The Character Building Readers: First reader, part one-[eighth year]

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Hinds, Noble & Eldredge, 1910 - Readers
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Page 157 - Eked out by applesauce and mashed potatoes, it was a sufficient dinner for the whole family; indeed, as Mrs. Cratchit said with great delight (surveying one small atom of a bone upon the dish), they hadn't ate it all at last!
Page 156 - ... the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk and blind men see.
Page 153 - And your brother, Tiny Tim ! And Martha warn't as late last Christmas Day by half an hour ! " " Here's Martha, mother ! " said a girl, appearing as she spoke. " Here's Martha, mother ! " cried the two young Cratchits.
Page 198 - VIOLET. DOWN in a green and shady bed, A modest violet grew ; Its stalk was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view.
Page 89 - Do to others as you would That they should do to you.
Page 198 - DOWN in a green and shady bed A modest violet grew ; Its stalk was bent, it hung its head, As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower, Its colors bright and fair ! It might have graced a rosy bower, Instead of hiding there.
Page 56 - I was young I lived upon my mother's milk, as I could not eat grass. In the daytime I ran by her side, and at night I lay down close by her. When it was hot we used to stand by the pond in the shade of the trees, and when it was cold we had a nice warm shed near the grove.
Page 144 - Speak gently ! It is better far To rule by love than fear : Speak gently ! let not harsh words mar The good we might do here.
Page 8 - SUPPOSE, my little lady, Your doll should break her head, Could you make it whole by crying Till your eyes and' nose are red ? And wouldn't it be pleasanter To treat it as a joke ; And say you're glad " Twas Dolly's And not your head that broke...
Page 144 - Speak gently to the aged one, — Grieve not the care-worn heart; The sands of life are nearly run: Let such in peace depart.

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