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THE IVOLF AND THE FOX

9. "They taste good,” said the Wolf; “I must have more.

So away he went into the kitchen; and while getting the pancakes, he upset the dish and broke it to pieces.

10. The farmer's wife heard the crash and

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came running in. When she saw the Wolf, she called loudly for the farm servants, who beat him with whatever they could lay their hands

So the Wolf came back to the Fox with two lame legs, and howling terribly.

11. “You have led me into a pretty mess,

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2. All our cheeks as fresh as roses,

All our fingers as blue as our noses ;
As for our feet, we can hardly feel them,
As for our chilblains, the snow must heal

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Merrily, merrily, slide along;
The sun shines bright, but the ice is strong.

3. Ice so smooth, and solid, and black,

With never a weed, or hole, or crack !
There

go

the skaters, tall young men,
Cutting our slides up. Now and then,
Don't I like to see one of them fall,
Just for a little harmless sprawl !

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TAE WATER-BABIES

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was like a new world to him.

He saw great spiders there, with crowns and crosses marked on their backs, who sat in the middle of their webs, and, when they saw Tom coming, shook them so fast that they became invisible.

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2. Then he saw lizards, brown, gray, and green, and thought they were snakes, and would sting him; but they were as much frightened as he, and shot away into the heath. And then, under a rock, he saw a pretty sight—a great brown, sharp-nosed creature, with a white tag to her brush, and round her four or five

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Welcome, wild North-easter!

Shame it is to see Odes to every zephyr;

Ne'er a verse to thee. Welcome, black North-easter!

O’er the German foam ; O'er the Danish moorlands,

From thy frozen home. Tired we are of summer,

Tired of gaudy glare, Showers soft and steaming,

Hot and breathless air. Tired of listless dreaming,

Through the lazy day: Jovial wind of winter

Turns us out to play! Sweep the golden reed-beds;

Crisp the lazy dyke;

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

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said the Mock Turtle angrily: "really you are

very dull !

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such a simple question,” added the Gryphon; and then they both sat silent and looked at poor Alice, who felt ready to sink into the earth.

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