7. “How comical he looks, winking his big eyes slowly, and turning his head from side to side!”
[Illustration: Two boys talking.]
8. “Yes; he is watching your dog. Be still. Bounce!
9. “We have just found out a funny thing about his way of eating. He breaks the bones of a mouse, and then swallows it whole. After an hour or two, he throws up the bones and fur rolled up in a little ball.”
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[Illustration: Old man with cane talking to young girl.]
1. “Come and sit by my knee, Jane, and grandfather will tell you a strange story.
2. “One bright Summer day, I was in a garden in a city, with a friend. “We rested underneath a fig tree. The broad leaves were green and fresh.
3. “We looked up at the ripe, purple figs. And what do you think came down through the branches of the fig tree over our heads?”
4. “Oh, a bird, grandfather, a bird!” said little Jane, clapping her hands.
5. “No, not a bird. It was a fish; a trout, my little girl.”
6. “Not a fish, grandfather! A trout come through the branches of a tree in the city’! I am sure you must be in fun.”
7. “No, Jane, I tell you the truth. My friend and I were very much surprised to see a fish falling from a fig tree.
8. “But we ran from under the tree, and saw a fishhawk flying, and an eagle after him.
9. “The hawk had caught the fish, and was carrying it home to his nest, when the eagle saw it and wanted it.
10. “They fought for it. The fish was dropped, and they both lost it. So much for fighting!”
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[Illustration: Lake in foreground; mountain in background.]
1. I know God made the sun
To fill the day with light;
He made the twinkling stars
To shine all through the night.
2. He made the hills that rise
So very high and steep;
He made the lakes and seas,
That are so broad and deep.
3. He made the streams so wide,
That flow through wood and vale;
He made the rills so small,
That leap down hill and dale.
4. He made each bird that sings
So sweetly all the day;
He made each flower that springs
So bright, so fresh, so gay.
5. And He who made all these,
He made both you and me;
Oh, let us thank Him, then,
For great and good is He.