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READING-LITERATURE: First Reader by  Harriette Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free

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by Harriette Taylor Treadwell
Second volume in the series of Reading-Literature readers, whose purpose is to train children in reading and appreciating literature through the reading of literature. Contains thirteen of the best folk tales, of gradually increasing difficulty, and 33 of the best rhymes and jingles suitable for young children. Includes The Three Little Pigs, The Cat and the Mouse, The Bremen Band, The Straw Ox, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, Little Two Eyes, Little Half Chick, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Sheep and the Pig and others. Attractive black and white illustrations are appealing to children.  Ages 6-8
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The Boy and the Fox

A boy saw a fox asleep on a hillside.

The boy picked up a stone and said,
"I will kill this fox.

Then I shall sell the fur
and get some money.

I shall buy rye with the money,

and I shall sow the rye
in my father's field.

The people will pass by the field.

They will see my rye and they will say,
'What fine rye that boy has.'

Then I shall say to them,
'Keep out of my rye field.'

But they will not obey.

Then I shall call to them,
'Keep out of my rye field.'

But still they will not obey.

Then I shall shout to them,
'Keep out of my rye field.'

And then they will obey me."

The boy called so loud
that the fox awoke.

The fox sprang to his feet,
and away he went to the woods.

So the boy did not get even a hair
from the tail of the fox.

-Swedish Folk Tale.

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