Second Grade Read Aloud Banquet

Songs for August

A Diamond or a Coal?

A diamond or a coal?

A diamond, if you please:

Who cares about a clumsy coal

Beneath the summer trees?

A diamond or a coal?

A coal, sir, if you please:

One comes to care about the coal

What time the waters freeze.

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Week 40 The Travelling-Cloak from The Little Lame Prince by Dinah Maria Mulock The Kingdoms from Fifty Famous Stories Retold by James Baldwin A Royal Dresser and a Late Nester from The Burgess Bird Book for Children by Thornton Burgess FIRE: THE SECOND STORY from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
Old King Fork-Beard and the Scarf That He Gave from The Forge in the Forest by Padraic Colum
Golden Goa from The Discovery of New Worlds by M. B. Synge The Wolf Hunt (Part 2 of 2) from The Bears of Blue River by Charles Major The Prophet's Story of the Little Lamb from Hurlbut's Story of the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Pocahontas Begs for Smith's Life from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
The Effect of Captain Smith's Return from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
A New Church from Richard of Jamestown by James Otis
A Round Goldenrod Gall from Outdoor Visits by Edith M. Patch The Monkey and the Camel from The Aesop for Children by Milo Winter I Get Hold of a Savage from Robinson Crusoe Written Anew for Children by James Baldwin The Stone Lion from Merry Tales by Eleanor L. Skinner Unc' Billy Possum Lies Low from The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum by Thornton Burgess The Shark Story from The Sandman: His Sea Stories by Willliam J. Hopkins
The Raggle, Taggle Gypsies, Anonymous The Bottle-Tree by Eugene Field   Big Smith by Juliana Horatia Ewing Dream Song by Walter de la Mare The City Mouse and the Garden Mouse by Christina Georgina Rossetti If I Were a Sunbeam by Lucy Larcom
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The Aesop for Children  by Milo Winter

The Old Lion and the Fox

An old Lion, whose teeth and claws were so worn that it was not so easy for him to get food as in his younger days, pretended that he was sick. He took care to let all his neighbors know about it, and then lay down in his cave to wait for visitors. And when they came to offer him their sympathy, he ate them up one by one.

The Fox came too, but he was very cautious about it. Standing at a safe distance from the cave, he inquired politely after the Lion's health. The Lion replied that he was very ill indeed, and asked the Fox to step in for a moment. But Master Fox very wisely stayed outside, thanking the Lion very kindly for the invitation.

"I should be glad to do as you ask," he added, "but I have noticed that there are many foot prints leading into your cave and none coming out. Pray tell me, how do your visitors find their way out again?"

Take warning from the misfortunes of others.