A series of readable little modernized fables conveying useful moral lessons.
be well thought of. The signal over, the squirrels marched away to their several homes, laid aside their slates and went out to play.
"You do not believe much in cram," said Chattie, as the pupils marched away.
"Mother says that 'cramming makes the figures blurred and weak; education makes them bright and strong.'"
"Ah," replied Chattie, "but laziness makes no figure at all."
Robin smiled and asked her to come home with him to tea. Chattie was his constant companion, and she flew down upon his shoulder and rubbed her head affectionately against his soft, ruddy cheek.
"I suspect you have a cheat in the class," said the parrot.
"I hope not," replied Robin trustfully, and he walked into the castle to partake of tea with his mother, who was alone, his father being far away on government business.
Robin's mother was much interested in the progress of the squirrel-class, not only as a pleasure and discipline for the pupils themselves, but as helping to train her darl