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Do you

Lucy has a new pet.

know what kind of bird it is?

Lucy calls her Polly.

Polly can say, "Poor Poll! Poor

Poll!

Polly wants a cracker;" and she can mew like a cat.

But Polly and the cat are not good friends. One day Polly flew down, and lit upon the cat's back when she was asleep.

I think she

knew she knew the cat would not like that, and she did it to tease her.

When Lucy pets the cat, Polly flies up into the old apple tree, and will not come when she calls her. Then Lucy says, “What a silly bird!"

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LESSON XLVI. REVIEW.

"Well, children, did you have a nice time in the woods?"

"Oh yes, mother, such a good time! See what sweet flowers

we found, and what soft moss. The best flowers are for grandma. Won't they please her?" "Yes; and it will please grandma to know that you thought of her."

"Rab was such a good dog, mother.

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We left him under the big tree by the brook, to take care of the dolls and the basket.

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'When we came back, they

were all safe.

No one could

get them while Rab was there.

We gave him some of the crackers from the basket.

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"O mother, how the birds did sing in the woods!

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"Fanny said she would like to be a bird, and have a nest in a tree. But I think she would want to come home to sleep."

"If she were a bird, her nest would be her home. But what would mother do, I wonder, without her little Fanny?"

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These boys and girls live near the sea. They have been to the

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beach. It is now evening, and they are going home.

John, who sits on the front seat, found some pretty shells. They are in the basket by his side.

He

Ben White is driving. holds the lines in one hand, and

his whip in the other.

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