Directions: Underline verbs twice and subjects once.
Now, Ned, the hen is off the nest, and we can see
the chicks. There are six of them.
O the dear little chicks! How pretty they are! We
will feed them, Mary.
Yes, I will run and get some food and give them
some water. Here, chick, chick, chick! Here is some
water for you. Will the old hen take care of them, Ned?
O yes! She will hide them under her wings.