FARMER DAVIS was going to the orchard very early one morning to gather apples. The night before, he said to his little grandson, who was visiting him, " Edward, should you like to go with me in the morning?",
"Yes, indeed!" said Edward; "please don't forget to call me."
His grandfather did not forget, but called him at five o'clock. As they walked across the large yard, Edward said, "Oh, grandpapa, my feet are very wet! I did not know that it rained last night."
"It did not rain," said his grandfather. "It is the dew which has wet your feet. See how the dewdrops sparkle when the sun strikes them!" "They look like millions of diamonds,"said Edward. "The grass and flowers are covered with them."
"Yes," said his grandfather, "the flowers and grass enjoy drinking the fresh, cool water."
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Publication information: Book title: All the Year Round:A Nature Reader. Volume: 2. Contributors: Frances L. Strong - Author. Publisher: Ginn & Company. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1896. Page number: 94.
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