LESSON 57 THE TWO WHITE RABBITS
Little Henry one day got a present of two white rabbits. One was a big rabbit, and the other was a little one.
They were put into a little house made of wood. Do you know what a rabbit-house is called? It is called a hutch.
One day the door of the hutch had been left open, and the rabbits got out.
They both ran about the garden, seeking for something to eat.
A big basket filled with fine fresh turnips and carrots stood a little way off.
The rabbits soon found their way to it, and began to eat off all the green leaves.
There they are in the picture! Do you see them? The big rabbit sits on his hind feet, and reaches to the top of the basket.
See! he has pulled a turnip down. It has fallen on the ground, and the little rabbit runs to it and begins to eat too.
It is a good thing that the big rabbit pulled this turnip down, for the little one could not have reached to the top of the basket.
In this way the big one helped the little one. This is just what boys and girls should do at their meals.
They should help the little ones first.
That is a good lesson to learn from Henrys white rabbits. Is it not?