Babyhood; Devoted Exclusively to the Care of Infants and Young Children Volume 3

Babyhood; Devoted Exclusively to the Care of Infants and Young Children Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...months he wanted to hear the stories read, and the instant any one sat down in the room with him he crept up, bringing a certain Greenaway book, and would sit rapt until he tired the reader out. He was never known to want a change for other amusement, and when the last page was reached he turned again to the beginning. About three months later, when he had learned to speak a few words, he came to me one day with a new book to be read. I told him to sit down by me and I would tell him a story while he looked at the pictures and I sewed. All my stories were greeted by cries of " No! no!" and tears of disappointment. I soon found that he knew the pictures were new, and he was hearing the old, familiar rhymes. On my reading the new book he was happy again. Experiment showed that of the two books which he daily played with, one containing over fifty pages, he knew the rhyme belonging to each particular picture, and never failed to say " No! no!" at any change. These are but a few of the many instances where he showed remarkably keen perceptions which I will not take space to tell you of.--F. B. S., New Yorh. Fainting from Fright--I passed through an experience with my baby girl a short time ago which caused quite a little panic in the household. I was sitting at my work one morning, overlooking the play of my happy, hearty little two-year-old, when she suddenly complained, " O mamma, I sick! Take me!" This was rather unusual, as she is perfectly healthy in every way; but she had been grieving over a slight bruise received a few moments before, so I stooped to take her in my arms. Imagine my surprise when her head dropped lifelessly upon my shoulder, and I saw that her face was deathly pale, her lips blue, and her eyes...show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650859
  • 9781236650856