The ladder to learning: fables, ed. by mrs. Trimmer (Google eBook)

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Page 124 - Bull of mine, and I should be glad to know how I am to make you reparation.
Page 99 - these are your uncles and your cousins ! Hark ye, George, do you get a couple of good sickles against tomorrow morning, and we will e'en reap the wheat ourselves, my boy ! " When the young ones told their mother this,
Page 90 - He has a fierce look, and struts about on two legs ; on his head grows a strange piece of flesh, and a second under his throat, as red as blood. He flapped his arms against his sides in a great rage, and then stretching out his head, he screamed at me with such a shrill and...
Page 98 - The owner of the field came soon after to wait for those he had sent to, but the sun grew hot, and not a single man of them came to help him.
Page 102 - Upon which he continued to nibble first at one piece and then the other, till the poor cats, seeing their cheese gradually diminishing, entreated him to give himself no farther trouble, but deliver to them what remained. "Not so fast, I beseech you, friends...
Page 102 - I beseech you, friends," replied the monkey ; " we owe justice to ourselves as well as to you ; what remains is due to me in right of my office.
Page 136 - A DISPUTE once arose between the north wind and the sun, which of the two was the strongest. To decide the matter, they agreed to try their power on a poor honest traveller, who was then walking along the road ; and that party which should first strip the man of his cloak, was to win the day. The north wind began the attack, and a cutting blast he blew, which tore up the mountain oaks by their roots, and made the whole forest look like a wreck ; but the traveller, though at first he...
Page 98 - Well this also the young ones told their mother as soon as she came home again, and in a sad fright they were.
Page 97 - hold your silly tongues ; for if the old farmer depends upon his friends and his neighbors, you may take my word for it, that his wheat will not be reaped tomorrow.
Page 98 - Never mind it, children," said the old one, " for if that be all, you may take my word for it. that his kinsmen will not be so forward to assist him as he seems willing to persuade himself. But be sure to mind," said she, " what you hear the next time, and let me know it without fail.

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