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Chambers's Elementary Science Readers

Book I

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,199 / 66 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 98.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 4,515
Added to site: 2006.04.21 13197

12. 'Now,' said mother, 'let us give father a treat when he comes home! We will make some nice cakes with this flour, and have them for tea! Grind a little more, dear millers, while I make up the fire.'




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1. 'What is the oldest thing in this room?' asked the mother one day.

'Is this a riddle?'

'No, not exactly.'

2. Dora guessed one thing, and Harry another, and at last they gave up guessing. 'Unless,' said Harry, 'it is the fender, or the poker.'

3. 'It is very likely that the thing you were drawing on just now is older than any of those.'

4. 'That slate? Why, mother!' cried the children, opening their eyes wide with wonder, 'you bought it only last Saturday!'

'So I did. But it was not made last Saturday.'

5. 'No, I suppose the man



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