Primary Readers 263
very queer patchwork. Here is a lesson where the words the child is specially to learn are " par-rot, ti-ger, cam-el.,, It might have been just as well in deference to the pictures not to have talked so much of cages and carts.
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Every tame parrot was once a wild parrot in the woods.
Some men have several parrots in the same cage against the wall, but this man has but one.
Every tiger is not young, but some tigers are old tigers.
Camels are high, long, large and strong.
The camel is not wild and fierce like the tiger in the cage on the cart, but tame and mild.
Some parrots can talk like any boy or girl.
No one should put his hand or his head in the cage of the fierce tiger.
All camels will carry men and women, boys and girls, as well as a large horse, or a strong mule.
Below is a specimen of what the book can do when it undertakes to tell a story : —