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The Tale of Bobby Bobolink

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,850 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 850
Added to site: 2007.05.10
mnybks.net#: 16904
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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r him to finish. For there was no knowing when Bobby would stop.

"You're invited," said Mr. Meadowlark, "to sing before the Pleasant Valley Singing Society. And if you can pass the test you'll become a member."

Bobby Bobolink was somewhat doubtful as he listened to Mr. Meadowlark's speech.

"I'm afraid it will be difficult," he said.

"Oh, no!" Mr. Meadowlark assured him. "You can pass the test easily enough."

But Bobby Bobolink told him that that wasn't what he meant.

"I'm afraid," he explained, "my wife may not consent!"


VI

MRS. BOBOLINK CONSENTS

IT had never occurred to Mr. Meadowlark that Bobby Bobolink's wife might object to her husband's joining the Singing Society. But Bobby seemed doubtful.

"I'll have to ask her," he said. "You see, we're just about to build ourselves a house. And she may think I ought not to belong to any societies at present."

Just then little, yellowish-brown Mrs. Bobolink came skimming over the meadow

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