The Story of the Robins

The Story of the Robins

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...to imitate; but I was apprehensive you might fall into the contrary extreme, which is equally blameable. Mrs. Addis, you see, has absolutely transferred the affection she ought to feel for her child to creatures which would really be much happier without it. As for Puss, who lies in the cradle in all her splendour, I will engage to say, she would pass her time pleasanter in a basket of clean straw, placed in a situation where she would occasionally amuse herself with catching mice. The lap-dog is, I am sure, a miserable object, full of diseases, the consequence of luxurious living. How enviable is the lot of a spaniel that is at liberty to be the companion of his master's walks, when compared with his! Mr. Pug, I am certain, would enjoy himself much more in his native wood; and I am greatly mistaken if the parrots, &c, have not cause to wish themselves in their respective countries, or at least divided into separate families, where they would be better attended; for Mrs. Addis, by having such a number of creatures, has put it out of her power to see properly with her own eyes to all. But come, let us go back into the house; the time for our going home draws near, and I wish not to prolong my visit." Saying this, Mrs. Benson arose, and, with her daughter, went into the drawing-room, which opened into the garden; the other door, which led to the adjoining apartments, was not shut; this gave them an opportunity of hearing the following discourse, which greatly distressed Mrs. Benson, and perfectly terrified the gentle Harriet. "Begone, wretch!" says Mrs. Addis, "begone this instant; you shall not stay a moment longer in this house." "I hope, madam, you will have the goodness to give me a character; indeed, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807626
  • 9781236807625