Little Robins Learning to Fly

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Crosby and Nichols, 1860 - Animal welfare - 96 pages
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Page 64 - ... to be softened by aught but the stern lessons of experience. I will surprise them, said she to herself; I will show them that I have some reflection ; and after I come home, my father shall never ask me if I think. Yes, I know what their fears are, and I will let them see that I can take care of myself, and as good care as they have ever taken of me. I know that I have not done as well as I might have done ; but I will begin now, and when I return, they shall see that I am a better, milder, and...
Page 18 - ... dried stems and twigs, she by various movements of her body moulds the other substances to their destined form. There are birds which, like the cuckoo, make no nests, but leave to others the care of providing a dwelling for their little ones ; but many nests are framed with exquisite skill, and so exactly fitted for the circumstances in which they are to be placed, that we may say with Hurdis, of one of them : It wins my admiration.

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