
4. She staid with Annie till the
summer was over. After she had
Annie. gone back to her home in the
city, she wrote a letter to her little friend, and
then Annie wrote a letter to Flora. Would you
like to read these two letters ? Here they are:


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poor crows knock rabbit rustled
shone burs frozen acorns touched
oak noise dead fences chestnuts

1. One night in autumn, Jack Frost came.
We did not hear him, for he never makes a
noise; but in the morning we saw what he
had done.
2. The grass in the meadows was white
with frost. The flowers in the garden were
frozen and dead.
3. It was all the work of Jack Frost. He
had painted the sidewalks and the fences;
but he had not touched the windows.
4. In a little while, the sun was up. It
shone warm and bright on the fields and
woods. Soon the frost was all gone. The
grass was green again, but not so bright as
before. The bees came buzzing by, to have
a last look at the poor flowers.
5. The leaves rustled in the wind, and
looked up at the sun. But they would never
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be as pretty and green as they were before
Jack Frost had touched them.
6. Some of them began at once to turn
brown. Some were bright red, and some as
yellow as gold. Others were blown from the
tree by the wind, and went floating down to
the ground.


To the woods they went.

7. "Did you ever see so fair a day? said
Grace. Robert said, "The nuts will fall
to-day! Will they? said all the chil-
dren. "Then let us go to the woods! "
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8. And so tp the woods they went. Grace
and Annie and little May carried baskets.
Robert had a hatchet, and Frank carried a
long stick.
9. There were many oak trees in the woods,
and the acorns were falling fast. But the
children did not care for them. Acorns are
not very good to eat.
10. Under one tree a squirrel was busy find-
ing the best acorns and taking them to his
nest. "He is putting them away, to eat
when cold winter comes," said Grace. "He
may have all the acorns," said Frank, "if he
will only leave the chestnuts for us."

11. The children walked a long way through
the woods. They saw so many pretty
things, that they almost forgot about the
nuts. They saw a rabbit sitting on the
ground among some tall grass. They saw
some robins getting ready to fly away to
the warm south. They saw two black crows

flying from tree to tree, and crying, "Caw,
caw, caw!"
12. By and by they came to a chest-
nut tree, not far from the edge of the
woods. But they could not find any
chestnuts under it. Soon Frank was
up among the branches. Now give The crows.
me my long stick," he said, "and I will
knock the nuts down to you!"
13. Soon the chestnuts were falling fast to
the ground, and the girls were busy enough
putting them in the baskets. Some of the
chestnuts were still in the burs; but Rob-
ert opened the burs with his little hatchet,
and took them out.
14. Long before evening the children went
home. Their baskets were full of ripe,
brown chestnuts.

Ohestnut BEra.

pigs slowly gather harm
year shade covered nothing
tiny pieces finger thousands


1. Have you ever seen an acorn in its
cup ? There are as many kinds of
acorns as there are kinds of oak trees.
2. Acorns are very good food for squirrels
Sand bears and pigs; but children do
not like them well enough to eat many
S*':' of them.
T. 3. In the autumn, all the acorns are
ripe; and, when the frost comes, they fall
from the tree to the ground. What
oakh ut becomes of them then?
4. Some of them are carried away
by the squirrels to their nests.
S Some are eaten by other animals.
'@ Some roll down the hillside into the
Brooks, and float far away. Some lie
Swamp White on the ground till they rot and fall
to pieces.


5. Now and then an acorn is
covered with leaves, and is kept .
warm by them until spring comes. "
6. Then tiny roots grow from it, and Prot Oak,
run down into the soft ground. Tiny
green leaves peep out above, and look
up to the sun and the sky.
7. Soon no acorn can be seen there
at all, but in its place there is a little
oak tree no longer than your finger. Bu oak.
If no harm comes to the little tree, it will grow
larger and larger every year. But it
will grow very slowly.
s. After a long time it will be a
tall oak, with hundreds of branches
and thousands of leaves. The birds
S. Black Scrub Oak.
will build their nests in this great
tree. The squirrels will gather its acorns,
and play among its branches.
9. Children and grown-up people
will sit in its shade, when the sun is
hot; and everybody will say, "What
a beautiful oak! Live Oak,
,: a beautiful oak! "
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10. Do you know how many kinds of
oaks there are? Find as many
kinds of acorns as you can. Find
as many kinds of oak leaves as you can.
calet Oak. Which kind of oak tree grows the tallest ?
Which kind bears the largest acorns?
Which kind has the smoothest bark?

Acorns grow on oak trees.
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An apple is larger than a chestnut.
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An acorn grows in an acorn cup.
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What trees do we find in orchards?
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What trees do we find in the woods


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mouse catch worry gray
king merry greedy clover

1. There was once a gray pussy, who
went down into the meadow and sat
among the tall grass. She saw a
merry lark flying above her, and she
said, "Where are you going, pretty lark? "
2. The lark said, I am going to the king
to sing him a song this pleasant May
3. The gray pussy said, Oh, do not go
there! Come to me, and I will let you see
the pretty belt that hangs upon my neck."
4. But the lark said, Oh, no, no, gray
pussy! I saw you worry a little mouse one
day, and you shall not worry me."

5. Then the lark flew away till he came to
the dark woods; and there he saw a gray
greedy hawk sitting in an old oak tree.
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6. The gray, greedy hawk said, Where are
you going, my pretty little friend? The
Slark said, "I am going to see the king.
,.I want to sing him a song this
pleasant May morning."
7. The gray, greedy hawk said,
J "Do not be in a hurry. Come to
me, and I will show you my nest and the
three little baby hawks in it."
8. But the lark said, Oh, no, no, gray,
greedy hawk! I saw you catch a young robin
one morning, and you shall not catch me."

9. Then the lark flew away till he came
/ to a high hill; and there he saw a
Ssly fox sitting among some bushes.
S.i- o10 The sly fox said, "Where are
you going, my pretty lark? The
lark said, I am going to the king to
sing him a song this pleasant May morning."
11. The sly fox said, "Come here, little
lark, and I will let you learn a new song that
you have never heard."


12. The lark said, "Oh, no, no, sly fox!
You killed the little chickens that had lost
their mother, but you shall not kill me."

13. Then he flew, away and away, till he
came to the garden of the king; and there
he sat among the red clover blossoms, and
sang his sweetest song.

So a robin redbreast sang with the lark.
14. The song pleased the king so much that
he called to the queen, and said, What shall
we do for the merry lark that sings to us, so
sweetly this morning ?"

15. The queen said, I think we might have
a little party for the lark and ask the robin
to come and sing with him." So a robin red-
breast came and sang with the lark. And
the king and queen danced on the grass while
the merry birds sang.
16. Then some ripe, red cherries were given
to the birds, and they flew away together.
Come with me," said the robin. So the
lark went with him till they came to a green
tree in the thick woods.
17. "There," said the robin, "there is my
mate, and there is our nest." Then the two
robins showed him a snug, warm nest, and in
it were four pretty, blue eggs.
is. "Now, come with me," said the lark.
"I have. something to show you, too." So
the two birds flew away till they came to the
middle of a field. "Here we are," said the
lark. Now do as I do."
19. He flew down to the ground, and the
robin flew down beside him. And there,
under red clover blossoms, was the lark's
Pretty nest, with five little baby larks in it.

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might trouble shady fluttered
straight worm easy breakfast
behind rough mouth scolding

i. It was a beautiful morning in summer.
There was not a cloud in the blue sky. A
soft south wind was
stirring, the leaves on -
the trees. The air was
full of the songs of
2. My friend Rob-
ert and I were walking
along a shady road in ir specked rest.
the country. Now and then we stopped
to gather"' some flowers, or to look at the
blossoms on the vines and bushes by the
roadside. Now and then we saw a squirrel
running up a tree, or a beautiful bird flying
among the branches.
Ss. "Look there! what is that?" cried
SRobert all at once. Some little creature

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was hopping along in the road before us.
We both ran to see what it was. But Robert
came up with it first.
4. "Oh! it is a young robin just out of
its nest! And so it was. He was not
old enough to fly. His wings were not long
enough nor strong enough to be of much use
to him. Hop hop! hop! On he went.
He did not seem to be much afraid of us.

5. Robert said, We must not leave him
here in the road. Some dog or rough boy will
catch him, and kill him. Let us put him in
the field, on the other side of the fence! "
6. But before we could put him in the
field we must catch him. It was not so easy
a thing to do as you would think. We ran
after him. The bird was afraid now. He
hopped, and jumped, and tried hard to fly.
But at last Robert had him safe in his hands.
7. How the little creature fluttered and
cried! "We are not going to harm you,
Sir Speckled Breast! We are only going to
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put you over the fence, where you will be
safe among the bushes and the tall grass!"
But still he cried and fluttered. He tried
hard to jump from Robert's hands.

Still he cried and fluttered.

s. All at once we heard a sharp cry behind
us. We looked back. There, on the other
side of the road, was the mother robin. She
was hopping first this way and then that,
and she seemed to be in great trouble. In
her mouth she had a long worm that she had
found for the little fellow's breakfast.


9. Robert hurried to put Sir Speckled
Breast through the fence. There! be off
with you! Don't come back into the road
again! The bird hopped away as fast as
he could. Soon he would find a safe place
among the leafy bushes or in the tall grass.

1o. Another sharp cry! We turned to see
what it was. There was the father robin in
a tree behind us. He was jumping from
branch to branch, and scolding us with all
his might. Then we saw the mother bird
fly over the fence into the field. We saw
her fly straight to the spot where
Sir Speckled Breast was hiding.
11. I am sure that the little fel-
low was glad to see his mother
again. He was glad, too, to get
the worm which she brought for his breakfast.
12. Do you think that she scolded him for
leaving the nest too soon ? I think she was
so glad to have him safe again that she could
not say a word about it.

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close cricket rushes
beside thicket flurry

1. Hurry! said the leaves;
"'Hurry, birds, hurry!
See how the tall trees
Are all in a flurry!"

2. "Come under, quick,
Grasshopper, cricket! "
Said the leafy vines
Down in the thicket.

3. "Come here," said the rose
To bee and spider;
"Ant, here's a place!
Fly, sit beside her I"

4. "Rest, butterfly,
Here in the bushes,
Close by the robin,
While the rain rushes! "

5. "Why, there is the sun!
And the birds are singing.
Good-by, dear leaves,
We'll all be winging."

6. "Bee," said the rose,
Thank you for calling!
Come in again
When the rain is falling."

bride heat whiteness drooping
cool smells crowned lifting
veins burn thirsty clothing


1. Little White Lily sat by a stone,
Drooping and waiting till the sun shone.
Little White Lily sunshine has fed;
Little White Lily is lifting her head.

2. Little White Lily said: It is good -
Little White Lily's clothing and food."
Little White .Lily, dressed like a bride!
Shining with whiteness, and crowned

3. Little White Lily, drooping with pain,
Is waiting and waiting for the wet rain.
Little White Lily is holding her cup;
Rain is fast falling and filling it up.

4. Little White Lily said: Good again,
When I am thirsty, to have the nice rain.
Now I am stronger, now I am cool;
Heat cannot burn me, my veins are so full."

5. Little White Lily smells very sweet;
On her head sunshine, rain at her feet.
Thanks to the sunshine, thanks to the rain,
Little White Lily is happy again.
George MacDonald.

flat broad timid danger
bark shell quiet gnaws
table holes turtle hares
draw hollow orchards bushes

i. Rabbits are timid little creatures.
Some rabbits are white, some are
black, and some are gray.
2. The wild gray rabbit lives
in the leafy woods or in old fields
.y ^-a where there are many bushes. It
A ,ray Rabbit. is larger than a squirrel. It can
jump and run very fast, but it cannot climb
a tree as the squirrel can.
3. In the day time it hides itself in holes
under logs or stones; or it sits very still in
the hollow of some tree or in a quiet place
among the tall grass. It comes out at night
and hops around, playing with other rabbits
and looking for something to eat.
4. It likes to eat clover and the young
shoots of grass. Sometimes it goes into

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gardens, and eats the plants that are growing
there. Sometimes it goes into orchards, and
gnaws the bark off of the young fruit trees.
5. It is not easy to tame a gray rabbit.
But white rabbits are fine pets. Some kinds
of rabbits are called hares.

6. A turtle does not look at all like a
rabbit. Its back is broad and flat; its head
is small; its neck is long; its legs are short
and strong. It cannot run fast. When it is
in danger it can draw its head and legs under
its shell to keep them from harm.
7. Most turtles can live in the water as
well as on land. Some of them
live in the water almost all the
time. They can swim much --
better than they can walk. _
A Sea Turtle,
s. Some kinds of turtles grow
to be very large--so large that their backs
are as broad as a table. Some other kinds
are always small, and do not grow to be
broader than a man's hand.

won rate dinner farther
wins goal moving funny
race judge started afternoon

1. One day a rabbit was hopping along a
road. He overtook a turtle that was going
the same way. Good morning, friend
Turtle," he said. ."Where are you going this
morning?" The turtle said, "I am going to
the river where the water lilies grow."
2. "Well," said the rabbit, "I am afraid
you will never get there. The river is two
miles away, and at your rate of walking, you
will grow old and die before you go so far."
s. The turtle did not stop to talk. She
said, "I know that the river is a long way
off. But I will keep moving all the time."


4. The next morning, the rabbit saw the
turtle again. She was only a little farther,
but she kept moving all the time. "You

slow-moving creature said the rabbit. "I
can go as far in a minute as you go in a day."
8. "I will run a race with you," said the
turtle. The rabbit laughed. "That

"One, two, three n

would be a funny race! he said. "Why, I
could be at the goal before you were well
6. "But I am not afraid to run with you,"
said the turtle. "To what place?" said
the rabbit. The turtle said, ," To the river
where the water lilies grow. And our friend
the fox shall be the judge."

7. "Very well!" said the rabbit. And
they called the fox to be the judge of the race.

s. One, two, three! said the fox, Now
go! Both started at the word. The rabbit
ran quite fast for a little while. Then he
looked back and saw that he had left the
turtle out of sight.
9. What is the use of running? he said.
"I think I shall rest here in the shade, for
the sun is very hot." So he lay down by
the side of the road and was soon fast asleep.
But the turtle kept moving all the time.
o1. By and by the rabbit awoke. He did
not know that the turtle had passed him
while he slept. 'I must have my dinner,"
he said. So he went into a field of sweet
clover, and staid there all the afternoon. But
the turtle kept moving all the time.
11. The rabbit said, "I will wait here in
the clover till the sun goes down, and then I
can run to the river in a few minutes. Friend
Turtle will not get there before morning."

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12. After the sun had gone down, the rabbit
came out of the field, and went hopping along
the road to the river. He said, There is no
hurry." And so he stopped many times to
look at the pretty things by the roadside.
13. At last he saw the river with the water
lilies growing by the shore. He said, Now
I will run fast and bring this funny race to
an end! "
14. In another min-
ute he had reached the
goal. Who was it that .
was sitting there and :,
waiting for him? It '; --' -
was the turtle. She
had kept moving all the time, and she had
won the race.
15. "How js this, friend Fox?" said the
rabbit. The fox said, "It is not always the
fast runner that wins the race."
16. The turtle could not run as fast as the
rabbit; but she kept moving all the time.
What may some people learn from this story?

miller owe grinds smiled
need wife envy servants
wrong content rather sadly

i. A very long time ago, there was
a king whose name was Henry.
S- 2. He lived in a fine house, and
& had a great many servants to wait
upon him. He had fine clothes, and
beautiful horses, and strong boxes full
of gold, and many ships that sailed upon
The ing. the sea.
3. He had everything that any one could
wish for. And yet he was not happy.

4. In the same country there was a poor
miller who had a little mill river Dee.
5. This miller was busy every hour of the
day; .and he was as happy as he was busy.
People who lived near the mill heard him
singing all the time from' morning till njght.

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6. When any one asked why he was so
happy, he said, "I have all that I need, and I
do not wish for more."

7. One day the king was in great tro
"Tell me," he said, "if there is one h
man in all this land."
s. His friends said, "We have heard
that there is one such man. He is a
miller, and he lives by the river Dee."
9. "I must see-this miller of the
Dee," said the king. "I will learn
from him how to be happy." "



The Miller.

to. The very next day King Henry rode
down to the river Dee. He stopped his horse
at the door of the little mill. He could
hear the miller singing at his work:-
"I envy nobody; no, not I,
And nobody envies me."
11. The king went into the mill. He said
to the miller, You are wrong, my friend;

for I envy you. I would give all that I have
if I could only be as happy as you."
12. The miller said, "I will help you to be
happy if I can."
13. Then tell
me," said the
king. why it is
that you can sing
this song in your
little mill on the
Dee, while I, who
am king of all the
land, am sad every
day of my life ?"
14. The miller
smiled and said,
"This is why I
"I will help you if I can." am happy in my
little mill: I work, and earn my food; I love
my wife and children, and I love my friends;
I owe no man; and the good river Dee turns
the mill that grinds the corn to feed my
babies and me."
15. The king turned sadly away. "Good-

bye, my friend," he said. "Be happy while
you may. I would rather be the miller of
the Dee than king of all this land." "So
would I," said the happy miller.
16. Why was the miller happy? It was
because he had good friends, he owed no man,
and he did not wish for things which he could
not have.
17. Why was the king not happy? He
knew that men did not love him, and he was
never content with what he had. Do you
think he would have been happy if the miller
had given him his mill?

mast ankle foam bold
o'er break wondrous breeze
1. Little waves, I've brought the boat
Father made for me,
For I want to see it float
On your silver sea.
Take it in your little hands,
Bear it o'er the golden sands.

2. What a pretty boat it is,
Sail and mast and all!
Father made it just like his,
Only very small.
And I'm going to call it Sun -
That's the name of father's one.

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Where the water's ankle-deep.

3. Little waves, come up and creep
Round my little boat.
Where the water's ankle-deep,
I shall see it float;
And you'll sing your sweetest song,
As it sails and sails along.

4. Tell me what you sing about,
Tell me what you say,
Coming in and going out
All the summer day.
Whisper to my boat and me
Of the ships far out at sea.

5. While my boatie mounts and dips
Where you break in foam,
Tell me how the big, big ships
Sail so far from home;
What they bring, and where they go,
And the wondrous things you know;

6. How they sail so brave and bold
With the gentle breeze,
Seeing islands laid with gold
Set in silver seas.

7. Now, my little boat you'll bring
Safely back to land.
I have heard the songs you sing
Creeping o'er the sand.
When I'm older I'll find out
The lovely lands you sing about.

fresh cool linen tightly
dawn ugly lilacs prayer
lawn forget slumber to-morrow

1. I woke before the morning,
I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word,
But smiled and kept at play.

2. And now at last the sun
Is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy,
For I know that I've been good.

3. My bed is waiting cool and fresh,
With linen smooth and fair,
And I must off to slumber land,
And not forget my prayer.

4. Then sleep will hold me tightly
Till I waken at the dawn,
And hear the robins singing
In the lilacs round the lawn.

path cakes weeks brought
line hives follow odd-looking
thick barn already wondering

1. Henry went out into the woods one day
to look for birds' nests. He did not want
to harm the nests, but only to
know where they were.
2. He already knew of one nest.
It was a very pretty one, and there
were four blue eggs in it when he
first found it. -He had not touched
it, but he had peeped into it almost
every day for three weeks; and now, in place
of the eggs, there were four tiny birds.
3. These birds were odd-looking little
creatures. They had big mouths, and kept
them open for the worms which the old birds
brought to them. They seemed to be always
hungry. Henry thought it would be pleasant
to watch them till their wings were strong
enough for them to fly away.

4. On the day of which I am telling you,
Henry went farther into the woods than lie
had ever been before. He saw a great many
birds, but he could not find any nests.
5. At last he stopped. He was very tired,
and thought he would go back home. He
looked around to find a path that would take
him out of the woods. But there was no
path of any kind. He did not know which
way to go.
6. He sat down on a log and thought
about it. How could he find his way home?
Must he stay all night in the woods, without
any light but that of the stars? Must he
sleep on a bed of leaves?
7. He called as loud as he could. But no
one heard him. He saw a bird fly down
to.the brook to drink. The birds could find
their way through the thick woods. But
what was a little boy to do?
s. Would he have to stay there without
any dinner? He was hungry now. If he
had only brought some cakes with him!

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9. While Henry was looking around and
wondering what he should do, he heard a
sound that he knew quite well. It was a low,
buzzing song that he had often heard at home.

He heard a sound that he lkew quite well.

10. It came from among some wild flowers
that grew by the side of the log where he was
sitting. Did any one ever hear of flowers
singing? Henry knew that the buzzing
sound was made by a bee. But where did
the bee come from?
1i. Nobody but Henry's father kept bees.
This bee had come from the hives in the

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garden at home. It knew the way back.
Henry watched the busy little worker until
at last it rose and flew away.
12. But it flew very close to Henry's face
when it started. Henry thought that it said,
" It is time to go home. Follow me! He
had heard his father say, Bees always fly in
a straight line." So he followed' after this
bee as fast as he could run.

13. Soon he was out of the woods. His
father's farm was before him. He could see
the house and the barn. He could see the
row of beehives in the garden.
14. Just as he passed the garden he saw a
bee fly into one of the hives. It may have
been the same bee that he saw in the woods;
but he could not tell.
15. His mother was at the door. She said,
" Where have you been, Henry'? I was afraid
that you were lost in the woods." Henry
said, I was lost in the woods. But I met one
of our bees, and he showed me the way home."
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stung cell lazy crooked
hurt straw soldiers hatched
dust gains drones beeswax
glass wound gardener honeycomb

1. One day
when I was in ..
the garden a bee c
stung my hand.t i
2. I ran to the i
gardener. My
hand hurt me so
much that I could
not help but cry.
3. The garden-
er pulled the sting
out of my hand,
and washed the
wound in cold
water. Then he
told me some I could not help but cry.
pretty stories about bees and their ways, and
I soon forgot that I had been stung.

4. The next day my father and I walked
out into the country, to the home of a farmer
who kept many hives of bees.
5. The farmer was very glad to see us, and
took us out to show us his little pets. He
first led us to a hive that was made of glass,
so that we could look into it and see what
the bees were doing.
6. He told us that, in every hive, there
were three kinds of bees. They were the
queen bee, the workers, and the drones.
7. There was only one queen bee. She
was longer and smoother than the workers.
The farmer told me that she had a crooked
sting, but that he had never heard of a queen
bee stinging anything.
s. There were hundreds of workers in the
hive. They were smaller than the queen,
and each bne had a straight sting like that
which had hurt me so much the day before.
9. There were not many drones. They
were short and thick. They were larger than
the workers, and had no stings at all.

10. "What does the queen bee do? I said
to the farmer. "Does she show the workers
how to make honey? Does she tell them
what to do? "
11. He said, "She is the mother bee. She
does nothing but lay eggs. Some
queen bees lay as many as a thousand
eggs in a day. Each egg is put in
a little room, or cell, by itself. The
workers build these cells of wax.
A Queen,
They feed and take care
of the young bees when they are
12. "All the workers are very
A Worker; busy, for each one has his own
work to do. Some make beeswax and build
honeycomb; some bring in honey on the dust
which they gather from the flowers
some wait on the queen; and some
are soldiers and watch the hive.
13. The drones are lazy fellows
and never do any work. Sometimes A Drone,
the workers get tired of feeding them, and
so sting them till they die."

14. The farmer next showed us a very odd-
looking hive. He said, What do you think
this hive is like? I said, "It looks like
a part of a tree, or log."
15. He told me that I was right, and said
that wild bees live in hollow trees far out in
the woods. He then showed me all his
other hives. Some were only rough boxes,
:-. some were made of straw, and
-'- some looked like little houses with
doors and windows.
16i. My father asked, "What kind
Sof young bees are hatched from the
Honeyoomb. eggs which the queen bee lays? "

17. The farmer said, "At first they are all
alike. They look more like little worms than
bees. If the workers want one to be a queen,
they feed it better food and take better care
of it than of the others.
8i. "A queen is full-grown when she is
- sixteen days old. But a worker is not grown
until he is twenty days old; and a drone not
until he is twenty-four."

hood lift gentle nodding
wear latch matter Sunday
nice growl hoarse toward
chair slept alone nightcap
teeth magic because grandmother

1. In a country on the other side of the
sea, there once lived a little girl. that waes
very good and kind.
2. Because she was so good and kind her
mother made her a pretty hood, to wear when
she went out. The hood was as red as the
sun when it sets behind the clouds on a sum-
mer day.
3. It was so pretty and looked so well on
the little girl, that all her friends called her
Little Red Riding Hood, as if that was her
name. Some said that it was a magic hood
and would keep her from all harm; but how
they knew this to be so, I can not tell.
4. One day her mother said to her, "Do
you think you could find the way to your
i SCH. READ. II.-5

grandmother's? I should like to send her a
cake for her Sunday dinner."
5. The little girl said, Yes, mother, I
think I know the way. I have been there
with you very often; and don't you think
that I am now old enough to go alone?"
6. "Well, then," said her mother, "put on
your hood, and take this basket on your arm,
and go. Ask your grandmother how she
is, and tell her that you have brought
a nice cake for her Sunday dinner."
7. "And may I stay a little while ?"
S"You may stay long enough to rest, and
Ih then you must come home before it is
Little ed Rid- 8. Thank you, mother! Good-bye!"
ing Hood.
"Good-bye, dear child! Be sure and do
not stop to talk with any one on the road."

9. Little Red Riding Hood was as happy
as a lark. She walked along the road, and
thought what a great thing it was to go to
her grandmother's all alone.

o1. She heard the birds singing in the trees,
and she. aw the daisies nodding to her as
she went along. She thought they were all
saying, What a big girl our Little Red Rid-
ing Hood is! She can go to her grand-
mother's all alone now."
11. By and by, she came to some thick,
shady woods where the trees were very high.
But she was not afraid; for she did not know
there was anything in the world that would
harm a gentle little girl. She knew the road
quite well. She would not get lost among
the great trees.

12. Now, a Wolf who lived in the wooas, saw
Little Red Riding Hood. He saw that she
was gentle and good, and he thought that he
would carry her off to his den. So he ran
and met her, and said, "Good morning,
Little Red Riding Hood! "
13. The little girl looked at him kindly, and
said, "Good morning, sir! But I am sure I
do r.ot know your name."

14. Oh, my name is Sir Wolf," said the
beast, "and I am an old friend of your
mother's. She knows me very well."
15. "I am glad to see you, Sir Wolf," said
the child. "But I must not stop to talk."

"I am glad to see you, Sir Wolf."
16. The Wolf would have carried her off
then, but he heard some woodcutters near
by, and he was afraid they might see him.
So he smiled, and said, "Where are you
going with your basket, little lamb? "

17. Oh, I am going to my grandmother's,
to take her a nice cake for her Sunday
dinner," said the gentle child.
is. "Where does your grandmother live? "
said the Wolf.
19. "She lives in the little red house by
the river," said Little Red Riding Hood.
"You can see it as soon as you are
through the woods." ,i
20. Oh, I know," said the Wolf.
"Some time I will go there with
you, and see your dear grandmother.
But I can not go now. So good-bye! "
21. The Woodcutters had seen him,
and were coming down the road; and The Woodctters.
so he ran among the trees on the other side.
"I will have her yet," he said to himself.

22. As soon as the woodcutters had gone,
the Wolf ran by a shorter way through the
woods to the river. In a little while he came
to the red house. "I wonder if the grand-
mother is at home," he said.

23. The door was shut. He knocked. All
was still in the house. He knocked again
and again. Still nobody came to the door.
24. Then he lifted the latch and peeped in.
The grandmother was not at home. She
had gone away early in the morning. The
bed where she had slept was
S ? not made up. Her nightcap
was on a chair.
S- / 325. "Now I will have them
':/both," said the Wolf. He went
I ) I* '; in, and shut the door. behind
S/ him. Then he put the grand-
He lay very still. .
Very stillmother's nightcap on his head, and
got into the bed. He pulled the blanket up
over his face. He lay very still.

26. Soon the Wolf heard some one walking.
He knew who it was. Then there was a
tap at the door. "Who is there?" he said;
and he tried to talk like the grandmother.
"It is I, grandmother! It is Little Red
Riding Hood."

27. "Oh, I am so glad you have come!"
said the Wolf. "Lift the latch, little lamb,
and the door will open."
28. Little Red Riding Hood opened the door
and came in. She saw the Wolf in the bed,
but she thought that it was her grandmother.
29. Oh, grandmother, what is the matter? "
she said. "See, I have brought you a nice
cake for your Sunday dinner."
30. "You are very kind," said the Wolf:
"Come to the bed, and let We look at your
sweet face." Little Red Riding Hood went
toward the bed. She was afraid now, but
she did not know why.
31. The Wolf lay very still. "Give me
your hand, little lamb," he said.
"Oh, grandmother, what makes you so
hoarse? said-Little Red Riding Hbod.
Only a cold, my dear; only a cold! "
32. "But, grandmother, what makes your
eyes so bright ?"
"The better to see you, my dear; the bet-
ter to see you!"

"What makes your arms so long?"
"The better to love you, my lamb!"
33. By this time Little Red Riding Hood
was very close to the bed. Oh, grand-
mother, your ears look like Sir Wolf's! What
makes them so long? "
"The better to hear you, my lamb! "
34. "But what makes your teeth so big?"
Wolf, and he jumped from the bed, with his
South wide open, and tried to bite her.
>1 I 35. But the magic hood was on the
child's head, and he could not touch
S her. He could only show his great
teeth, and growl. "Take off that
'hood !" he cried. "Take off that
h hood!" The child was in a great
The Grandmother. fright, and did not know what to do.
36. Just then the grandmother came home,
and the woodcutters were with her. The
Wolf tried to run out, but they were too
quick for him. "Take that! and that!
and that!" they said. And that was the
last of Sir Wolf.

37. Little Red Riding Hood ran crying to
her grandmother. Oh, grandmother," she
said, "I am so glad you have come! See the
nice cake that I have brought you for your
Sunday dinner! "
38. And I am glad, too! said the grand-
mother. But if you had not had on your red
hood, I should have been too late."
39. Then she gave the child a cup of milk
to drink; and when she had rested a little
while, she took her by the hand and led her
home to her mother. What do you think
her mother said to her?


tea toyed golden pressed
knee Alice flitting grandfather


1. Golden Hair sat on her grandfather's
Dear little Golden Hair, tired was she,
For she'd been as busy as busy could be.

2. Up in the morning as soon as 'twas light,
Out with the birds and the butterflies
Flitting about till the coming of night.

3. Grandfather toyed with the curls on her
"What has my baby been doing," he said,
"Since she arose with the sun from her

4. Oh, ever so much said the sweet little
"I can not tell all the things I have done:
I played with my doll, and I worked in
the sun.


5. "I read a long time in my picture book;
And then I took Alice, and went to look
For some smooth stones by the side of the

6. "At last I came home just in time for tea,
And climbed upon my grandpapa's knee,
And I am as tired as tired can be."

7. Nearer and nearer the little head pressed,
Until it lay upon grandfather's breast -
Dear little Golden Hair, sweet be thy rest!

wheat quails dozen feathers
brave hidden market watchful

i. Bob White is a shy little bird that lives
in the meadows and wheat fields. In the
summer time, when the wheat is growing
ripe, you can sometimes hear him calling
"Bob White! Bob White! "

2. He likes to stay in the meadows where
the grass is green and tall, and
where he is safe from the guns of
the hunters.
3. Some times in the morning
-- you can see him on a fence, or
Bob White. on the low branch of a tree, call-
ing to his mate, "Bob White Bob White! "
But he is very wild. If you stir, he is off
and gone.
4. Then, in a little while you will hear him
again, but far away, "Bob White! Bob
White! He is telling his mate that he is
still safe, and that by and by he will come back.
6. And where is his mate? Where the
grass grows tallest in the meadow, she has
made a nest on the ground. You will have
to look sharp if you find it. It is hidden
well away.
6. In the nest, she has laid more than a
dozen little white eggs. Day after day, she
sits on them, while Bob White goes out for
food, and calls back to her and tells her not
to be afraid.

7. By and by, the eggs will hatch, and
little birds will peep out. They will not
have to lie in their nest, like young robins,
and wait for their feathers to grow.
s. As soon as they are out of the eggs, they
can run about. Before they are three days
old, they can leave the nest and go out with
their mother, to pick up food in the wheat
field and among the grass.
9. And, all this time, the father bird is
first here and then there, watching to see

The hunter hears him.

that.no harm comes to them. Does a hunter
come that way with dog and gun? The

watchful bird flies to the other side of the
field, and calls, Bob White! Bob White! "
1o. The hunter hears him, and does not
stop to look for the little ones and their
mother. He leaves them, and follows brave
Bob White. But now Bob is in another field
still farther away, and still calling so that
the hunter can hear him.
11. In a few days the little ones will be
strong enough to fly. Then all will find a new
home in some leafy thicket where hunters do
not often come.
12. Children in the city never see Bob
White as he is in the fields and meadows.
Sometimes, if they go into the market, they
may find quails to sell. These quails when
alive were merry, happy Bob Whites; but
the hunters have found them at last.

Quails in the Market,

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Rollo task rusty beans
James pick loose poured
teach sort lesson brushed
taught nails cousin horseshoe

i. Horses have to be taught to work just
as boys have to be taught," said Rollo's
father, one morning.
"I know how to work," said Rollo.
His father smiled and said, "I will
give you some work -to do, and then
we shall see."
2. He took a small basket in his
hands and led Rollo to the barn. o
Rollo sat down on some straw. He won-
dered what kind of work he was going to do.
3. Soon his father brought a box full of old
nails and put it on the barn floor. What
can I do with those old nails? said Rollo.
4. His father said, "You must sort them.
There are many kinds of nails in the box,
and I want each kind put by itself."

5. Rollo put his hand into the box. He
began to pick up some of the nails and look
at them. But his father told him to put
them back into the box. He said, "Wait
and I will show you how to sort them."
6. He then brushed away a clean place on
the barn floor, and poured the nails upon it.
" Oh, how many hails! said Rollo.
7. His father showed him that there were
many kinds. He put some of them on the
floor, each kind by itself. Some were long,
some were short, some were straight, and
some were crooked.
s. "Now, Rollo," he said, "I want you to
keep on doing this until you have sorted them
all. If you find anything that you don't
know what to do with, lay it down, and keep
at work sorting the nails."
9. Rollo sat down on the floor and began
his work, and his father went away.
1o. "I think this is easy work," Rollo said.
It was easy to see which nails were short andi

which were long. But, by and by, he began
to think it very hard to sit in the barn all
alone, and keep on doing this dull work.

His father said, You must sort them."

11. There was no one to talk to and no one
to help him; and there was nothing to look
at but rusty nails on the floor.
12. Rollo's father knew that he would soon
get tired, and so he did. He thought he
would go and ask if he might get his cousin
James to help him.
What is the matter now ? said his father.
13. Rollo said, "I think it will be nice to

have James come and help me. It will not
take so long then."
But his father said, No. What I want to
teach you is to work, and not to play."

14. So Rollo .went back to his task. He
picked out a few more nails. He was very
sorry that his father had set him to work.
The pile of nails looked very large now. Rollo
was sure that he could never sort them all.
15. By and by he found two horseshoe
nails. "What shall I do with these ?" he
said to himself. He played with them a
little while, and then went to ask his father.
His father said, "You must not leave your
work. I told you just what to do."
16. Rollo went back to his nails. But he
did not work very fast. At last his father
came up to see what he had done. "I see,
Rollo," he said, "that you do not know how to
work. It is time for you to begin to learn."
17. Rollo did not know what to say. His
father told him that he might go and play,

and that he would give him a new lesson the
next day.
is. Rollo's next work was to pick beans in
the garden. He did very well for an hour,
and was glad when his father told him that
he was learning to work. He felt now as if
he was almost a man.
19. But the next day he did not do so well.
He was to pick up the loose stones in the
road, and put them in a heap. It was hard
work, and the little boy did not like it at all.
20. Rollo," said his father, "you have not
learned to work well. A good workman
would do better than this." But it was
not long before he learned to do many
things. And he found that his work
helped him in his play.
21. When he had picked up all
the stones, he rolled his hoop in the rold
.He rolled his hoop.
road, and thought how much better
it looked than before. He liked it much
better than if some one else had picked up
the stones.

slave cave bound holiday
beat weak roared shouted
free thorn licked brothers
tore arena prison Rome
coat master chariot Androclus

i. Once there lived in the city of Rome
a man whose name was Androclus. He
was tall and fair and strong, but he
was a slave. He had to work day
and night for his master. He had
nothing that he could call his own.
2. One day his master beat him.
A Roman Slave grinding
corn, "Why should I live in this way?"
said Androclus. It would be better to die."
That night he ran away. He hid himself
in the woods, and lived on berries and roots
for many days.
3. But at last he could not find anything
to eat. He went into a little cave and lay
down on the ground. He had not had food
for three days. He thought he should die.

4. As Androclus was lying in the cave, he
heard a noise at the door. He looked up and
saw a lion coming in. The beast will
kill me," he thought; and he lay very still.
5. But the lion was in trouble. It held up
one of its paws and roared. Then it looked
at Androclus as if to say, I want help." An-
droclus got up. He was so weak that it was
hard for him to walk. He went to the lion
and looked at its paw. The big beast did
not try to hurt him.
6. Androclus saw that there was a long,
sharp thorn in its paw; it must have stepped
on the thorn when coming through the woods.
The lion seemed to know that it had found
a friend. It held up its paw, and sat quite
still while the man looked at it.
7. Then with great care Androclus pulled
the thorn out, He washed the wounded paw
in cold water, and bound it up with a piece
of cloth which he tore from his coat.
The lion licked his hand, and seemed
to be very glad. It ran about him like a

playful dog. Then it went out of the cave,
and soon came back with part of a deer
which it had killed.

: .. The lion sat lose by.
S9. Aid roc lu s-- gathered some leaves and
sl icks, and builtla fire. Soon he had a better
dinner than he had eaten for many a day.
While he was eating, the lion sat close by,.
and looked at him as if it was much pleased:.
lo. Wlien night came, the lion lay down in
a corner of the cave to' sleep, and Androclus.
lay down by its side.
11. And so the two lived together in the
cave in the woods for a long time. Every
day -the lion brought food to Androclus';

and every night they slept together, like
two brothers, on a bed of leaves in the little
12. One day the lion did not come home
from hunting, and that night Androclus slept
alone in the cave. The next morning he
went out to look for his friend.
13. He had not gone far when he heard a
noise among the leaves behind him. He
looked around and saw some soldiers close
upon him. -The soldiers knew him.
14 "Ah, Androclus! they said. We have '
been looking for you for a long tim. Your.
master wants you, and you must go with us."
15. What could Androclus do? There were
ten j the soldiers, and he had no one to
help him. Where now was his good friend,
the lion?
Tr The soldiers made him go back to the
city with them, and his master had him put
in prison. "We shall see if you run away-
from us again," said his master: Androclus
felt now that there was no more hope.

17. Some time after that, there was a great
holiday in Rome. There were to be all kinds
of games in the afternoon.
There were to be foot races
and chariot races; and, at
the last, there was to be
Shrio. a fight between a man and a
A Chariot.
fierce and hungry lion.
18. But who was to fight the lion? Some
man would be taken from prison and placed
where the lion would come upon him. He
might fight or not-the lion would be sure
to eat him up.
19. The people of Rome liked to see all
this. They liked to see the poor man's
fright. They liked to see the fierce beast
jump upon him. But there were many
men in the prison. Which one of them
should be given to the lion?
20. "There is my slave," said the master
of Androclus. "He is of no use to me. He
runs away, and will not work. Let him
fight the lion. He is strong and brave, and

it will be good sport to see the beast -eat
him up."
21. "So it will," said the others. "He is
the very man." And so Androclus was
taken out of prison to be eaten by the lion.

22. Androclus was led out and left alone
in the open space called the arena. There
was no way for him to get out. He had only
his hands to fight with. There was no one
to help him.
23. On high seats around the arena, were
the fine people of Rome, who had come out
to see the games of the day. At one side
of the arena there were cages full of wild
24. And now the door of one of these cages
was opened. A lion jumped out. It looked
around.- It saw Androclus and ran toward
him. All the people thought that it would
make quick work of the slave.
25. But when it came closer to him, it
stopped. Then it ran to him as if it were

glad to see him. It lay down on the ground
before him. It licked his hands and his face.
26. Androclus took the lion's paw in his
hands; then he put his arms around its

Androolus told them all about it.

neck. He had found his old friend that had
lived with him in the little cave.
27. The people who were looking on did
not know what to think. They all stood up
in wonder. They called out to Androclus
and asked him why it was that he and the

lion were friends. Then Androclus told them
all about it.
28. The people were very much pleased.
"Let them both live! they all cried. Let
them both go free!" And so, while every-
body shouted and was glad, Androclus led the
lion out of the arena. He had no master
now. He was a free man.
29. For many years after that, he and his
lion lived together in a house of his own in
the city of Rome. And everybody said, See,
how like two brothers they are!"


Listen, my boy, I've a word for you;
And this is the word: Be true! be true!
At work or at play, in darkness or light,
Be true, be true, and stand for the right.

And you, little girl, I've a word for you;
'Tis the very same: Be true! be true!
For truth is the sun, and falsehood the night.
Be true, little maid, and stand for the right.

sorry driven middle pony
briers hooked polite bicycle
ditch easily unkind surprised
steep family blackberries politeness

1. Ned had always lived in the city. His
father was a rich man, and so he had many
beautiful and costly things.
2. He had a pony and a bicycle;
he had books and fine clothes, and
everything that a boy could wish
to make him happy.
3. When he saw that he had
so many things which other boys
Ned. could not have, he began to feel
proud. He began to think more of being rich
than of being good.
4. And so, before he was a very big boy,
he learned to be rude and unkind to those
who were not so well off as himself. He
grew to be so cross and hard to please that
no one could love him.

5. One summer, when Ned was about eight
years old, his father bought a fine, large house
in the country. Then the city house was
given up, and the family went out to live in
their new home.
6. Ned found it very pleasant to play in
the fields and woods. But he was as proud
as ever. He would not make friends with
the farmers' boys who lived close by.
7. One day when he was swinging on the
gate, he saw one of the boys coming up the
road. His clothes were poor, his hat was
torn, his feet were bare; but he had a pleas-
ant face. In one hand he carried a basket
half full of blackberries.
s. He nodded to Ned, and said, "Good
morning! But Ned cried out, "I don't
know you! Go away. I don't want to have
anything to do with poor boys like you."
9. "But won't you let me look over the
fence at your pretty flowers? said the boy.
"I won't harm them by looking at them."
o. ."No, I don't want you around here,"
said Ned. "Now, he off with you!"

11. The boy laughed and walked away,
swinging his basket as he went.
12. "I think I will go out and find some
blackberries, too," said Ned to himself. He
took a little basket and went out through the
lane to an old field where there were many
bushes and briers.
13. In a little while he found some fine,
large berries. They were hanging upon some
briers just on the other side of a deep ditch.
He thought that he could jump over the ditch
very easily. But it was wider than it seemed,
and when he jumped he came down in the
middle of it.
14. The mud in the ditch was soft and
deep, and the banks were steep and high.
Ned could not get out. The more he tried,
the deeper he sank in the mud. He called
for help; but he was so far from the house
that no one could hear him.
15. He was very much frightened. He
began to think that he would never get out.
The minutes seemed to him like hours.

16. But after a while he heard some one
coming through the bushes. He heard steps
on the bank above him. He looked up. It
was the boy that he had driven from the gate.
17. "Oh, please help me out!" said Ned.

"I will give
you all the money
I have."
is. "I don't want
your money," said
the boy. Then him f i
lay down on the bank, "Oh, plese help me ouw,,
and reached over as far as he could. He took
hold of Ned's hand and helped him climb out.
19. Ned was covered with mud, he had lost
his hat, and his basket was still in the'ditch.
The boy spoke to him kindly. He found his
hat; and then, with a long stick, he hooked
the basket up out of the mud.

20. Oh, I thank you for helping me," said
Ned. "And I am very sorry that I was so
rude to you this morning."
21. "Never mind," said the boy. "The
next time I go to your gate perhaps you will
not drive me away. I am not rich, but I am
stronger than you."
"And you are more polite," said Ned.
22. The next day when Ned saw the boy
going along the road, he called him into the
yard. He showed him all his pets and play-
things. Then he let the boy try his new
bicycle, and was surprised to find that he
could ride quite well.
23. "You are very kind to-day," said the
boy. "You know how to be polite."
24. "I hope that I do," said Ned; "and I
am going to try to be kind and polite to
25. "It is the best way," said the boy.
"My mother says that

"' Politeness is to do and say
The kindest things in the kindest way.' "

owner sold honest marry
plow son belongs merchant
paid brave because daughter
price iron neither everybody

1. In a far-away country there once lived
a poor man who had long wanted to have a
home that he could call his own. He
worked very hard, and at last saved
enough money to buy a little farm.
2. One day as he was plowing in
one of his fields he turned up an -.
iron pot that was full of gold.
"Ah, how rich I would be if this
gold were only my own!" he said. Te Farmer
3. Nobody savw him when he found the
gold, and he might have kept it all for him-
self if he had wished. "But no," he said.
"It is not mine. I may never be rich, but
I can always be honest."
4. He had paid a good price for his farm,
but he did not think that he had bought the
gold that was in the ground.
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