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Mrs. Turner's Cautionary Stories

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,193 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 561
Added to site: 2010.05.26
mnybks.net#: 27908
Origin: gutenberg.org
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honourable boys
Will act like Dick and Bryan.

POLITENESS

Good little boys should never say,
"I will," and "Give me these";
Oh no! that never is the way,
But, "Mother, if you please."

And, "If you please," to sister Anne,
Good boys to say are ready;
And, "Yes, sir," to a gentleman,
And, "Yes, ma'am," to a lady.

RICHARD'S REFORMATION

Miss Lucy was a charming child,
She never said, "I wont";
If little Dick her playthings spoil'd
She said, "Pray, Dicky, don't."

He took her waxen doll one day,
And bang'd it round and round;
Then tore its legs and arms away,
And threw them on the ground.

His good mamma was angry quite,
And Lucy's tears ran down;
But Dick went supperless that night,
And since has better grown.

JAMES'S SACRIFICE

Little James, full of play,
Went shooting one day,
Not thinking his sister was nigh;
The arrow was low

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