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READING-LITERATURE: The Primer by  Harriette Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free


 

 
[Illustration]

[Illustration]

There was a little old woman.

There was a little old man.


The little old woman had a cat.

The little old man had a pig.


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The little old woman wanted a boy.

The little old man wanted a boy.

The little old woman said,
"I will make a gingerbread boy."

So she made a gingerbread boy.


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The gingerbread boy ran away.

He ran away
from the little old woman,

He ran away
from the little old man,

He ran, and he ran, and he ran.


[Illustration]

The gingerbread boy met a cat.

He said,
"I am a gingerbread boy,
I am, I am, I am.

I ran away
from the little old woman,

I ran away
from the little old man,

I can run away from you,

I can, I can, I can."

And he ran, and he ran, and he ran.


[Illustration]

The gingerbread boy met a pig.


He said,
"I am a gingerbread boy,
I am, I am, I am.

I ran away
from the little old woman,

I ran away
from the little old man,

I ran away from the cat,

I can run away from you,

I can, I can, I can."

And he ran, and he ran, and he ran.


[Illustration]

[Illustration]

The gingerbread boy met a dog.


He said,
"I am a gingerbread boy,
I am, I am, I am.


I ran away
from the little old woman,

I ran away
from the little old man,

I ran away from the cat,

I ran away from the pig,

I can run away from you,

I can, I can, I can."


And he ran, and he ran, and he ran.


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The gingerbread boy met a hen.

He said,
"I am a gingerbread boy,
I am, I am, I am.

I ran away
from the little old woman,

I ran away
from the little old man,

I ran away from the cat,

I ran away from the pig,

I ran away from the dog,

I can run away from you,

I can, I can, I can."

And he ran, and he ran, and he ran.


[Illustration]

The gingerbread boy met a fox.

He said,
"I am a gingerbread boy,
I am, I am, I am.
I ran away from the hen,
I ran away from the dog,
I ran away from the pig,
I ran away from the cat,

I ran away
from the little old woman,

I ran away
from the little old man,

I can run away from you,

I can, I can, I can."


And he ran, and he ran, and he ran.


The fox said,

"You can run away
from the little old woman,

You can run away
from the little old man,

You can run away from the pig,

You can run away from the dog,


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You can run away from the cat,

You can run away from the hen,

But you can not run away
from the fox.

I shall eat you." And he did.


There was a little old woman.

There was a little old man.

The little old woman wanted a boy.

The little old man wanted a boy.

So she made a gingerbread boy.

The gingerbread boy ran away.

He ran away
from the little old woman,

He ran away
from the little old man,

He ran away from the pig,

He ran away from the cat,

He ran away from the dog,

He ran away from the hen.

He did not run away from the fox.


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