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Language: English
Wordcount: 9,390 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 96.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 293
Added to site: 2004.11.16 9461
Genre: Young Readers

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Ann has a doll and some dishes.

Who left the toys?]



Ma'ry in'to hold made chicks well hay un'der


Look, Ned, here is a nest! It is made in this hay, and the old hen is in it.

Put your hand into the, nest, Mary.

O no, the hen will not let me!

But, Mary, I will hold her.

Well, Ned, if you can hold her, I will put my hand into the nest.

O Ned, there are some little chicks under the hen!

Are there?

Do take her off from the nest and let us see them.


[Script: Ned, here is a nest.]



care dear feed six food hide wings wa'ter chick

Now, Ned, the hen is off the nest, and we can see the chicks. There are six of them.

O the dear little chicks! How pretty they are!

We will feed them, Mary.

Yes, I will run and get some food and give them some water.


Here, chick, chick, chick! Here is some water for you.

Will the old hen take care of them



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