[Illustration: {Three children playing}]





J. G. WOOD, S. W. LANDER, and others.




Copyright, 1877,





[Illustration: YOUNG FISHERS.]

[Illustration: {A bird and nestlings}]




Accident, The _Louisa M. Alcott_ 280

Adventure in the Life of Salvator

Rosa _L. D. L._ 84

African Elephant, The _J. G. Wood_ 319

Animal in Armor, The 75

Aunt Thankful _M. H._ 253

Barn Swallows _W. Wander_ 194

Birds _F. F. E._ 25

"Bitters" 203

Books and Reading 36

Bruin at a Maple-Sugar Party _C. A. Stephens_ 313

Camels _J. G. Wood_ 339

Cave at Benton's Ridge _F. E. S._ 350

Charley 368

Charlie's Escape 109

Charlie's Christmas 79

Crippled Boy, The _S. W. Lander_ 374

Daisy's Temptation 111

Daring Feat 183

Davy Boys' Fishing-Pond _L. M. D._ 130

Envy Punished 271

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining 31

Faithful Friends _X._ 237

Fairy Bird, The _Louisa M. Alcott_ 207

Fred and Dog Stephen 205

Giraffe, The _J. G. Wood_ 188

Going for the Letters 198

Good Word not Lost 308

Gratitude of a Cow 196

Haunts of Wild Beasts _C. A. Stephens_ 355

Help Yourselves _Wm. M. Thayer_ 46

Holiday Luck _Sara Conant_ 296

How a Good Dinner was Lost _Fannie Benedict_ 256

How Maggie paid the Rent 227

[Illustration: {Children sledding}]

How Sweetie's "Ship came In" _Margaret Field_ 96

Hunting Adventure 362

If; or, Bessie Green's Holiday 176

Iron Ring, The _A. L. O. E._ 76

It takes Two to Make a Quarrel 306

John Stocks and the Bison _Author of "Drifting

to Sea"_ 138

Kindness Rewarded 28

Kindness to Animals _Robert Handy_ 284

Lace-making 44

Lame Susie 261

Lion the Fire-dog _Benjamin Clarke_ 38

Lion on the Threshold 190

Marcellin 82

Merry Christmas _E. G. C._ 166

Monkeys _L. B. U._ 301

Motherless Boy, The 49

Mouse and Canary, The 287

Mrs. Pike's Prisoners _M. R. W._ 123

My Mother's Stories _E. E._ 303

My Story _S. P. Brigham_ 332

Nearly Lost 365

Neddy's Half Holiday 121

Nicolo's Little Friend _H. A. F._ 390

Nino _Sara Conant_ 244

Orchard's Grandmother _S. O. J._ 9

Parsees, The 371

Polly Arrives _Louisa M. Alcott_ 282

Ponto 310

Puppet _Mary B. Harris_ 162

Puss _Robert Handy_ 293

Que _Mary B. Harris_ 144

Reason and Instinct _Flaneur_ 60

Reginald's First School-Days 384

Rough _M. R. O._ 17

Sally Sunbeam 251

Saved by a Fiddle _Sir Lascelles Wraxall_ 211

Song of the Bird 323

Squanko _F. Cheseboro_ 274

Squirrels 160

St. Bernard Dog 53

Stitching and Teaching _E. G. C._ 152

Stories about Dogs 137

Strange Combat, A _C. A. Stephens_ 116

Sweet One for Polly _Louisa M. Alcott_ 277

[Illustration: {Two children having a picnic}]

Thorns 347

Tim the Match-Boy 268

Truant, The 393

Two Friends. A Story for Boys 288

Two Gentlemen in Fur Cloaks 107

Uncle John's School-Days 234

What Nelly gave Away 115

White Butterfly 63

Wings 273

Working is Better than Wishing 65

Young Artist, The 218


All among the Hay 286

Annie 175

Answer to a Child's Question 113

Bird's Nest, The _Mary. N. Prescott_ 216

C--A--T 186

Cherry-Time 128

Child's Petition 392

Child's Prayer 137

Children 62

Children's Song 141

Cleopatra _Edgar Fawcett_ 388

Common Things 249

Coral-Workers, The 37

Counting Baby's Toes 345

Dinner and a Kiss 381

Dream of Summer, A _Mary N. Prescott_ 29

Erl King _Mary N. Prescott_ 241

Faithful unto Death; or, The Sentry

of Herculaneum _W. B. B. Stevens_ 230

Flight of the Birds 56

For the Children 58

Forced Rabbit, The 180

From Bad to Worse _Alice Cary_ 331

Frost, The 22

Good-Humor 35

Good Shepherd, The 52

I am Coming 110

Kind to Everything 68

Let him Live _Mary R. Whittlesey_ 300

Little Helpers 73

Little Home-body _Geo. Cooper_ 119

[Illustration: {Two figures walk through a snowy landscape}]

Little Red Riding-Hood _L. E. Landon_ 224

My Little Hero 92

My Mother 382

Minutes 196

My Picture 23

Music Lesson, The 22

Nothing to Do 105

Now the Sun is Sinking 206

Our Daily Bread 157

Preparing for Christmas 143

Rich and Poor _Ellen M. H. Gates_ 42

Rigmarole about a Tea-Party 206

Robin Redbreast 95

Rustic Mirror, The _M. R. W._ 222

Sailing the Boats _George Cooper_ 305

Secret _Mary R. Whittlesey_ 264

Shakspeare _Richard H. Stoddard_ 389

Sheep and the Goat 328

Silly Young Rabbit, The 242

Silver and Gold _Ellis Gray_ 265

Smiles and Tears 390

Snow-Fall 151

Snow-Man, The _Marian Douglas_ 192

Song of the Rose _T. E. D._ 41

Sparrow, The 122

Spring has Come 202

Story of Johnny Dawdle 47

Summer 78

That Calf _Phoebe Cary_ 70

To the Cardinal Flower _M. R. W._ 40

Touch Not 61

Two Mornings _Mary N. Prescott_ 267

Under the Pear Trees 349

Up and Doing 182

Vacation _Beverly Moore_ 232

War and Peace 126

Way to Walk _M. R. W._ 337

We should hear the Angels singing _Kate Cameron_ 91

What so Sweet _Mary N. Prescott_ 344

What the Clock says 149

Why 24

Willie's Prayer 159

World, The _Lilliput Lectures_ 185

Worship of Nature 361


[Illustration: {Settlers run from the native inhabitants}]


I must ask you to go back more than two hundred years, and watch two

people in a quiet old English garden.

One is an old lady reading. In her young days she was a famous beauty.

That was very long ago, to be sure; but I think she is a beauty

still--do not you?

She has such a lovely face, and her eyes are so sweet and bright! and

better than that, they are the kind which see pleasant things in

everybody, and something to like and be interested in. I hope with all

my heart yours are that kind, too.

The other person is a little child. She was christened Mary Brenton,

like her grandmother; but she was called Polly all her days, for

short; and we will call her so.

She is sitting on the grass with a little cat in her arms, which she

is trying to put to sleep. But the kitten is not so accommodating as

a doll would be, and just as Polly does not dare to move for fear of

waking her, she makes up her mind that a run after a leaf and a play

with any chance caterpillar which may be so unlucky as to cross her

path, will be very preferable, and tries to get away.

It is one of the most delightful days that ever was. September, and

almost too warm, if it were not for the breeze that brings cooler air

from the sea. Once in a while some fruit falls from the heavily-laden

trees, and the first dead leaves rustle a little on the ground. The

bees are busy, making the most of the bright day; for they know of the

stormy weather coming. The sky is very blue, and the flowers very

bright. Two swallows are playing hide-and-seek through the orchard,

and chasing each other in great races, now so close to the ground that

it seems as if their feet might catch in the green grass, and now away

up in the air over the high walls out towards the hills; and just as

one loses sight of them, and turns away, here they are again. And in

the kitchen the girls are clattering the dishes and laughing; and do

you hear some one singing a doleful tune in a cheery, happy voice?

That is Dorothy, Polly's dear Dorothy, who waits upon grandmother,

with whom she has been to France, and Holland, and Scotland, and who

can tell almost as charming stories as grandmother herself.

The house is large and old, with queer-shaped windows, all sizes and

all heights from the ground, and a great many of them hidden by the

ivy. That is the outside; and if you were to go in, you would find

large, low rooms, filled with furniture that you would think queer and

uncomfortable. And there are portraits in some of them, one of Polly,

probably painted not very long before, in which she is attired after

the fashion of those days, and looks nearly as old as she would now

if she were living!

Now let us go back to the garden. The kitten has escaped, and Polly is

wishing for something to do.

"Where's Dolly?" says grandmother. "Find her, and then gather some

apples and plums, and have a tea drinking."

The doll had been very ill all day; it was strange in grandmother to

forget it. She had fallen asleep just before dinner, and been put

carefully in her bed; it would never do to wake her so soon. And

besides, a tea party was not amusing when there was no one to sit at

the other end of the table. This referred to Tom, Polly's dearest

cousin, who had just left her after a long visit; and she missed him


"And," says Polly, "I do not think I should care for it if he were

here, if I could have nothing but apples. I'm tired of them. I have

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  • reading [´ri:diŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(阅)读;朗读;读物   (初中英语单词)
  • holiday [´hɔlidi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.假日,假期,节日   (初中英语单词)
  • grandmother [´græn,mʌðə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(外)祖母   (初中英语单词)
  • instinct [´instiŋkt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.本能;直觉;天资   (初中英语单词)
  • butterfly [´bʌtəflai] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.蝴蝶;蝶式   (初中英语单词)
  • rabbit [´ræbit] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.兔子,野兔   (初中英语单词)
  • shepherd [´ʃepəd] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.牧羊人 vt.带领   (初中英语单词)
  • kitten [´kitn] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.小猫   (初中英语单词)
  • delightful [di´laitful] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.讨人喜欢的   (初中英语单词)
  • breeze [bri:z] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.微风;不费力的事   (初中英语单词)
  • rustle [´rʌsl] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.&n.(使)沙沙作响   (初中英语单词)
  • holland [´hɔlənd] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.荷兰   (初中英语单词)
  • charming [´tʃɑ:miŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.可爱的;极好的   (初中英语单词)
  • hidden [´hid(ə)n] 移动到这儿单词发声  hide 的过去分词   (初中英语单词)
  • phoebe [´fi:bi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.月亮女神   (高中英语单词)
  • chestnut [´tʃesnʌt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.栗子;栗树;栗色(马)   (高中英语单词)
  • porter [´pɔ:tə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.守门人;勤杂工人   (高中英语单词)
  • thankful [´θæŋkfəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.感激的;欣慰的   (高中英语单词)
  • temptation [temp´teiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.引诱,诱惑(物)   (高中英语单词)
  • lining [´lainiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.衬里;衬料   (高中英语单词)
  • threshold [´θreʃhəuld] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.门槛;入门;开端   (高中英语单词)
  • sunbeam [´sʌnbi:m] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.日光   (高中英语单词)
  • combat [´kɔmbæt] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.&n.斗争;战斗;争斗   (高中英语单词)
  • petition [pi´tiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.请愿 vt.向…请愿   (高中英语单词)
  • cardinal [´kɑ:dinəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.主要的 n.深红色   (高中英语单词)
  • caterpillar [´kætə,pilə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.毛虫;履带   (高中英语单词)
  • amusing [ə´mju:ziŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有趣的   (高中英语单词)
  • canary [kə´neəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.金丝雀   (英语四级单词)
  • fiddle [´fidl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.小提琴 v.拉提琴   (英语四级单词)
  • trying [´traiiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.难堪的;费劲的   (英语四级单词)
  • unlucky [ʌn´lʌki] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.倒霉的,不幸的   (英语四级单词)
  • cheery [´tʃiəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.愉快的;活泼的   (英语四级单词)
  • doleful [´dəulful] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.悲哀的;忧郁的   (英语六级单词)

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