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Story # 10 - Playing a Flute
New National First Reader
 by  CHARLES J. BARNES, et al.


     One day, when Frank and John were going to school,

they saw an old man with a flute.

     "Will you please play a tune for us, sir?" said Frank.

     "Yes, boys, I will play for you. Are you fond of


     "Yes, sir, we like music. You used to play your flute 

when I went with mamma to see you." 

     "O you are the little boy who had your flute with

you, are you?" 

     "Yes, sir, and I have learned to play a little on it."

     "Well, I am glad to see you again, my boy. I will play

you a tune, and then you must play for me."

     "But my flute is at home, sir." 

     "O well, you can use mine. It is a good one." 

     The old man played a tune for the boys, and then gave

the flute to Frank to play. Frank played a tune, and did it 

very well.

     "How well you play!" said the old man.

     "You are very kind to say that, but I wish I could play

as well as you do," said Frank.

     "O you will soon do that. All you will have to do is

to try."