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say to him ?

Who could play better play at all. In that, said than Jack?

Jack, you was not far wrong: Who did Jack say was for I am not the best at play the best boy?


my class by one, two, or What had Tom thought three of them. Why, then, of him ?

who is, pray? said Tom. What did Tom tell Jack Ralph Quick, says Jack. he had observed about Ralph What! said his friend, the Quick's losing his place in boy that stood at the head his class ?

of his class ? I had set that What did Tom think boy down for a fool. What about Ralph's being so vexed made


think him so? said at losing his place?

Jack ; why, said he, when I What did Tom observe stood to look on, Ralph was that Mr. Hope, the master, at the head of the class; but had not done to Ralph ? he missed a word in the What did Jack, upon this, task, and the next boy said

it, and took his place : on If Ralph had kept the first which he looked so sad, the place all the week, what did tears stood in his eyes, and Jack say would have been his cheeks were first red, then Ralph's reward ?

pale ; and he was on the What would he have had watch what all the boys in for minding and hearing the the class said; so thought I, class ?

that boy must be a fool, what What did Jack say all the can all that fuss be for? canother boys in the school not he stand as well in that were ?

place as the first, for Mr. What did he say they Hope did not scold him, nor learnt to mind by this? beat him? O Tom! says

Jack, you do not know our ways; we hold it a sad thing to lose a place, but to lose the first is worst of all: for Ralph knew if he kept first the whole week, he should next week be set in a place of trust; that is, to mind and hear the class, for which he would have pay and praise too. But you want to know, Tom, how it is that we are

tell you.

What did they mind when good at play ; now I will at school?

You saw how sad A. Their book.

Ralph was, when he lost his What did they mind at place, and how he was on play?

the watch for a chance to What do you learn from get back to it: so are we this story?

all on the watch all the time A. That to succeed in any of school, so that we can thing, we must give our mind or think of nought whole mind to it.

else. I think from this we all learn to mind but one thing at a time, and somehow we get a knack of it; so when we go out to play, we mind that in the same sort, and take the same pride to beat the boys we play with, and to be first in that way too. But it is now grown late, and time to think of bed, so good night, Tom. Good night, Jack, said he, and thank you.




The Bees, Drones, and Wasp. The Bees, Drones, and Wasp.

When the drones went to A set of drones went to a a hive of bees, what did they hive where there was do there?

swarm of bees, and laid What did they say ? claim to it; and said that the

Were the drones right or rich store and the combs wrong in doing this?

were their goods. The bees Why so ?

went to law with them, and A. They should not have the wasp was to be judge of claimed what was not their the cause, as one who well

knew each one's right, and What did the bees do to of course knew how to put the drones?

an end to their suit. Friends, Who was to be the judge? says he, the mode we use in Why?

these courts is so slow, and What did judge Wasp say

the suit costs

so large a to them?

sum; but as you are both


In whose hands did he my friends, and I wish you tell them they had better well, I beg you will place place the cause ?

the cause in my hands, and What were they at the I will put an end to it in a thought of this?

short time. They were both What did they give him ? glad at the thought of this,

In what way did he then and in turn gave him thanks. tell them they had better Why, then, that it may be decide the cause ?

seen who have a just claim What did the bees do af- to these rich combs, do you, ter he had thus spoken? says he to the bees, take

What did the drones do ? this hive, and to the drones,

Upon this, how did judge do you take that, and go Wasp decide?

the cells as fast as you can, What is the lesson you that we may know by the learn from this story? taste and look of it, who has

A. That it is foolish and the best claim in this cause. wrong in any one to claim

The bees then set to work, merit which he does not but the drones would not deserve.

stand to it, and so judge How will it sooner or later

the claim to the be shown whether his claim bees, and broke up the court. is just ?

A. By his works.


Wasp gave



The Larkand her young ones.

of what was the lark afraid, who had young ones in a field of ripe corn ?

When she went therefore from home to seek for food, what charge did she leave with them?

When she was gone, what did the young ones hear?

What did the young ones do when the old lark came home?

What do you mean by

The Lark and her young ones.

A lark who had young ones in a field of corn, which was ripe, was in some fear lest they should come to reap it, ere her young brood could fly, and leave the place. And when she went from home to seek for food, she left this charge with them, that they should mark what they heard while she was out, and tell her of it when she came back. When she was gone, they heard the man whose corn it was, call to his


ere ?"

A. Before.

What did the old bird tell son: well, says he, I thinkthis them not to do?

corn is now ripe; I would Why not?

have you go, as soon as you Well, who came to cut the can, and see if our friends corn down?

will come to help us to reap. But who did not come ? When the old lark came What was done then ? home, the young ones fell Why?

to chirp round her, and told What did the man then her what they had heard, say to his son ?

and did beg of her to take Whither did he bid his them off as fast as she could. son go?

The old bird bid them not What was he to tell his fret, for, says she, if the man aunt?

trusts to his friends, I am What was he to say re- sure the corn will not yet specting her four sons ? be cut down.

The man What happened to the came, and did stay for some young ones when they heard time, but not one of those this?

he had sent to were to be What did they do to the seen.

Then the sun grew old bird ?

hot, and nought was done, What did she say to her for no one came to help him.

Then, says he to his son, I What charge did she then see that we cannot trust to give them?

these friends of ours; so you When did she

must go to your aunt Jane, again?

and tell her to send her four What did the man find

sons, and say, I wish them about his nephews ?

to be here at break of day Who are our own kin?

to help us to reap. This the A. Relations.

young ones, in great fright, What did the man there- told the old one. If that fore say to his son ?

be all, do not yet fear, my dears, for our ownkin are not at all times so apt to serve us. But take good heed what you hear said the next time, She went out the next day: and the

man, when he found these were as slack as the rest of his friends, said to his son, hark ye, George,

young ?

go out



young ones?

When the young ones do you get each of us a good told this to their mother, hook, and we will reap the what did she say?

corn as well as What reason did she give When the young ones told for going ?

this, then, says she, we must What did she do to her now be gone, for when a

man sets to do his own When was the corn cut work it is sure to be done. down?

So she did shift her young By whom?

ones, and lost no time, and What do you learn then the corn was cut down the from this story?

next day by the man and his A. Not to trust to other people, when we can do our work ourselves.


Questions, fc. for the History of Joseph and his




Why did Jacob love Joseph more than all his children ?

What did he make for him ?

What did Joseph's brethren do, when they saw how much their father loved him?

In what manner could they not speak to him?

What happened to Joseph?

What was Joseph's first dream?

What was meant by the sheaf that stood upright?

A. Joseph.

Who were signified by the other sheaves ?

A. His brethren.

Now Jacob loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age;

and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak in peace to him. And Joseph dreamed a dream ; and he told it to his brethren and said, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo! my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and bowed to my sheaf. And his brethren said unto him, shalt thou in

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