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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

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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

is right.

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The Bird's Nest.
If ever I

On bush or tree,
Young birds in a pretty nest,

I must not, in play,
Steal the


To grieve their mother's breast.

My mother, I know,

Would sorrow so,
Should I be stolen away;

So I'll speak to the birds

In my softest words,
Nor hurt them in my play.

And when they can fly

In the bright blue sky,
They will warble a song to me;

And when I am sad,

It will make me glad
To think they are happy and free.



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1. Who taught the little bee to fly

Among the sweetest flowers,
And lay her feast of honey by,

To eat in winter hours ?

2. Who showed the little ant the way

Her narrow hole to bore,
And spend the pleasant summer day

In laying up her store?
3. The sparrow builds her clever nest

Of wool, and hay, and moss;
Who taught her how to weave it best,

And lay the twigs across ? 4. 'Twas God who taught them all the way,

And gave them all their skill;
And teaches children, when they pray,
To do His holy will.


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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.

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