My Friend Jim; A Story of Real Boys and for Them

My Friend Jim; A Story of Real Boys and for Them

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... a while the animal seemed to realize that he was among friends, and did not snap or growl. The boys fed him also, and watched Pete when he was doctoring the sore paw. In a short time the fox was scarcely lame at all, and he had grown quite tame. He ate from the boys' hands and let them pat his back. "What are you going to do with him when he is all better?" asked Mrs. Cole. "Why can't we keep him all the time?" asked Brandt, quickly. "If we let him go, he might get caught in the trap again." "Well, dear, the fox is a very wise animal," replied the lady, "and I think he will be very wary of traps after this. But God made him free to roam over the pleasant woods. It is his home, you know, and although he is grateful for your good care, he is probably just as homesick outside the barn, as you would be, in a strange place chained up all the day. "No, dear," she continued, "I would not keep him. When he is all better, let Pete take off the chain some day, and see what he will do." One morning, shortly after this conversation, when the boys had given the fox a good breakfast, Pete took off the collar, and the animal was free. He gave one look at his friends as much as to say, "Thanks," and away he ran over the fields. They all watched him until he was out of sight, and then Pete cried, "That's the last we'll see of Master Fox, and I 'ope 'e'll take keer o' himself." But strange to say, it was not the last. A few nights after this, Pete saw the fox around the barn, and told the boys about it. They were very much surprised, and when Brandt told Mrs. Cole, she said, "You see, the fox had not forgotten that his friends were here. God's dumb animals always know who...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609751
  • 9781236609755