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chirped něv'er in deed'
brood be găn
"I never saw such children," said the old hen. "You don't try at all."
"We can't jump so far, mother. Indeed we can't, we can't!" chirped the little chickens.
"Well," said the old hen, “I must give it up." So she jumped back to the bank, and walked slowly home with her brood.
think mother asked too
much of us," said one little chicken to the others.
"Well, I tried," said Chippy. "We didn't," said the others; "it was of no use to try."
When they got home, the old hen began to look about for something to She soon found, near the back door, a piece of bread.
So she called the chickens, and they all ran up to her, each one trying to get a bite at the piece of bread.
"No, no!" said the old hen. "This bread is for Chippy. He is the only one of my children that really tried to jump to the stone."
read'er pâr❜ents see'ond
We have come to the last les
son in this book. We have finished the First Reader.
You can now read all the lessons in it, and can write them on your slates.
Have you taken good care of your book? Children should always keep their books neat and clean.
Are you not glad to be ready for a new book?
Your parents are very kind to send you to school. If you are good, and if you try to learn, your teacher will love you, and you will please your parents.
Be kind to all, and do not waste your time in school.
When you go home, you may ask your parents to get you a Second Reader.