The Printable KISS Workbooks The KISS Workbooks Anthology
Story # 1 - John's Cat and a Rat
New National First Reader
 by  CHARLES J. BARNES, et al.

Directions: Underline verbs twice and subjects once.

     John and his cat Dick do not like rats. They catch all

they can. One time, John set a trap to catch some, and

then went away and hid with Dick.

     Pretty soon a big rat came out of its hole and went to

the trap. Dick saw the rat, and made a start to get away

from John. But John said, "Hold on, Dick, let us see if

it will go into the trap."

     But the rat did not go in, and as it was going to run

away, John let Dick go, and said, "Catch it, Dick. Run

quick, quick!" and they ran very fast to catch the rat.

But the rat was too quick for them. It went into its hole

just as Dick was very near it.