Songs and Stories: Second Reader Grade John Henry Haaren

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Songs and Stories: Second Reader Grade  by  John Henry Haaren

Songs and Stories: Second Reader Grade by John Henry Haaren
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Then wicked children wake and weep, And wish the long black gloom away- But good ones love the dark, and find The night as pleasant as the day. Thomas Hood. THE BIRDS. Who taught you to sing, My sweet, pretty birds ? It was God, said a lark, As he rose from the earth: He painted our wings, He gave us our voice, He finds us our food, He bids us rejoice. Mrs. SlGOURNEY.

THE STOLEN CORN. There was once a steward who made a practice wringing home every evening a pocketful ofcorn which he had stolen from his masters barn during the day. By this means he had gathered enough grain to sow an acre of ground, when sowing-time came. The corn grew, and looked well—better, indeed, than any other crop on his farm.

At harvest-time, the corn was full in the ear and quite ripe. So the steward engaged the reapers, thinking how little the grain had cost him, and how much it would bring. The evening before his acre was to be reaped, he walked out to view it, as it waved backward and forward under the gentle summer wind which rustled among the bending ears, bathed in the silvery moonlight. But the moon became dark, and looking up the steward saw a flock of crows hovering over his cornfield in great numbers. He shouted loud and long, but the crows were not to be scared away. He saw crow after crow descend, and fly away, each with a stalk in his claw.

This vexed him greatly. But, thought he, let the crows do their worst to-night, a good crop must remain for me, since by to-morrows sunset all will be cut down. In this, however, he was wrong, for when the reapers came to the field the next ...



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