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p pi l "

( To b e read to t he u s .

A l t o f li t tle sn o wfl k e s
o a ,

Were slee ping in th sky e ,

With clou d s tuc ked f st bo u t th em a a

A s t rry ligh t cl os e by "


a

Th e wi n d blew u t th eir c n dle o a

Thre w ff their bl nket w rm


o a s a

An d dow n t h ey q uickly tum bled


In ter ible l rm
r a a .

It di d h urt t h em s urely
no t ,

B u t m d e th e r th so whi t
a e a o

Th t ll th little child en
a a e r

L ugh e d u t i n p u re d eli gh t
a o .

Th e little ngel fe th ers


a a

Will m k e th e rth so w rm
a e a a

Th fl owe rs w i ll b e cos y
e

A n d shi eld e d t from h rm oo a .

—C H AS . E . BO Y D .
W ord B ui ld i ng .

rai n white bla ck hill


rai ny Whitey Bla cky hilly

pig m ud dear b ri ck
old ki nd Bro w ny e very

A m am m a pi g had three little pigs .

Bla cky w as a good little pi g She .

did as her m am m a told her .

Bro w ny was no t a good pig at all .

He g ot i nto the m ud up to his eyes


every day .

Whitey ate and ate and at e and


, , ,

the n cried fo r m ore .


O ne day th e old m am m a pi g said ,

Bro w ny d e ar , What ki nd o f a house


would y o u lik e to hav e 3 7’

Oh I should lik e a m ud hous e ,

d ear Mam m a ”
,
said Bro wny .


A nd What ki nd o f a house w ould
you lik e Whitey ? asked the Inam m a
7’
.

I should like
a bi g big cabbag e
,

ho u s e Mam m a , ,

said Whitey .

Blacky What ,

ki nd o f a hous e shall I m ak e fo r y o u? ”

said th e In am m a pig .

O h a brick hous e said Blacky


,

.

A nd so th e ki nd m a m m a pi g m ad e
th r ee hous e s fo r th e t hr ee lit t l e pig s .

Th e n she w e nt aw ay .
bag k no ck e d n ext
who carri e d door
The v ery ne xt d ay ,

the old fo " k nock e d


at the door o f th e
m ud house .


IV ho is th e r e (
3 7’

asked Browny .

A g ood fri e nd o f
your m am m a s said the fo "

,

.


Oh no you ar e no t said Bro w ny
, ,

.

You can t co m e i n

.

Th e n th e old fo " k nock e d a hol e i n


th e mud hous e H e put Bro wny i nt o a
.

bag and carri e d hi m aw ay to th e w oo d s .

"
O n anoth e r day th e fo r k nock e d
at the cabbage hous e door Whi te y .

w as eati ng th e cab bage t hat his



house was m ade o f Who is th e re 2
.

sai d he.


I am a fri e nd o f your m am m a s ’
,

s aid t he fo " .


No you ar e no t ,


said Whitey You can t.

co m e i n .

The n th e fo " m ad e a
big hole i n th e c abbag e
hous e and carried lit t le
,

Whi t ey aw ay i n his big bag .

Th e ne xt ni ght the fo " k nocked


at the d oor o f the bri ck house .

W ho is th e re ask e d Blacky
I am a fri e nd o f your m a m m a s ,

said the fo " .


Oh no said Blacky you ar e not
,

,

a frie nd You ca n t c o m e i n
.

.

The n the fo "
tri e d and t ried ,

but he could no t
g e t i nto B lack y s ’

b rick house .


As h e we nt aw ay he said I will ,

co m e back ag ai n and I will g et i nto


,

that bri ck hous e so m e ho w .

c hi m ne y w at e r roll
killed ke t tle do wn
The next day Bla c ky we nt to to w n
to get a ne w ket t le .

As sh e cam e back she saw the fo " ,

walki ng i n the w oods She was afrai d


. .

She did no t know what t o do She .

c ould r un but so could the fo "


,
.


Oh , what sh all I d o 2 she cried .
10

The n she g ot i nto the k e ttle and


i t be g an to roll Down t h e hill it
.

we nt and soo n it w as g oi ng very fast


,
.

The fo " could no t


s e e a pig anywhere .

All that h e c ould


s e e was a b ig bla c k
kettle goi ng do wn
t he hill .

B lac k y s h o u s e

w as at th e botto m
o f that hill Wh e n the
.

k ett l e c am e to th e door
o f t h e bri c k hous e Bla cky g ot out
,
.

She r an i nto t h e house j ust as fast


as she c ould go and put th e kettle
,

o v er th e fire Th e n she put so m e


.

wat e r i nto the k et tle .


1 1

Whe n the fo " tri e d the d oor he


co uld no t ge t i n Th e n h e we nt do w n
.

th e chi m ne y He did not s e e the


.

kettl e o f hot w at e r So he fe ll i nto


.

it and w as kill e d .
1 2

Th e n Blacky we nt to fi nd Browny
and Whit e y . The fo " had carri e d
the m to his hole i n t he w oods They .

all we nt to liv e at B lack y s house ’

until t heir m a m m a cam e back .

( To b e r e ad t o t he p plu i s .
"

To m rk e t
a ,

T o m rk et
a ,

To bu y f t pi g "
a a

H om e g in a a ,

H om e g i n a a ,

J ig g e ty j 1 g .

W o rd Bu i l di ng .

frie nd sad bri ght


frie ndly sadly bri gh t ly

m ic e n e ck b e ll
abo ut h e ar we ll
14

Th e y said O ats have bi g gree n eyes


,

wit h bla c k hol e s i n t he m T hey c an se e


.

al m ost as well by ni g ht as by day .

So do no t l e ave y ou r hol e s at ni ght ,

li ttl e o ne s .

B ut ho w shall we ge t anyt hi ng
to eat ? cri e d t he little m ice

.

Just so said t h e papa m ic e


,

We .

are afraid we shall g et hu ng ry T hat .

cat walks about o n h e r t o e s so t hat


w e c an no t hear h e r w h e n sh e co m e s .

The n an old g ray pap a m ous e said


, ,

Hear m e m ic e " W e will put a b e ll


,

o n th e ca t s ne ck Th e n we can h e ar h e r

.


whe n she c o m es and we can r un aw ay .
15

O h, g ood "good
good " cri e d all

t he hu ngry little m ice . W e shall


hav e happy days agai n wh e n the old
cat has a bell o n h e r neck .


Who will put this b e ll o n th e cat
ask e d a gray old m am m a m ous e .

Not I " Not I " Not I " cried all


the oth e r m ic e .

A nd t o this day the cat w alks about


o n h e r toes fo r no t o ne o f t he m ic e
, ,

bi g or li ttle w ould put th e bell o n


,

her ne ck .
16

F inding S o un ds .

( To b e r e p pi l "
ad to t he u s
.

P uss nd "i t ty so ftly s to le


a

A fter M M ouse "rs .

But sh e n i n to h
ra h ol e er

U n d erne th th h ouse
a e .

Puss nd "i tty th ought the y d


a

tr y

H unti ng M S w llow r . a

Th ey forgo t th t h e could fl y a

Wh ere th e y c ould n t follow ’


.

P uss an d fo n d t r y
"i t ty u a a

F i lle d w i t h d i n ti es i ce
a n .

D oyou thi nk i t g t w y o a a

k
Li e the bi r d s a nd mi ce ?
—AD APTE D .
1 7

Sunday m o ne y sell m et

c hurch m oo n ever bad


A littl e old m an we nt
to th e woods e v ery day
fo r twi g s and bra nc hes
o f trees. He c arried th e m
to town o n his b a ck
to se ll the m H e was a
.

bad m an He did no t like anythi ng


.

but m o ney So he worked o n Su ndays


.

as well as o n other days .

O ne Su nd ay as he c arri e d the twi g s


to tow n o n his back he m e t another
,

m an who was dr e s s e d i n his S u nday

c oat for he was g oi ng to c hurch


,
.

This m an said to th e li ttle old m an ,

Do you not know that this is Su nday


M e n do no t w ork o n Su nday .
18

S unday or no t i t is all o ne to m e
,

said th e li tt l e old m an .


Th e n you shall hold t wi g s o n
y our back for eve r said

th e m an i n


t he Su nday coat . A nd as y o u ha ve
worked o n Su nday you s hall no t ag ai n
,

have a S und ay All o f your days


.

s hall b e M o o nd ay s and you s hall li ve


,

i n the m oo n for eve r ”


.

A nd to t his ve ry d ay you c an s e e
t h e li tt l e old m an i n th e m oo n holdi ng
t he twi g s o n hi s b ack .
1 9

ice s no w
sky s t o ve
sid e no t hi ng
eve n w i nd ow

I like this c old , ”
said the s no w

m an . I like t he w i nd too But W ha t
.

is that bi g red t hi ng i n the sky ? ”

It w as the sun goi ng to b e d


that t he s no w m an sa w By and by
.

the m oo n ca m e up .


Th e r e it co m e s ag ai n fro m th e
oth e r sid e ,

said th e s no w m an ,


b ut it is not so bright as it was .

20


T h e n h e we nt on, I wish I c ould
r un o n t h e i c e . I saw so m e boys
but I do n t k no w how they

did it I c an t ev e n walk
.

.

The sun w ill m ake


you r un said the old

,

house dog .


Is that t hi ng i n
the sky the sun ? asked
the s no w m an .

Yo u k now nothi ng at all said ”


the house d og . Yo u we re j ust m ade
to d ay No , it is the m oo n that yo u
-
.

se e i n the sk n ow Th e r e d thi ng
y .

w as the sun It w ill co m e ag ai n and


.

m ake yo u r u n do w n hill .


A nd w here d i d you co m e fro m 2
said the s now m an t othe do g .
22

us e fre e z e
m ust p e ep e d
roo m pi tc her
pus h m is c hi ef

I do no t lik e t h e sun ve ry w ell ,


s aid Jack Frost o ne wi nt er d ay Ho
.

and I are no t ve ry frie ndly I lik e


to w alk about at ni ght wh e n he i s
asl ee p i n hi s b e d
.

That v ery nig ht w ho should go ‘

dow n to wn but Ja ck Frost He .

peep e d i n at the wi ndo w s o f a house


and saw a bright fire .
23

I t is too h o t to w o r k h e re said he ,

.

That fire wo uld soo n kill m e .


So h e peeped i n at other wi ndo w s .

By and by h e ca m e to a roo m that


had no fire .

O I c an use this wi ndo w fo r so m e


,

t hi ng v ery b e au ti ful said he A nd ,



.

he be g an to w ork .

T he n he w e nt so ft ly up to a pitc he r .

As soo n as he pe e p e d i nt o i t t he wate r ,

i n the pi t cher cri e d


out Oh do go aw ay "
,

,

You ar e very c old .


F indi ng S o und s .

side
ride
slid e
24

But Jack Frost did no t w ish to g o


away . By and by th e w ater cried ,

If you do not go I shall freeze
,
.

That is what I w ish you to do ,


said Jack Frost So I shall hold you
fast i n m y ar m s
.

T he n th e w ater b eg an to freeze .

At this th e pitcher cried ,

Wate r i f you push any


,

harder I shall burst .



I ca n t h e lp it said the

,


wate r I am freezing and
,

m u st hav e m or e roo m

.

So it we nt o n fr ee zi ng and pushi ng
and pushi ng . By and by it w as ice .

The pitch e r g ave a cry and burst .

The n Jack Frost we nt so ftly o ut


to ge t i nto m ore m ischi e f .
25

I n the m orni ng M ay saw the be au


ti fu l thi ngs that Ja ck Frost h ad m ade
o n the wi n dow bu May s a ’
,
t m am m
di d n ot like s o well what had bee n

do ne to the pitcher .

F ind i ng S o und s .

IIIO I O
'

tore
26

ho m e t hr e w b e a ns
poo r v exed m o t her

Jack and hi s m ot he r li ve d i n an
old hous e Th e y we r e very ve ry poor
.
,
.

All that they had i n th e world w as


a n old r e d co w .


O ne day Jack s m oth e r said

J ac k ,

we m ust s e ll the old co w Tak e h e r .

t o t o w n and ge t w hat you can fo r h e r .



27

As Ja ck was t aki ng the old cow


t o town he m e t a m an i n the road
,
.


My boy what are y o u goi ng to d o
,

with t hat c ow ? said the m an ”


.


I am goi ng to sell her said Jack ,

.

I will give y o u three big bea ns


fo r your c ow said the m an

,
.


You m ay ha v e h e r said Jack ,

.

Th e n Ja ck we nt ho m e to his m other

and said See the big beans that
,

I g o t fo r the c o w " J ack s m o t h e r ’

was v exed .She said ,


O Jack "What ha v e
you do ne ? The
c ow was all we
had . The bea ns
are no t good
for anythi ng .

28

T he n s he threw all the bean s o u t


o f the wi nd ow and p u t Jack to be d
,
.

P oor little Ja ck c rie d and c ried


until he fell asleep .

F i di
n ng S ound s .

u
Ju ne

land great giant don t grown’

hide ove n stalk plea s e wo m a n


Whe n Jac k waked up he did no t
k now where he w as The sun was u p .

but he c o uld not see out .

O ne of the big bean s h a d c o m e up


i n the n ight It had grown so th at
.

its leave s w ere o v er Ja ck s wi ndow ’


.

He could not see the top o f the


stalk It was up i n the very sky
.
~ .
I can t go

u nt i l I get
s o In e t h i n g
t o e at I am .

so hu ngry ,

said Jack .

Th e n t he w o m an g ave hi m
so m e b r e ad and m ilk As he .

was e ati ng th e gi ant ca m e ho m e


,
.

Hid e "hide " cri e d the w o m a n



.

Th e gia nt will kill y o u " ”

So Jack got i nto the o ve n .

cut cut- -
ca -
d ah-
cut
laid di nner safe
gold s m ell ti m e

Whe n the giant cam e in h e walke d


to the o v e n.
31


What is this I s m ell ? s aid he

Oh d o co m e and e at your di nne r


, ,

said th e wo m an So the gia nt sat


.

down and at e his d i nne r . The n he



sai d Ge t m e th e he n .

The w o m an w e nt ou t and cam e back


with a w hi t e he n i n h e r ar m s She put
.

it dow n The giant sai d Lay "


.
,
“ ”
32

So the he n laid a gold egg The n .

the gia nt again sai d Lay " and the


“ ”

he n laid a nother gold egg E v ery ti m e


.

the giant said Lay " the he n laid


“ ”

a gold egg .

By and by the giant fell asleep ,

No w you com e out o f the o v e n and


r un away said the wo m an to Ja ck

,
.

Jack cam e out and saw the he n


and the eggs .
38


He said I do wi sh I h ad a he n
,

like th at
.

Y ou m ay take her said the wo m a n .

The he n i s your s i f y o u wish her .


Ja ck took the he n and as he w as


goi ng out o f the door she cried ,

O ut c ut cu t cut ca dah c ut
- - - - - -

This wak e d the giant He cried to


.

Ja ck to put dow n the he n .

ut Jack r an o n as fast

as he co ul d u nt il

he cam e to th e
bean stalk .
34

Dow n the stalk he we nt and soo n


was safe at ho m e .

Ja ck took the he n to his m other .

He put her o n the grou nd and said ,


Lay " j ust as the giant had said i t

.

A nd the he n laid a gold egg . E v ery


t i m e Jack said Lay " the he n laid a
“ ”

gol d egg .

The n he and his m o the r had all


they wished to eat and t o we ar .
35

m usi c si ng box har p tabl e


V ery soo n Ja ck we nt up t he bea n
s talk ag ai n A nd he ca m e agai n
.

to the great big house .

The great big wo m a n was at the door .


Go ba ck "go back "cried the wo m an ”
.

The giant kills and eats e v ery boy


t hat he can fi nd .

But I am v ery v ery hungry said, ,



Jack . Do gi v e m e so m e thi n
to eat .

So the w o m an g ave 1
so m e bread and butter .

A nd agai n the giant


c am e ho m e .

Jack h ad j ust
abo u t ti m e t o g e t
i nto the b r ead box -
.
36

The g iant cried W here is he ? “

I s m ell a boy Where is he


.

Oh c o m e eat yo u r di nne r said


, ,

the w o m a n .

So the gi a nt ate his di nner .

Whe n he had eate n he said Get ,

m e the harp .The n the wo m an put


a ve ry beauti ful harp o n t h e table .

The giant said to it Si ng " and



,

beauti ful m usi c cam e fro m the harp .

F i nding S ou nds .

be she

m aster heard far aft er hat c het


By and by t he gi ant fell asleep
ag ai n Th e n the w om a n told Ja ck
.

to c o m e out and r un ho m e .
38

Whe n Ja ck go t t o the b o tt o m he
rie d Moth e r ge t m e the hatche t

,
.

His m o ther r an o ut wi th t he hatchet


nd Jack c u t t he s t alk down T he n.

th e g ia nt c ould no t g e t down t o the


g r ou nd. I t i s s ai d that he li v e s
i n hi s hou se i n t he sk y to t h i s d ay .

Jack and hi s m o t her w e nt t o li v e


1 1 a ne w r e d b r ick house . They got
t heir o ld r e d cow
b ack agai n T he y .

had all t hey wishe d


to eat and to wear ,

and a be aut i ful gold

har p t o m ak e m usi c
fo r t he m A nd they
.

were v ery happy


e v er after .

FO L" TAL"
.
39

o nc e
why
looked t hro ug h

O ne d ay i n su m m er Ma la o n the
ground i n t he w oo d s All a t o nce .

s he sawa little e lf m an -
.

He had w i ng s o n his back


just like th e w i ngs o f a b u tt erfly .

“ “
Good m or ni ng sai d May w ho
,

,

are you ? ”


I am an e lf m an s aid the e lf
-
,

.
40

Do yo u li v e here i n the wood s all


the ti m e ? asked May

.

“ “
Oh no sai d the e lf I go to
, , ,

your garde n so m et i m es You will .

fi nd m e where the li li es and the


m or ni ng glories grow
-
.


I will look for you the next
ti m e I am i n the gard e n said May ,

.


Look fo r t he E lf " uee n t oo-
, ,


said the e lf m an -
. She can gi v e
o u a nythi ng you ask for
y .

D o you k now wher e the E lf

" uee n li v es ? ask



e d May But the .

e lf m an w as no t there
-
S he looked
.

all about b u t could see nothi ng o f hi m


,
.


N o w I c an nev er fi nd the E lf

" ue e n
,

she sig h ed .

Whe n May told Mam m a about it ,


41

Mam m a said t hat May was asleep


w he n she saw the e lf m an
-
.

I a li ttle e lf m an o nc e
m et -
,

Down w he r e th e lilie s blow .

I asked hi m why h e w as so s m all


A nd why he did no t grow .

He fro w ned at m e and with his eye


,

He looked m e thro ugh and thro ugh .

I am as big fo r m e said he ,

,

As yo u ar e big for y ou .

— JO H N" E N D RIC " B AN GS .


say s go n e r unn i ng
you ng do nk ey together
li v i ng Bow w o w -
m u s i c i an s

A m an h ad a d o n key . Th e d o nkey
had work e d h ard and h ad grown

t o be very old .

O ne d ay his m as te r said to hi m ,

Yo u are so old th at you c annot


-

wor k any m or e I shall h av e to k ill


.
43

yo u . I m u st
hav e a yo un g do n ke y ,

and I c ann ot feed t w o



.

The do nkey sighed sadly whe n he



heard this He said I h ave w orke d
.
,

hard and I ha ve bee n a goo d do nkey


,
.

No w that I am old there i s no room


fo r m e This is a poor way to tha nk
.

me . But m y m as te r sh all n ot k i ll
me . I will r un a w ay and go to to wn .

I si ng v ery well and I will go and


,

si ng for a li v i ng .

So the do nkey w e nt down the road


t o to w n He had no t go ne far w he n
.

he saw a dog ru nni ng o n t h e road .

My good Bo w w o w wh at m is c hie f
-
,

have yo u bee n at ? said the do nkey



.

“ “
Oh said the do g m y m aster says
,

,

I am t oo old fo r hi m He i s g oi ng.
44

to ge t a you ng dog He says t hat he


.

w ill kill m e so I am ru nni ng aw ay


,
.

T hat is j ust what m y m ast e r sai d



of m e ,
said th e do nk e y

I t oo am
.

r unni ng a w ay I am g oi ng to t o wn
.

to si ng fo r a li v i ng Co m e w i t h m e
. .

W e will g o to get h e r You c an si ng


.

t oo and we w ill b e m usicians


,
.

So t h e do nk e y and hi s fi i e nd th e
'

d o g we nt do w n th e r e ad to get her .
46

O u r m aster s s a i d we were too



old brayed the do nkey and w e ar e
,

,

ru nni ng a w ay too You c an s i ng


,
. .

Co m e let us all go to to w n toge t her


,

and be m usicia ns

.

So the do nkey and the dog and the


c at we nt down the road toge t h e r .

They had no t g o ne far whe n the y


saw an old rooster .

Co c k -
a d o o d le d o o ,
- -

W hat i s t he m a tt e r w i t h y o u ?

brayed the do nkey



I am g oi ng to r un a w ay c ro w e d ,


th e roost e r Mas te r said that I w as
.

too old to fe ed He is g oi ng to have .

s o m e fri e nds to di nne r to day and h e -


,

told th e boys to kill m e So I am .

g oi ng t o r u n aw ay .

So ar e we runni ng away brayed ,

the do nk e y .


Our m ast e rs s aid t hat we were
t oo old to w ork bark e d th e do g
,

.


A nd so w e are all ru nni ng away
t o get h e r m eo we d the cat
,

.

Co m e w ith u s brav e d the do nkey


,

.

You c an sing L e t us all go to


.

to wn and si ng fo r a livi ng .

48

So t he d on key and t he dog and


t he c at and t he roos t er w e nt do wn

the r e ad to g ether .

O n t heir w ay t h e y c am e to the
w oods They could no t go t hrough
.

t he woods t hat night and so t hey ,

c ould not get to t o wn .

Whe n they c a m e to a big t ree the


c at w e nt up i nt o its bra nches Th e .

roost e r we nt up i nto the tree too .

The dog and the do nkey lay o n the


grou nd .

F ind ing S nd s
ou .

"
bee tree fr ee fl ee

bit kicked li ght fri ghte n


tO p pi ck e d robb e rs scratc hed
49

Fro m t he tre e t op the roo ster


could se e all t ha t was goi ng o n .

He saw a li ght no t far a way i n a



wi ndow and he c ried Fri e nds I s e e
, ,

a li g ht. Let u s fi nd out what it i s .


So they all w e nt together t o se e


what the li ght w as .

By an d by they cam e to t he hous e


wi t h the li ght i n the w i ndo w Bu t .

the window was so far up that they


c ould no t se e i n .


The do nkey brayed I w ill pu t
,

tw o fee t o n t h e bo t to m o f the w i n
do w The n I c an se e i n So he d i d
. .

.


What do you s e e ? bark e d t he do g

.

I se e a tabl e w i t h g ood thi ng s


to eat o n it A nd I s e e robbers
.

e ati ng the m br ayed t he d o nk e y


,

.
50

H ow I ho uld s

li k e to eat t h e m ,

m eow e d t h e cat .


So s hould I ,

cro we d t he old
rooste r .


Le t us fri gh t e n
th e robb e rs a way ,

bark e d the do g .

The do nkey had


t w o feet o n t he
botto m o f the w i n
do w Th e d og got
.

on th e d o n k e y s ’

b a ck. Th e cat g o t o n t h e d o g s ba ck

.

The roost e r g o t o n the c at s back ’


.

Th e n t h e y all b eg an to si ng as h ar d
as th e y could .
51

Bray br ay " B o w wow " M eo w


,
-
,

m eo w " O o ck a doodle doo


- - - A nd
the dog and the cat and th e r oos t er
w e nt i n through t he w i ndow .

The robbers w e r e so frighte ne d


that they r an aw ay .

Th e m usi ci ans ate up t he goo d


thi ng s t hat were o n the table Th e y .

all h ad a very g ood di nner T he n .

t he y lay do w n to sl ee p .

Soo n o ne o f th e robbers c a m e back


to see i f they had g o ne The dog .

heard hi m and wak e d the others .

The do nkey kick e d hi m The do g .

bi t hi m Th e cat scratch e d hi m and


.

the rooster pi ck e d hi m .

The robber w as so frighte ned t hat


h e r an away ag ai n He di d no t
.
52

c o m e ba c k an
y m ore Th e n t he four
.

m usi c ia ns lived i n the robbers h o use ’

and had a good ti m e together .

—GR IM M ( A D APTE D "


.

W o rd Bu i l ding .
54

( To b e p pi l "
r e ad to t he u s .

M o th e r E r th i so u n d s le e p "
a s a

0 o h "wh wi ll w k e h ?
,
o a er

I wi ll i d t h m i ld sou th w in d
,
sa e

I w i ll ge n tly s h k e h e r a .

o h er
M t Ea tr h i s wid e w ke " a a

W ho w ill bri n g h fl ower ? er s


I wi ll s i d th be m i ng su n
,

a e a


H elp ed by Apri l sh owe rs .

—RE BE C C A F O RE S M N A .
55

south
Spri ng
childre n
Madam Su nshi ne Ge ntle
56

Mad am Sunshi ne i s o n h e r w ay
b ack fr o m the sou t h said t he Wi nd

o ne S pri ng d a
y .


Y e s and I have heard t hat
,

Spri ng Rai n is t o co m e wi t h h e r ”


s aid Jack F r o st .Spri ng Rai n and
l are no t ve ry g ood fri e nds I am .

g oi ng a w ay f o r t he su m m e r So .

g ood by " A nd aw ay h e w e nt

.


Good by said t h e Wi nd
,

.

V ery soo n Ma d am Su nshi ne c a m e



and she call e d t o th e Wi nd Wi nd ,

O Wi nd " P l e ase let your childre n


the G e ntle Bre e zes c o m e to m e I .

wish t he m to take Spri ng Rain down


to c all o n Moth e r Earth .

Th e n Mada m Su ns hi ne w e nt aw ay
fo r a li t tl e nap .
G e ntl e Br ee z e s to ok Spri ng R ai n
do w n t o Mo t h e r Earth s door Spri ng

.

Rai n k nock e d so ftly at th e door .

Co m e i n Co m e i n
,
l call e d out

Moth e r Earth I am v e ry happy
.

t o se e you m y good Spri ng Rai n "


,

My d e ar childr e n ar e all asle e p i n


th e ir b e ds
. They ha ve had a good
wi nt e r s nap B ut th e y w ill g e t up

.

at o nc e wh e n th e y fi nd that you
hav e c o m e .

Afte r a littl e ti m e G e ntle Bre e zes


said t hat th e y m ust go back ho m e .

So Spri ng Rai n told Moth e r Earth


t hat she w ould co m e se e n agai n .

A nd away th e y all we nt j ust as


M a d am Su nsh i ne w as waki ng up
fro m h e r nap .
58

TH E S U N BE A MS .

( To b e r ead to the p pi l
u s .
"
'

N o w, sW h at sen d h all I rt h t d y t o th e E a o -
a

S i d th gre t r ou n d gold e n S un
a e a , , .

O h "l t us go d ow n t h ere t wo rk nd p l y
e o a a ,

1 S id th S un b e m s e e ry on e
a e a v
, .

So down t th E r th i n hining crow d


o e a a s ,

Went th m err y b us y crew "


e ,

Th e y p int d wi t h s p le n d or e c h fl o t i ng cl ou d
a e a a

An d th k y while p ssing through


e s a .

?
5
3 W ke up li ttle chil dren " th e y cried in glee
a ,

And from D e m l nd com e w y " r a a a a

We e brough t y ou present w k e u p nd

v a : a a se e "
We h e br ught y ou unn y d y "
av o a s a

60

F indin S
g ou nd s .

lo ng s ee n clouds
pai nt e d grass flo we rs

Ma d am Su nshi ne had b ee n ba ck
fro m th e south fo r so m e ti m e .

Spri ng Rai n and G e ntl e Bre e z e s had


bee n hard at work Mother Earth s
.

childre n had waked up .


62

H e pai nted the sk y a b eau t i ful


blue and ev ery night and m or ni ng
,

he pai nte d the c lou d s too You have .

se e n th e m I k now w h e n they were


, ,

all re d and gold .

pr e tty Hea ve n bri dge bo w


pr e ttier a cross ri ve rs t hese

O ne day Li ght c alled to Rai n to


help hi m So down cam e Rai n The n
. .

ri ght across the S ky Light pai nt e d a


beau ti ful bow o f m any c olors .
63

So m e said that it w as a bridge o f


colors Oth e rs sai d t hat it w as m ade
.

of flo w e rs fro m e art h that w e r e


g ro wi ng ag ai n i n H e ave n .

You c an so m e ti m e s se e it w he n the
su n sh i n e s a ft e r a rai n
.

Th e r e ar e bridg es o n th e ri ve rs ,

As pr e tty as you pl e ase


But the b o w that b ri d ge s Heav e n
And o v ertops th e trees ,

A nd m ak e s a ro ad fro m earth to S ky ,

Is pr ett i e r far tha n th e se .

—C H RIS TI N A RO S S E 'I‘TI .
64

kiss wash co m b
ugly cross sister
O nce two sist e rs li v ed i n a lit t le
h ouse O ne sist e r was g oo d and ki nd
. .

Th e ot h e r w as cross and u gly .

T he S ist e r who was g ood and ki nd


had to do all th e w ork fo r th e cross,

S ister w as lazy .

O ne d ay the g ood S ist e r w e nt out


to th e w ell fo r w at e r .

A S she looked i nto the w e ll an ,

ug ly old wo m a n p ut h e r h e ad up o ut


o f t h e w at e r IV ash m e w ash m e ”
, ,
.


said the u g ly h e ad . That I w ill
said the goo d S ist e r A nd S he d id
. .

As she look e d i nto the we ll ag ai n ,

ano t her ve ry u gly old w o m a n put h e r



head up out o f the w ater Co m b .
me com b said
m e,

the ve ry ug ly he ad .


That I will s aid the
,

good sis t er A nd so s he did


. .

As she look e d i nt o the w e ll ag ai n .

anoth e r v ery v e ry u g ly o ld wo m a n
,

put her h e ad up o ut o f th e wa te r .

"iss m e kiss m e said the ve ry


, ,

,


very ugly head Y e s I w ill said
.
,

the good S ister and she kissed t h e,

old wo m an o n t h e nose .
66

talk e d m ost fall ros e s wom en


The three old wo m e n talked to
gether Th e n the u gly ol d wo m a n
.

said Y o u shal l be the m ost b e a uti ful


,

girl i n the w orld .

A nd th e v ery u g ly old w o m a n sai d


Whe n you co m b your hair g old shall ,

fall fro m it .

A nd the very v ery ugly old w o m an


,

sai d W h e n you talk roses S hall fall


,

,

fro m your m outh .


Fro m that day th e g ood S ist e r w as


the m ost beauti ful girl i n th e worl d .

Gold fell fro m h e r hair and roses fell ,

fro m h e r m o nth .

This m ad e th e cross S ist e r m ore


cross and u gly than eve r Go out .

o f th e house said she Co m b your



,
.
67

hair out i n the wood s she cried


,

.

Gi v e your roses t o the pi gs " ”

A nd she m a de the g ood sister li ve


o u t i n the woods wi th the p i gs .

yourself wide throw h eart


pr ayed ya r d ash e s b u shes
68

Whe n the good S ister was go ne the


cross sister had to do all the work .

O ne day S he w e nt to the well fo r


water A s s he looked i nto the well
the u gly old wom a n put her head up

o ut o f the water Wash m e was h
.
,


11 1 8 said the u gly head Wash .

yoursel f said the cross sister


,

.

The n she tried to get so m e wat e r .

B ut there w a s m ud i n it and she had ,

to throw it o u t .

A s S he looke d i nto the well ag ai n


'

the very ugly ol d wo m an put her



hea d up out o f the water Com b
m e c om b m e
,
sai d th e very ugly
,


hea d . C om b yoursel f s aid the ,

c r oss S i s ter .

A nd she tried to g et m ore w ater .


70

A nd fr o m

t h at d ay the cr o ss s i ste r
had a nose a yard lo ng and a m ou t h ,

a yar d wi d e B u s he s b e g an t o grow
o n her h e ad and ash e s fell fro m he r
,

m ou th .

The cr oss siste r cri e d and cri e d .


Th e n she s ai d ,
I will pray fo r a
ki nd heart lik e m y sist e r s ’
.

So S he p r aye d fo r a ki n d h e art .

W he n her heart be gan to be ki nd ,

her nose an d m outh w er e no t so b ig .

Her h air be gan to be so ft again and ,

no m or e a she s fe ll fro m he r m out h .

So m e d ay i t m ay b e she will be
, ,

b e auti ful lik e h er good siste r .

F A I RY TA LE ( AD AT
P E D .
"

F ind ing S nd s
ou .

HO
( To b e r e ad to t he p pi l
u s. "
s hi p s i li ng a -
a ,

A s i li n g on th
- a " e se a

An d o h "s he w ll l d e n as a a

I Vi t h pre tt y th in gs fo r m

e .

There w c ndy i n th c bi n
as a e a

An d pple s in th h old
a e

Th e s i ls were m d e o f si lk
a a ,

An d th m s ts were m d e o f go ld
e a a .

Th e fou r nd t we n ty s i lo rs
a a ,

Th t stoo d b e tw ee n th d e c k s
a e

IVere fo u r nd t we n ty w hi te m i c e
a ,

Wi th c h i n s b ou t th eir ne c k s
a a .

Th e c p t i n w
a a du c k as a

W i th p c k u po n hi s b c k
a a a ,

A n d wh n th shi p b eg n t m o e
e e a o v

Th e c p t i n s id "u c k q u c k
a a a , a , a

N U RS E R Y s um s .
72

o ff

each
v oi ce
m uc h

queer
begi n
w o nd e r
plante d
W e ll "w ho d id t his ? ”

M olly Gray look e d as i f she w er e


g oi ng to cry S he had plant e d so m e
.

b e a ns i n a box o f e art h. But h e r e


was e v ery b e an o n top o f th e e art h .

IV ho c ould hav e d o ne i t ? IV as it
the old c at ?
Molly was a ve ry littl e girl She
.

d i d no t k no w m uch about bea ns .


73

A nd beans you k no w ha v e q ueer


, ,

w ays o f th e i r o wn .

Molly tri e d t o take a b e an fro m the


earth B ut she could no t pick it up
. .

The n sh e saw t hat the b e a ns we r e


so ft and g r ee n and th at th e ir coats
w ere co m i ng o ff .


I k no w I plant e d hard w hi t e

beans cri e d Molly Oh what c an .
,

be th e m atter ? ”

A nd no w th e r e w as so m u c h w at e r
i n h e r e y e s t hat sh e could no t s e e
at all .


Do n t cry said a q u ee r little v oic e

,

.

Oh m y " W ho is t hat ? s aid


'

” ‘

Mol ly m uch fri gh te ne d


,
.


It w as I said t h e ve ry qu e er
,

li tt le v o i c e “
I am a b e an If you
. .
74

wo uld like to k no w a b out beans look ,

at us.

Molly looke d as the bea n told ,

he r to do She saw that each bea n


.

had t w o part s .

H o w very quee r " sai d Molly



.

I w o nder w ho c ut you i n t w o .

No o ne sai d a big gree n bean



.

A ll bean s burst i n t w o whe n they

b egi n to grow .


Ar e you gro wi ng no w ? aske d ”

M olly .

Ye s we are
,
said th e bea n ,

.

Nam e s of S o und s .

a as in late i as in like
e as in m e o as in no

u as in u se
root p u lle d b e t w ee n l as t
above peeped c olored itsel f
The nex t day M olly look e d at the
b eans ag ai n They w ere up ab ov e
.

the grou nd now Each bea n w as


.

o n top o f a little gree n s t alk .

This ti m e Molly p ull e d o ne U p .

The n she saw t he li tt l e w hit e root .

Oh that i s why I could no t pic k


,

you up said Molly ,



Y e s sai d th e bea n ,

.


What que e r

I have l e ave s t oo

, ,


said the bean T he y
.

ar e no t very bi g but ,

y o u c an see
. the m If

you look f r the mo .



76

Molly looke d and looke d At Ia st .

she peepe d betwee n the two parts


o f the bean There she saw t w o
.

little gree n leaves .

Oh ho w beau t iful " cried Molly


,

.

But ho w v ery lit t l e they are " ”


Th e y w ill gro w fas t no w said ”

the b ean .


What m ak e s t h e m gro w ? asked
M olly
Oh the lit t le pla nt e ats b e a n
,

m ilk said th e old bea n



.


Where c an i t g et b e a n m ilk ? ”

asked Molly .


It is i n the t w o g r e e n parts ”
,

sai d the old bea n The plant will
.

grow and soo n it wi ll feed itself


t hrou g h its leav es and roo t s The n .
78

Mol ly di d u se

or
ye s e ever y
a
y ,
a n d sh e
saw all that the
bea n had t alke d
abou t

S o c an you ,
chil d r e n i f y o u
,

w ill pla nt so m e
bea ns and u se
your t wo g o od
t h e m as t hey grow .
79

TH E C O M IN G O F S P R IN G .

( To b e r ead to the p pil


u s
.
"

Oh "th eunshi n e told th b lu ebird


s e

An d the b luebird told th brook e ,

Th t t h d n d elion we p e pi n g
a e a s re e

F ro m th woo dl n d s s h e l te e d n oo k
e a

r

S th b roo k w
o e bli th e nd h ppy as a a ,

A n d i t b bbled ll th w y
a a e a

A it
s n t t e ll th ri ve r
ra o e

O f t h c o mi n g o f t h M y
e e a .

Th en ri ver to ld t h m e d o w
th e e a ,

A nd th m e d ow t ol d t h b ee
e a e ,

Th t th ten der bud s were swelli ng


a e

O n th e ld h o rse c h es tn u t t ree "


o -

An d th b ee sh oo k fl i t to rp or
e o

s

And i t s pre d e c h g u "y wi ng


a a a

As i t fl w t tell th fl owers
e o e

O f th c o m in g o f th s pri ng
e e .

— " A N s . . L PI S .
80

cup st e m viol e t be nt
S hy hurt u nder keep
All wi nter lo ng a li t tle violet plant
had bee n asleep j us t u nder the g rass .

Spri ng Rai n c all e d to her and she ,

w ak e d up Soo n h e r leav e s pushed


.

t hro u gh th e earth The n cam e a.

shy little flow e r o n a light gr ee n ste m .

Why little viol et "you are blue


,

all over c alled the gr ee n leaves


,

.


Are yo u c old ? ”

O h no said t he violet
,

.

Why do n t you look up at t h e sun


as we d o ? sai d the g r ee n leaves



.


He will not hurt you .

I am no t afraid of the sun sai d ”


the violet I hol d m y h e ad this
.

way to keep the r ai n out I m us t .


81

keep m y yello w flour dry or m y good ,

fri ends the bees w ill no t like it .



You have a very queer little c up ,

said the l e av es .


It is full o f h o ney sai d the violet ,

.

The ho ney too is fo r the bees


, ,
.

Soo n the sun be g a n to go down .

Well well said the violet the d ay i s


, ,

,

over and go ne Good ni ght


. A nd .

the li tt le violet be nt her head ag ai n


soo n a s leep .

F ind ing S ou nd s .

y
~~
i

by cry try fly shy


82

C A LLlN

e r so ,

g ssra

Wr pp e d i n y
a co at of
V i ole t w hy ,

So silen t an d shy ?

He r
a th e ai n h s per
w i ,


D er
a V io le t c o m e "
,

H ow n y u li p
ca o ee

In y ou r u nd ergro un d h o m e l

U p i n th t e t op s
e re

F ory t h
ou w i n d i g he s S .

H o m esi c k t y o se e ou

Are w M y nd I e — a a .

A
L U C Y L RC O M .
83

apple s
c herry
swee t
blosso m s
H on e y sweet
F th e t

or e o e at ,

so ftly sang the cherry bl


I wo nder i f they ar e
me ,
said a butterfly as


out h e r wi ng s I am v e ry h u ngry
. .

She had j u st co m e o ut
o f her wi nter c radle .

There is h o n e y for th ee ,

In th ld pp le tree

e o a ,

sa ng t he appl e blosso m s .
84

There wer e no apple


blosso m s w he n I was a caterpillar ,


said the b ut terfly . I S hall g o I
.

m ust have so m e t hi ng sw eet to e at .


A S S he w as flyi ng up i nto t h e apple



tr ee a li t tl e g irl saw h e r O h w hat
a b e au t i ful but te rfly " said th e little

g irl
.
86

par sley
c atch orchar d
havi ng butterflies
Oh look at that bi g black and
,

y e llow but t erfly " cri e d a boy



Il ow.

I should like to hav e it " ”


Should you ? W e ll cat c h m e if
,

you can said th e but t erfly and away


,

,

S he flew .

For so m e days th e butterfly w e nt


abo ut havi ng a good ti m e She at e.

ho ney fro m g arde n flo w ers and


orchard blosso m s .
87

So m e ti m es S he fl e w about with
other bu t terfli e s i n t he s un shi ne .

The n S he lai d he r e gg s o n th e
parsl e y pla nt and fl e w aw ay
,
.

The ne x t day t h e li ttl e girl saw the


b utte r fl v. It lay i n t he gard e n o n the
grou nd Sh e picked i t up and p ut i t
.

i n a box t o k ee p fo r it w as b e a uti ful


,
.


Y o u ha ve g o ne to S le e p said the ,


littl e girl . This box is your li t tle
bed Good ni g ht pre t ty butterfly
.
,
.

W o rd B ui l d ing R i
ev e w .

ali ght asid e


branc he s kiss e s
h e arty s no wy
greatly crossly
li gh te n s w ee te n
88

whil e
ro ck s w ay
robi n br e asts
11 t h e ir ho m e spri ng t i m e
in -

n the happy S pri ng t i m e -


,

Baby appl e blosso m s


G e nt ly rock and s w ay .

Whil e t h e robi n r e d br e asts


— -

Happy robi n r e d br e asts


- -
,

Si ng D e ar baby blosso m s
, ,

IV ak e ’
I t is May "

F indin g S o un ds .

a
y
"
a
w ay
clay
J ay O r iole birds bowed sam e
n ear Je nnie Wr e n lodg ers ready
In abi g orchar d o nce lived a
cherry t re e and an apple tree .

O ne spri ng th e tr ee s wer e full


,

o f blosso m s a nd they bo w ed to ea c h
,

oth e r w h e n th e w i nd bl e w .

Th e n Mrs Ch e rry tr ee said to Mr s


.
-
.


Apple tree-
,
Hav e yo u tak e n any
lod ge rs this spri ng ? ”
No said

,
Apple
tr ee but I S hall by and by
, ,
.

J e nni e l Vr e n and Robin Re d


-

br e ast w e r e h e re to day t o -

s ee about a su m m e r ho m e .


M r and Mrs B lu e b i rd c a m e h e r e
. .

fo r roo m s ,
said Mrs Ch e r ry t r e e

.
-
.


T hey will co m e i f I do n t tak e th e ’

wr e ns Th e y say that th e y can t live


.

i n the sam e tr e e wi t h t h e m .


I should like to take the cat

birds said Mrs Apple t r ee

.
-
The y .

are ve ry g ood m usicians .


91

T h e n Mrs C he r r y tre e .
-


said Mr Oriole w as here
,
.

the oth e r d ay He said .

that Mr s Oriol e would b e


.

here soo n H e wi sh e d a
.

ho m e i n a tr ee ne a r so m e o t h e r tr ee s .


Many oriol e s co m e he r e fo r th e 6

su m m er S aid Mrs Apple tr e e


,
” “
They
.
-
.

like to li v e near to g eth e r .



They are goo d m usicians sai d ,

Mrs Cherry tree


. C an you take
-
.

so m e o f the m ? I will take so m e if


you d o .

92

O h, I wo u l d not h av e th e m for
the worl d " sai d Mrs Apple t r ee

.
- .


H ave yo u no t heard wh at they d o ?
Why , they e at the little s ee d s out
o f the blosso m s They kill o ur see d
.

b abies .


The n I S hall no t take the m s aid ,


Mr s Che rry tree
.
-
I d o not wish to
.

h ave m y childre n killed I S h all t ake


.

j ust the bluebirds .


But that c ousi n Jay of t h e ir s
S h all no t c o m e to se e t h e m He .

i s a bir d robbe r and will m ake ,

m ischie f

.

The n the tr ees bow e d agai n, and


sai d Goo d b y an d began putti ng
-
,

out ne w leaves so as to be r eady


whe n their lo dg ers S h o u l d c o m e .
94

I am flyi ng i nto the bi g world sai d ,



the little pea . Cat c h m e i f you can .

But d own it c am e and a bir d got i t


,
.


The boy S hot a nother pea I am
.

goi ng to the sun s aid this o ne It


,

.

fell i nto a hole and no o ne saw it


,

agai n .

The n the boy shot two m o r e pea s .

They said we shall go t he farthest


,

.

B u t an old rooster ate the m .

The n t h e boy shot th e very big



pea . What is t o co m e w ill co m e ,

said t h e big pea .


95

It we nt flyi ng up to an ol d garr e t
wi ndow It fell i nt o a lit t le cra ck
.

by t he Wi ndow The crack had e art h


.

and wate r i n it .

A little girl and h e r m other liv e d


i n t his g arret
. Th e y w ere v ery poor,

and t he li t tle girl was sick Th e


.

m other had to g o out t o work eve ry


d ay. The li tt l e girl lay o n t he b e d
.
96


O ne day she said Mothe r what
, ,

i s that gree n thi ng at the w i ndow ? ”

The m other look e d She said


.

Why it is a li ttl e s we et p e a pl ant


g rowi ng out o f a crack I S hall push
.

your bed to th e w i ndow Th e n you .

will hav e a flo we r g ard e n to look at ”


.

The lit tl e girl saw the p e a gro wi ng


day by day and i t m ad e h e r happy
,
.

She b e gan to Si t up a little .

By and by a b e au t i ful r e d flower


cam e upo n the pla nt T he n the little
.

girl was very ve ry happy Soo n she


,
.

w as out o f b e d and w ell ag ain .

Th e poor m oth e r w as v e ry tha nk ful


fo r the s we et pea that had d one so
m uch to m ake her lit t l e g irl well .

—H AN NS A D E RS E N (A A
D P TE D " .
98

Ja ck May and Molly all j oine d


and

i n the g am e Whe n t he wi nd blew


.

the branc hes the childre n tried to


c at c h the m and fi nd their buds .


D o n t c at c h m e

c rie d a big ,


bud . If y ou o nc e catch hold of m e ,

y o u will n ever g e t aw ay I am so ,

sticky .


Why are you sticky ? ask e d Ja ck ”
.

Oh I wear this sticky coat to


,

k eep the r ai n aw ay fro m m y you ng


leaves said the bud
,

.


I k now so m ethi ng too said a , ,


little bud Why there i s a nothe r
.
,

talking bud " sai d Ja ck ” “


Wh at do .


you k now Mr Bud ? ,
I k now a
.

bud that holds baby flo w ers said ,


t he bud .
99

Where is it ? asked Ja ck ”
.

Here it i s I said a bi g bu d
, ,

away out o n o ne o f the bra nch e s ,



but we c annot talk to you any
m ore to day -
A nd no t a nother
.

thi ng would the b ud say .

The next ti m e th e childr e n saw


the horse chest nut tr ee the buds
-
,

wer e go ne Bu t all ov e r
.

the tree w e r e beauti ful


gr ee n l e ave s and w hi t e
blosso m s .

F ind ing S ou nd s .
1 00

sti ck s e arly hel d


s lowly s leepe r poll e n
Lady D andelio n

-
C G
°

m or ni ng a li ttl e dan
d e li on was fast asl ee p o n her ste m .

D own at her feet h e r gr ee n leaves sat


and looke d up at h e r Th e y w o nd e red
.

i f the sun would shi ne that day .

“ “
If it r ai ns they sai d our lady
,

,

will no t g e t up She sle e ps all day


.

wh e n i t rai ns.


That is o ur tim e to work We .

c atch th e rai n and let it r un dow n to


1 02

O h, I saw t h e b ee s calli ng o n h e r ,

said t h e boy .My papa to ld m e th at
t h e flo ur she m akes is called poll e n .

Whe n I put m y face down to Lady


Dandelio n the poll e n sti cks to it
,
.

The n I have a y e llo w nose .


The n the sun we nt under a cloud .

The r ai n be g an to fall and the b o y r an


ho m e.

bite d ri nk hornet
ant war m hood tired
The su n cam e out bright and warm
t he next m or ni ng Lady Dan delio n
.

w as beauti ful wi t h t he polle n i n h e r


yello w hair Sh e bo w ed and looked
very s w eet as sh e sang ,

r
A pa ty I ha ve m d e fa or t hee ,

o
C me ant
,
co m e ho rn e t ,
fly an d b ee .
1 03

So they cam e run ning and flyi ng .

The bee put hi s head i nt o the blosso m


and took a d ri nk o f h o ney He we nt
.

away w it h polle n o n his no s e .

The ant r an i n fo r a sweet bite and


c am e out as yellow as the d a ndelio n .

Th e horne ts cam e too Th ey had


.

b e e n to anothe r dand e lio n party a n d


had polle n o n their l eg s .

Wh e n the party was over Lady ,

Dandelio n was very tir e d She soo n .

u t o n h e r littl e gr ee n hood and w e nt


p
to sl ee p agai n.

A ft er two or three day s h e r


beauti ful yellow hair g ot dry and fell
o ut o n the grass Th e n th e bees and
.

the a nts and the hornets did n ot co m e

to se e her .
1 04

By and by littl e whit e


hairs p ee p e d o v er the top
o f h e r g r ee n hood .

O ne m or ni ng she thre w her g re e n


hood ba ck and no w S he had b e au ti ful
,

whit e hair .

Th e li t tle w hi te hairs we r e wi ng s .

D o w n at the botto m o f ea ch littl e


wi ng w as a s ee d baby -
.

The w i nd bl e w so ftly and away fl e w


th e white h air s o f the dandelio n Each .

little s ee d baby had go ne to fi nd a


-

w arm b e d i n the e art h .

F inding S nd s
ou .

c and
g
gam e crab
gull crate
g o t cl a d
1 06

fi sh tails Tad pole


-
j el ly
S wi m po nd fro g s t e a ches collars

O ne day a sun fi sh cam e i nto a


-

po nd where so m e fro g s had laid their


egg s .


What is that queer looki ng thi ng
-
,

I wo nder ? said he

.

It looked like j elly with little black


S pots i n it A nd e v ery day the fish
cam e to s e e th e j e lly .

V ery se e n so m e o f th e black spo t s


be g an to s w i m .
1 07

Th e y no w had
b ig heads and
lo ng tails but no ,

legs They had


.

que e r things back


o f their hea d s too like little c ollars
, ,
.

O ne o f the m c a m e up to t h e sun
fi sh and tried to take a bite o f hi m .


Do n t , cried the sun fi sh, I am
” ’ -

no t goo d to eat Get s o m e o f th at


.

grass down i n th e botto m o f the po nd .



I cannot s w i m so far , said the”

qu eer little thi ng .


Who are you ? asked the fi sh

.

I do n t k now but they c all m e



,

Tad said the little black thi ng


,

.


Wh e re i s your m o t her ? ask e d

the fish .
1 08

I don t thi nk I eve r had a m oth e r



,

said Tad .


Well t he n who teaches you to
, ,

swi m ask e d the fi sh .

No o ne I j ust swi m said Tad


.
,

.

true stro ng him sel f laughi ng


j um p be fore e nough swi m m i ng
What hav e
you do ne w ith
your collar ?
ask e d th e fish
no t lo ng a fter he

firs t m e t Tad .

I do n t k now said Tad



,

.


Well , it i s go ne said the fish
,

.

Is it ? s aid Tad and he shook his



,

h e ad t o se e i f this was true .


1 10

you like m y le g s ?
I do I wish I .

had so m e m or e .

They help m e
to swi m .

In a very fe w
days Tad c am e to

the fish laughi ng all o v er
,
I have .

the m he cried

,
.


Hav e what ? ”

More legs See the m " A nd ”


.

Tad held out four good stro ng leg s ,


.

You are a little too qu e er for m e .

I ll j ust go to another po nd s aid the


’ ”
,

fi sh swi m m i ng o ff
,
.

Oh do n t said Tad
,

You are a
,

.

g ood water frie nd I like you Do n t


-
. .

go aw ay .

11 1

So th e fish c am e
ba ck But it was
.

no t very lo ng b e

fore h e w as fright
e ned ag ai n .

Look h ere
call e d Tad as he ,

took a great j u m p H e we nt .

up out of the water and b ack


ag ai n .


Oh " said the fi sh as


fri g hte ne d as could be A nd you .

have no tail no w .


N said Tad I am no t a Tad ,

pol e no w I am a fro g I am g oi ng to
,
.

c all o n m y frie nds . Th e y li v e i n


another pond over t here i n the ,

w oo ds Good b y
.
-
.

112

W ith one great spri ng ,

we nt out o f the water .

n ever saw hi m ag ai n .

F inding S ou nd s .

c an d g
em rac e

g
g i n rice
gia nt d unc e

F RO GS AT S C HO O L .

( To b e r e ad to t he p pil
u s. "

T went y frogg i es we n t t sch oo l o ,

D m b es id e
ov weedy p ool "
a

T wen ty li t tle co t s o f green


a ,

Twen ty vests ll whi te nd c le


a a
r

Twen ty frogg i es grew u p f st a ,

B u ll frogs th e y b e c m e t l
-
a a as

N t o n e d u n c e m o n g th l t "
o a e o

N t o n e lesso n t h e y fo rgot
o .