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or, Look, Listen, and Learn.

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Author: Caroline Hadley
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,833 / 60 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,812
Added to site: 2006.04.26 13478
Genre: Young Readers

d have wondered what they were doing, they were so serious and intent; but by the quiet look upon their faces they seemed to enjoy the music of the softly-flowing stream. So low was the sound, that you would hardly have noticed it if you had not been thinking about it.

Often during this visit they would have games at "harking," as they called it; for they said, "We may as well hear as much as we can, as our father and uncle and aunts did when they were children." They would shut their eyes for some minutes, and then they would tell each other what they had heard. I can tell you their ears grew very sharp with all this practice; for, like other children, they had their quiet moods, when under the lofty forest trees or in the garden nooks they would listen, not for fun but for enjoyment.



"The goldfinch, and blackbird, and thrush, Are brimful of music and glee; They have each got a nest in some bush, And the rook has built his on a tree."




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