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II. How Mrs White Hen helped Rose

A beautiful rose tree grew 1 in the garden. Every morning she smiled up at the golden sun.2 But one morning when the sun rose,3 he was surprised 4 to see that his friend, the rose, drooped 5 sadly. He sent one of his warm 6 rays down to the earth to find out what the matter was.7
" Dear Rose," said the bright sunbeam, " why do you droop and look so sad?"
" Ah, me !" sighed e the rose, "I am so unhappy ! An ugly 9 worm is eating my leaves, and he will not crawl 10 away."
The sun felt very sorry for the rose. " I will not shine," he said, "until Rose is happy." So he hid behind a dark 11 cloud.
The wind came hurrying along. "Father Sun," he cried, "why are you not shining to-day 4"
" Ah, me!" answered the sun, "dear Rose is so unhappy ! An ugly worm is eating her leaves, and he will not crawl away. I will shine no more until Rose is happy."
" I, too, am so sorry," whispered 12 the wind. • I will blow no more until Rose is happy." So saying,13 he dropped 14 to the earth and was still.
A bird was surprised when the wind stopped.
" Mr Wind," he called, "why have you stopped blowing?"
" Ah, me!" sighed the wind. "I)ear Rose is so unhappy! An ugly worm is eating her leaves, and he will not crawl away. So Sun will shine no more, and I will blow no more until Rose is happy."
" I, also, love Rose," sang the bird; "and I will sing no more until Rose is happy." He flew 15 away silently to his nest in the oak tree.
" It is not night," said the old tree; "why are you not flying and singing, little bird?"
" Ah, me l" chirped 's the bird. "Dear Rose is so unhappy ! An ugly worm is eating her leaves, and he will not crawl away. So Sun will shine no more, Wind will blow no more, and I will sing no more until Rose is happy."
" That is all very sad," whispered the tree. "I shall drop no more acorns 17 until Rose is happy."
Soon the squirrel came to gather some nuts.18 But he could find very few.
" Dear Tree," he chattered,19 "please drop some acorns."
" No," answered the tree, "I cannot, now."
"Why not ?" asked the squirrel.
" Ah, me! " rustled 20 the tree. " Dear Rose is so unhappy ! An ugly worm is eating her leaves, and he will not crawl away. So Sun will shine no more, Wind will blow no more, Bird will sing no more, and I will drop no more acorns until Rose is happy again."
" And I will work no more," chirped the squirrel. "I will run away to my nest in the old hollow 21 tree."
On the way to his home the squirrel met Mrs Brown Duck.
" Good morning, Mr Squirrel," quacked 22 the duck. "Why are you not working this morning ?"
" Ah, me !" replied the squirrel. " Dear Rose is so unhappy ! An ugly worm is eating her leaves, and he will not crawl away. So Sun will shine no more, Wind will blow no more, Bird will sing no more, Oak Tree will drop no more acorns, and I will work no more till Rose is happy."
,I Then I will swim no more," said Mrs Brown Duck. And she waddled 23 off to the farmyard.a' There she met Mrs White Hen.
" Why do you look so sad, Mrs Duck ?" said the hen.
" Ah, me!" quacked the duck. "Dear Rose is so unhappy! An ugly worm is eating her leaves, and he will not crawl away.
So Sun will shine no more, Wind will blow no more, Bird will
sing no more, Oak Tree will drop no more acorns, Squirrel will work no more, and I will swim no more, until Rose is happy again."
" Indeed! Indeed!" cackled 25 Mrs White Hen. Pray 26 tell me how stopping your work will help Rose. If you wish Rose to be happy, you must do something for her. Come with me."
Away hurried the hen and the duck until they came to the rose. The old hen asked no questions. She did not even take time to say " Good morning." But she searched 27 through the leaves of the rosebush with her bright little eyes. Suddenly she darted 28 forward. " Snap !" 29 went her bill,29 and the worm was awallowed.30
" There, Mrs Duck," clucked 25 the hen, " see how I have helped Rose and at the same time got a nice breakfast for myself."
At once the rose looked up towards the sun and smiled. Then the sun began to shine.
° ' If I had only thought," said the sun, " I might have burned that worm with my hot rays."
" And I might have blown him away," whistled the wind, springing up 31 suddenly.32
" If I had only thought," sang the bird, "I might have had a nice fat worm for breakfast."
" And so might I," quacked the duck as she waddled away towards the pond.
The oak tree shook down a great shower 33 of acorns, and the squirrel hastened to gather them. They, too, wished they had thought of some way to help Rose.
But the clever old white hen said nothing at all.

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1 To grow; s. growth. 2 a. sunny; a sunny room, a sunny smile. 3 s. sunrise; birds wake at sunrise; app. sunset. When did the sun rise to-day 2 when will it set? 4 Or: it seemed strange to him. I When flowers are without water, they droop. 6 s. warmth; cp. length (a. long), growth (v. grow). 7 What was wrong, why the rose was drooping. 8 When we are sad, we sometimes sigh. e s. ugliness ; opp. beautiful. 10 A worm has no legs and cannot walk ; it crawls from place to place. 11 s. darkness ; cp. brightness, forgetfulness, happiness, ugliness. 12 Said softly. He spoke in a whisper, because he felt sorry. 13 Or : with these words, when he had said this. 14 We often say : the wind has dropped, when it has stopped blowing. 15 To fly; s. flight. The bird has flown away. 16 Birds sometimes chirp or twitter. 17 The acorn is the fruit of the oak. 18 The hazelnut grows on bushes, the walnut on trees. A nut has a hard shell ; we break the shell and eat the kernel. 19 When a child talks a good deal, and quickly, we say that he chatters. 20 When the leaves of a tree move, we hear their rustling. 21 Old trees are sometimes hollow, so that animals can live inside them. 22 A duck cannot sing, it has no beautiful voice ; it quacks. 23 A boy walks or runs, a worm crawls, and a duck waddles. 24 Geese, ducks, and hens are in the farmyard. 25 The duck quacks and the hen cackles or clucks. 28 Or : please. 27 She looked for something. She wanted to find out where the worm was. 26 Moved very quickly. 29 That is the noise her bill made when it closed. Birds do not have a mouth, but a bill. 30 After biting our food, we swallow it. 31 When the wind begins to blow, we say that it is springing up. It sprang up; it has sprung up. 32 Or: all at once. 33 When rain falls suddenly and heavily, we call it a shower. The acorns came down just like that.

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