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RDITOR OF "THE GRADUATED SERIES OF READING-LESSON BOOKS," ETO.
One of the narratives next in order after monosyllables in an
elementary reading book used in the school.
ARITHMETIC. A sum in simple addition or subtraction, and the multiplication
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SECOND 'STANDARD' READER.
Charley rain what
gentle kitchen shame thought simple
CHARLEY AND FRISKY. Charley was a little boy; and Frisky was a little dog. Charley was a nice little boy, and Frisky was a nice little dog—they were both very good. One wet night Frisky had come to Charley's house, 0, how cold and hungry you can't think!
Charley begged hard for the doggy to be let stay and be his dog. But no! it was too dirty and wretched for that! Still his mother let him take it to the kitchen fire to warm itself. Then she let him give it a little supper.
Frisky wagg'd his tail with delight. No dog was ever so happy. No dog was ever so thank•ful as Frisky that night.
Well, since Frisky was so happy and comfortable, was it not a shame to send him away again into the cold and the rain ? That was what Charley felt. That too, was what Charley's mother thought. In short, Frisky was allowed to stay all night.
Now, Frisky behaved himself very well. He lay still on the mat, and he growld and barkt when he heard a step at the door. That was a good dog. Aye, and a good house-dog too! So Charley's mother thought next morning. And this was the way that. Frisky became not only Charley's dog, but the house-dog into the bar gain..
Frisky is no longer thin, and cold, and dirty. He