The Contributor, Vol. 7

The Contributor, Vol. 7 : A Monthly Magazine of Home Literature; November, 1885 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Contributor, Vol. 7: A Monthly Magazine of Home Literature; November, 1885 But my humming birds! For them, I ob tained a new crinoline, covered it with a pink tarleton skirt, and with a fresh branch of flowers each morning for a perch, they beautifully filled a southern window. I fed them honey and melted sugar with a goose quill, and I never saw a prettier sight than my six hum ming birds perched on my hand, feed ing. They would rub their pretty heads against my hand as a kitten does, and I truly loved them. One afternoon we heard someone loudly calling, and going to the veranda saw a gentleman on horseback leisurely approaching our gate. Father hastened down the winding path; it was an Israel ite acquaintance lately arrived from London, and who had borrowed a horse to learn to ride. It seemed that the gentleman was timid and the horse had gone wheresoever his fancy pleased him, now faster and now slower, sometimes even stopping to nibble a tempting bunch of verdure. Mr. Leffel was dusty, perspiring, agitated and exhausted with fatigue and terror from an all day ride. He had not dared to guide the animal or dismount without assistance, and thanked fortune when his horse turned homeward. As he replenished his fainting interior his graphic description of his alarming experience could scarce ly be credited. When he went away, he led the horse rather than again ven ture a ride. Our friend was a singer, and he sometimes brought his guitar, and when he sang dear Annie of the Wale or On some faithful breast re posing, his singing could not fail to make a deep impression. His was nat urally a buoyant and cheerful spirit, but, he informed me that Wosie (rosie, his betrothed) was sensitively watchful of him in society, and he felt it proper to assume a gravity of deportment sat isfactory to her; but she left him, for all that, for a suitor who could afford a more elegant and expensive solitaire engagement ring. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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