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For the Children's Hour by  Carolyn S. Bailey

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For the Children's Hour
by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
A choice collection of stories for the preschool child, carefully selected, adapted, and arranged by two veteran kindergarten teachers. Includes nature stories, holiday stories, fairy tales and fables, as well as stories of home life. Emphasis is placed on fanciful tales for their value in the training of the imagination and on cumulative tales for developing a child's sense of humor and appealing to his instinctive love of rhyme and jingle.  Ages 4-7
464 pages $15.95   

 

 

THE ANT AND THE DOVE

C. M. L. From the fables of Æsop.

[329] THERE was once an Ant who was very thirsty, and she went down to the brook to drink, but she reached too far over the water and the current carried her away down the stream.

A Dove taking pity on her pulled a leaf from a bush near by and dropped it into the water. The Ant, climbing upon the leaf, floated down the stream until the leaf drifted to the side of the brook and she landed safely on the other side.

Not long after, a man who was out in the woods tried to catch the Dove. But the Ant was watching, and just as the man was about to catch the Dove the Ant bit him on his heel.

This made the man jump so suddenly that the Dove was frightened, and flew away in safety.





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