My Own Album of Animals

My Own Album of Animals

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... very fond Leila was of Bob, her own little dog, she thought what a very pleasant surprise it would be for her to let him pay a visit to his mistress. And so one afternoon while Leila was sitting up in bed to eat some grapes, Master Bob was brought in; and I should like you to have seen Leila's glad eyes as she welcomed him, and how pleased he, too, was to see her again, for he had missed her as much as she had missed him. Then when, on her dog being taken away, the little girl kissed her aunt for having thus brought her pet, and begged that he might come up to her every day till she got up, I need not tell you she willingly promised. A STRANGE PET. The very strange pet I am going to tell you of did not belong to any one known to us; but we read about it in a favourite book of ours. This little bear--for such was it--was brought as a present to a little girl of eight, named Bertha, living in a wild part of America, by some miners who had killed its mother. Bertha was an only child of rich parents, who did everything they could think of to please her; so when she asked them if she might keep the young bear, they said she could for a little while, until they saw how it behaved itself. Well, the small creature got to be very fond of Bertha, and would follow her about just as a dog might; indeed, so attached to each other were the two that sometimes Bertha and the bear would be found lying asleep side by side. It also followed her to school, and would wait for her until she was ready to return home. But soon the bear got bigger, of course, and though it was still very fond of its mistress, it did not like all her friends; and I am sorry to say that one day it attacked an aunt of Bertha's so severely that it was not considered safe to keep it longer;...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639456
  • 9781236639455