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By Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS, LIMITED.

THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

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the children have been good, be it understood,

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Good at meal-times, good at play, Good all night and good all day, They shall have the pretty things

Merry Christmas always brings. Naughty, romping girls and boys
Tear their clothes and make a noise, and frocks, deserve no Ghristmas-box. Such as these shall never look At this pretty Picture-Book.
Spoil their pinafores

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With his nasty hair and hands. Any thing to me is sweeter Than to see Shock-headed Peter. SHOCK-HEADED PETER. See! his nails are never cut. Never once has comb'd his hair.1. Just look at him! There he stands. I declare. They are grim'd as black as soot And the sloven. (V .

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(3) . THE STORY OF CRUEL FREDERICK.2.

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But good dog Tray is happy now. sup by sup. He has 110 time to say "bow-wow!"' He seats himself in Frederick's chair And laughs to see the nice things there The soup he swallows. — And eats the pies and puddings up. (5) .

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they should scold her. and spit. you know. me-o. And And And they began to hiss. naughty. A box of matches chanc'd to stand. and flame." But Harriet would not take advice. if you do so". But Harriet said: "0. me-ow. what a pity! For. it is so pretty. The pussy-cats saw this And And And said : "Oh. so. And kind Mamma and Nurse had That. if You'll burn to death. stretch their claws raise their paws. naughty Miss!" stretch'd their claws rais'd their paws: "Tis very. on the table close at hand. me-o. Now.THE DREADFUL STORY ABOUT HARRIET AND THE MATCHES. told her. - Exactly like the picture here. if she touch'd them. when they burn. It almost makes me cry to tell What And foolish Harriet befell. Me-ow. it it was so nice! crackled burn'd so clear. Mamma left and Nurse went out one day her all alone at play. She jump'd for joy and ran about it And was too pleas'd to put out." The pussy-cats heard this." they "me-ow. You will be burnt. "Me-ow. same. me-o. said. She It lit a match. very wrong. too. They crackle so. you do so. . often does the Mamma.

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everywhere. The smoking how they cried! "Me-ow. And nothing else but these was found Among her ashes on the ground. and Till hands. her arms. Then how the pussy-cats did mew. Their tears ran down their cheeks so They made a pond at last. with all her . me-oo. And when the good cats sat beside ashes. poor pussies. me-oo. Make She'll haste. could they do? all scream'tf for help. 'twas : in vain 1 So then. and eyes. me-o." burn to death. What will Mamma little and Nursy do?" fast.clothes. her hair. all Her apron She burns over. What They else. me-ow. so.\/<-~V And The see! fire Oh! what a dreaful thing! J has caught her apron-string. they said "we'll scream again.. make haste. burns. she had nothing more to lose little Except her scarlet shoes. me-ow. we told her So she was burnt. . And arms. and nose.

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.4. THE STORY OF THE INKY BOYS.

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one. as black can be. Turn over now and you . call. little Into the inkstand. they are black. three. seizes Ned. two. him on this very page! Into the ink he dips them He seizes Arthur. Till Takes William by his head. And they may scream and kick and all. shall see.Then great Agrippa foams with Look at rage.

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. THE STORY This This is is OF. And laughs to see the green man pass. the man that shoots the hares the coat he always wears: With game-bag. He finds it hard. without a pair to shoot the hare. powder-horn and gun He's going out to have some fun. The hare sits snug in leaves and grass.. THE MAN THAT WENT OUT SHOOTING. Of spectacles. 5.

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And now To shoot the sleepy. . she's trying all she can.The green man wakes and sees her place The spectacles upon her face. He And cries and screams and runs away. after call The hare runs hears him him all day out everywhere: "Help! Fire! Help! The Hare! The Hare! (13. green-coat man.

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and in he fell. And while she stood upon her toes. and hark! she miss'd her mark! Bang went the gun. "Such fun I do not understand." (14) . "0 dear!" she cried. the little hare. The coffee fell and burn'd her nose.At last he stumbled at the well Head over ears. The hare stopp'd short. "0 dear!" cried she. took aim. with spoon id hand. The gun shot cup and saucer through. — The poor man's Her wife was drinking up coffee in her coffee-cup. "what shall I do?" There liv'd close by the cottage there The hare's own child.

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I say. You know. must go out and leave you here. He takes his great sharp scissors out And cuts their thumbs clean off." Mamma had scarcely turn'd her back. and — then. what Don't suck your thumb while I'm away. One I day. they never grow again. And ere they dream what he's about. The great tall tailor always comes To little boys that suck their thumbs. in. Conrad. But mind now. The thumb was Alack! Alack! .THE STORY OF LITTLE SUCK-A-THUMB. Mamma said: "Conrad dear.

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" (1C) . there Conrad stands. in he ran. and shows his hands. red-legg'd scissor-maa. The great. 1 — Mamma And comes home.The door flew open. looks quite sad. see! the tailor's come And caught out little Suclc-a-Thumb. Snip! Snap! Snip! the scissors go. thumbs are off at last. long. — "Ah!" said To naughty Mamma little "I knew he'd come Suck-a-Thumb. And Conrad ^hat both cries out Snip! Snap! Snip! his Oh! Ob Oh I They go so fast. Oh! children.

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" The third day comes. — "Not any soup 1 me.: ! ' 7. Oh what a sin! To make himself so pale and thin. THE STORY OF AUGUSTUS WHO WOULD NOT HAVE ANY SOUP. he was — dead! (IV) . when the soup is put on table. He ate and drank as he was told. He's And on the fifth day. though he feels so weak and still I The naughty fellow cries out for — ill. say take the nasty soup away! won't have any soup to-day. as loud as he for is able. But one day. let his And never soup get cold." Next day. one cold winter's day. the picture shows How lank and lean Augustus grows! Yet. And every body saw with joy The plump and hearty healthy boy. He scream 'd out "Take the soup awayl take the nasty soup away! — 1 won't have any soup to-day. Yet. Fat ruddy cheeks Augustus had. He screams. now the fourth day's come He scarcely weighs a sugar-plum. "Not any soup 1 me. Augustus was a chubby lad. I say: take the nasty soup away! won't have any soup to-day." Look at him. now look. like a little bit of thread.

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THE STORY OF FIDGETY PHILIP. wriggles giggles. And And then. He He And won't sit still. Let me see if Philip can Be a Let little gentleman.8. if he is able To sit still for once at table: Thus Pap? bade Phil behave. I declare. "Philip! I — am getting cross!" lW) . me see. Just like any rocking horse. Swings backwards and forwards tilts up his chair. fidgety Phil. And Mamma But look'd very grave.

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knives. forks aDd How Mamma did fret and frown. When she saw them tumbling do wn And Papa made such a face! Philip is in sad disgrace. Glasses. all. Down upon the ground they fall. . all Philip screams with his might. Till his chair falls over quite. Catches at the cloth. plates.! See the naughty restless child Growing still more rude and wild. but then That makes matters worse agaiu.

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where is he? Fairly cover'd up you see! are lying on him. (20) . this is cruel work. Cloth and all He has pull'd down all upon him. What a terrible to-do! Dishes. and there a fork Philip. glasses. and poor Mamma Look quite They shall cross. snapt in two! Here a knife. Table all so bare. and ah! Poor Papa. and wonder how make their dinner now.! Where is Philip.

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9. . THE STORY OF JOHNNY HEAD-IN-AIR.

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Oh! what fun! Johnny watch'd the bright round sun Going in and coming out. Where the bank was high and And the water very deep.^ Once. with head as high as ever. Headlong poor Johnny And the fishes. So he strode on. steep. in dismay. Johnny watch'd the swallows trving Which was cleverest at flying. only think! To the river's very brink. One step more! in Oh! sad to tell fell. Johnny walk'd beside the river. Wagg'd their tails and ran away . Stared to see him coming so. in a row. And the fishes. This was all he thought about.

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everywhere. to tease poor Johnny. Two strong Hi sticks. as they were passing by. and face. and Johnny never will forget What And it is to be so wet. shiver Oh! you should have seen him When they pull'd him from the river. look. two. hair: Clothes. But. with these two strong men Hook'd poor Johnny out again. you see. And. Up they came the moment after.There lay Johnny on his face. three. the fishes. one. and such a fright! Wet all over. With his nice red writing-case. "Silly little Johnny. To Each popp'd out enjoy the fun and laughter his little head. And. You" have lost your writing-book!" (23) . He was in a sorry plight! Dripping wet. said. Are come back again. and arms. had heard him cry.

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Through the clouds the rude wind bore him. It is better — "No. Underneath his red silly fellow. Stay at home and mind Robert thought. it really touch'd the sky No one ever yet could tell Where they stopp'd. and iu a minute in it. look at him. Bob was Here you see him. out of doors. he To the skies. Bob was never seen again (24) Printed m Holland. so high. Soon they got to such a height. They were nearly out of sight! And That the hat went up. . umbrella. THE STORY OF FLYING ROBERT." Rain it did. What a wind! Oh! how it whistles Through the trees and It flow'rs and thistles i has caught his red umbrella. one heard his screams and cries. this one thing is they fell: plain. when it pours. or where Only. When All the rain comes tumbling down In the country or the town. And his hat flew on before him. good little girls and boys their toys.! 10. flies Now Up No silly fellow.

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