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Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad

Illustrated Sketches and Poems for Young People.

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Author: Daphne Dale
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,105 / 234 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,386
Added to site: 2009.07.09
mnybks.net#: 24656
Origin: gutenberg.org
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acks and whacks.

Some one turned on the water, And the boy in the foremost place Got the full force from the nozzle Square in his little face; And he cried for half a minute With the funniest grimace.

[Illustration: {ONE BOY IS SOAKED BY ANOTHER BOY WITH A HOSE.}]

The stream flew this way, that way, And up to the tree's bright top, And back came the water splashing With reckless slosh and slop, And with it showers of red leaves And twigs began to drop.

This small boys' Hook and Ladder Was a very good company, And they squirted till the sidewalk Was like a mimic sea; But they didn't put out the fire In the old red maple-tree.

MRS. CLARA DOTY BATES.


[Illustration: {JOE, HIS UNCLE AND THE HORSE.}]

LITTLE JOE'S RIDE.

"Good Billy! nice Billy!" said little Joe, as he patted the nose of the old black horse. "Say, Uncle John, can't I ride him to water?"

"I am afraid you cannot hang on to him," replied his uncle. "Did you ever ride a horse?"

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