All Children Stories Page 7
Eachard, a learned clergyman of the Church of England, published a work in 1671, in which he condescends to illustrate his argument by a reference to this celebrated history. Talking of the various modes of preaching adopted by different sects, ...
A Banquet Under Water
The palaces of the mermaids were all aglow with lights as they approached them, and Trot was amazed at the sight. "Where do the lamps come from?" she asked their guide wonderingly. "They are not lamps, my dear," replied Merla, much amused at t...
A Blessing For The Blessed
BY LAURENCE ALMA-TADEMA When the sun has left the hilltop, And the daisy-fringe is furled, When the birds from wood and meadow In their hidden nests are curled, Then I think of all the babies That are sleepin...
A Boy's Mother
BY JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY My mother she's so good to me, Ef I was good as I could be, I couldn't be as good--no, sir!-- Can't any boy be good as her. She loves me when I'm glad er sad; She loves me when I'm good er...
A Brave And Honest Boy Oliver Twist
LITTLE Oliver Twist was an orphan. He never saw his mother or his father. He was born at the workhouse, the home for paupers, where his poor heart-broken mother had been taken just a short time before baby Oliver came; and, the very night he was b...
A Brave Girl
BY JAMES JOHONNOT (ADAPTED) In the year 1781 the war was chiefly carried on in the South, but the North was constantly troubled by bands of Tories and Indians, who would swoop down on small settlements and make off with whatever they could ...
A Brave Queen
Long ago, when this country was a wild land, there lived a beautiful and brave queen named Boadicea. Her husband, the king, was dead, but she had two daughters whom she loved very much. Boadicea was queen of a part of Britain. There were no l...
A Burrowing Game
See the little mousie, creeping up the stair, Looking for a warm nest--there, oh, there! (Mother's fingers creep up the body, and finally fumble in baby's neck.) ...
A Child's Calendar
"January first is cold, February winds are bold, March runs whistling round the hill, April laughs and cries at will. Lovely are the woods in May, Happy June is our time to play;...
A Child's Dream Of A Star
BY CHARLES DICKENS There was once a child, and he strolled about a good deal, and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child, too, and his constant companion. These two used to wonder all day long. They wondered at the beauty...
A Dash For Liberty
Trot dreamed that she was at home in her own bed, but the night seemed chilly and she wanted to draw the coverlet up to her chin. She was not wide awake, but realized that she was cold and unable to move her arms to cover herself up. She tried, bu...
A Domestic Tragedy
BY LUCY FITCH PERKINS My doll, my doll, my Annabel, She's really feeling far from well! Her wig is gone, her eyes are out, Her legs are left somewhere about, Her arms were stolen by the pup, The hens ate all her sa...
A Dozen At A Blow
A little tailor was sitting cross-legged at his bench and was stitching away as busy as could be when a woman came up the street calling out: "Home-made jam, home-made jam!" So the tailor called out to her: "Come here, my good woman, and give m...
A Drinking Custom
A pie sat on a pear tree, A pie sat on a pear tree, A pie sat on a pear tree, Heigh ho! heigh ho! heigh ho! These lines are sung by a person at the table after dinner. His next neighbour then sings "Once so merrily hopped...
A Dutch Treat
BY AMY B. JOHNSON "I've been crying again, father." "Have you, sweetheart? I'm sorry." "Father." "Yes, darling." "I don't like Holland at all. I wish we had stayed in New York. And I would much rather stay in Amsterdam with you to-day t...
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