McGuffey's Eclectic Primer, Revised Edition eBook

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Yes, I think so.  The air is cool, and we can walk in the shade.  We should go soon, Bess, or the pile of wood will be gone.

Our two goats and the cart are here, Tom; we can ride to the mill.  It is not up hill, and the goats can pull us fast.


Miss wants would tells rule keep good that each u

[Illustration:  Six children surrounding young woman.]

The girls and boys all love Miss May; she is so kind to them.

Miss May tells them there is a rule that she wants them to keep.  It is,
“Do to each one as you would like each one to do to you.”

This is a good rule, and all boys and girls should keep it.


school child church when books skates

[Illustration:  Several people standing in front of school that appears similar to a small church.]

What kind of house is this?

Do you think it is a schoolhouse, or a church?

It looks like a church, but I think it is a schoolhouse.

I see the boys and girls with their books and slates.

When the bell rings, they will go in.

A good child likes to go to school.


quail quick seen kill me oh eat first know Henry


[Illustration:  Quail in brush.]

“John! come here.  Be quick, and tell me what kind of bird this is.”

“Do you not know, Henry?”

“Oh, no! what is it?” “It is a quail.”

“It is the first quail I have seen.  Is it good to eat?”

“Yes; but I should not like to kill it.”


Kate dear name blue baby near shut crib sit

[Illustration:  Baby sleeping in crib.]

Is not this a dear baby in the crib?

Her name is Kate, and she has big, blue eyes.  You can not see her eyes, for they are shut.

Kate is a good baby; but she will cry if she is hurt, or if she is not well.

Bess likes to sit near the baby, and to rock her in the crib.


Henry Black and Ned Bell live near our house.  They go to school, and I see them go by each day with their books and slates.

Miss May tells the girls and boys that they should be at the schoolhouse when the bell rings.  So Henry walks fast, and is first at school.  He is a good boy, and wants to keep the rule of the school.

Ned is not a good boy.  I do not think he likes to go to school or to church.

I saw him try to kill a quail with a stone.  The quail is too quick a bird for that, and Ned did not hurt it; but I know that a good child would not try to kill a bird.

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