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Parables from Flowers

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Parables from Flowers is written by Gertrude P. Dyer. The poor widowed bird caught the flowers as they were floating away on the breast of his lost love, and carried them to his now desolate home; but one little blossom, in tender pity for sweet Jenny Wren, detached itself from the others to linger still with the poor dead bird; and when the stream had carefully.

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Our Young Folks at Home

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Our Young Folks at Home is written by Daphne Dale. The Starlight was in Gloucester harbor for three days, and Rob and Phyllis went on board with mamma one day, to lunch with Arthur and Helen and their mamma. They had never been on a yacht before.They were surprised to find it so pretty. It was finished in beautiful mahogany with a great deal of brass-work, the latter brightly shining.

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Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

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Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War is written by Finley Peter Dunne. The approach of Christmas is heralded in Archey Road by many of the signs that are known to the less civilized and more prosperous parts of the city. The people look poorer, colder, and more hopeful than at other times. The bakeries assume an old country appearance of gayety. The saloons are well filled.

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Joy in the Morning

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Joy in the Morning is written by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews. The scene is the same trench in the year 2018. It is eleven o'clock of the same summer morning. Four American schoolgirls, of from fifteen to seventeen years, have been brought to see the trench, a relic of the Great War, in charge of their teacher. The teacher, a worn and elderly person, has imagination, and is stirred.

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Friendly Fairies

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Friendly Fairies is written by Johnny Gruelle. A silvery thread of smoke curled up over the trunk of the old tree and floated away through the forest, and tiny voices came from beneath the trunk of the old tree. Long, long ago, the tree had stood strong and upright and its top branches reached far above any of the other trees in the forest, but the tree had grown so old it began to shiver when the storms howled through the branches.

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Five Minutes' Stories

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Five Minutes' Stories is written by Mrs Molesworth. A GREAT many years ago there dwelt in a city of the East, of which you have never heard the name, a wise and holy man. He was highly esteemed by his fellow citizens, for he was kind and benevolent, never refusing good counsel to those in earnest to profit by it, so that by degrees the fame of his sagacity spread far and wide, and many came from great distances to consult him.

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Bye-Ways

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Bye-Ways is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. "The canvas flap fell down again over the doorway, Desmond, and it seemed that just then the breeze died away, expiring in that angry gust. I could not see anything but the interior of the tent, and only that very dimly. But this man outside. I wanted to see him."

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Billy Baxters Letters

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Billy Baxter's Letters is written by William J. Kountz, Jr. The next morning we started out after ducks. I made a horrible bluff that I was one of the old boys at the business, and that I was on to everything--till it came to loading my hammerless, and there's where I went to the bad. I couldn't get the blamed thing open. Teddy handed me a few of his kind little remarks.

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Weird Shorts

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A jet flew over my head and there's me, my sister and a cousin, sitting on an odd see-saw in the backyard. Mother had just taken clothes off of the line, so that we could all play there. It's hot and I'm holding my beloved Whiskers, whose remains are still just behind the back fence.

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The Little Regiment

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The Little Regiment is written by Stephen Crane. The fog made the clothes of the men of the column in the roadway seem of a luminous quality. It imparted to the heavy infantry overcoats a new colour, a kind of blue which was so pale that a regiment might have been merely a long, low shadow in the mist. However, a muttering, one part grumble, three parts joke, hovered in the air above the thick ranks.

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