What Walter did ... and how his holidays were spent (Google eBook)

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Page 46 - The bird that comes about our doors, When autumn winds are sobbing? Art thou the Peter of Norway boors ? Their Thomas in Finland, And Russia far inland? The bird whom, by some name or other, All men who know thee call their brother, The darling of children and men
Page 46 - Art them the bird whom man loves best, The pious bird with the scarlet breast, Our little English Eobin ; The bird that comes about our doors, When autumn winds are sobbing? Art thou the Peter of Norway boors ? Their Thomas in Finland, And Russia far inland? The bird whom, by some name or other, All men who know thee call their brother, The darling of children and men
Page 64 - ' Flung to the heedless winds, Or on the waters cast, The martyrs' ashes, watched, Shall gathered be at last; And from that scattered dust, Around us and
Page 43 - and returned with insects for their young. He found that they did this from forty to sixty times in an hour; and in one particular hour the birds carried food to their young seventy-one times. In this business they were engaged the greater part of the day,
Page 56 - of the flower on which it reposesódid not come into the world as you now behold it. At its first exclusion from the egg, it was a worm-like caterpillar, crawling upon sixteen legs, greedily devouring
Page 57 - only for sipping liquid sweets; the form of its head is entirely changed ó two long horns project from its upper surface; and, instead of twelve invisible eyes, you behold
Page 56 - wings, capable of rapid and extensive flights; of its sixteen feet, ten have disappeared, and the remaining six are in most respects
Page 44 - therefore, of fifty times in an hour, it appeared that a single pair of these birds took from the cabbage, salad, beans,
Page 56 - unlike those to which they have succeeded; its jaws have vanished, and are replaced by a curled-up proboscis,
Page 43 - An intelligent gentleman was at the trouble to observe the number of times a pair of these birds came from their

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