New National First Reader eBook

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Yes, as soon as I get warm.  But John and Ann are coming over to see us.

Well, Fred, we will ask them to go with us.  Ann likes to skate.

O yes! if they go, we shall have a merry time.

What fun it will be, Fred!  I will run now and find my hat.  We will go as soon as they come.


[Script:  [y\][o\][=u]r m[=i]l[e\][s=] sk[=a]t[e\] d[r.][=i]v[e\] sh[a:][w\]l s[)e][=v][e\]n ]



r[=o]ll [-c][=o][a\]t b[=o][a\]t bl[=o][w\][s±] t[)e]l[l\] p[.a] p[:a]’ w[)i]nd w[=a]v[e\][s±] [-c][)a]p’t[a\][)i]n d[)a]sh[e\]d l[e][a\]rn[e\]d



[=o] [=o]ld [-c][=o]ld h[=o]ld n[=o] sn[=o][w\] s[=o] [=g][=o] [k\]n[=o][w\]

Papa’, I want to sail in the new boat.  Will you take me out?

It is pretty cold, Frank.  See how the wind blows, and how the waves roll on the beach.  I know it is cold, papa’, but I have on a warm coat.

Well, come on.  I will hold the boat while you get in.

So Frank and his papa’ got into the boat and put up the sail.

The waves were very high, but Frank was not afraid.  The boat was strong, and his papa’ could sail it well.

The waves dashed over the side of the boat, but the more they dashed, the more fun it was for Frank.

When Frank got to be a man, he was so fond of the water that he went to sea in a large ship.

He learned how to sail the ship, and after a while, he was made captain of it.

He is an old man now, and likes to tell little boys and girls all he learned and saw while he was captain of a ship.


[Script:  s[=a][i\]l b[=o][a\]t [-c][=o][a\]t bl[=o][w\]s w[=a]v[e\][s±] l[e][a\]rn[e\]d ]



t[=u]n[e\] fl[=u]t[e\] [=u][s±][e\]d m[=i]n[e\] m[=u]’[s±][)i][-c] pl[=a][y\][e\]d s[-c][h\][=oo]l [.a] [=g]ain’ ([=g][)e]n’)


[=u] [=u][s±][e\] [=u][s±][e\]d [=u][s±]’[)i]ng

One day, when Frank and John were going to school, they saw an old man with a flute.

“Will you please play a tune for us, sir?” said Frank.

“Yes, boys, I will play for you.  Are you fond of music?” “Yes, sir, we like music.  You used to play your flute when I went with mamma’ to see you.”

“O you are the little boy who had your flute with you, are you?”


“Yes, sir, and I have learned to play a little on it.”

“Well, I am glad to see you again, my boy.

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