Saint Nicholas Volume 40

Saint Nicholas Volume 40

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... bring their tails behind them. Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep, And dreamt she heard them bleating; But when she awoke, she found it a joke, F or they were still a-fleeting. Then up she tool: her littlecroolc, Determined for to find them; She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed, my F or they 'd left their tails Did you ever see such fun in your life behind them. As three blind mice? ONE May, over a hundred years ago, there was born in a low cottage, in the Swiss village of Motier, a baby boy who was given the long name of Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz. In spite of this imposing start, he was a lusty, rollicking baby, --an out-of-doors boy from the very first; and, no doubt, he knew much better how to coo than how to cry. His parents, who spoke French, might have nicknamed him "Le soleil" or "Le bonheur," French names for sunshine and happiness; but they called him simply Louis. The manse where Louis lived, for his father was a clergyman, was very pleasant. There was a vineyard, an orchard, and a garden, and, behind the house, a great stone basin which was Louis's first aquarium, a home for fish. Very near, too, was the beautiful Lake Morat, a swimming-pool in summer and a skating-rink in winter; and seemingly near was Mont Vully, vine clad or snow clad with the seasons' change. Until Louis was ten years old, he had no other teachers but his parents, his own good little brain, and "Mother Nature." He had no special love for study, but he loved everything that was alive. He loved the blossoms that spangled the moist Swiss meadows--the glistening buttercups, and crowding bluebells, and scores of other frail flowers blowing nameless in the valley. And yet, much as he loved flowers, he loved...
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738535
  • 9781236738530