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Author: Jacob Abbott
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,632 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Categories: PS, PZ
Downloads: 1,137
Added to site: 2006.09.13 14506
Genre: Young Readers

id his mother.

"Why, here is a large fly trying to light on the wheel, and every time his legs touch it, it knocks them away. See! See!"

"Yes, but you must not attend to him now. You must listen to my lecture. You promised to give your attention to me."

So James and Rollo turned away from the window, and began to listen again.

"I have told you now," said she, "of one kind of playthings--those that give pleasure from their novelty only. There is another kind--those that give you pleasure by their use;--such as a doll, for example."

"How, mother? Is a doll of any use?"

"Yes, in one sense; that is, the girl who has it, uses it continually. Perhaps she admired the looks of it, the first day it was given to her; but then, after that, she can use it in so many ways, that it continues to afford her pleasure for a long time. She can dress and undress it, put it to bed, make it sit up for company, and do a great many other



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