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“ John, would you like to earn some money ? "

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“Yes, father. What must I do to earn it?"

“Well, those pigs are out of the pen again. If you will drive them back, and stop the hole so they can not get out, I will give you ten cents.”

“O I'll do it,” said John, “and Rover will help me. Here, Rover ! Here, Rover! Where are you?'

“But, John, you must not let Rover hurt the pigs,” said his father.

“O no, he shall not hurt them, said John; and away they ranRover to have the fun, and John to earn the ten cents.

When the pigs saw that John and Rover were after them, how they did run ! It was very funny to see them.

The pigs would turn first one way, and then another.

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After a long race, John got the pigs back into the yard.

Father, I think I have earned the ten cents,” said John. “I never

“I saw pigs run so fast as they did. It was hard work to get them back into the pen.

It tired me all out.” Well, John,” said his father, we all have to work if we wish to earn money.

Here are the ten cents you have earned.”

"Thank you, father !” said John, and then he put the money into a little box.

“I will keep all the money I earn,” said he, “and when I am a a man, I will try to do some good with it. Then I shall always feel happy."

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A wren lived in an old tree. She had made her nest in the same hole for two years. The third year, when she came to build her nest, she saw a young wren in the hole.

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What are you here for ? ” said the old wren.

“I am here to build my nest,” said the young wren.

“You must not, that is my place,” said the old wren.

It is not ! It is mine!” cried the young one. "I was here first

See what I have done ! Look at the bits of moss I have brought here to make my nest ! ”

“I can not help that. place,” said the old wren. “I have had this tree two years, and now, when I come back again, I find

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And I mean to stay here,” said the young wren.

Then the old wren began to peck at the young one, and tried to tear the moss and bits of bark from the nest.

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