The Lesson of the Needle and the Thread

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Virginia loved to learn new things. In school she had learned to read, to write, to add, and to subtract, although arithmetic did seem difficult. One day she was very happy because she was going to learn to sew. She hurried down the street to her grandmother's house, carrying her sewing basket. In it were needles and thread, real scissors, a thimble of her own, and some gay cotton print. She was going to make an apron.

You can imagine, then, that she was a little disappointed when Grandmother said, "Now, Virginia, the first thing we will do is learn to thread a needle."

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