Forest and Jungle; Or Thrilling Adventures in All Quarters of the Globe; An Illustrated History of the Animal Kingdom
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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... possible, he began flapping his wings, like some immense bird, and, uttering the most dismal cries, headed for the animal that was so anxious to dine upon him. That was altogether more than the lion wanted, and away he scampered. It was out of Dick's power to learn whither the beast went, but he kept up his pursuit, knowing it was the wisest thing to do, though he was in constant dread of colliding with some object, animate or inanimate. He paused at intervals, and looked and listened, but neither saw nor heard anything. I guess it's about time I went back to camp, was his natural conclusion; I expect I will catch it from Mr. Godkin and Jack, for running off in this way, without my gun. He was breathing rapidly from his severe exertion, for he had run a long distance. He recalled that part of it had been up and down hill, and it seemed to him that once he had splashed through some water. Be that as it may, Dick Brownell awoke to the unpleasant fact that he had wandered out of sight of the camp of his friends. He scanned every point of the compass, but in no direction could he catch so much as a glimmer of a light. As you may suppose, he was in anything but a comfortable state of mind. It was alarming enough to learn that he was lost in an exceedingly dangerous country, with many hours of darkness before him, and without an effective weapon with which to defend himself. Well, I have gone and done it, he muttered with a sigh, conscious of a faintness which made him feel like sitting down until it passed over. This is about the worst scrape of my life. I'll hold on to the cloth anyway, for it has proved too good a friend to cast aside. It began raining, and he found the canvas was a friend in...
- 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white