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to come to their father; of the wise lark who knew
that the farmers grain would not be cut until he
resolved to cut it himself; of the wild and ravenous
bear that treed a boy and hung suspended by his
boot; and of another bear that traveled as a passen-
ger by night in a stage coach; of the quarrelsome
cocks, pictured in a clearly English farm yard, that
were both eaten up by the fox that had been brought
in by the defeated cock; of the honest boy and the
thief who was judiciously kicked by the horse that
carried oranges in baskets; of George Washington
and his historic hatchet and the mutilated cherry-
tree; and of the garden that was planted with seeds
in lines spelling Washington's name which removed
all doubt as to an intelligent Creator. There were
also some lessons on such animals as beavers, whales,
peacocks and lions.
The Third Reader will be remembered first be-
cause of the picture, on the cover, of Napoleon on
his rearing charger. This book contained five se-
lections from the Bible; Croly's "Conflagration of
the Ampitheatre at Rome;" "How a Fly Walks on
the Ceiling;" "The Child's Inquiry;" "How big was
Alexander, Pa ;" Irving's "Description of Pompey's
Pillar;" Woodworth's "Old Oaken Bucket;" Miss
Gould's "The Winter King;" and Scott's "Bonaparte
Crossing the Alps," commencing "'Is the route prac-
ticable' said Bonaparte. 'It is barely possible to
pass,' replied the engineer. 'Let us set forward,
then,' said Napoleon." The rearing steed facing a