The Humanity Series of School Books

The Humanity Series of School Books

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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. 1890* edition. Excerpt: ... His hand." The early lesson thus taught to little Frank as he sat on the back of "Old Dobbin," has never been forgotten, but has proved like good seed sown in good ground, for amongst the most zealous labourers of the present day for the prevention of cruelty to animals, he holds a distinguished position. I shall perhaps have more to tell you about him before long.--Uncle John. THE SHEPHERD'S DOG. (a Ieue Story.) 'TVAs in the flowery month of June, When hill and valley glows With purple heath and golden whin, White-thorn nd crimson rose. When balmy dews fall soft and sweet, And linger half the day, Until the sun with all his heat, Can scarce clear them away.-Amid the Grampian mountains dun, A shepherd tended sheep, i And took with him his infant son, TTp to a craggy steep. The sheep lay scattered far and wide, The sky was high and clear, The shepherd's dog pressed close beside The child so fair and dear. The father and his darling boy Lay dreaming on the hill, Above them, all was light and joy; Around them all was still. When hark! a low and distant bleat Broke on the shepherd's ear, He quickly started to his feet, Dark mists were gathering near. The shepherd knew the storm might last Through all ths day and night, And feared his sheep, amid the blast, Might stray far in their fright. He kissed and charged his boy to stay Behind the craggy steep, And with his dog he went away To gather in his sheep. i.n hour had scarcely passed, when back To the same spot he came, -Called on his boy, while rock to rock But echoed back his name. No trace, no track, no sound was there J He searched, he called in vain, Then home he rushed in wild despair, Immediate help to gain. He gathered friends and neighbours round--They scaled the craggy height, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578821
  • 9781236578822