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Page 23 - Old Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To get her poor dog a bone: But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.
Page 50 - Cow Thank you, pretty cow, that made Pleasant milk to soak my bread, Every day and every night, Warm, and fresh, and sweet, and white. Do not chew the hemlock rank, Growing on the weedy bank ; But the yellow cowslip eat, That will make it very sweet. Where the purple violet grows, Where the bubbling water flows, Where the grass is fresh and fine, Pretty cow, go there and dine.
Page 16 - I love little Pussy. Her coat is so warm, And if I don't hurt her, She'll do me no harm. So I'll not pull her tail, Or drive her away, But Pussy and I Very gently will play, She will sit by my side, And I'll give her her food, And she'll like me because I am gentle and good.
Page 59 - BAA, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir; yes, sir, three bags full. One for my master, one for my dame, And one for the little boy that lives in the lane.
Page 137 - I think when a little chicken drinks, He takes the water in his bill, And then he holds his head way up, So the water can run down hill.
Page 125 - ... definite destination. I wondered what they would do when they reached the water. I was not long in being answered. Without a moment's hesitation, they plunged into the waves, side by side, and swam out and away toward another island, six miles distant. I stood and watched them until their two little heads looked like balls bobbing up and down, side by side, all the time. When I related the incident to the landlord, a little later, he looked astonished and annoyed. "Those pigs," he said, "were...
Page 96 - John bad a habit that Byron disliked. While he was eating his supper of sweet hay and golden corn, John would stand in front of the stall and tease him, by making all sorts of ugly grimaces. John thought it fine fun to see Byron get angry and try to bite him through the bars of the stall. Uncle George had often reproved John for this naughty habit, telling him that the horse would hurt him sometime if he continued his insults. One day when Uncle George was away, John went into the stable to bridle...
Page 132 - COCK a doodle doo! My dame has lost her shoe ; My master's lost his fiddle stick, And don't know what to do. ^-RHYMES AND TALES AS SOON AS HE PLAY D THEY BEGAN FOR TO DANCE. TOM he was a piper's Was "Over the hills and far son, away.
Page 96 - ... from his mouth, marching across the yard; he was not trying to hurt the boy, but only giving him a vigorous shake now and then, to show him what he could do if he had a mind to. When he had punished him sufficiently, he dropped him on the ground, and trotted away to the well. In this novel way John was taught to abandon the cruel and dangerous habit of teasing animals. We all thought Byron's trick a very smart one for a horse. — Our Dumb Animals. To the list now they added the horses
Page 38 - In place of teeth she has a ridge of skin, hard as bone. See what thick lips she has ! She pushes them out to take the hay and licks it in with her tongue. See how long and rough her tongue is ! Feel of her nose! It is always moist. " Oh ! I must tell you a little more about the way she eats. When she bites off 'the grass or hay she does not really eat it at first, but she packs it away in a bag that she has inside of her big body. Isn't that a queer way to do? When the bag is full, the grass, or...