Gateway to the Classics: READING-LITERATURE: First Reader by Harriette Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free
READING-LITERATURE: First Reader by  Harriette Taylor Treadwell and Margaret Free


Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb,

Its fleece was white as snow,

And everywhere that Mary went

The lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school one day;

That was against the rule;

It made the children laugh and play

To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned him out,

But still he lingered near,

And waited patiently about

Till Mary did appear.

"What makes the lamb love Mary so?"

The eager children cry,

"Oh, Mary loves the lamb, you know,"

The teacher did reply.

— Sarah Josepha Hale