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The Old Man and the Cat


The Old Man and the Cat
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   0.00

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    fine, doing, mower, petted, back, branch, bush, close, floor, grab, grass, happy, held, high, house, left


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The Old Man and the Cat   

1     It was a fine summer day. The old man cut the grass. He used a riding mower. He liked to ride the mower and cut his grass.
 
2     He did not see the white cat. It hid under a bush. When the mower came close, the cat ran up a tree. It sat on a low branch.
 
3     The old man stopped cutting the grass. "What are you doing in my tree?" he asked the cat.
 
4     "Meow," said the cat.
 
5     "Do you need my help to get down?" asked the old man. He tried to grab the cat by the tail.
 
6     "Meow!" said the cat. It held its tail up high.
 
7     The old man went into his shed. Soon he came back with a rope. "I will throw my rope to you," the old man said. He threw one end of the rope. The cat did not grab it.
 
8     "This will not do," said the old man. "I will come up and get you myself."
 
9     "Meow!" said the cat.

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