The Little Ones' Own Paradise; Over 300 Original Tales in Prose & Verse

The Little Ones' Own Paradise; Over 300 Original Tales in Prose & Verse

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...with the speed of light, dashed on to the other end of the ravine; hope, life, seemed to be there for them. But not so--again they were doomed to disappointment. Suddenly an array of black figures starting up, barred their exit with assagais. Most of them fled wildly back again, while some, with a reckless bravery produced by fright, broke through the hunters' ranks, and, gaining the open plain, escaped, --at which rny heart felt a sensation of pleasure; for enough is as good as a feast, all the world over, and surely there were sufficient of the poor creatures left to glut the appetite of even a Kaffir. It was indeed a most animated scene. The gloomy kloof, with its tropical vegetation--the dazzlingly blue sky, and intense sun overhead.--the sides of the ravine presenting, at every available point, the lithe form of the Kaffir, while beneath dashed the terror stricken animals, or rolled here and there in the pangs of death. (To be con finned.) Semes. jfrutt figures. CHING WANG, THE CHINA ORANGE MERCHANT. Required: --Two oranges, one large and one small. Directions: --The small orange is to be the head of the respectable native of the "flowery land." With a pen-knife carefully remove part of the peel so as to form eyes, nose, and mouth, such as are fashionable in China. Eyes small, nose flat and broad, mouth of ample proportions. Don't forget the ears. Turn up a little of the peel on each side of the head, and Ching will be able to hear as well as though his ears were sculptured in marble. The sun is very powerful in the celestial empire, so you must excuse Ching Wang wearing his hat; you see he is bald-headed. The large orange will make the gentleman's bust, and his hat too. Divide the orange so that the juice does not run out. Take all...
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525515
  • 9781236525512