First Grade Read Aloud Banquet



Songs for April

If All the World Were Paper



The Little Cock Sparrow



Ye Song of Sixpence



My Lady's Garden




Alone

A very old woman

Lives in yon house.

The squeak of the cricket,

The stir of the mouse,

Are all she knows

Of the earth and us.


Once she was young,

Would dance and play,

Like many another

Young popinjay;

And run to her mother

At dusk of day.


And colours bright

She delighted in;

The fiddle to hear,

And to lift her chin,

And sing as small

As a twittering wren.


But age apace

Comes at last to all;

And a lone house filled

With the cricket's call;

And the scampering mouse

In the hollow wall.


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Week 13 More Money Troubles from The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting A Great Good Man from Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans by Edward Eggleston The Runaway Water Spiders from Among the Pond People by Clara Dillingham Pierson Tom Tit Tot from Fairy Tales Too Good To Miss—Around the Fire by Lisa M. Ripperton King Solomon's Fleet from On the Shores of the Great Sea by M. B. Synge Introduction to the Twins and Their Home from The Filipino Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
Old Bobtail's Temper from The Filipino Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins
How an Angel's Voice Saved a Boy's Life from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Singing by Robert Louis Stevenson
Daffodowndilly by A. A. Milne
The Bow That Bridges Heaven by Christina Georgina Rossetti
The Sun Travels by Robert Louis Stevenson The Caterpillar, Anonymous
Who Has Seen the Wind? by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Linnets by Christina Georgina Rossetti
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox

A Dog and a Cock, who were the best of friends, wished very much to see something of the world. So they decided to leave the farmyard and to set out into the world along the road that led to the woods. The two comrades traveled along in the very best of spirits and without meeting any adventure to speak of.

At nightfall the Cock, looking for a place to roost, as was his custom, spied nearby a hollow tree that he thought would do very nicely for a night's lodging. The Dog could creep inside and the Cock would fly up on one of the branches. So said, so done, and both slept very comfortably.

With the first glimmer of dawn the Cock awoke. For the moment he forgot just where he was. He thought he was still in the farmyard where it had been his duty to arouse the household at daybreak. So standing on tip-toes he flapped his wings and crowed lustily. But instead of awakening the farmer, he awakened a Fox not far off in the wood. The Fox immediately had rosy visions of a very delicious breakfast. Hurrying to the tree where the Cock was roosting, he said very politely:

"A hearty welcome to our woods, honored sir. I cannot tell you how glad I am to see you here. I am quite sure we shall become the closest of friends."


[Illustration]

"I feel highly flattered, kind sir," replied the Cock slyly. "If you will please go around to the door of my house at the foot of the tree, my porter will let you in."

The hungry but unsuspecting Fox, went around the tree as he was told, and in a twinkling the Dog had seized him.

Those who try to deceive may expect to be paid in their own coin.