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36. The china doll could hardly believe it. The rose-leaf color was gone, and she was now quite waxen.

37. “You must be in poor health,” said the china doll. " Tell me your sad story.”

My little mistress had so many toys she did not care for me. She left me out one night. The rain took the color from

my

hair. 39. “She forgot me by the fire one day, and I lost my left cheek. One cold night froze my face in all these wrinkles. I cried so much I ruined my eyes and now I cannot

open them.”

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“How sad!” said the china doll. I wish you could

go

home with me and have the care that I have had."

“I wish so indeed,” said the wax doll.

41. As no one came for the doll, the little girl took her home in the buggy. She passed the rest of her life in a corner, a blind, wrinkled, white-haired old lady. The smiling, round-cheeked, china doll was very good to her. But she was glad she was not from Paris.

THE WINDS THEY DID BLOW

1. The winds they did blow,

The leaves they did wag;
Along came a beggar-boy,

And put me in his bag.

2. He took me up to London,

A lady did me buy;
Put me in a silver cage,

And hung me up on high.

3. With apples by the fire,

And nuts for to crack;
Besides a little feather-bed,

To rest my little back.

CINDERELLA

pâr'ents
heart'-bro-ken
fault
çin'dērs

pằmpkin mouse-color líz'a(ē)rds coach'man Çin-dēr-ěllà

beaū'tý finẼr-ỷ ăx-ictly. prin'cess

PART ONE

1. This is the story of a young girl. She was the only child of her parents. She had golden hair and deep blue eyes and round, soft cheeks with roses in them. In all her happy days her sweet wish was to be good and to do good.

2. One sad day her mother died. The maid was almost heart-broken, but she tried to be brave and to do her duty. She took care of the house, and her father's wishes were always in her mind.

3 But, after a time, her father brought her a step-mother. This new wife had two girls of her own. These girls were cross and vain, and were unkind to the maid.

4. Though they kept her always at work, they found fault with everything she did. She had no new clothes. She saw no friends. When she was not busy, she sat by herself over the fire and thought of the happy days gone by. Because she looked in the fire and cinders so much, the unkind sisters called her Cinder-maid or Cinderella.

PART Two

5. One night the King gave a ball. From the girls who were guests that night, the King's son, the Prince, was to choose a wife.

6. The two sisters were very happy when they were asked to go. They got out their finest dresses, and took great pains to look pretty.

7. Cinderella, though she had no pretty clothes of her own,

had better taste than the sisters. They begged

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her to help them select the things that would most become them. They went away to the ball looking their best. Cinderella went back to the fire-place.

8. Just as she sat down, her fairy godmother stood before her. Why do you cry?” asked the fairy.

9. “I wish I wish— ” sobbed Cinderella. “So I thought,” said the fairy.

10. “Go into the garden and get the largest pumpkin you can find,” said the god-mother.

11. Cinderella did as she was told. The fairy touched the pumpkin with her wand, and at once a fine coach, painted with gold, stood before them.

12. The mouse-trap was opened and six mice ran out. The fairy touched each of them and at once they became prancing coach horses of a fine, mouse-color.

13. In the rat trap Cinderella found a great fat rat. A touch of the wand made him a proud coachman.

14. In the garden under a rock, Cinderella

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