Jacob & the Raven; With Other Stories for Children

Jacob & the Raven; With Other Stories for Children

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...character for wisdom, but were annoying to any one in a hurry. At the same time he was so big and so very solid that it was all Dick could do to carry him, so that when they reached the little glade for which they were bound, he tumbled him down abruptly on the grass. "Don't!" said Agrippa, and his green eyes grew very angry, for he liked to keep up his dignity among the creatures. "Well, I can't help it. You shouldn't be so heavy," said Dick, walking away without attending. He looked here, there, and on every side. There was a delicious freshness in the air. The sun shone, the lights sparkled, and among the long lances of the springing grass were scattered dozens of feathery dandelion clocks which had shot up since he had been indoors. Dick would not stay to admire them nor to answer the small silvery voices calling to him on every side; he hurried on until at last he stopped with a cry of delight before a beautiful round ball, formed of grass blades woven together, and swung from the bending head of a thistle. On the top of it he caught sight of the bright eyes of his friend, the harvest mouse, but when he cried out she sat up and waved her fore-paws at him in an agony of terror, and he could hear the sharp little sawing squeak which meant that he was to be silent. Dick always minded what the creatures said, so he came quite close on tip-toe and whispered--" What is it? Oh, how beautiful!" "Yes, yes, yes, and of course I don't object to you, but how could you be so thoughtless as to bring Agrippa! The bumble-bee has just told me, and I wouldn't have had him here on any account; it has given me quite a turn." "Oh, nonsense," said Dick; "nobody minds Agrippa. Besides, he is cross, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846737
  • 9781236846730