Singular Creatures, and how They Were Found: Being Stories and Studies from the Domestic Zo÷logy of a Scotch Parish

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Lee and Shepard, 1872 - Animals - 333 pages
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Page 341 - Birds of a Feather Fine Feathers do not make Fine Birds Handsome is that Handsome Does A Wrong Confessed is Half Redressed One Good Turn deserves Another Actions Speak Louder than Words Two capital story-tellers,
Page 340 - Heptiles, &c., their Habits and Instincts. This is a very popular series, prepared for the purpose of interesting the young in the study of natural history. The exciting adventures of celebrated travellers, anecdotes of sagacity in birds, beasts, &c., have been interwoven in a pleasant manner.
Page 20 - We missed the chicken more than we thought could be possible ; I am not ashamed to say we even shed tears when night closed in and our eyes fell on the little empty perch by the kitchen fire ; for poor Sara, who could not get over her loss at all, refused to roost in-doors any more. She would not go into the hen-house either, but preferred to sit by herself on one of the branches of a tree in the front plot. Fowls upon the whole are stupid and uninteresting to look at, and until now I had never imagined...
Page 105 - OCCUM.tion of his mouth would permit, that the hare was for her ; and as a proof of this dropped it down. Then, sly fellow as he was, instead of dropping after it, he ran away in the direction of his own home. Had Tom waited another minute, he would have seen that poor Snow did not profit by his good intentions. The tailor, who happened to be looking out of the window at the time, observed all that had passed, and before Snow had made up her mind whether she would begin at the tail and eat upwards,...
Page 109 - Her French, Spanish, or Russian blood rose within her, and made her feel equal to the occasion. Away they went together, Tom in front to show Snow the way ; but pausing every now and then to listen, with his right paw drawn up and held like a hook. At these times Snow wished herself safely at home, for she had not bargained for such disagreeable and sudden frights ; and besides, Tom was not nearly so respectful or so polite out here as he had been on the garden wall. Once in her agitation when she...
Page 9 - ... took more notice of- it than of the others. Tappy, too, appeared to be very fond of it, and bore with patience its little impudent ways, when it mounted on her back, or flew up on her top, and forced it down over her eyes, thus tickling her poor old nose somewhat But when they were ten days old, it became necessary to confine poor Mrs. Tappy in a coop. She had got into a habit of wandering from home, and bringing her chickens back bedraggled and exhausted, not to speak of the destruction she...

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