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[Of Special Interest to Children]
One sunny spring morning a little girl and her mother were walking down a country lane. Great and interesting things were discovered along the way, and great and valuable lessons were being learned.
In a grassy green meadow they saw some cattle quietly grazing. A little farther on, a flock of sheep crossed their path. A strange dog came out of the fields and walked a short way with them. A heavy farm wagon drawn by two patient, plodding farm horses rattled past, so close they could almost touch it. Things looked very big and quite out of proportion to the child when seen so near by a little fearsome too, perhaps, and she clung tightly to her mother's hand. But birds were singing, lovely wild flowers were nodding gaily in the breezes, the sun was shining, and peace and plenty were manifest on every side.
The two travelers were very happy. Ahead of them stretched the road, a slender brown ribbon of inviting beauty. Carefully, however, they had to choose their steps, for in places the way was rough and stony, and the going was not always easy. There was a mud hole full of very black and oozy mud that almost blocked their path; then for a short distance, the road ran alongside a narrow, deep ravine, at the bottom of which they could see, as they looked over the protecting wall, a small brook speeding merrily on its journey to the faraway sea. Wisely the mother pointed out to the little girl the pitfalls and how to deal with them, as well as how to enjoy all the beauties along the way.
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JEANNE ROE PRICE
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