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_-_--____-THE CONCILIATION…

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..--THE DISCONTENTED ENGLISH-WOMAN.

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HINTS FOR HEALTH.

♦ WHEN to CLEAN THE TEETH.

INJURIOUS FOOD.

TREATMENT OF EARACHE.

HOW TO MAKE TEA.

LESSONS.

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LESSONS. They say that the mocking-bird right in the night Teacher his children to sing! f should do that, wouldn't it be Too funny for anything? I'd sit up in bed in my little white gown And sing. like the biulies, the scales up and down They say when the mother-bird thinks it is tim. For her babies to walk all alone, She pushes theni out of the nest one by one, Right out of their dear little home! If my mother did that to me, wouldn't I Just sit there and cry and cry and cry! I suppose they all know just the best way to do. The birdies' dear parents and mine, No matter how funny it may seem to us, We ought to obey every time, For mothers and fathers are older than we, And they ought to know best, don't you see? MERCURY AND THE WOODMAN. A woodman was felling a tree on the bank of river, and by chance let slip his axe into the water, 'when it immediately sunk to the bottom. Being thereupon in great distress, he sat down by the side of the stream and lamented his loss bitterly. But Mercury, whose river it was, taking compassion on him, appeared at the instant before him; and hearing from him the cause of his sorrow, dived to the bottom of the river, and bringing up a golden axe, asked the woodman if that were his, Upon the mail's denying it, Mer- cury dived a second time, and brought up one of silver. Again the man denied that it was his. So diving a third time, he produced the identical axe which the man had lost. That is mine 1" said the woodman, delighted to have recovered his own; and so pleased was Mercury with the fel- low's truth and honesty, that he at once made him a present of the other two. The man goes to his companions, and giving them an account of what had happened to him, one of them determined to try whether lie might not have the like good fortune. So repairing to the same place, as if for the purpose of cutting wood, he let slip his axe on purpose into the river, and then sat down on the bank. and made a great show of weeping. Mercury appeared as before, and hearing from him that his tears were caused by the loss of his axe, dived once more into the stream, and bringing up a golden axe, asked him if that was the axe lie had lost. Aye, surely," said the man, eagerly; and he was about to grasp the treasure, when Mercury, to punish his impudence and lying, not only reiused to give him that, but would not so much as restore him his own axe again. Honesty is the best policy.

BUSY MR. FROG.

THE FIRST PATIENT OF FLORENCE…

INTERESTING FACTS.

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