The Character Building Readers Volume 3

The Character Building Readers Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... M ay.--Selected. Have you ever listened to the songs of birds, the voice of the wind and the sound of running water and tried to think what they were saying? In a few words tell something you have thought about the music of nature. MERRY WORKERS 1. Tell me what the mill wheels say, Always turning, night and day; When we sleep and when we wake, What a busy sound they make! Never idle, never still, What a worker is the mill! 2. What is it that the brooklets say, Rippling onward day by day? Sweet as skylark on the wing, Ripple, ripple--thus they sing. Never idle, never still, Always working with a will! 3. 'Listen to the honeybee, Flying now so merrily Here and there with busy hum--Humming, drumming, drumming, drum-Never idle, never still, Humming, drumming--hum it will! 4. Like the mill, the brook, the bee, May it now be said of me That I'm always busy too, For there's work enough to do. If I work, then, with a will, It will be but playing still; Ever merry, never weary, It will be but playing still.--Seleeled. XLI. THEY "LIKED EVERYTHING" 1. Just as soon as the rain was over, Willie and Millie ran out into the garden. 2'. Willie and Millie were brother and sister. They would have been twins if they had been given to their mamma in the same year, for their birthdays came on the same day in the same month. But while Willie's was June 15, 1882, Millie's was June 15, 1883. So you see, Willie was just one year older than Millie. 3. The garden was quite wet, for it had been raining hard; and the plot of ground that the gardener had been spading and planting the day before was very soft. In fact, it was mud. Willie slipped off the board walk into this mud, and Millie slipped after him. They scrambled...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807464
  • 9781236807465