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“If it is only a little thing," the king said, "you may have it."

“Well," said the soldier, I should like very much to smoke a pipe.”

13. The king gave the soldier leave to smoke his last pipe. And he took out his tinder-box quickly, and struck the flint once, then twice, then three times.

Then came all the dogs, – the one with eyes as big as teacups, the one with eyes like millwheels, and the one with eyes that turned round and round, as big as towers.

14. “Help me," said the soldier; "I do not want to be hanged.”

Then the dogs ran at the judge, and all the other great men. They threw them up so high in the air, that they were broken to pieces.

You are not to do that to me,” said the king to the dogs; but they did not care what he said, and tossed him and the queen up like the rest.

15. The rest of the people were afraid, and cried out, “Oh, dear good soldier! you shall be our king, and marry the lovely princess."

Then they put the soldier into the king's fine carriage, and took him to the king's castle, while the three dogs ran in front.

16. “Bow! wow! wow!" said the dogs. That

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was their way of saying “Hurrah!” Then the princess came out of her copper castle, and was made queen.

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She liked that very much. They had a grand wedding, with the biggest cake that ever was made. And the three dogs sat at the table, and stared with all their might.

VOWEL SOUNDS.

Mark the vowel sounds in the words below. strange leave night

soldier hanged

clev'er shillings car'riage large leath'er

mon'ey wanted earn

pris'on smoke

struck chalk quick'ly

prin'cess

love'ly

TALES OUT OF SCHOOL. V.

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Here is a letter for you, mamma,” said Vio.

For me! When did it come? I have not heard the postman."

“I brought it. It is one I wrote you at school. All of us wrote letters to our mammas. Miss Hill gave us a question, and told us we might write a letter to ask it. Eva thinks she made up the question, just to give us a new kind of writing lesson; but it is a good thing to ask, if she did."

“I suppose I must read the letter to know what the question was. It is folded nicely, and is written very prettily,” said Mrs. Hamblin.

Miss Hill showed us how to do each part. See, it is dated and begun like a real letter.”

Friday, April 7, 1886. Dear Mamma:

Will you be so kind as to get me a little sponge, or a piece of flannel, to dry my slate with? I need one every day.

Your loving daughter,

Violet Hamblin. You see, mamma, Miss Hill goes up the aisles and washes every slate with a big wet sponge. Then we dry the slates ourselves."

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XXX.

GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD MORNING.

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curt'sied A fair little girl sat under a tree, Sewing as long as her eyes could see, Then smoothed her work, and folded it right, And said, “Dear work! good night! good night!”

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Such a number of rooks came over her head,
Crying, “Caw! caw!” on their way to bed;
She said as she watched their curious flight,
“Little black things! good night! good night!"
The horses neighed, the oxen lowed;
The sheep's “bleat! bleat!" came over the road;
All seeming to say, with a quiet delight,
Good little girl! good night! good night!”

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יי !Good night

She did not say to the sun
Though she saw him there, like a ball of light,
For she knew he had God's time to keep
All over the world, and never could sleep.

The tall pink foxglove bowed his head,
The violets curtsied and went to bed ;
And good little Lucy tied up her hair,
And said, on her knees, her favorite prayer.

And while on her pillow she softly lay,
She knew nothing more till again it was day:
And all things said to the beautiful sun,
Good morning! good morning! our work has

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PUNCTUATION.

Find in this lesson the period, comma, semicolon, colon, apostrophe, and marks of quotation and exclamation.

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wil'lingly 1. The magpie was one day building her nest so neatly and whispering to herself, while she laid each straw in its place, “This upon that, this upon that," (as was her wont) when the wood-pigeon came by.

2. Now the wood-pigeon was young and flighty, and had never learned how to build a nest; but when she saw how beautifully neat that of the magpie

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