John Martin's Annual; A Jolly Big Book for Little Folks

John Martin's Annual; A Jolly Big Book for Little Folks

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...little snub nose and funny tail never really frightened them. Mr. Gray Squirrel just winked one eye at his wife, who was sitting close by on a limb of their home tree, and off he darted in and out and round about. Such a chase as he led them, that mighty hunter and his fearsome dog! He would let them get almost up to him, then he'd scamper away. Finally, when he had quite tired them out, he darted back to his own tree, ran up the trunk, and out on the limb to Mrs. Gray Squirrel. Bobby threw himself on the ground to rest, but Pete barked furiously at the foot of the tree and dared the Squirrel family to come down. Bobby found he was in a bed of wood violets (Mother's favorite flower) so he began to gather a bunch. Finally Pete gave up his squirrel chase and came to see what Bobby was doing. Bobby stood up, and said: "Come on, Pete, I'll race you to the fence." Suddenly Bobby stopped--"Pete, where is the fence? I don't remember this part of the woods at all. Oh! it must be this way," and they scampered off in the opposite direction. But they were only going deeper and deeper into the woods. They were tired and very thirsty. Pete had run on ahead, and now gave a joyous bark. Bobby ran to him, and found him wading in a little stream and drinking. Down dropped Bobby on his hands and knees, made a cup of his hands, and took several long drinks. And now Bobby felt that they were lost. He called Pete and told him. Pete seemed to understand for he licked Bobby's hand in sympathy, and kept close to him. Bobby sat down on a log to think. "Pete," he said, "this little brook goes somewhere, let's follow it. You know two or three little brooks cross the road, and, maybe, this is one." They started off together quite...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518470
  • 9781236518477