Routledge's Sunday Album for Children, by the Author of 'The Album for Children'

Routledge's Sunday Album for Children, by the Author of 'The Album for Children'

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... morning, and known that it was time to get up when the sun had reached a certain pane? That formed a sort of sun-dial for you. THE BISON. The Bison is a much larger animal than the ox, which in many respects it resembles. It has, however, a thick heavy mane covering its neck and shoulders, and its whole coat is more woolly than that of the domestic ox. It is chiefly found in the high plains of America, where large herds rove in search of food. Bisons never attack man unless in selfpreservation, but when it is forced to fight it is a dangerous animal, for it uses its short horns with great effect in butting at its enemy. The Bison takes its name from a peculiar musk-like smell that it has; the word "Bisam" meaning musk. Some people say that this smell is more like that of violets, and that it is not at all unpleasant. One way that hunters have of catching Bisons, is to drive them over the edge of a precipice. The animal is killed by its fall, and the hunter then goes and takes possession of the carcase. THE LAST TOUCHES. Look at this pale young artist, who is so intent upon the few last touches he is giving to his picture before sending it off to the Royal Academy, that he does not hear his wife as she comes into the room, bringing him a cup of tea to refresh him during his work. "I wonder whether they will hang it in the Academy, Mary?" he says presently, turning round to his wife. "Oh, yes, I am sure they will, dear, and all the newspapers will praise it. You never did anything half so good before. I think it is beautiful." "People do not all see with your loving eyes, my dear." "My eyes are right this time, I 'm sure," she answers. And so they were, for on the first Monday in May, when...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858239
  • 9781236858238