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I am the big round Sun. I shine and shine. I change the ice to water. I change the water to clouds. I bring the drops of dew.

I call the little brown roots and seeds. "Wake, little seeds, and grow! Wake, little roots! Here is food for you!"

I open the buds on the trees. I open the garden flowers. I paint the color on flowers and leaves and grass.

I call the birds from the south, and the squirrels from their homes in the trees.

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Bruce has a long, thick coat. When the days are very warm, he does not like to work. He likes to lie under the trees and sleep.

One day the pigs found a hole in their pen, and they came out. Some one had left the gate open, and they went into the garden.

Every little pig has a spade on his nose, and he loves to dig. He digs up things to eat.

Bruce was lying under the trees. He heard the pigs and knew that they must not be in the garden. But the sun was hot, and he did not stir.

Bruce's master, Mr. Tucker, came up from the field.

"Bruce," said he, "drive out those pigs!" Bruce walked slowly over to the garden gate. He looked at the pigs and then at his

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"Come here," said Mr. Tucker.

The dog walked slowly back. His head was down, and his tail was down. He knew that he was a naughty dog.

Mr. Tucker looked him right in the eyes. Then he took one of Bruce's ears and gave it a sharp pinch.

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"Now go drive out those pigs!" he said. Away ran the dog as fast as he could go. "Bow-wow! Bow-wow!" he said. "Go out of this garden, you naughty pigs!"

"Wee-wee! Wee-wee!" cried the little pigs; and away they ran as fast as they could go. Bruce's teeth were sharp.

They did not stop running until they reached the pen. Then Bruce went back to his master. His head was up, and his tail was wagging.

"Next time, Bruce, you will not have to be pinched. You will go when you are told," said Mr. Tucker, patting the dog's head.

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I am the South Wind, and I come very fast. Can you see me? Do you hear me blow?

I blow the clouds across the sky. I bring the spring rain. I call the flowers.

I drive the boats across the water. I help the boys with their kites. I help the birds to fly.

I bend the trees and make them strong. I wave the flowers and the grass.

I drive Jack Frost away. I change the ice and snow into water. I turn the mill and help the miller grind his wheat.

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