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BARNES'S NEW NATIONAL READERS

* * * * *

NEW NATIONAL FIRST READER

BY
CHARLES J. BARNES
HARLAN H. BALLARD
S. PROCTOR THAYER

NEW YORK - CINCINNATI - CHICAGO
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY

1888, by A.S. BARNES & CO.

* * * * *

[Illustration: PREFACE]

The authors of this book believe, -

1st. - _That the Word Method is the most natural and practicable,_
because words are representatives of objects, actions, etc., while
letters, or sounds, in the abstract, convey no meaning to the pupil, and
are devoid of interest.

2d. - _That words of ordinary length are as easily learned as short ones,
provided they are familiar to the pupil_. No teacher will doubt the
statement that a pupil will learn the word "mamma'" as easily as "says"
or "eyes."

3d. - _That frequent "Reviews" are essential to the rapid and thorough
advancement of pupils_. By this means the words imperfectly learned
are again brought to their attention and thoroughly memorized. That
these "Reviews" ought to take up the new words in a different order and
arrangement, in order to test the ability of the pupil to recognize them
in any situation. That as soon as the vocabulary is large enough they
should be written in the form of a new exercise, as on pp. 36, 44, 52,
60, and 68 of this book. 4th. - _That thorough and systematic drill in
Spelling is absolutely necessary_. That the "Reading Reviews" should
be so constructed as to contain all the new words used in the lessons
they were intended to review, and no others, so that they can be used
for "Written or Dictation Spelling." That the pronunciation of the words
in the "Spelling Reviews" should be indicated by the diacritical marks
of Webster, so that they can be used for either "Oral Spelling" or
"Phonic Drill."

5th. - _That the "Script" from which the pupil gets his first and most
lasting impressions should be of large size and accurate form_, and
not of the nondescript character usually found in books of this class.
That it should be free from superfluous line and flourish, and yet have
grace and beauty. That it should be adapted for both copying and
reading.

6th. - _That the lessons should be largely "conversational in style,"_
to cultivate flexibility of voice and to break up the dreary monotone so
frequently heard among children.

7th. - _That the lessons of a book of this grade should not average more
than seven "new words."_ That all such words should appear at the
commencement of lessons, and be familiar to the pupil. That this method
secures careful gradation, and is in marked contrast with the old custom
of having from fifteen to twenty-five.

8th. - _That "Outline Drawings" of the objects first presented to pupils
should be made in the presence of the class_, as it stimulates them to
draw, and thus makes easy and profitable the copying of the "Script
Exercises."

9th. - _That the schoolbook of to-day must be beautifully and copiously
illustrated_. That there must be variety as well as excellence, both in
drawing and engraving. That well-known and famous artists must be
secured, such as Harper, Fredericks, Church, Lippincott, Eytinge, White,
Beard, Weldon, Thulstrup, Cary, Moser, Weaver, and Share; and such
engravers as Karst, Wigand, French, Held, Davis, Hellawell, etc.

10th. - _That the exercises must be instructive as well as interesting,_
and that no artificial system of vowel classification ought to interfere
with the free and natural use of words.

11th. - _That a book of this kind should be suited to the wants of graded
and ungraded schools_, there evidently being nothing in the one not
readily adaptable to the other.

12th. - _That every book of this class should contain a collection of
brief extracts from standard literature_ to be committed to memory.

13th. - _That this book is constructed on the above principles_.


ALPHABETS.

[Script: A a]
A a

[Script: B b]
B b

[Script: C c]
C c

[Script: D d]
D d

[Script: E e]
E e

[Script: F f]
F f

[Script: G g]
G g

[Script: H h]
H h

[Script: I i]
I i

[Script: J j]
J j

[Script: K k]
K k

[Script: L l]
L l

[Script: M m]
M m

[Script: N n]
N n

[Script: O o]
O o

[Script: P p]
P p

[Script: Q q]
Q q

[Script: R r]
R r

[Script: S s]
S s

[Script: T t]
T t

[Script: U u]
U u

[Script: V v]
V v

[Script: W w]
W w

[Script: X x]
X x

[Script: Y y]
Y y

[Script: Z z]
Z z

[Script: &]
&

FIGURES.
[Script: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0]


FIRST READER


PART I


LESSON I.


[Illustration: ]

dog it is a dog

It is a dog.

SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: dog] [Illustration] [Script: dog]


LESSON II.


NEW WORDS.

boy
the
and
run
see

[Illustration]


See the boy and the dog.

The boy and the dog run.

SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: boy] [Illustration] [Script: boy]


LESSON III.


NEW WORDS.

rat
big
can
get
this

[Illustration]


This is a big rat.

Can the dog get the rat?

The dog can get the rat.


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: rat] [Illustration] [Script: rat]


LESSON IV.


NEW WORDS.

hen
nest
box
on
in

[Illustration]

See the hen and the nest.
The hen is on the nest.
The nest is in a box.

SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: hen] [Illustration] [Script: box]


LESSON V.


NEW WORDS.

cat
egg
will
an
at

[Illustration]

The big cat is at the nest.
Will the cat get an egg?
See the hen run at the cat!
Run, hen, run!

SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: Run] [Illustration] [Script: hen]


LESSON VI.


READING REVIEW.[A]


I.
See the boy and the dog.
Is it a big dog?

II.
The dog can get the big rat.
Is this hen on the nest?

III.
Is the nest in a box?
The big cat is at the nest.

IV.
Will the cat get an egg?
The hen will run at the cat.


SPELLING REVIEW.

ĭt
ăt
bĭḡ
ŧhē
ŧ
sēe⃥
e⃥
răt
ĭs̝
ăn
dŏ
ănd
c̵ăn
hĕn
ĭn
ŏn
boy
rŭn
ḡĕt
bŏx
c̵ăt

ĕḡg⃥
wĭll⃥
ŧhĭs
nĕst

[Footnote A: See p. 3, § 4.]


LESSON VII.


SCRIPT EXERCISE

[Script: See the dog run.

The boy can run.

See the big nest.

Run, hen, run!]


OBJECT EXERCISE.

See the [Illustration: boy] and the [Illustration: dog]
The [Illustration: dog] ran at the [Illustration: cat]
The [Illustration: hen] ran at the [Illustration: cat]
Can the [Illustration: cat] get the [Illustration: rat]
The [Illustration: egg] is in the [Illustration: nest]
The [Illustration: nest] is in the [Illustration: box]


LESSON VIII.


NEW WORDS.

his
fast
yes
not
as
them

[Illustration]

This is a boy and his dog.
Can the boy and his dog run fast?
Yes. See them run.
The boy can not run as fast as the dog. Run, boy, run!

SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: Run fast, dog!]


LESSON IX.


NEW WORDS

white
little
bird
eggs
you
are
do
I

[Illustration]

Do you see this little bird?
Yes, I see the little bird.
Do you see this little nest?
Yes, and I see the eggs in it.
The eggs in the nest are white.


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: See the little bird.]


LESSON X


NEW WORDS.

Ann
play
her
ran
girl
was
likes

[Illustration]

Do you see the little girl and her cat? See them play.
This little girl is Ann.
Ann likes her cat.
This cat was in a nest.
A hen ran at her.

SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: This girl is Ann.]


LESSON XI.


NEW WORDS.

top
has
spin
how
he
makes

[Illustration]

The boy has a big top.
Spin! Spin! Spin!
See how he makes it spin!
Can you spin a top?
Yes, I can spin a top.
A boy likes a big top.


LESSON XII.


READING REVIEW.


I.
The boy and his dog can run fast. Do you see them run? Can the dog run
as fast as the boy? Yes, he can.


II.
I do not see the little bird. I see the eggs in the nest. Are the eggs
white? Yes, the eggs are white.


III.
Was the girl Ann? Yes. Her cat likes play. Was the cat at the nest? Yes,
and the hen ran at her.


IV.
The boy has a top. See how fast he makes it spin! Can you spin a top?
Yes, I can spin a top.

SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: Spin] [Illustration] [Script: Spin]


LESSON XIII.


SPELLING REVIEW.


ăs̝
do̤
hē
y⃥o⃥ū
wạs̝ (wŏz)
hăs̝
hĭs̝
yĕs
nŏt
äre⃥
Ănn⃥
hẽr
răn
ĕḡg⃥s̝
bĩrd
ḡĩrl
spĭn
how
tŏp
ŧhĕm
fȧst
whīte⃥
plāy⃥
līke⃥s
māke⃥s
lĭt'tle⃥


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: The little girl likes her cat.

The dog and hen run at the cat.

Can a boy spin a top?

The eggs are white.

The nest is little.]


LESSON XIV.


NEW WORDS.

tree
birds
floor
cats
rats
one
two
three
four

[Illustration]

One, one, one,
Little dog, run.

Two, two, two.
Cats see you.

Three, three, three,
Birds in a tree.

Four, four, four,
Rats on the floor.


LESSON XV.


NEW WORDS.

good
gave
to
doll
hat
new
like
mam ma'

[Illustration]

Ann has a new doll.
Her mamma' gave it to her.
Ann likes the doll, and will get it a new hat.
Are you a good girl?
Do you like a doll?


LESSON XVI.


NEW WORDS.

O
me
may
put
ride
take
too
my
with

[Illustration]

Ann, will you take a ride with me?
O yes! I will. May I take my doll too?
Yes, you may take the doll.
Ann will put on her hat, and take her doll to ride.


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: Ann likes her doll.]


LESSON XVII.


NEW WORDS.

we
that
five
they
ver'y
those
snow
pret'ty

[Illustration]

How fast we ride! I like to ride, and my doll likes it too.

Ann, do you see those five little birds on that tree?

O yes! I see them. Are they not very pretty birds?

Yes. They are snowbirds.


LESSON XVIII.


READING REVIEW.


I.
I see one dog and two cats. Do you see the three birds in the tree, and
the four rats on the floor?


II.
Yes, and I see the new doll my good mammá gave to Ann. I like the doll.
It is a very pretty one. May I take it to ride?


III.
O yes! and I will put on my hat and take a ride too. Do you see me with
my doll?


IV.
Do we not ride fast? See those five snowbirds in that tree. Are they not
pretty birds?


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: How fast we ride!]


LESSON XIX.


SPELLING REVIEW.


to̤
mē
mȳ (mī)
wē
to͞o
hăt
trēe⃥
c̵ăts
one (wŭn)
tw⃥o̤ (to͞o)
new (nū)
pụt
māy⃥
răts
thrēe⃥
fōu⃥r
snōw⃥
dŏll⃥
līke⃥
tāke⃥
rīde⃥
wĭŧh
flōo⃥r (flōr)
ḡo͝od
ḡāve⃥
fīve⃥
ŧhōs̝e⃥
ŧhăt
ŧhe̱y⃥
vĕr'y̆
bĩrds̝
pret'ty̆ (prĭt'ty̆)
mȧm mä'


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: The new doll is very pretty. It will ride with Ann.

It has a new hat.

A good girl likes her doll.]


LESSON XX.


NEW WORDS.

go
off
did
bad
why
here
have
Rov'er

[Illustration]

Here, Rover, here! That is my hat! Do not run off with it!

You are a bad dog to run off with my hat. I will not have you with me.
You are not a good dog.

You bad dog! Why did you go off with my hat?


LESSON XXI.


NEW WORDS.

kit'ty
saw
soft
catch
fur
its
she
small

[Illustration]

This is my little kitty.

How soft and white its fur is!

Is it not pretty? The cat is on the box. She saw a big rat and ran to
catch it.

The kitty was too small to catch the rat.


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: This is my kitty.]


LESSON XXII.


NEW WORDS.

up
ho
down
boys
mer'ry
back
hill
o'ver

[Illustration]

Ho, ho!
How we go

Down the hill,
Over the snow.

Ho, ho! Back we go,
Up the hill, over the snow.

Down the hill, and over the snow,
We merry boys, how fast we go!


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: How fast we go!]


LESSON XXIII.


NEW WORDS.

if
race
girls
out
look
sled
hurt
now
give

[Illustration]

The boys and girls are out at play.

Look out, boy! Do not get hurt!

Will you give me a ride, little boy?

O yes! you may ride on my new sled.

Now, Rover, we will have a race.

Run fast, Rover! If you do not run fast, I will catch you!


LESSON XXIV.


READING REVIEW.


I.
Ann likes her small kitty. Its fur is soft and white. It saw the cat
catch the big rat.


II.
Ann likes Rover too. She saw Rover run off with the hat. Here, Rover,
here! You are a bad dog! Why did you run off with the hat?


III.
Ho, ho! Look at the boys and girls. See them go down the hill, over the
snow. Now they go back, up the hill.


IV.
They are out at play. They will not get hurt. How merry they are! Ann, I
will give you a ride on my sled. We will have a race with Rover and see
how fast we can run.


LESSON XXV


SPELLING REVIEW.

ĭf
ĭts
băc⃥k
slĕd
hō
fûr
ō'vẽr
ḡĩrls̝
ḡō
shē
sŏft
hûrt
ŭp
out
boys̝
hăve⃥
ŏff⃥
now
lo͝ok
c̵ăt⃥ch
dĭd
whȳ
ḡĭve⃥
sma̤ll⃥
băd
hĭll⃥
rāçe⃥
(rās)
kĭt'ty̆
sa̤w⃥
down
Rōv'ẽr
hēre⃥
mĕr'ry̆


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: Will Rover ride on the sled?

No, he will run a race with the boy. Rover is a bad, bad dog. He ran off
with the hat.]


LESSON XXVI.


NEW WORDS.

from
come
be
a way'
there
of
what
soon

[Illustration]

Bad boy! bad boy! Come down from that tree. Do not take the eggs from
the nest. What a bad boy, to take the eggs of a bird!

Go away, bad boy; do not take the eggs, and soon there will be three
pretty birds in the nest.


LESSON XXVII.


NEW WORDS.

Roy
drum
march
rub'-a-dub

[Illustration]

fun
gun
beat

Now, Roy, you beat the drum, and we will march. I have my new hat and
gun. Now go on. Rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub! Here we go! March, march, march!
Do you like to march, Roy?

Yes. What fun it is to beat a drum, and march with a gun!


LESSON XXVIII.


NEW WORDS.

Ned
no
us
let
hand
ap'ple
your
some

[Illustration]

Here, Ned, catch this apple in your hand.

No, I will catch it in my hat.

Now I have it. What a big apple it is!

Let us take some to mamma'.

O yes! she likes them. I will get her some.

We will take them to her in my hat.

O here is a very big apple! We will give her this one too.


LESSON XXIX.


NEW WORDS.

ap'ples
ma'ny
more
glad
where
near
pond
am

[Illustration]

Look, mamma'! See the big apples we have!

O where did you get them?

From the big apple tree, near the pond. Do you like apples, mamma'?

O yes! I am glad to get them. How many have you?

Five, and there are more on the tree. May we give some to Ann?

Yes. She likes apples too.


LESSON XXX.


READING REVIEW.

Boy, come down from that tree! Come away, and soon there will be little
birds in the nest.

What a bad boy, to take the eggs of a bird!

Did you see the boys with the drum and gun, Ned?

Yes. I saw Roy beat his drum, rub-a-dub, rub-a-dub! I am glad the boys
have a drum. It is fun to march, march, march.

Will you give me the apple you have in your hand, Ned?

No. I will give this one to mamma'. I have some more apples in my hat,
and will give you one.

Let us see how many you have. One, two, three, four, five. Where did you
get them, Ned?

From the big apple tree down near the pond.


LESSON XXXI.


SPELLING REVIEW.

ŭs
bē
nō
lĕt
ăm
fŭn
of
(ŏv)
ȧwāy⃥'
ḡŭn
ḡlăd
bēa⃥t
Roy
Nĕd
nēa⃥r
pŏnd
mōre⃥
märch
so͞on
y⃥o⃥ūr
frŏm
whạt
c̵ȯme⃥
(kŭm)
ma'ny̆
(mĕn'y̆)
rŭb'-a-dŭb
hănd
ŧhêre⃥
sȯme⃥
(sŭm)
drŭm
ăp'ple⃥
whêre⃥
ăp'ple⃥s̝


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: Did Roy take the eggs of a bird?

O no, it was a bad, bad boy. Roy beat the drum.

Mamma do you like apples?]


LESSON XXXII.


NEW WORDS.

ship
nice
but
sail
by
for

[Illustration]

Here we are by the pond. Ned, your ship is a very nice one. May I take
it?

Yes, you may; but do not hurt it.

Will it sail fast, Ned?

Yes, it will sail very fast.

Mamma', may I have a ship too?

Yes, if you are a good girl, I will get a nice one for you.


LESSON XXXIII.


NEW WORDS.

man
toys
book
came
dish'es
old
left
ask
know
fun'ny

[Illustration]

O Roy, do look here! What pretty toys!

Where did they come from?

Here is a drum, a ship, and a top for you; and a doll, a book, and some
little dishes for me.

Did mamma' give them to us, Roy?

O no! a funny old man came and left them for us.

What old man was it, Roy?

I do not know what old man it was, but we will go and ask mamma'.

Little girls and boys, do you know who left the toys for Roy and Ann?


SCRIPT EXERCISE

[Script: Roy has a drum, a ship, and a top.

Ann has a doll and some dishes.

Who left the toys?]


LESSON XXXIV.


NEW WORDS.

Ma'ry
in'to
hold
made
chicks
well
hay
un'der

[Illustration]

Look, Ned, here is a nest! It is made in this hay, and the old hen is in
it.

Put your hand into the, nest, Mary.

O no, the hen will not let me!

But, Mary, I will hold her.

Well, Ned, if you can hold her, I will put my hand into the nest.

O Ned, there are some little chicks under the hen!

Are there?

Do take her off from the nest and let us see them.


SCRIPT EXERCISE

[Script: Ned, here is a nest.]


LESSON XXXV.


NEW WORDS.

care
dear
feed
six
food
hide
wings
wa'ter
chick

Now, Ned, the hen is off the nest, and we can see the chicks. There are
six of them.

O the dear little chicks! How pretty they are!

We will feed them, Mary.

Yes, I will run and get some food and give them some water.

[Illustration]

Here, chick, chick, chick! Here is some water for you.

Will the old hen take care of them, Ned?

O yes! She will hide them under her wings.


LESSON XXXVI.


READING REVIEW.

See, mamma'! What a nice ship Ned has!

Yes, it is a very nice ship. You and Ned may go down by the pond and
sail it, but do not get into the water.

Come, Ned, let us go. Did you see Roy?

Yes, and I saw the pretty toys the funny old man left for Mary.

What old man, Ned?

I do not know, but he came and left a ship, drum, book, and some little
dishes.

O how good! Look, here is Mary. I will ask her to let me see them.

Now let us go and see the nest the hen made in the hay.

Well, come on. Mary will go too.

Here is the hen, Ned. Let us see if there are some little chicks under
her.

Ned, you hold the hen, and Mary will put her hand into the nest.

Is there a chick under her, Mary?

O yes! Take the hen off the nest.

Well! well! Do look at the dear little chicks. One, two, three, four,
five, six, of them.

Run, Ned, get some food, and we will feed them.

Will the hen take care of them?

Yes, she will hide them under her wings.


LESSON XXXVII.


SPELLING REVIEW.

bȳ
shĭp
bo͝ok
wĭngs̝
bŭt
sāi⃥l
c̵āme⃥
Mā'ry̆
ōld
wĕll⃥
ĭn'to̤
dĭsh'ĕs̝
măn
nīçe⃥
dēa⃥r
ŭn'dẽr
ȧsk
lĕft
hīde⃥
wa̤'tẽr
hăy⃥
hōld
māde⃥
fŭn'ny̆
sĭx
fo͞od
chĭc⃥k
c̵âre⃥
fôr
fēe⃥d
chĭc⃥ks
k⃥nōw⃥
toys̝


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: What did Mary find with the hen?

How many chicks did the hen have in the nest?]


LESSON XXXVIII.


NEW WORDS.

Fi'do
full
each
seem
oth'er
think
say
pup'pies

Here are my three little puppies. Are they not pretty? Old Fido has a
rat. See how the puppies look at it.

They think it will hurt them if they go too near it.

[Illustration]

They seem to say, "Take it away, mamma', we do not like it."

The puppies are full of fun. I like to see them play with each other.

Will you have one of my puppies?


LESSON XXXIX.


NEW WORDS.

red
side
steer
fear

[Illustration]

See my sled.
It is red.

Will you ride
By my side?

Can you steer?
Do not fear.

How we go
On the snow!


NEW WORDS.

Jack
Jill
clear
track
all
fall

[Illustration]

Clear the track!
Hold me, Jack!

Let you fall?
Not at all.

O what fun!
Back they run,

Up the hill,
Jack and Jill.


LESSON XL.


NEW WORDS.

start
string
strong
hur rah'
fly
try
high
kite
kites

Come on, boys. Let us fly our kites.

Hurrah! that will be fun. I will try my new kite. Have you a strong
string with your new kite, Ned?

Yes, it is very strong.

[Illustration]

Roy has a kite. How high it is!

Yes, Ned, but my kite will fly as high as his. Now you hold it, and I
will run to give it a start.


LESSON XLI.


NEW WORDS.

him
held
warm
make
cold
does
nose
eyes
froze

[Illustration]

Roy, did you make that snow man?

Yes. Does he not look funny? He is a funny man, Roy. What a big nose
he has, and big eyes too!

Will he not fall down?

No, I put some water on him. The water froze, and that held the snow.

Are you not very cold, Roy?

Yes, come, let us have a good run, and that will make us warm.


LESSON XLII.


READING REVIEW.

Hurrah, boys! Clear the track! Here come Jack and Jill on a red sled.
Look, Roy! See Jack steer the sled down the hill. Jill is by his side.

Does Jill fear the fast ride?

No, Ned, not at all. Jack will not let her fall. Roy, did you say you
made that snow man?

Yes, I made him.

What a funny nose he has! What big eyes! Will he fall down, Roy?

No, he will not fall. I put some water on him. The water froze, and that
held the snow.

Let me make one, Roy.

O no! it is too cold. Let us go in and get warm.

Well, we will start now. Come in and see my little puppies. Here they
are, and here is Fido too. Do you think they are pretty?

Yes, I do. See them play with each other. They seem to be full of fun.
Is this your kite, Roy?

Yes, I have two kites. See what a strong string this one has.

Do you like to fly kites?

Yes, and pretty soon I will try my new one. It will fly very high.


LESSON XLIII.


SPELLING REVIEW.

flȳ
trȳ
sāy⃥
rĕd
a̤ll⃥
hĭm
dȯe⃥s̝ (dŭz)
nōs̝e⃥
māke⃥
hĕld
c̵ōld
e⃥ȳe⃥s̝ (īz)
hīg⃥h⃥ (hī)
kīte⃥
fụll⃥
ēa⃥ch
fēa⃥r
trăc⃥k
sīde⃥
Jĭll⃥
Jăc⃥k
stēe⃥r
fa̤ll⃥
c̵lēa⃥r
Fī'dō
wa̤rm
pŭp'pĭe⃥s̝
frōze⃥
strĭng
kīte⃥s
stärt
strŏng
sēe⃥m
ȯŧh'ẽr (ŭŧh'ẽr)
thĭnk
hụr räh⃥'


SCRIPT EXERCISE.

[Script: I have two kites. One will fly very high. Will you fly your
kite with me? O, yes, let us go.]


LESSON XLIV.


NEW WORDS.

seek
then
stand
said
shut
shall
hid
while
who

[Illustration]

Come, boys, what shall we do? Let us play hide and seek.

O yes! that will be fun for all of us. Who will shut his eyes? Ned, will
you?

Yes, I will shut my eyes while you all go and hide.

Well, Ned, you stand by that tree.

Then Ned shut his eyes and the boys ran off to hide. Pretty soon Ned
said, "Boys, are you all hid? Yes? Well, here I go. One, two, three,
look out for me."


LESSON XLV.


NEW WORDS.

Frank
Fred
must
black
find
barn
cap
ha
spy

[Illustration]

The boys are all hid. Now I must try to find them. Ha! I spy you, Fred.
You are in that box.

I spy you, Roy. You are under the hay.

I can not find Frank.

O there he is! I spy you, Frank.

Come out of that barn. I see your black cap.

Fred, you must shut your eyes now, and stand by the tree while we hide.

I will, boys. You go and hide.


LESSON XLVI


NEW WORDS.

so
bath
sick
please
tub
wrap
shawl
sis'ter

Now, Ned, please do not put my kitty into the bath tub.

Yes, sister, I must give her a bath. Here is the bath tub with some
nice warm water.

But, Ned, kitty will get sick if you put her into the water. She will
take cold.

[Illustration]

No, I will wrap her well in the big shawl, and then she can not take
cold.

So Ned gave kitty a bath, and then put her into the nice warm shawl.


LESSON XLVII.


NEW WORDS.

pass
po'ny
whip
keep
fast'er
use
go'ing
than
yours

[Illustration]

Hold on, Frank, you are going too fast. I can not keep up with you.

Use your whip, Fred, and make your pony go faster. Come up to me and we
will have a race.

Well, here we go. Hurrah, hurrah! Go on, pony, as fast as you can, and
we will catch Frank.

We are going faster now, Frank, and will pass you in the race. No,
Fred, you can not pass me, for my pony can run faster than yours.

Well, we will see if he can.


LESSON XLVIII.


READING REVIEW.

Who said play hide and seek?

I did, Frank.

Well, shut your eyes, Ned, while we go and hide.


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