The Little Doings of Some Little Folks

The Little Doings of Some Little Folks

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... tame too, and would come towards the shore as soon as they saw a party of children there. But it was dangerous to tease them. One, the biggest of all, once drowned a dog. It was a little brown dog that barked at the little swans, and tried very hard to bite them. The swan sailed angrily up, suddenly caught it by the neck, dragged it into the water, and held dead, and then Poor little doggy! I don't think I ever quite liked this cruel, majestic, white, long-necked creature after that. In the park, too, were many other kinds of birds delighting in their freedom as they swept upwards on outspread wings towards the soft, silvery, and pearly-white clouds that looked like islands of snow in a deep blue sea, or downward towards their nests in the tops of the tall trees, or darted along just above the waving grass, or fluttered to the little shady nook where it down until it was sailed calmly away. they sipped the lake's cool refreshing water. It was while paying one of these holiday visits to the park that Troublesome Tommy nearly lost his life. Ever since he was a very little tiny mite, just able to walk, X, Tommy had, as you have heard already, an independent way of toddling off all alone in search of adventures So they had to look very harply after him. And one day he rambled away out of the park into a wild, rocky valley at the back of it, where it was very lonely and silent. The long grass was over his knees, and there were such pretty flowers growing in it that he stopped to gather a great bunch of them. The butterflies were fluttering about, and he chased them. He came to where the rocks, grey and nearly white with their long old age, rose above great clumps of yellow gorse and purple heather, and he climbed them. Patches of moss covered...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836715
  • 9781236836717