Prose and Verse for Children

Prose and Verse for Children

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...and screws he could, so we had to have a man come to put it in order again. He could climb and jump like a monkey, and it was very hard to keep things out of his reach. Sometimes his habit of climbing got him into trouble. I came home, one day, to find him flying up and down and about the house, almost crazy with terror at a piece of fly paper that had stuck to his tail; and I had a great time catching him and taking it off. We had thought the fly paper was out of his reach on the kitchen mantel, but sometimes it seemed as if there were no place where he couldn't get, somehow or other. Loki's especial playmate was a great Saint Bernard dog named Barry. Loki was scarcely as big as Barry's head (for he never grew to a raccoon's full size), but he was not in the least afraid of his huge playfellow. When Barry had a bone, Loki would try to take it from him, pulling the dog's lips apart, and trying to pry open those great jaws with his little claws. Barry would wait until he thought Loki was not looking, and then would begin to gnaw his bone; but quick as a wink the raccoon's little hairy arm would be in his mouth, trying to pull the morsel away. Poor Barry would growl and snarl, and try in vain to frighten Loki away; but he was always very careful not to hurt him. It generally ended in the raccoon's getting the bone; and then Barry would stand watching him, the water dripping from his mouth. Loki liked to climb up on Barry's back and swing from his ears and collar; and then, when he was quite tired out by his pranks, he would curl up between the paws of the huge dog, and sleep away peacefully, certain that Barry would protect him from all dangers. Loki's teeth were very sharp, and sometimes he would bite his playmate so hard as to make him whine....
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236544781
  • 9781236544780