Jock and I and the Hydra

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Digby, Long & Company, 1905 - English fiction - 311 pages

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Page 148 - But the Consul's brow was sad, And the Consul's speech was low, And darkly looked he at the wall, And darkly at the foe. "Their van will be upon us Before the bridge goes down; And if they once may win the bridge, What hope to save the town?
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Page 1 - These Cat Tales will challenge comparison with anything in the fish or fishing line which has ever seen print. A droll and laughable work, and Mr Louis Wain's many admirers will find his illustrations add not a little to the fun.
Page 1 - A most enjoyable book.' — Morning Leader. ' In his own amusing fashion, Mr Alden tells tale after tale of cat villainy, sagacity, intellect and cunning. He draws his cat characters to the life ; and in Mr Louis Wain he has found the artist to follow his lead with vivacity.' Bookman. ' Broadly farcical, but very pleasant reading . . . the cats associated with seacaptains all make good yarns. Mr Louis Wain is the appropriate illustrator of the book.
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Page 25 - A charming story . . . extremely well written. The book is well worth reading/ — British Weekly. 'A trifle of great charm . . . humour abounds and the story ends with one of those irrelevant but triumphant touches of pathos in which Daudet excelled...
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Page 24 - This capital work furnishes the young collector with a book which is not beyond his means, and which at the same time contains an account of all the birds which he is likely to meet with in the British Isles.
Page 12 - The Wicked Lord Soulis," and the like. Each is simply told, and a capital series of illustrations greatly enhance the value of the book. . . . Must prove a prime favourite amongst British children all the world over.

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