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MOUSE, what shuts up; a small ani. APE, quick; a four-handed animal, mal which lives in houses.

living in warm countries. Did the mouse eat the cheese?

Does the ape climb

?

SEVEN TY-FIRST STUDY.

WATER ANIMALS.

THE water on the surface of the earth teems with living creatures.

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind.” BIBLE.

Fish, lively; an animal with scales Does oil come from the whale ? and fins.

CRAB, scraping; a small animal havDoes the fish live in water? ing a crust-like shell. HERRING, army; & fish much used for Does the crab live in water? food.

LOBSTER, husky one; an animal like Has the herring many bones ?

a crab. Trout, sharper; a fine fish, living in Has the lobster many claws ? fresh and salt water.

CLAM, binding; a shell-fish used for Is the trout sweet?

food. ROACH, red; a fish with shiny scales. Has the clam a hard shell ?

Does the roach live in fresh water! Fin, firm shoot; a limb of a fish used SEAL, set or placed; an animal having for swimming: a head like a dog.

Is the fin very sharp? Is the seal found in cold coun- SCALE, a shell; a small crust which tries?

covers fish. WHALE, the roller; a large animal, Are scales shiny?

partly fish.

SE V E N TY-SECOND STUDY.

REPTILES.

The snake is loathed more than any thing on the earth. The memory of the fall of man, as written in the Bible, seems to live on from age to age.

“All turned with disgust from the scene;
The worms they crept in, and the worms they crept outy
And sported his eyes and his temples about.”

LEWIS.

SNAKE, creeping; a serpent of any LEECH, seizing; an animal like a kind,

worm, used to suck blood. Are snakes poisonous ?

Are leeches found in lakes? ADDER, poison serpent; a poisonous Frog, cracked in voice; a small fourserpent of the viper class.

footed animal that lives in water Is the bite of the adder poisonous? and land. Snail, crawling; a slimy, slow-creep- Does the frog live in water? ing animal.

TOAD, a small animal like the frog. Is a snail black?

Has the toad bright eyes? WORM, winding; a ringed animal, TADPOLE, a young toad; a young without feet.

frog. Does the worm crawl?

Does the todpole become a frog ?

SE V E N T Y-THIRD STUDY.

INSECTS.

INSECTS please us.

The butterfly is one of the joys of

early life.

“I'd be a butterfly, born in a bower,

Where roses, and lilies, and violets meet,
Roving for ever from flower to flower,
And kissing all buds that are pretty and sweet."

T. H. BAYLEY. BEE, a small winged insect which BEETLE, mallet; an insect with hard makes honey.

wings. Does the bee hum?

Has the beetle wings?
Wasp, an insect like the bee.

MIDGE, a kind of goat.
Does the wasp sting?

Will the midge bite?
HORNET, a kind of wasp.

MOTH, what cuts; a winged insect
Will the hornet build his nest? which destroys cloth.
Fly, moving by wings; a winged in- Does the moth eat cloth ?
sect of various kinds.

FLEA, a fly; a small black insect.
Will the fly eat sugar?

Is the flea red? Gnat, pointed insect; a small insect Louse, an insect that lives on the whose bite is sharp.

bodies of men. Do gnats bite in summer?

Is the louse a parasite ?

MITE, small; a very small insect which lives in cheese.

Is the mite very small ? EMMET, a small insect, as the ant.

Have you ever seen an emmet? WEEVIL, a small insect of the beetle tribe.

Does the weevil injure grain?

S EVENTY - FOURTH STUDY.

BIRDS.

BIRDS teach us much that is wise and good.

“The hen, who from the chilly air
With pious wings protects her care,
And every fowl that flies at large,
Instructs me in a parent's charge.”

GAY.

HAWK, a bird with crooked beak and Bird, what is brought forth; a winged feet.

animal. Does the hawk live on flesh ?

Can a bird fly? Owl, howling; a strange bird that BLACKBIRD, a kind of singing thrush. flies at night.

Is the blackbird caught in nets? Can the owl see in the dark?

SWALLOW, roof-bird ; a small bird of KITE, a kind of hawk, swift in mo

passage. tion.

Does the swallow fly quickly! Does the kite move quickly? Dove, cooing; a kind of pigeon. RAVEN, the plunderer; a bird that Does the dove mourn? lives on flesh.

CUCKOO, a wandering bird which Is the raven black ?

sings well. Crow, the croaker; a large black Is the cuckoo named from its note? bird.

Swan, white; a bird like the goose, Does the crow eat flesh ?

with an arched neck. Rook, a bird like the crow that feeds Bill, a beak, or shoot; the beak of a on insects.

bird. Is the rook like the crow?

Is the bill of a bird white ? LARK, the singer; a bird noted for WING, side; the limb of a bird used

for flight. Does the lark sing well?

CLAW, a foot-cleft; the sharp nail of THRUSH, the throat? a fine singing bird.

Is the claw of a bird sharp? Is the thrush brown?

FINCH, fine, or gay; a singing bird. BLACK, pale; a pale or sallow color. Is the finch a small bird?

Is black the color of night?

its song.

a bird.

S EVENTY - FIFTH STUDY.

DOMESTIC BIRDS.

The barn-yard has something to please and instruct us.

“While the cock, with lively din,
Scatters the rear of darkness thin,
And to the stack, or the barn-door,
Proudly struts his dames before."

MILTON. Fowl, flying animal; a winged ani- Do

you

like to feed the chicken? mal.

GOOSE, what cackles; a fowl that Is the hen a fowl ?

lives in water. HEN, a cock; the female of any bird. Is the goose a water fowl?

Does the hen love her chickens ? GANDER, the goose ; a small goose. Cock, what shoots up; the male of Is the gander the male goose ? birds.

Gosling, a little goose.
Does the domestic cock crow?

Is the gosling a young goose ? CHICKEN, a small cock; the young of

fowls.

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The song of the bird is the sweetest thing that animals give to man.

“The robin warbled from his full clear note
For hours, and wearied not."

BRYANT.

MILK, what is got by stroking; a Egg, a body formed in female fowl.

white fluid yielded by many ani- Is the egg of the hen good for mals.

food? Is milk good for children? Wool, soft; the soft hair of sheep. BUTTER, what is made from carrying Is wool soft?

milk in skin-bottles; an oily sub- Oil, what kindles; a greasy substance. stance made from milk.

Does oil burn readily? Is butter made by churning? HAIR, a thread-like growth on the Meat, what feeds; the flesh of ani- skin. mals.

Is the hair a vegetable body Is meat good for food ?

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THE sweet moon and the silent stars early please the

young eye.

"Nay! start not at that sparkling light;
'Tis but the moon that shines so bright
On the window pane, bedropped with rain:
Then, little darling! sleep again,

And wake when it is day.”

HEAVENS, lifted up or arched; the STAR, the steerer as it guided sailors; regions around the earth.

a twinkling bright body in the Are clouds in the heavens?

heavens. Sun, shining; that which lights the Can you see a star? earth by day

WELKIN, cloud; the arch of heaven Is the sun bright?

as seen by the eye. Moon, the guider; that which lights

Is the welkin the same as the the earth by night.

Does the moon shine at night?

sky?

CHAPTER IX.

PLACE AND TIME.

PLACE and time are learned as we think of objects and events.

“Art is long, and time is fleeting,

And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still like muffled drums are beating

Funeral marches to the grave.” LONGFELLOW.

SE V E N T Y - E I G H T H

STUDY.

PLACES ON THE EARTH AND IN THE HEAVENS.

THERE is a place for every thing that God has made; and every thing is in its place.

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