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OF
ELEMENTARY READING BOOKS.

THE

FIRST 'STANDARD' READER;

TALES AND RHYMES.

BY

J. S. LAURIE,

EDITOR OF

THE GRADUATED SERIES OF READING-LESSON BOOKS." ETO.

LONDON:
LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN AND ROBERTS.

1863.

MEMORANDUM.

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Revised Code.
STANDARD I.

READING ...... Narrative in monosyllables.

WRITING..... Form on black-board or slate,' from dictation,

letters, capital and small, manuscript.

ARITHMETIC... Form on black-board or slate, from dictation,

figures up to 20; name at sight figures up to 20 ; add and subtract figures up to 10, orally, from examples on black-board."

THE

FIRST 'STANDARD' READER.

1:

Fan
little house

find Ann kettle found mind aunt nettle down bind

ANN AND HER DOG FAN. One day, Ann went to see her aunt; but she left her dog, Fan, at home.

As soon as Fan found his little mistress was gone, he set off to find her.

Then he came to the house where Ann was. And Ann said, “ Fan, you rogue, I did not mean you should know where I was to-day.”

But Fan wagg'd his tail and bark'd, as much as to say, “No, no, Miss Ann; but you must be more clever next time.”

daw

deep keep sleep

tub

farm claw rub

arm gnaw shrub

harm HARES. The hare has long legs, long ears, and large, round, black eyes.

Hares have long, sharp teeth. They are of a brown color, and they are soft and sleek, like puss.

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