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Come to me, Charles. Come and read. Here is a new book. Take care not to tear it. Good boys do not spoil their books. Speak plain. Take pains and try to read well. Stand still. Do not read so fast. Mind the stops. Charles has read a page now. This is This is a leaf. A page is one side of a leaf. Shut the book. Put it up. By and by you may read more.
Shall we walk? No; not now. I think it will rain soon. See how black the sky is. Now it rains. How fast it rains! Rain comes from the clouds. The ducks love rain. swim, and geese swim. Can Charles swim? No, Charles is not a duck, nor a goose; so he must take care not to go too near the pond, lest he should fall in. I do not know that we could get him out; if we could not, he would die. When Charles is as big as James, he shall learn to swim.
Let us take a walk in the fields, and see the sheep, and the lambs, the cows, and trees, and birds. Call Tray. He shall go with us. He wags his tail. He is glad to see us, and to go, with us. Tray likes those who feed him and are kind to him. Do not walk on the
It is too high, and quite wet.
grass now. Walk in this dry
Do not tread on it.
Can Charles climb that wall?
large field! This is not grass.
O what a
No; it is corn.
It will be ripe soon. Bread is made of corn. I dare say Charles does not know how bread is made. Well, some time I will tell him. Shall we look at the bees in their glass hive? Will the bees sting us? No, they will not, if we do not hurt them.
The clock strikes. It is time to dine. Is
the cloth laid?
forks, and plates?
it is cool.
Where are the knives, and
Call Ann. Are your hands
The soup is hot; wait till
Will you have some lamb, and
some pease? Do not make a noise with your
lips when you eat. Take some bread.
let us go and play with George.