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The Wild Man of the West A Tale of the Rocky Mountains

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The Wild Man of the West, by R.M. Ballantyne.

The action of this book takes place entirely in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in North America. We can certainly appreciate the hardness of the life of the hunters in those days, which were during the early part of the nineteenth century. The action is very well narrated, and is very exciting and interesting. All sorts of things are suddenly pulled together in the very last few pages, and it would be quite hard for the reader to guess w...

The Quadrupeds Pic-Nic –by: Anonymous

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THE QUADRUPEDS' PIC NIC

LONDON WILLIAM PICKERING 1840

C. Whittingham, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.

ADVERTISEMENT

The "Quadrupeds' Pic Nic" is a very humble imitation of Mrs. Dorset's "Peacock at Home." Even in my imitation I find I am not original. The Quadrupeds, it appears, have already had an "Elephants' Ball," and a "Lions' Masquerade."

F. B. C.

THE QUADRUPEDS' PIC NIC.

No doubt you have heard how the grasshoppers' feasts "Excited the spleen of the birds and the beasts;" How the peacock and turkey "flew into a passion," ...

Frank and Fanny –by: Bloomfield H. Moore

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FRANK AND FANNY: A RURAL STORY.

BY MRS. CLARA MORETON.

WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS.

BOSTON: PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & CO. 1851.

Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1850, By PHILLIPS AND SAMPSON, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

PREFACE.

To inculcate gentleness of disposition, patience, and benevolence, and to inspire the young with a love for the simple pleasures of rural life, is the purpose of the following story. The love of exciting narratives is not favourable to ...

Three Boys in the Wild North Land

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Three Boys in the Wild North Land

By Egerton Ryerson Young

THREE BOYS IN THE WILD NORTH LAND

BY EGERTON RYERSON YOUNG

CHAPTER ONE.

WELCOME TO SAGASTA WEEKEE MR. ROSS, THEIR HOST THE THREE BOYS FRANK, ALEC, SAM THE "PRINCE ARTHUR" THE VOYAGE THE ESQUIMAUX ARRIVAL AT YORK FACTORY.

"Welcome to this Wild North Land! welcome to our happy home in the Land of the North Wind! Welcome, thrice welcome, all and e...

The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver

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THE ADVENTURES OF PADDY THE BEAVER

Thornton W. Burgess

1917

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER

I Paddy the Beaver Begins Work.

II Paddy Plans a Pond.

III Paddy Has Many Visitors.

IV Sammy Jay Speaks His Mind.

V Paddy Keeps His Promise.

VI Farmer Brown's Boy Grows Curious.

VII Farmer Brown's Boy Gets Another Surprise.

VIII Peter Rabbit Gets a Ducking.

IX Paddy Plans a House.

X Paddy Starts His House

XI Peter Rabbit and Jerry Muskrat are Puzzled.

XII Jerry Muskrat Learns Something.

XIII The Queer Storehouse.

XIV A...

The Butterfly s Ball and the Grasshopper s Feast

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The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast, by R.M. Ballantyne.

This one of the half dozen or so little books that Ballantyne wrote for young children. Many of these, and certainly the earlier ones, were written under the pseudonym of Comus, but this one went out under his own name, perhaps because by the time it was published in 1874 his own name had become much more celebrated than that of his pseudonym.

It was written for very young children, and very amusing they must have found...

Finn The Wolfhound –by: Alec John Dawson

Dawson published over thirty books, the one best remembered today probably being the animal adventure story Finn the Wolfhound (1908)…. His own dog Tynagh and her son Gareth, who was described as the largest and finest specimen of his breed to date, served as the models for Tara and Finn in Finn the Wolfhound (1908). This is probably Dawson’s best-remembered and certainly his most frequently reprinted work: Finn, a champion Irish Wolfhound, is taken from England to Australia where he undergoes a series of adventures, being exhibited as a wild animal in a circus and escaping to live in t...

The Tale of Mr. Tod

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THE TALE OF MR. TOD

BY

BEATRIX POTTER

Author of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," etc.

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FREDERICK WARNE & CO., INC. NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1912 BY FREDERICK WARNE & Co.

Copyright renewed 1940 ( All rights reserved )

PRINTED AND BOUND IN THE USA ROSE PRINTING CO INC

ISBN O 7232 0605 8

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 (C)

FOR FRANCIS WILLIAM OF ULVA SOMEDAY!

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THE TALE OF MR. TOD

I have made many books about well behaved people. Now, for a change, I am going to make a story about two disagreeable people, ...

Lords of the Housetops: Thirteen Cat Tales

The Lords of the Housetops reveals the cat through the creative lenses of 13 authors. Consequently, this carefully chosen collection of stories is as complex, charismatic and clever as a cat.

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LORDS OF THE HOUSETOPS THIRTEEN CAT TALES

BOOKS BY CARL VAN VECHTEN

INTERPRETERS IN THE GARRET THE MUSIC OF SPAIN THE MERRY GO ROUND MUSIC AND BAD MANNERS THE TIGER IN THE HOUSE LORDS OF THE HOUSETOPS MUSIC AFTER THE GREAT WAR

WITH A PREFACE BY CARL VAN VECHTEN

C'est l'esprit familier du lieu; Il j...

Johnny Crow s Garden –by: L. Leslie Brooke

A beautifully illustrated children’s picture book featuring Johnny Crow who made a garden in which a variety of animals do bizarre things in rhyme.

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JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN

A PICTURE BOOK

DRAWN BY

L. LESLIE BROOKE

First Edition, 1903

To the Memory of my Father, who first told me of Johnny Crow's Garden; and to my Boys, for whom I have set on record these facts concerning it.

JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN.

Johnny Crow Would dig and sow

Till he made a little Garden.

And the Lion

Had a green and yellow Tie on

In Johnny Crow's Garden.<...

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