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THE INTELLIGENT ROBIN.

One cold snowy morning as Richard Miles and his wife and children were sitting at breakfast, they heard a curious tapping noise at the window. At first they thought it was some one tapping with his nail against the pane; but when they went to see, there was a dear little Robin Redbreast tapping with his bill, as much as to say, “Let me in, let me in.” So they opened the window, and he flew quite boldly into the room and began picking up the crumbs off the floor. After he had made a good meal and had looked about a little, he flew to the window again, and chirped, “Let me out, let me out;” and when they opened the window, he flew away into the snow. The next morning they heard the same tapping noise, only louder than before, and on going to the window they found two little robins. The first one, finding that he had been so kindly treated, had gone and told his wife, and brought her with him to share his morning's meal.

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LUCY BUYING FLANNEL.

“How much flannel do you think it will take, Mrs. Jones, to make four nice warm petticoats for some little girls ? ” “That depends, Miss, on the size of the little girls,” said Mrs. Jones. “Oh, they are quite young ; they are four poor little children who are in my Sunday School class, and they come so thinly clad that it makes my heart ache to see them this cold weather, so I thought I would make them some petticoats.” “Well, I should think eight yards of flannel would do, Miss,” said Mrs. Jones. So Lucy bought the flannel and went home, and stitched away very industriously, and made four beautifully warm petticoats. And on Saturday afternoon she went round to the little girls homes and took them her kind presents. They were all much delighted, and their mothers were very grateful to her; and on Sunday when they came to School they looked so warm and comfortable, that Lucy felt well repaid for her trouble.

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