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The Nursery, February 1877, Vol. XXI. No. 2

A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,988 / 26 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.6
LoC Categories: AP, PZ
Downloads: 665
Added to site: 2009.02.20
mnybks.net#: 23493
Origin: gutenberg.org
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Then they start up faster and faster; and soon the bridge is left behind, and the cars are out of sight.

The cars always have to wait for the boats to go through the bridge; and Harry thinks that is too bad; for the cars would not keep the boats waiting half as long as the boats keep them. So mamma tells him that the river was there first, and the boats have the first right.

But about the present. There had been a week of rain; but papa's birthday was pleasant, and Harry was glad to get out of doors. He ran till he was tired, and then, as he sat down to rest, he thought he would get some clay, and make something to show mamma.

So he began. First he made a round ball like a marble, then a larger ball; then he put them together, and thought, "I will make a man, and this little ball shall be his head." He put a stick in to hold the head to the body, and put clay around the stick, and that made the neck. Then he made a long piece for the legs, and cut out between them with a knife to form two

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