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1. “Come here, Henry. I want you
to the market with me,” said Aunt Phebe.
2. I was delighted to go with Aunt Phebe, for I had never seen a large market.
3. We have none in the country. We get everything we want to eat from the farmers or from the groceries. 4. In a few minutes I was ready to go
with Aunt Phebe.
5. Soon we reached the market. There were a great many women there with large baskets to put things in.
6. Some men stood by heaps of fruit and vegetables and called out as loud as they could.
7. One man shouted out, “Here you are !” I said, “I know it.”
8. Aunt Phebe said to me, “The man said
that to get us to stop and look at his things. He thought maybe we would buy some of them.”
9. What a big place the market was ! It was big enough to hold three times as many stores as we have in Northfield.
10. I never saw so many apples, peaches, pears, lemons, oranges, potatoes, turnips, onions, and meat and fish in one building before.
11. There were some kinds of fruit and vegetables and fishes I had never seen before.
12. The men who owned places in the market called these places their stands.
13. A very large man kept the fish-stand, and a very small man kept a butter-stand.
14. Some of the fruit-stands were kept by women and little girls.
15. When I become a man, I hope I may own a place in a market.
16. Then I could get everything good to eat without much trouble.
17. Aunt Phebe says it is not play to keep a market, but that it is hard work. Maybe she
The Bird's Nest.
I must not, in play,
My mother, I know,
Would sorrow so,
So I'll speak to the birds
In my softest words,
And when they can fly
In the bright blue sky,
And when I am sad,
It will make me glad
1. Who taught the little bee to fly
Among the sweetest flowers,
To eat in winter hours ?
2. Who showed the little ant the way
Her narrow hole to bore,
In laying up her store?
Of wool, and hay, and moss;
And lay the twigs across ? 4. 'Twas God who taught them all the way,
And gave them all their skill;
Riding Velocipedes. 1. Robert is a bright, active little boy. 2. His
fond of him, so one night when he came home he brought Robert a velocipede.
3. Robert is his real name, but every one calls him Bertie.
4. When Bertie got up the next morning, he found a velocipede for him in the dining-room.
5. He was in such a hurry to take a ride, he could not wait to eat his breakfast first.
6. He cried out, “O mamma, do let me ride around the block on my velocipede. I will be back before breakfast."
7. His mamma said, “Yes, if you will be back soon."
8. So off Bertie went. I think there never was a happier boy.
9. He rides on his velocipede every day.