Outlook Volume 49, No. 12

Outlook Volume 49, No. 12

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...would not sing, it w ould not eat, but just drooped and seemed to be pining away. We talked to it, and tried by every means in our power to cheer the bird up, but all in vain. My wife was on the point of carrying the bird back to the store, when one day a friend said: 'Give him a piece of looking-glass.' Actingonthis suggestion, she tied a piece of a broken mirror about the size of a man's hand on the outside of the cage. The little fellow hopped down from his perch almost immediately, and, going up close, looked in, seeming delighted. He chirped and hopped about, singing all the pretty airs he was master of. He never was homesick after that. He spends most of his time before the glass, and when he goes to sleep at night he will cuddle down as close to the glass as he can, thinking, very likely, that he is getting near to the pretty bird he sees so often." Not a Palace-Car A tramp in Nevada rode for twenty-four hours in a car with wild steers. He says that the animals were quiet, that sometimes he sat on their backs, and when he got cold stood on the floor between them until he was warm again; he could have made the journey to New York had it not been for hunger and thirst, he told the train-hands when they freed him from the car. She was Thinking Mr. Hezekiah Butterworth recently told a story, that was very funny, about Forefathers' Day in a Massachusetts village. He said that "It was customary in those days to ride horseback to church. A lady who used to write books used to ride with her father, on a pillion behind him, on the same horse. It happened one Sunday on the way to church she fell off, pillion and all. He did not notice it, nor, indeed, miss her until at the church steps he would have helped her alight. Alarmed, he...
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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829972
  • 9781236829979