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John ny Wil son and Ned Brown were play ing at ball one day, and the ball hit John on the hand: he was ve ry an gry, and ran af ter Ned and beat him ve ry hard. Just then, a man came by and gave John a box on the ear which made him let go of Ned, and he be gan to cry. Then the man said, "You beat that lit tle boy and for get how you hurt him, but you do not like it your self."

Then John was sor ry, and said he would ne ver do so any more; he shook hands with Ned, and he kept his word, and all who knew him lov ed him.



Jane North was an i dle girl; she did not like her book, and when she was told to read her les son she would cry, and say she want ed to play with her doll. So her doll was tak en from her till she had read; but she read ill, and would not learn to write. So she grew up a dunce, and no one lov ed her.



Had each a nice doll, and they took care of them. One day Tom call ed them to play at ball, and they ran a way to play, and left the two dolls on a chair. By and by the cat came in the room, and pull ed the dolls to pieces, think ing I dare say, that it was fine fun to tear them to bits, and scam per round the room with poor dol ly's nose in her mouth.

When the girls came back, and saw the nice new dolls all in bits, they be gan to cry, and to beat poor puss; but their mam ma said, "No, you must not beat puss, for you left your dolls a bout, and the cat did not know that they were not for her to play with. Next time you must be more care ful of your toys."



Was a kind girl. One day she was out, and a poor girl came to her and said, "Give me some bread, I have had none to eat all day." So Ann said, "I have no bread, but here is six pence that my mam ma gave me, take it, and buy some bread."

The poor girl took it and said, "Oh! thank you, miss, I can now get some thing to eat, and will take some to my poor dad dy who is sick."



"Do not go out with out your warm coat, Tom; it is a hard frost, and the snow lies thick on the ground, and you will catch cold, if you do, and then poor Tom will be ill."

"But I feel quite warm."

"Yes, you do now; but see what a large fire there is here, out of doors there is no fire, and the cold wind blows; and if you have no warm coat on, you will feel cold."

But Tom thought he knew best, so he went out with no coat on, and he caught a bad cold and cough, and he was put to bed quite ill. Now Jack and Will and Tom were to have had some fine sport on the fro zen pond in the farm, but Tom was too ill to go. When he was in bed he thought how sil ly he had been, to think he knew bet ter than his kind friends; and then he said to him self, he would try and do all that he was bid when he got well.



One day a child want ed to reach some thing off the man tel shelf, and not be ing tall e nough, she stood on the fen der, and her mo ther said, "Fan ny, you must not get on the fen der, it will turn o ver, and then you will fall in the fire and be sad ly burnt."

But Fan ny was not a good child, and did not al ways do as she was bid: so when her mo ther went out of the room, she want ed to get her fa ther's watch that lay on the man tel shelf, and she stood on the fen der to reach it, but the fen der turn ed o ver, and Fan ny fell in the hearth and her clothes took fire. She scream ed loud ly, but she was not heard for a lit tle time, and when her mo ther ran to her, all her clothes were in a blaze; she roll ed the rug over to put out the flame and then car ried her to bed.

Poor Fan ny was sad ly burnt, and it was a long time be fore she was well, and she had a great many scars on her face and neck which ne ver wore off... Continue reading book >>

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