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The History of the Robins, for the Instruction of Children on Their ...
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Page 49 - ... to examine very attentively; and having done so, he picked out figures for the hour and minute of the day. He exhibited a number of other tricks of the same nature, to the great diversion of the spectators. " For my own part, though I was in London at the time he was...
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Page 45 - Frederick diverting himself with the hand-organ, which had lately been presented by his god-papa ; but Master Jenkins had laid hold of Miss Harriet's dog, and was searching his own pocket for a piece of string, that he might tie him and the cat together, to see, as he said, how nicely they would fight ; and so fully was he bent on this cruel purpose, that it was with difficulty he could be prevailed on to relinquish it. Dear me, said he, if ever I came into such a house in my life, there is no fun...
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Page 25 - And what will you do should you find them out ? said his mamma ; not take the nest, I hope. Why, replied Frederick, I should like to bring it home, mamma, and put it in a tree near the house ; and then I would scatter crumbs for the old ones to feed them with.
Page 100 - ... their joy at seeing them, which was increased when a boy, whom Mrs. Wilson had ordered to bring some bean-shells, emptied his basket before them. Now a scramble took place, and each Pig began pushing the others aside, and stuffing as fast as he could, lest they should have more than himself. Miss Benson said she could not bear to see such greediness. It is, indeed, replied Mrs.
Page 24 - ... abroad. And there is another particular which would greatly distress them were they to be turned loose, which is, the persecution they would be exposed to from other birds. I remember once to have seen a poor hen Canary-bird, which had been turned loose because it could not sing; and surely no creature could be more miserable.