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Page 70 - I cannot fail of having money enough to purchase a new gown. Green — let me consider, yes, green becomes my complexion best, and green it shall be. In this dress I will go to the fair, where all the young fellows will strive to have me for a partner ; but I shall perhaps refuse every one of them.
Page 68 - Well, made a shift, by sticking his claws into the sides, to keep his head above water. Soon after, a Wolf came and peeped over the brink ; to whom the Fox applied...
Page 9 - A DOG, crossing a little rivulet, with a piece of flesh in his mouth, saw his own shadow represented in the clear mirror of the limpid stream; and believing it to be another dog, who was carrying another piece of flesh, he could not forbear catching at it ; but was so far from getting...
Page 12 - Be that as it may," replied the Wolf, " it was but a year ago that you called me many ill names." " Oh, Sir ! " said the Lamb, trembling, " a year ago I was not born." " Well," replied the Wolf, "if it was not you, it was your father, and that is all the same ; but it is no use trying to argue me out of my supper ; " — and without another word he fell upon the poor helpless Lamb and tore her to pieces.
Page 8 - The Crow, tickled with this very civil language, nestled and wriggled about, and hardly knew where she was ; but, thinking the Fox a little dubious as to the particular of her voice, and having a mind to set him right in that matter, began to sing, and, in the same instant, let the cheese drop out of her mouth.
Page 45 - AN Oak, which hung over the bank of a river, was blown down by a violent storm of wind ; and as it was carried along by the stream, some of its boughs brushed against a Reed which grew near the shore. This...
Page 47 - And why then are you not afraid of trusting yourself to your bed ? Because I am there perfectly secure. It may be so, replied the Pilot ; but if the hand of Providence is equally extended over all places, there is no more reason for me to be afraid of going to sea than for you to be afraid of going to bed.
Page 64 - SWALLOW again addressed himself to them, — told them it was not yet too late, provided they would immediately set about the work, before the seeds had taken too deep root. But they...
Page 28 - I do that," replied the lame man, since I am scarce able to drag myself along ? but as you appear to be very strong, if you will carry me, we will seek our fortunes together. It will then be my interest to warn you of any thing that may obstruct your way ; your feet shall be my feet, and my eyes yours." "With all my heart/' returned the blind man ; " let us render each other our mutual services.