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J. Does it always stay here? - H. No; in the rainy season it will join a great number of others, and go away for some time; but it will come back when the rains

are over.

J. What is the name of that brown bird?

H. It is called a kite.

J. How does it live?

H. Like the adjutant; but it does not catch fish, neither does it fly away from us at any season of the year.


J. Your face is not clean. Did you wash it to-day?

H. Yes, but I have been playing since.

J. Look at your hands too, how dirty! You will spoil your book.

H. What shall I do then?

J. Go and wash your face and hands.

H. I don't like to take so much pains. I have done it once to-day.

J. O, for shame! Then you are a dirty boy. No one will sit by you.

H. Why? what harm shall I do any one?

J. What a silly boy! Don't you know that no one loves a dirty boy? Oh, it is so nice to have one's face, and hands, and books clean. H. Well, I'll please you this time.

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The Good Boy.

1. The good boy loves his parents very dearly. He always minds what they say to him, and tries to please them. If they desire him not to do a thing, he does it not: if they desire him to do a thing, he does it.

2. When they deny him what he wants, he does not grumble, or pout out his lips, or look angry but he thinks that his parents know what is proper for him, better than he does, because they are wiser than he is.

3. He loves his teachers, and all who tell him what is good. He likes to read, and to learn something fresh every day. He hopes that if he lives to be a man, he shall know a great many things, and be very wise and good,

4. He is kind to his brothers and sisters, and all his little playmates. He never fights, nor quarrels with them, nor calls them names. When he sees them do wrong, he is sorry, and tries to persuade them to do better.

5. He does not speak rudely to any body. If he sees any persons who are lame, or crooked, or very old, he does not laugh at them, or mock them; but he is glad when he can do them any


6. He is kind even to dumb creatures, for he knows that though they cannot speak, they can feel as well as we. Even those creatures which he does not think pretty, he takes care not to hurt.

7. He never takes any thing that does not belong to him, or meddles with it, without leave.

8. He never tells a lie. If he has done any mischief, he owns it, and says, he is very sorry and will try to do so no more; and no one can be angry with him.

The Ass.

1. The ass has hoofs, and very long ears. He brays very loud. The horse is afraid when the ass brays, and starts back; but the ass is very meek, and never hurts any thing.

2. The ass is not so big as a horse, and cannot gallop fast; but he works very hard. Sometimes he carries little boys on his back, two or three at a time.

3. He gets nothing for his dinner but a few prickly thistles, or some coarse grass; but he is content, he does not complain.

4. The ass gives milk, as well as the cow; and the milk is very good for people that are sick, to make them well again.

5. Some people say that asses are stupid and stubborn but they know their master, and the place where he stops, and the roads which he passes; and when they are treated kindly, they behave well, and are fond of their masters.

Brothers and Sisters.

1. Love your brothers and sisters. Do not tease or vex them, or call them names; and never let your little hands be raised to strike them.

2. If they have any thing which you would like to have, do not be angry with them, or wish to take it from them. If you have any thing they like, share it with them.

3. Your parents grieve when they see you quarrel; they love you all, and they wish you to

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