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A WALK IN THE GARDEN.

Do flow-ers grow any where else than in the fields ? Yes. They grow in gar-dens. Gar-dens are small pieces of ground, with walls or hed-ges round them. They are sometimes ve-ry pret-ty, but not so pret-ty as the open fields. Here is a gar-den, let us walk in it. But you must not run upon the bor-ders. You must on-ly go on the neat walks. How many flow-ers are there?

There are more than I can tell. And there are ma-ny trees with fruit grow-ing from the branch-es, and bush-es with ber-ries, some red and some yel-low. If you are good, you shall have a small gar-den of your own, and a lit-tle spade to dig the earth with, and a hoe, and a rake, and a wheel-barrow. How plea-sant that will be !

And when you have a gar-den, you must keep it very neat, and do not let any weeds grow in it to spoil it. And you will have some seeds to sow. Seeds are sown in the ground. You will make a hole in the earth, and put the seeds in, and co-ver them up with mould; and then, when sum-mer comes, the green shoots will реер. forth, and they will soon grow tall and beau-ti-ful.

Let us ga-ther some flow-ers, and take them home, and put them in a glass with cold wa-ter. If we do not put them in wa-ter, they will soon die.

Which flow-er in the gar-den do you love best? I do not know. They are all so pret-ty. I think the rose is the fin-est flow-er. Oh, pret-ty red rose, let me smell your sweet leaves.

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CHAMBERS'S EDUCATIONAL COURSE-EDITED

BY W. AND R. CHAMBERS.

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EDINBURGH: PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM AND ROBERT CHAMBERS; W. S. ORR AND CO. AMEN CORNER, LONDON ; W. CURRY JUN, AND CO. DUBLIN ;

AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS.

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