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The ... [first-fourth] Reading-book

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Pages: 232

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/5/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Eben Harlow Davis

Excerpt from book: A hawk saw the other which was sporting upon the surface of the water, dived down upon him, caught him, and devoured him. Only the third goldfish, who was wise and obedient, was left. The good man was pleased with his obedience, and every day brought him the best of food. So he lived very happily and reached a very old age. 3.—FAIRY UMBRELLAS. Three fairy umbrellas came up to-day Under the pine-tree just over the way : And since we have had a terrible rain, The reason they came is made very plain. This eve is the fairies' midsummer ball, And drops from the pine-tree on them may fall: .So dainty umbrellas wait for them here And under their shelter they'll dance without fear. chapter{Section 4And as you may chance in summer to meet These odd little canopies under your feet, Take care where you step, nor crush them, I pray, For fear you will frighten the fairies away. Cora A. Dillon. 4.—THE COMING OP MAY. "Good-by, April!" cried May's sweet voice, as she came dancing along with a great bunch of flowers in her hand. " I've such a lovely white wreath for the May Queen, and all sorts of bright things for you, Mother Nature. " Everything looks beautiful: the brooks are all in tune, and your garden is fairly beginning to smile." " Yes, my pretty May," said Dame Nature, " I'm glad to see you back again to help me. " This is a busy time with me, you know : but I feel quite light-hearted the minute I catch the first breath of fragrance that announces your coming, my pretty Blossom Queen. "I wish you'd give your attention to the chapter{Section 5dandelions: for some reason they are lazy this year. Stir them up a bit: they won't bite, you know. " The blossoms are all waiting for your smile, and there's plenty of dainty work for you ...  


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