McGuffey's Eclectic Primer, Revised Edition eBook

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A bird is in the tree.  It has a nest there.

The nest has five eggs in it.

Do not rob the nest.

Will the bird let the cat get her five eggs?


cage pet sing lives so loves

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[Illustration:  Bird perched on girl’s hand.]

This is a pet bird.

It lives in a new cage.

It will stand on Sue’s hand, and sing.

Sue loves her pet bird.

So do I love it.


are you yes fast too

like boys of (ov) play

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[Illustration:  Boys playing in snow by a canal.  Town in background.]

Do you see the boys at play?

Yes, I see them; there are five of them.

Tom is too fat to run fast.

Nat can catch him.

I like to see boys play.


Sue has a doll and a pet bird.

Her doll has a new dress and a cap.

Sue loves Mary, and will let her hold the doll.

The pet bird lives in a cage.  Sue and Mary will stand by the cage, and the bird will sing.

There are birds in the tree by the pond.  Can you see them?

Yes; there are five of them in a nest.

Tom will not rob a bird’s nest.  He is too kind to do so.

[Illustration:  Script Exercise:  Nell will feed the ducks.

Sue has a new dress.


what night owl day an but well big eyes best

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[Illustration:  Owl perched on tree branch.]

What bird is this?  It is an owl.

What big eyes it has!

Yes, but it can not see well by day.

The owl can see best at night.

Nat Pond has a pet owl.


grass they come off barn

shade hot cows out

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[Illustration:  Cows standing under a tree.]

The day is hot.

The cows are in the shade of the big tree.

They feed on the new grass.

Our cows do not run off.

At night they come to the barn.


soon sun neck set

way bell one (wun) their


[Illustration:  Cows leaving pasture at subset.]

The sun will soon set.

The cows are on their way to the barn.

One old cow has a bell on her neck.  She sees our dog, but she will not run.

Our dog is kind to the cows

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