The Two Half Dollars, And Other Tales; A Gift For Children. With Thirteen Engravings

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byAdeline Eunice Gould

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... A STRANGE ANIMAL. As the subscriber was returning home from school on Thursday, he saw some of his schoolfellows standing before a house. He looked to see what they were after. One of them was stationed by the front door with a stick, in the attitude of striking. It seemed there was an animal under the house, that they had seen peeping out. I regretted that I did not have a sight of this beautiful creature, with a tail like a whiplash, and its skin of a brownish slate-color. Can any one inform whether this was a rat? William. To the Editor of the Herald. I am one of a proscribed and persecuted race, and claim your compassion. I live in or rather under a house near the Bank. You may perhaps remember that it rained on Thursday last. I think I saw you pass with an umbrella and overshoes. My natural enemies, the cats, do not like to wet their delicate feet, and were all within doors, which gave me an opportunity to make a foraging excursion across the street. I had hardly passed the threshold on my way to Mr. Campbell's premises, when I was frightened back by a shout from a merry party of school boys, coming down the street. I presently ventured forth again, however, thinking that with such goodhumored faces, they could intend no harm. Ah! sad mistake! There they stood, eager to destroy, watching like so many cats, their eyes flashing with curious expectation, apparently more in mirth than malice. Is life such a trifle in their estimation that they can make a sport of destroying it? Soon all was still, and I thought the danger was past. I was about to skip forth, when I caught sight of my beautiful whiskers in a clear puddle at the entrance, and pausing to admire myself, was struck with horror, to see reflected, in the same mirror, a club...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... A STRANGE ANIMAL. As the subscriber was returning home from school on Thursday, he saw some of his schoolfello...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217760570

ISBN - 13:9780217760577

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