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


 

 
[Illustration]

[Illustration]

A hen went into the woods.

A little chicken went with her.

The chicken was little Tuppens.

Little Tuppens found some seeds.


The old hen said,
"Do not eat the big seeds."


Little Tuppens wanted the big seeds.

So he ate them.


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The hen saw little Tuppens choking.

She ran to the spring.


She said,
"Please give me some water,
Little Tuppens is choking."


The spring said,
"Get me a cup.
Then I can give you some water."


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The old hen ran to the oak-tree.


She said,
"Please give me a cup.
I want to get some water,
Little Tuppens is choking."


The oak-tree said,
"Shake me.
Then I can give you a cup."


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The old hen ran to the little boy.


She said,
"Please shake the oak-tree.
I want a cup.
Then I can get some water,
Little Tuppens is choking."


The little boy said,
"Get me some shoes.
Then I can shake the oak-tree."


[Illustration]

The old hen ran to the shoemaker.


She said,
"Please make some shoes.
I want them for the little boy.
Then he will shake the oak-tree.
The oak-tree will give me a cup,
The spring will give me some water.
I want it for little Tuppens.
He is choking."


The shoemaker said,
"Get me some leather.
Then I can make some shoes."


[Illustration]

The old hen ran to the cow.


She said,
"Please give me some leather.
I want it for the shoemaker.
Then he will make some shoes,
The boy will shake the oak-tree,

The oak-tree will give me a cup,

The spring will give me some water.

I want it for little Tuppens.

He is choking."


The cow said,
"Get me some corn.
Then I can give you some leather."


[Illustration]

The old hen ran to the farmer.


She said,
"Please give me some corn.
I want it for the cow.
The cow will give me some leather,
The shoemaker will make some shoes,
The boy will shake the oak-tree,
The oak-tree will give me a cup,
The spring will give me some water.
I want it for little Tuppens.
He is choking."


The farmer said,
"Get me a plow.
Then I can give you some corn."


[Illustration]

The old hen ran to the blacksmith.


She said,
"Please make me a plow.
I want it for the farmer.
Then he will give me some corn,
The cow will give me some leather,
The shoemaker will make some shoes
The boy will shake the oak-tree,

The oak-tree will give me a cup,

The spring will give me some water.

I want it for little Tuppens.

He is choking."


The blacksmith said,
"Get me some iron.
Then I can make a plow."


[Illustration]

The old hen ran to the dwarfs.


She said,
"Please give me some iron.
I want it for the blacksmith.
Then he will make a plow,
The farmer will give me some corn,
The cow will give me some leather,
The shoemaker will make some shoes,
The boy will shake the oak-tree,
The oak-tree will give me a cup,
The spring will give me some water.
I want it for little Tuppens.
He is choking."


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The dwarfs wanted to help
little Tuppens.

They went into the ground.

They got the red iron.

They gave it to the hen.

The hen gave it to the blacksmith.

The blacksmith made a plow,

The farmer gave some corn,

The cow gave some leather,

The shoemaker made some shoes,

The boy shook the oak-tree;

The oak-tree gave a cup,

The spring gave some water.

The hen gave the water
to little Tuppens.

Then little Tuppens ate little seeds.


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