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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad, by Various This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad Author: Various Editor: Daphne Dale Release Date: July 8, 2009 [EBook #29357] Language: English *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK OUR YOUNG FOLKS AT HOME AND ABROAD *** Produced by Alicia Williams, Chrome, the dedicated librarians who helped on this project, Sam W. and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at Transcriber's note The original book was printed in three different coloured inks. The transcriber has tried to match this colour scheme as closely as possible here. If you find it difficult to read the coloured sections, you may prefer to read the single- colour version of this book, which has black text throughout. Go to the single-colour version. Front cover - Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad, showing a boy and two girls OUR YOUNG FOLKS AT ... HOME AND ABROAD: Illustrated Sketches and Poems for Young People. BY ANNIE D. BELL, CLARA J. DENTON, AMANDA M. DOUGLAS, FRANK H. SELDEN, CHAS. T. JEROME, LAURA E. RICHARDS, MRS. L. A. CURTIS, OLIVER OPTIC, ETC. ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS. BY F. S. CHURCH, E. H. GARRETT, A. S. COX, CULMER BARNES, PARKER HAYDEN, H. MOSER, H. PRUETT SHARE, MISS L. B. HUMPHREY, ETC., ETC. —————— EDITED BY DAPHNE DALE. —————— LONDON—NEW YORK—CHICAGO: W. B. CONKEY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS. —————— Copyright 1894, W. B. Conkey Company. —————— ANIMAL LIFE FROM EVERY ZONE. THE KITTENS’ STEPMOTHER HOW SOME SEEDS ARE PLANTED OLD SCORES REPAID, OR TRAGEDY REVERSED TIPPY, THE FIREMEN’S DOG NINE LITTLE FOXES WHAT AILED THE BELL THE HOOK AND LADDER LITTLE JOE’S RIDE GYPSY AND HIS TRICKS A LITTLE GIRL’S WEDDING GIFT DO RIGHT DOG PRINCE WHERE THE PRETTY PATH LED A LETTER TO MOTHER NATURE OUR MAY-DAY AT THE SOUTH BERTIE’S STORY AND MINE THE PORCUPINE’S QUILLS LOVE YOUR ENEMIES THE MERCIFUL PRINCE THE OPOSSUM IN THE HEN-HOUSE HOW ROY WENT A FISHING A BEAR-STORY HEAR US SING, SEE US SWING, UP IN THE OLD OAK TREE SAILOR BABIES PRETTY POLLY PRIMROSE LOOK AT THE BABY AN UNLUCKY SAIL TO STRAWBERRY TOWN FLOSSIE AND HER SHOE-BOAT NELLIE’S LUNCH DIME AND THE BABY WIDE-AWAKE LAND LULU’S FIRST THANKSGIVING THE SUN-KISS THE COUNTRY WEEK THE ROAD TO SCHOOL WHAT SAMMY’S MONKEY DID BESSIE IN THE MOUNTAINS PAULINE’S STRANGE PETS “GO HALVES!” LITTLE GAMES WHAT WE FOUND IN OUR STOVE THE JOHN AND LINCOLN FLEET THE YACHT STARLIGHT THE NEW PARASOL THE MAN WHO WAS SHAKEN BY A LION THE LAUGHING JACKASS THE TRICK THEY PLAYED ON JOCKO SOME OTHER THINGS BOBBY SAW AT SEA THE MOSQUITO THE LAUGHING GIRL ANNIE’S DUCKS VICK IN TROUBLE IN GRANDMA’S ATTIC LITTLE GIRL GRACIE A MAGPIE AND HER NEST AT THE BEACH FARMER GRAY AND HIS APPLES AH KEE DICK AND GRAY THE RETURN OF THE BIRDS FIRST REWARD OF MERIT FOUR LITTLE MICE FINNETTE ABOUT THE DEER EVERYBODY’S DOG A BIRD’S NEST A RAINY DAY THE STORY OF A CANE MISS LOLLIPOP’S FANCIES TOMMY’S TEMPTATION A BEAR STORY ANNA’S BIRTHDAY GIFT RALPH AND THE BUTTERFLIES A POEM TOM’S LETTER JANEY’S PRESENT GOOD OLD ROSE AUNT PATTY’S PETS TOMMY AND THE GANDER A NIGHT VISITOR THE NIGHT MONKEY BABY’S NAP HURRAH! HURRAH! MOSES GOES TO A CANDY PARTY FAN’S CARDS:—A CHRISTMAS HINT KITTY’S TRAMP THREE ROYAL CHILDREN AN OSTRICH PLUME WHO KILLED THE GOOSE? A TEMPERANCE HORSE HOW THE WIND BLOWS DIME AND BETTY SAVED FROM FREEZING TO DEATH LILY’S GARDEN WHERE? A GOAT IN TROUBLE A NEGRO MELODIST TIME ENOUGH THE MOUSE WEDDING SHE HAD NEVER SEEN A TREE A FUNNY HORSE MRS. GIMSON’S SUMMER BOARDERS AS NIGHT CAME DARKLY DOWN GRANDMOTHER’S CLOCK A STUFFED JUMBO THE TREES IN SILVER LAND SMALL BEGINNINGS GARDEN OF THE GODS YOUNG ARTIST A CHANCE WORD A LITTLE DANCE LOOKING OUT FOR NUMBER ONE WOODCROFT IN THE WOODS AUTUMN LEAVES, AND WHAT KATIE DID THE SPINNING LESSON FOSTER PARENTS HAYMAKING WINDOW GARDENING “CHEER UP.” WAIF’S ROMANCE “MAY I GO WITH YOU?” A SUMMER AT WILLOW-SPRING GREAT EXPECTATIONS “WHERE’S SOPHIE?” “IF I CAN, I WILL.” WINDSOR CASTLE THE LITTLE PRINCES THE TOWER OF LONDON MARY AND HER LAMB JAMIE’S GARDEN CAMP TRIO THE SENTIMENTAL FOX EARTHEN VESSELS BIRDIE’S BREAKFAST A BATTLE GRACE DARLING, THE HEROINE ADAM AND EVE SWINGING SONG HOW THE DAYS WENT AT SEA-GULL BEACH MAX AND BEPPO PANSIES “COME, LITTLE BIRD!” SIRENA’S TROUBLE LADY VIOLET ON TRIAL TWO LITTLE GIRLS HELPFUL WORDS FALSE SHAME CLARA AND THE ANIMAL BOOK AN ANECDOTE THE UNSOCIABLE DUCKS PUTTING OUT THE CANDLE SULKY ARCHIE A WISH FOR WINGS CONSEQUENCES: A PARABLE COMFORTABLE MRS. CROOK AN EVENING SONG “BUT THEN.” AN ANECDOTE WHAT THE SNAIL SAID ONLY NOW AND THEN A SERPENT AMONG THE BOOKS “LITTLE MOTHER.” LITTLE SCATTER WHAT CHICKY THINKS STOP-A-WHILE THE BIRDS’ CONCERT ONLY A BOY BIRD NEEDLEWORK HE WAS A GENTLEMAN TIME FOR BED THE VALUE OF A GOOD NAME DINGFORD’S BABY A BED-TIME STORY THE LESSON AFTER RECESS THE LION AT THE “ZOO” DISOBEYING MOTHER PLANTS THAT EAT THE CUCKOO CLOCK DAVY’S GIRL EARLY TEA BONEY CATCHING SNOW FLAKES A MISCHIEVOUS MONKEY THE AFRICAN SLAVE BOY CLIMBING LITTLE ELSIE KITTY STRIKER MAYING GRACIE’S TEMPER AN ANECDOTE THE SWEET-GRASS HOUSE JOHNNY’S GARDEN BOY BILLY AND THE RABBIT A FISH STORY Title - Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad Three orphans, one mourner THE KITTENS’ STEPMOTHER. There are two little girls living nearly a hundred rods apart, Mamie and Fannie. Each had a nice pet cat. Mamie’s cat had three little kittens. When they were about three weeks old their poor mother was killed by a useless dog. For two days Mamie fed her kittens with a spoon, and did all she could to comfort them; but they would cry for their mother. Fannie’s cat had only one kitten, and it died at once. Then Mamie took her three motherless kittens down to Fannie’s cat to see if she would adopt them. She took them at once, and made a great fuss over them. Then she was allowed to raise them. When Mamie thought her kittens were old enough she took all three of them home again. But their stepmother would neither eat nor drink. She cried and looked for the kittens. At last Fannie carried her cat up to Mamie’s house to see the kittens. Then mother and kittens were all happy again, and played together as if they had never been separated. When the girls saw how much the cat and kittens were attached to each other they concluded to take Fannie’s cat home again with only two of the kittens; in a short time bring back one of them, and later the last one. In this way they thought they could separate them without any trouble. Fannie’s cat was not pleased with this plan. She began to look for and call the third kitten. The next morning, when Mamie went to feed her one kitten, she could not find it anywhere about the barn or woodshed. She went down to Fannie’s house, and there she found her kitten. Sometime in the night Fannie’s cat went to Mamie’s house, found the kitten, and carried it home. Since that time the girls have not tried to part the cat and kittens, and they are a happy family. MAMIE A. AND FANNIE H. A kitten in a basket A country scene, with a boy flying a kite HOW SOME SEEDS ARE PLANTED. Many noble oak-trees are planted by the little squirrel. Running up the branches, this little animal strips off the acorns, and buries them in the ground for food in the cold weather; and when he goes to hunt them up he does not find all of them. Those he leaves behind often grow up into great and beautiful trees. The nuthatch, too, among the birds, is a great planter. After twisting off a cluster of beech-nuts this queer little bird carries them to some favorite tree, and pegs them into the crevices of the bark in a curious way. How, we cannot tell. After a while they fall to the ground, and there grow into large trees. Trees on the bank of a stream Some larger animals are good seed-planters, and have sometimes covered barren countries with trees. It is very singular that animals and birds can do so much farm-work, isn’t it? MRS. G. HALL. A cat catches a mouse OLD SCORES REPAID, OR TRAGEDY REVERSED. I met a tearful little lass; She sobbed so hard I could not pass, I wondered so thereat; “Oh, dry your tears, my pretty child, Pray tell me why you grieve so wild.” “A—mouse—ate—up—my—cat!” A mouse looks at a candy cat A mouse eating a candy cat “A mouse ate up your cat!” I cried, To think she’d fib quite horrified; “Why, how can you say that?” Her tears afresh began to run, She sobbed the words out, one by one: “It—was—a—candy—cat!” S. ISADORE MINER. Three mice examining a mousetrap TIPPY, THE FIREMEN’S DOG. IPPY was a little, black dog, and he lived at the engine-house, where the great engines, which put out the fires, were kept. He was a poor, miserable, little dog, without a home until the firemen took pity on Tippy barkinghim and gave him one. Dick was one of the horses that helped to pull the engine. He was very large and black, with a white spot on his forehead. He and Tippy were fine friends. When it was cold the little dog would curl close down by Dick’s back, and sleep all night, as warm as could be. One day, when it was Dick’s dinner-time, and he was very hungry, Tippy kept running into his stall and barking and biting at his heels. Dick did not like it, and he wanted his dinner so much that it made him cross. So he put down his head, took Tippy by the back of the neck, and lifted him over the side of the low stall, as much as to say:— “If you won’t go out I will put you out!” Tippy carrying a bucket Tippy soon grew to know what the engines were for, and when the fire-bells rang, and the great horses came from their stalls ready to be harnessed to the engine, he would bark and jump up and down, and beg to go too. Dick lifts Tippy over the stable door TIPPY, THE FIREMEN’S DOG. One day he hid under the driver’s seat, and the firemen did not see him, so he went to the fire. After that, the instant an alarm sounded, Tippy would spring on the engine. As it dashed down the street, the bells ringing, the firemen shouting, he would bark to let the people along the way know he was going to help put out the fire. Every day the firemen would give Tippy a basket, and a penny to buy a bone with. He would take the basket in his mouth, and trot across the street to the butcher’s for the bone. The butcher would take the penny out, and put a bone in its place, and Tippy would run home to eat his breakfast. Once in a while Tippy would be very naughty, and would have to be punished. Then the firemen would make him sit on a chair for a long while, until he would promise, by a bark which meant, “Yes,” that he would be good. LOUISE THRUSH BROOKS. Tippy sitting on a chair A fox and some cubs
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