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SECOND STANDARD.

« THE SCHOOL MANAGERS' SERIES OF

READING BOOKS.”

JUST PUBLISHED,
In continuation of the above, strongly bound,
LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE.
EDITED BY THE Rev. A. R. GRANT, M.A.

IN TWO PARTS.
Pakt I. OLD TESTAMENT. Price 1s.

„ II. NEW TESTAMENT. Price 1s. 2d. ^ To which is added “THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE BIBLE" for very Young

Children. By the Rev. C. THORNTON FORSTER, M.A.

*** Or Bound together, price 2s.

Rumble and splash, to the other side !

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PAGE Scotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 France ........111 Belgium .. .. .. . .. .. . .. .... 114 Holland .. . · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 116 Italy · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 119 Spain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Portugal · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 126 Germany .................. 127

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SECOND STANDARD.

THE PEDLAR’S CARAVAN.

I wish I lived in a caravan,
With a horse to drive, like the pedlar-man!
Where he comes from nobody knows,
Or where he goes to, but on he goes !

His caravan has windows two,
And a chimney of tin that the smoke comes through;
He has a wife, with a baby brown,
And they go riding from town to town.

Chairs to mend, and delf to sell !
He clashes the basins like a bell,
Tea-trays, baskets, ranged in order,
Plates with the alphabet round the border!

The roads are brown, and the sea is green,
But his house is just like a bathing-machine;
The world is round, and he can ride,
Rumble and splash, to the other side !

With the pedlar-man I should like to roam,
And write a book when I came home;
All the people would read my book,
Just like the Travels of Captain Cook.

From “ LILLIPUT LEVEE.”

SILLY WILLIE.

In the village of Weston, there was a half foolish boy always to be found lying about in the fields or woods. He was an orphan, and lived with a dirty, drinking old woman, who called herself his aunt, but was no relation. She was willing to keep him for 2s. 6d. a week from the parish, but little enough of that 2s. 6d. was ever spent upon poor Willie, who roamed about like a stray dog, eat turnips, apples, and odd bits of bread that people gave him, though he never begged. He had had fits, stuttered, was weak on his legs, and seemed in both mind and body to be no better than a child of five years old, terrified at everything, and incapable of fixing his attention on anything. Now the Weston school-boys thought there was no fun in the world equal to hunting Willie. The moment he saw them let loose from school, he always ran, and they after him, hooting and hallooing like dogs pursuing a hare; and when he fell down, as often happened, though they did not hurt him, they threw mud or sand over him, and made the place ring again with their laughter.

One day, when driven very hard, just like a

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