McGuffey First Eclectic Reader lesson 16


The sun has set, and the pond

is still.

John, Ned, Ben, Tom, and

Nell stand on the bank,

and look at the duck.

The dog with a black spot

on his back, is with Tom. See!

Tom has his hat in his hand.

He has left his big top on the


Kitty’s doll is on the rock.

Nell has put her pet in the

cage. It will sing a sweet song.

The duck has her nest under

the rock.

It is not hot now. Let us

run, and skip, and jump on the

bank. Do you not think it is


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