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Frank took the little bird up in his hand.

He could not put it back, as the nest was too high up in a tree.

He did not know what to do with it. At last he said, “You poor little bird !

I will take you home, and ask sister to put you into a cage.

When you are large and strong, you may fly back to the tree.”

So Frank took it home to his sister. She gave it food and water, and put it into a cage.

Pretty soon the bird began to sing a little every day.

Frank liked it very much, but one day he let it fly out of its cage, to go back to its old home in the tree.

Let pupils write the New Wordsat the head of this

lesson, and mark the vowels and silent letters.

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When Frank was a small boy, he went to school with his sister.

One very warm day, he said to his sister that it would be much more fun to play ball than to go to school.

“No, no,” said she, “I have no time to play.”

Then Frank saw a bee, and said, “I wish I were a bee, and had nothing to do.”

“But the bee has much to do,” said his sister. “It works hard all day to get honey."

Then he saw a bird in a tall tree, and said, “Well, I wish I were that little bird: It has nothing to do.”

But his sister said, “See, Frank, the bird has a straw. It has to build its nest with straw and hair, and so has no time to play.”

Then, when Frank saw that every bee and bird had to work, he ran to school and learned his lessons.

LANGUAGE LESSON.

What did Frank wish ?
What did his sister say the bee had to do?

What did Frank do when he saw that the bee and the bird had to work ?

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WHAT BIRDIE SAYS.

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What does little birdie say In her nest at peep of day? “Let me fly,” says little birdie, Mother, let me fly away.” Birdie, rest a little longer, Till the little wings are stronger. So she rests a little longer, Then she flies away.

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Here is my tame monkey. His name is Jocko.

When he is out of his cage, I have to watch him to see that he does no harm.

He will put on my coat and hat,

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