All Children Stories Page 239
WHY THE EVERGREEN TREES KEEP THEIR LEAVES IN WINTER
One day, a long, long time ago, it was very cold; winter was coming. And all the birds flew away to the warm south, to wait for the spring. But one little bird had a broken wing and could not fly. He did not know what to do. He looked all round, to ...
WHY THE MORNING-GLORY CLIMBS
Once the Morning-Glory was flat on the ground. She grew that way, and she had never climbed at all. Up in the top of a tree near her lived Mrs Jennie Wren and her little baby Wren. The little Wren was lame; he had a broken wing and couldn't fly. He ...
WHY THE SEA IS SALT
Once there were two brothers. One was rich, and one was poor; the rich one was rather mean. When the Poor Brother used to come to ask for things it annoyed him, and finally one day he said, "There, I'll give it to you this time, but the next time yo...
Whenever the moon and stars are set, Whenever the wind is high, All night long in the dark and wet, A man goes riding by. Late in the night when the fires are out, Why does he gallop and gallop about? Whenever the trees are crying aloud, ...
Here's a ridiculous riddle for you: How many o's are there in Woolloomooloo? Two for the W, two for the m, Four for the l's, and that's plenty for them. * * * I wonder what the Jacks have got to laugh and laugh about I'm sure the wor...
YOU AND I
They say the eagle is a bird That sees some splendid sights When he soars high into the sky Upon his dizzy flights: He sees the ground for miles around Our house, and Billy Johnson's; But we cannot be eagles, for That would, of course, be nonsen...
YOU ARE OLD, FATHER WILLIAM
"You are old, father William," the young man said "And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head-- Do you think, at your age, it is right?" "In my youth," father William replied to his son, "I feared it ...
Sir Walter Scott Oh young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best; And save his good broadsword he weapon had none; He rode all unarm'd, and he rode all alone. So faithful in love, and so dauntless...
THE BOY WHO CRIED "WOLF!"
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
THE LITTLE ROBBER GIRL
Hashnu The Stonecutter
Ten Little Squirrels
Echo And Narcissus
THE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
The Story Of The Willow Pattern Plate
The Wolf and the Lion
The Fox and the Lion
The Two Frogs
The Kid and the Wolf
The Fox and the Monkey
The Bald Man and the Fly
THE WIND AND THE SUN
SOME PSALMS OF DAVID