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7. So he was crying for some one to come and help him down.

8. Elmer did not like it when Uncle Tommy called him an owl.

9. Uncle Tommy got a ladder and helped Elmer down.

10. Elmer was careful not to climb large trees again.


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The Toy Store.
1. Mr. Plum keeps a toy store.

2. The little children like his store better than any other in town.

3. Little Walter wants to buy a drum. What a noise he will make!

4. Mabel wants to get a doll that will open and shut its eyes.

5. James has bought a musical box, but he can't play a tune.

6. Arthur has bought a velocipede. See how fast he can make it go !

7. David is looking at a rocking-pony. He says he will own a live horse when he grows up.

8. “Aunt Cora,” says Susie, “buy me that cunning little stove."

9. Susie thinks she will learn how to cook when she gets the stove.

10. George asked his papa to buy the little locomotive and cars and the little railroad track.

11. The little locomotive does not wind up, but runs by steam.

12. George is a good boy, so his father bought the little locomotive, three cars, and the little track, and gave them to him.

13. Which of these things would you rather have?


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The Pet Dog. 1. I will tell you about a little pet dog I saw in the country last summer.

2. He belonged to a little girl named Edith.

3. Edith was very fond of him. She called him Sport, because he was so full of fun.

4. She used to dress him up in a little blue and white blanket.

5. She put a little red cap on his head.

6. He wore a little collar around his neck with a bell on.

7. His name was on the collar, too.

8. How do you think he looked when he was dressed up?

9. Edith taught him a great many tricks.

10. He could stand up on his hind feet and walk around.

11. He would sometimes carry her brother Harry's wooden gun around and make believe he was a soldier.

12. When he wanted anything to eat, he would speak for it.

13. This means he would give a little short bark, which Edith called speaking.

14. He knows so much that Edith says she wishes he really could speak.

15. Tell your teacher about your little dog, if

16. Have you taught him any tricks?

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Why Bertie tears his Clothes. 1. I know a little boy whose name is Robert. The boys call him Bertie.

2. He is a bright little boy, and he is very fond of play.

3. He plays nearly all the time when he is not asleep.

4. He lives in a little village in the country. 5. In the summer time he


barefoot. So do all the little boys in his village.

6. He climbs over fences and up the trees.

7. His clothes are often so badly torn that he is sometimes as ragged as a beggar.

8. He is so little that he does not care if his clothes are torn.

9. His mamma has to work hard to mend his clothes and keep them clean.

10. He is the only child, but he needs as much care as any three other boys.

11. His mamma says when Bertie becomes a big boy he will take care of himself.

12. Are you big enough to take care of yourself?


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The Fourth of July.

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1. Boys, which day of the year

do best?

2. We like Fourth of July best. 3. Why?

4. Because we have more fun on the Fourth of July than on any other day.

5. What do you do on Fourth of July ?

6. Why, we go to see the parade, we play soldiers, and we shoot fire-crackers.

7. In the evening, we go to see the fire-works. We have lots of fun.

8. John had a big fire-cracker. When it went off, it made a noise as loud as a cannon.

9. Many people leave the city the day before

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