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dows, till it joined the broad stream of the Lea."
" But, Helen," asked Mr. Ashton, " is this little stream always flow-mg?
" I do remember once," Helen said, when she had thought a little while, " that the brook was quite dry: we had had no rain for many weeks; the grass was dry and brown; and old Godfrey had to drive the cows a long way to the river-side, to let them drink. At last, there was a storm of thunder and lightning, and the rain came down in torrents. I recollect saying to papa, if I were Godfrey, I would put out some tubs to-night to catch the rain, that I might not have such a long journey to take to-morrow ; but papa told me, there would