Little Robins' Friends

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Crosby and Nichols, 1860 - Animal welfare - 104 pages
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Page 7 - Let us open wide the door : Throw out crumbs, and scatter seed, Let the hungry chickens feed. Call them ; now how fast they run, Gladly, quickly, every one ; Eager, busy hen and chick, Every little morsel pick : See the hen with callow brood, To her young how kind and good ; With what care their steps...
Page 52 - The hole selected was at the farthest extremity of the room, immediately above the heads of a junior class of little girls from four to five years of age, who, much to their credit, never disturbed the bird. There she laid and hatched five eggs. One of the young ones died in a few days, and the body was carried off by the parent birds. The remaining four were regularly fed in the presence of the children, and in due time reared.
Page 17 - ... a pretty, sweet-faced infant, wrapped up in a purple mantle, and upon each arm a bracelet of gold, a clear sign that he was born of noble parents. Whereupon the king took charge of him, and caused him to be baptized, and...
Page 11 - ... though I may add that there do not appear to be any traditions in support of such a theory. 11. At the bottom and water-level, canoes, though sometimes more, are never less than 1 to 3 inches thick, and indeed, if this were not the case, it would be impossible for them to stand, even for a few days, the rough treatment to which they are subjected, or to bear the spoils of a successful turtling expedition. 12. Though the result of the builders...