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Wild Beasts and Their Ways, Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America

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Wild Beasts and their Ways

Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa and America

by Sir Samuel W. Baker F.R.S., F.R.G.S., etc., etc. Volume 1

CHAPTER I

THE RIFLE OF A PAST HALF CENTURY

Forty years ago our troops were armed with a smooth bore musket, and a small force known as the "Rifle Brigade" was the exception to this rule.

The military rifle carried a spherical bullet, and, like all others of the period, it necessitated the use of a mallet to strike the ball, which, being a size larger than the bore, required the blow to force it into the rifling of the b...

The Diary of a Goose Girl –by: Kate Douglas Wiggin

The "Goose Girl" is a young and somewhat independent lady who, in fleeing from her lover with whom there had been a "little tiff," became a "paying guest" at poultry farm in a quiet, out-of-the-way Sussex village, in the care of which she participates.

From the author of Mother Carey's Chickens, The Bird's Christmas Carol, etc.

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THE DIARY OF A GOOSE GIRL

BY KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY CLAUDE A. SHEPPERSON

GAY AND BIRD 22 BEDFORD STREET, STRAND LONDON 1902

{I looked about me with what Stevenson calls a 'fine dizzy...

The Tale of Peter Mink –by: Arthur Scott Bailey

Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 – 1949) was author of more than forty children’s books. Bailey’s writing has been described thusly by the Newark Evening News: “Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator’s approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never ‘write down’ to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that youngsters respond to the stimulus of the unfamiliar.”

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