McGuffeys Eclectic Primer Lesson XLV


One day Ned and I sat on the high

hill by the sea, where the tall lighthouse

stands. We could look far out, and could

see the ships at sea.

As we sat there, we saw a man

nearby, with some sheep and lambs.

The man had a pipe in his mouth. He

sat with us and let the sheep eat the


What fun it is to see lambs play!

It made us laugh to see them.

The man said that once, when the

sheep and lambs were out in the snow,

an old wolf took one of the lambs, and

ran off with it.

I think that men should watch their

sheep, so that a wolf cannot catch them.

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