Stories about:- (by lady M.A. Barker).

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Página 285 - THE FAIRY BOOK ; the Best Popular Fairy Stories. Selected and rendered anew by the Author of "JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN.
Página 198 - BETWEEN the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour. I hear in the chamber above me The patter of little feet, The sound of a door that is opened, And voices soft and sweet. From my study I see in the lamplight, Descending the broad hall stair, Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, And Edith with golden hair. A whisper, and then a silence : Yet I know by...
Página 63 - There is a very small snake, only two feet long, called the ' whip snake,' from its resemblance to the lash of a...
Página 285 - With Eight Illustrations by L. FROLICH. ' ' At the head, and a long way ahead, of all books for girls, we place
Página 155 - I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, From whence cometh my help; My help cometh from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Página 26 - But hark ! there is Nurse calling Effie ! It is bedtime, so run away ; And I must go back, or the others Will be wondering why I stay. XVIII. " So good night to my darling Effie ; Keep happy, sweetheart, and grow wise : — There's one kiss for her golden tresses, And two for her sleepy eyes.
Página 150 - ... enormous bounds carried him close to the buck, who stood for an instant as if paralysed, and then turned to fly; but it was too late ; a third spring with a howl of fury brought the cheetah on his back, with his teeth in the graceful neck which a moment before had held the antlered head up so proudly. I saw the buck drop on his knees, and the keeper rush up to secure the cheetah again before he should begin to tear the venison, and then I could see no more ; the gentlemen galloped off to the...
Página 98 - ... gorge and escape us for that night. Jack felt bound in honour to prevent this ; so he laid himself well out to his work, and with the most wonderful instinct availed himself of every inch of ground by which he could gain the entrance to the gorge before the mob. He not only succeeded in heading them, but actually turned them into the stock-yard close by ; and •when I recovered my presence of mind, I found myself still on Jack's back, who was standing across the open place where the slip-rail...
Página 137 - I looked at the horses,—they were all as white as if they had been powdered with flour; so were their syces; and the ' bheesties,' or watercarriers, were very busy filling the large goat-skins which serve them as water-jugs, to give every live thing which had been outside a good drink, and to wash the dust out of their eyes and ears. The camels had buried their noses in the sand, and did not appear to have suffered at all. I went that afternoon to the elephants...

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