• TABLE OF CONTENTS
HIDE
 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Frontispiece
 Title Page
 Little Snowdrop's picture book
 A Pretty Picture
 Scenes of the Olden Time
 The Ourang-outang
 Middle Age Scenes
 The Composer of "The Messiah"
 Handel
 The Cat and the Knocker
 Absent, But Not Forgotten
 Brittish Water-Fowl
 "Pretty Cocky"
 A Fire at Sea
 Wonders of Nature
 The Stag in the Ox-Stall
 The Fancy Fair
 Home Scenes
 The Picnic
 Cleaning the Rifle
 Village Scenes
 Bed Time
 The Old Cathedral
 Brother Frank
 Pictures of the Olden Time
 Izaak Walton
 The Ass, the Cock, and the...
 A Friendly Critic
 The Hart and the Vine
 At the Seaside
 The Travelling Ewe
 "Beg, Sir!"
 Spelling and Reading
 The Seasons
 The Sheik and the Bird
 The Dead Minstrel
 British Birds
 The Mischievous Dog
 A Welcome Present
 The Skylark
 The Advertisement
 The Fox and the Badger
 "General Tom Thumb"
 The Terrier and the Bantam
 "A Penny for Your Thoughts!"
 In the Woods
 Dancing to the Organ
 Twelfth Night
 The Street Singer
 The Horse and the Pump
 Harvest Home
 Robin Redbreast
 Georgie's Delight
 The Mouse and the Frog
 War
 The Reindeer
 British Birds
 "Trolling"
 French Cottagers
 Poultry
 Pictures of the Olden Time
 Feudal Times
 The Favourite Brother
 Margaret of Anjou
 Middle Age Scenes
 Dressing for the Ball
 Pictures from History
 The Elephant and the Bridge
 Weaving
 An "Original"
 May
 The Eagle and the Fox
 The English Bible
 Life and the Seasons
 Cast upon the World
 Home Pictures
 Middle Age Scenes
 The Merciful Lion
 At the Dog Show
 The Lion, the Bear, and the...
 The Stepping-Stones
 Rural Life
 An Intruder
 The Farmer and the Eagle
 The Village Blacksmith
 Scenes of Civil Warfare
 In the Corn-field
 Welcome Flowers
 Startling Tidings
 The Osprey
 Poverty and Riches
 The House-Dog and the Wolf
 A Christmas Carol
 Back Cover
 Spine






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Title: Little Snowdrop's picture book
Physical Description: 96 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Creator: George Routledge and Sons ( Publisher )
J. Ogden and Co ( Printer )
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Place of Publication: London
New York
Manufacturer: J. Ogden and Co.
Publication Date: c1879
 Subjects
Subject: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Animals -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Picture books for children   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1879   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1879
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: England -- London
United States -- New York -- New York
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Statement of Responsibility: with one hundred illustrations.
General Note: Date of publication from inscription.
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Page 1
    Frontispiece
        Page 2
    Title Page
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Little Snowdrop's picture book
        Page 5
    A Pretty Picture
        Page 6
    Scenes of the Olden Time
        Page 7
    The Ourang-outang
        Page 8
    Middle Age Scenes
        Page 9
    The Composer of "The Messiah"
        Page 10
    Handel
        Page 11
    The Cat and the Knocker
        Page 12
    Absent, But Not Forgotten
        Page 13
    Brittish Water-Fowl
        Page 14
    "Pretty Cocky"
        Page 15
    A Fire at Sea
        Page 16
    Wonders of Nature
        Page 17
    The Stag in the Ox-Stall
        Page 18
    The Fancy Fair
        Page 19
    Home Scenes
        Page 20
    The Picnic
        Page 21
    Cleaning the Rifle
        Page 22
    Village Scenes
        Page 23
    Bed Time
        Page 24
    The Old Cathedral
        Page 25
    Brother Frank
        Page 26
    Pictures of the Olden Time
        Page 27
    Izaak Walton
        Page 28
    The Ass, the Cock, and the Lion
        Page 29
    A Friendly Critic
        Page 30
    The Hart and the Vine
        Page 31
    At the Seaside
        Page 32
    The Travelling Ewe
        Page 33
    "Beg, Sir!"
        Page 34
    Spelling and Reading
        Page 35
    The Seasons
        Page 36
        Page 37
    The Sheik and the Bird
        Page 38
    The Dead Minstrel
        Page 39
    British Birds
        Page 40
    The Mischievous Dog
        Page 41
    A Welcome Present
        Page 42
    The Skylark
        Page 43
    The Advertisement
        Page 44
    The Fox and the Badger
        Page 45
    "General Tom Thumb"
        Page 46
    The Terrier and the Bantam
        Page 47
    "A Penny for Your Thoughts!"
        Page 48
    In the Woods
        Page 49
    Dancing to the Organ
        Page 50
    Twelfth Night
        Page 51
    The Street Singer
        Page 52
    The Horse and the Pump
        Page 53
    Harvest Home
        Page 54
    Robin Redbreast
        Page 55
    Georgie's Delight
        Page 56
    The Mouse and the Frog
        Page 57
    War
        Page 58
    The Reindeer
        Page 59
    British Birds
        Page 60
    "Trolling"
        Page 61
    French Cottagers
        Page 62
    Poultry
        Page 63
    Pictures of the Olden Time
        Page 64
    Feudal Times
        Page 65
    The Favourite Brother
        Page 66
    Margaret of Anjou
        Page 67
    Middle Age Scenes
        Page 68
    Dressing for the Ball
        Page 69
    Pictures from History
        Page 70
    The Elephant and the Bridge
        Page 71
    Weaving
        Page 72
    An "Original"
        Page 73
    May
        Page 74
    The Eagle and the Fox
        Page 75
    The English Bible
        Page 76
    Life and the Seasons
        Page 77
    Cast upon the World
        Page 78
    Home Pictures
        Page 79
    Middle Age Scenes
        Page 80
    The Merciful Lion
        Page 81
    At the Dog Show
        Page 82
    The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox
        Page 83
    The Stepping-Stones
        Page 84
    Rural Life
        Page 85
    An Intruder
        Page 86
    The Farmer and the Eagle
        Page 87
    The Village Blacksmith
        Page 88
    Scenes of Civil Warfare
        Page 89
    In the Corn-field
        Page 90
    Welcome Flowers
        Page 91
    Startling Tidings
        Page 92
    The Osprey
        Page 93
    Poverty and Riches
        Page 94
    The House-Dog and the Wolf
        Page 95
    A Christmas Carol
        Page 96
    Back Cover
        Cover 3
        Cover 4
    Spine
        Spine
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feet high, and is very strong and active. The old ones are
savage and sullen, but the young ones may easily be tamed.
One of these apes was once shown in London. He would eat
with a knife and fork, and even drink out of a glass.








MIDDLE AGE SCENES. 9
















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scratch a lono time before she could get in. So she would
often wait on the window-sill till somebody knocked at the door.
At last, one day she stood on her hind-legs and managed to
kncck for herself, when the door was opened. Having found
this out, she always knocked for herself in future.
this out, she always knocked for herself in future.








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This lady's husband is a soldier, who has been abroad a long
time. She is showing the little boy his father's portrait. Let
us hoe that he will soon return safe and sound.
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This lady's husband is a soldier, who has been abroad a long
time. She is showing the little boy his father's portrait. Let
us hope that he will soon return, safe and sound.








14 BRITISH WA TER-FOWL.














The pretty little Teal is the smallest of our British Ducks.
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The Mallard or Wild Duck is a very handsome bird. It is
caught in a large kind of snare, called a decoy.









PRETTY COCKY." 15
















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Cocky is t bi and gives himself great airs, spreading
his wings and raising his crest whenever anyone goes near him.
His kind mistress quite spoils him!
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16 A FIRE A T SEA.








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A fire at sea is a terrible thing. A vessel is perhaps sailing
calmly on in the'soft moonlight, and nobody is thinking of
danger. The sailors are "spinning yarns," when the cry of
"Fire!" is heard. All is confusion; boats are hurriedly lowered,
and the sailors crowd into them-perhaps to be at sea for days
and days exposed to the weather without food or drink.








WONDERS OF NATURE. 17



















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18 THE STAG IN THE CX-STALL.








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A hunted Stag hid himself in an ox-stall. A man came in to
feed the oxen, but did not see him. Other servants came and
went but saw nothing, and the Stag began to think he was safe.
But at last the Master came, and looking into every hole and
corner, soon found the poor Stag.








THE FANCY FAIR. 19




































"Now really, you know," said the Captain afterwards, I
didn't want the thing. But I was obliged to buy it!"








20 HOME SCENES.







































Kitty sits upon the wall,
Plain with the leaves that fall
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Kitty sits upon the wall,
Playing with the leaves that fall.






THE PICNIC. 21




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other, while Charlie offers Mother "a bite."








22 CLEANING THE RIFLE.



































There is to be a grand review to-morrow, so we must polish
up Father's rifle. He won't be home till late to-night, and
starts very early in the morning.









VILLAGE SCENES. 23










































"The Oldest Inhabitant."







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Little Rob is quite tired out, so Mamma puts him to bed, and
teaches him to join his hands together and say his prayers
before he goes to sleep.








THE OLD CATHEDRAL. 25


































What a quiet secluded spot! Here stands the old cathedral.
You can just get a peep at its fine gothic arches through the
avenue of stately trees that leads to it.










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How nice it is to have an elder brother! Mr. Frank's little
sisters are never so happy as when they can coax him to tell
them "a nice long story "








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28 IZAAK WALTON.




































Old Izaak Walton was a great fisherman. He wrote a book
called "The Complete Angler." Here he is at his favourite sport.








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As an Ass and a Cock were feeding together, a Lion came by
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as fast as he could. Upon this the silly Ass followed him,
when the Lion turned round and tore him to pieces.







30 A FRIENDLY CRITIC.







































Ethel is quite delighted with her brother's picture!







THE HART AND THE VINE. 31





























A Hart, pursued by some Hunters, found shelter under a
Vine. The Hunters were just going away, when the Hart,
thinking the danger was over, began to eat the leaves. The
Hunters heard him and shot him. When he was dying, he,
said, I am justly punished for my ingratitude in not sparing
the tree that kindly sheltered me!"








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Ah!-the spade, the pail, and the boots, show that some little
Tots is off for a dabble in the sea!
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A Scotch ewe was bought by a- farmer, and driver a hundred
miles away. But when she had a little lamb,, she took a- fancy
to visit her native place. So, after a difficult journey of nine
days, she safely reached her old home, with her lamb, one fine
Sunday morning. Her former master was so pleased that he
bought her back from the farmer, and kept her.
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A Story by the Fireside.









36 THE SEASONS.


















Spring-The Way to Church.



















Summer-The little Scarecrow.








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Autumn-The little Gleaners.



Winter-Stories round the Fire.
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The Sheik reposes on the housetop at eventide, according to
Eastern custom. That bird seems to have set him dreaming.
Eastern custom. That bird seems to have set him dreaming








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Hang up his harp-the minstrel is dead. His friends watch
in vain for any signs of life. No more shall be heard the
stirring strains and sweet melodies with which he was wont to
"rouse and soothe his eager listeners. Hang up his harp!
ivan oran sgn o ife No(;,~ mor .l:jshBall be heard the
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A Dog was so fierce and mischievous that his master fastened
a heavy clog round his neck. But the silly Dog grew proud of
this, and treated the other Dogs with contempt. At last one of
them said, You are making a grand mistake, my friend; that
badge is a mark of' disgrace, not a reward of merit."









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The Skylark is found all over England, and may be seen in
the spring and early summer soaring high in the air, warbling
its beautiful notes as it rises. Its song may be heard when the
bird is so high as to be almost out of sight. In the autumn
and winter the larks assemble in large flocks, and are often
killed for food.
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I think this will just suit me!" cries Tom; and he reads out
the advertisement to his wife. Tom Brown is a clever en-
gineer, who is looking out for a situation.









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A badger was moving leisurely along the bank of a river.
Presently a fox came up, and after walking close behind the
badger for some distance, he leaped into the water. Soon after
came a pack of fox-hounds and tore the poor badger to pieces.
The fox knew that the dogs would lose the scent of his foot-
;teps in those of the badger.
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Tom Thumb was a very curious little fellow This is his tiny
little carriage, with a tiny little coachman, and footman to match.








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A poor little terrier that was sick was placed by herself in an
enclosure. But soon after a bantam cock was seen to gaze upon
the dog with looks of great pity. At last he managed to get to
the terrier, when a very strange friendship began. The bantam
scarcely ever left the poor dog except for food; and even then
the latter became uneasy until her friend returned.








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in for a nice pleasant chat, but finds her in no mood for it.
"A penny for your thoughts!" cries her -visitor.
" A penny for your thoughts [" cries her-visitor.









IN THE WOODS. 49



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a poor neighbour-o-- and -o not gorall-man's music.
yes! these lttle g erls are dancing the gtret S.
they are very gad sometimes of the organ-man








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ing merry with the jester and have grown a little noisy: but
my lady's steward need not look so sour, I think









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This poor boy has no home, and can get no work, so he is
obliged to sing in the streets for bread.
obliged to sing in the streets for bread.








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A gentleman once had a horse which, when turned out into a
field where there was a pump, regularly obtained a supply of
water by his own skill. Many times he was seen to take the
pump-handle in his mouth and pump away until he had got as
much water as he wanted.








54 HARVEST HOME.








































The old farmer and his wife are t thankful for a good harvest.
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Here is our old favourite, Robin Redbreast, who comes beg-
ging for crumbs in the winter. But it is not winter now, and
Master Robin, perched upon a bough, sings away blithely.








55 GEORGIE'S DELIGHT.

























with he likes his fable-ook best.








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A Frog was travelling with a Mouse, and, the better to take
care of him, tied his own hind-leg to the fore-leg of his friend.
But as they were crossing a stream, the Frog made a sudden
plunge, dragging the Mouse after him. As they were strug-
gling, a Kite heard them, and carried them both off.







58 WAR.



































"A Great Victory!" The news comes to the peaceful village.
Thousands have been slain. These good folks weep for the
loss of a dear relative, while the little ones play at soldiers.








THE REINDEER. 59

























The Reindeer is found in the Northern parts of Europe. He
furnishes the Laplander with food and clothing, and is used to
draw him in sledges swiftly over the snow.







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The Jack or Pike is a very fierce fish. See, there is a fine
one, which our anglers have managed to catch, lying in the
grass. Fishing for jack is called trolling.








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Old Pere Gaspard and his wife Marie are pleased to see their
little grand-daughter Jeanne, who brings them a pretty bouquet.








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The fowls have been let out for a good. run in the field.
What a lot of beauties! They belong to the farm yonder.
The handsome cock perches on the fence and cries Cock-a-
doodle-do!" while the hens grub about for food for the chicks.
One of them has a brood of half-a-dozen.










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Charging the Watch. "Well, master, good night; if there
be anything the matter, call me up."








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This man on horseback is a vassal, or bondsman. He has
brought some message from the lord, his master, to the herds-
man, who is also a vassal. The herdsman happens to be away
just now in the fields, tending the cattle; so his wife comes to
the door of their hut to receive the lord's commands.
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These townsfolk are in open revolt, when a brave girl, one
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My Lady is going to a grand ball. Her maids have just
finished dressing her, and she is taking a good look in the glass
to see that she is all right before she starts.
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70 PICTURES FROM HISTORY.
























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THE ELEPHANT AND THE BRIDGE. 7r






























An elephant was in the habit of passing over a small bridge.
One day he refused to go, and it was only after much urging
that he was made to venture, showing that he knew it was
unsafe by trying its strength with his trunk. At last he went
,on, but before he could get over, the bridge gave way, and both
;he and his driver were cast into the stream.







72 WEA VING.































These men are weavers. The elder one is giving some
directions to the other, who sits at his loom. A loom is a
wonderful machine. It is not very pretty to look at, but I dare
say you have often admired the beautifully woven patterns that.
come from it. Most looms are now worked by steam.







AN ORIGINAL." 73







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Bob Jones is rather odd-they call him an Original"-but if
you want to know anything about birds, beasts, fishes, and
insects, just ask him!








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Welcome as the flowers in May is an old saying. And
welcome indeed are the pretty hawthorn blossoms, and how
delighted we are to go a-maying once again!








THE EAGLE AND THE FOX. 75



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An Eagle swooped down on the cub of a Fox and bore it off
to her nest in a lofty tree. The poor Fox begged her piteously
to spare her cub, but in vain. So she threatened at last to set
fire to the tree, when the Eagle was glad to restore the cub to
its mother to save her own young.
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76 THE ENGLISH BIBLE.




































In the evil days of persecution folks read their English
Bibles in fear, and were obliged to hide them.








LIFE AND THE SEASONS. 77





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This beautiful picture is meant to show the seasons of the
year and the periods of human life. Spring for childhood, Sum-
mer for youth, Autumn for manhood, and Winter for old age.








73 CAST UPON THE WORLD.


































Death has come suddenly, and the widow and the orphan
have had to give up their home to strangers. So they wander
forth, with nothing but their musical skill to depend upon.








HOME PICTURES. 79














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My New Shoes.













The Blind Sailor.










So MIDDLE AGE SCENES.














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A Council of War.














A Council of State.







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Four dogs were cruelly set to fight a lion. Only one dared
to attack him, when the lion struck him down at a blow, and
placed his paw upon his body. Presently the dog began to
move, when the lion allowed him to get loose, but would not let
him leave the arena. In a short time, however, he took pity on
him, and quietly let him escape.
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82 AT THE DOG SHOW.





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What beauties !--Collie, Rover, Scot and Ben.








THE LION, THE BEAR, AND THE FOX. 83

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them fell down exhausted. While they lay in this state, a Fox
came up and carried off the prize. How foolish we have
been! cried they; this is the end of all our fighting! "








84 THE STEPPING-STONES


































Amy has taken a short cut through the wood, because it is
oool and shady. But she has come to a stream, which she finds
rather difficult to cross without wetting her feet.








RURAL LIFE.
























The Shepherd Boy and his Dog.











Ploughing
Ploughing








86 AAr INTRUDER.




































This young gentleman, who is very fond of music, is exploring
the old church, and hearing the organ, strays into the loft, and
surprises the ladies at their practice!
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THE FARMER AND THE EAGLE. 87






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A farmer was out with his gun one day and came upon an



fiercely attacked him. A lucky thought struck him; he took
off his cap, and threw it at the eagle, which flew down after it.
As she was returning to the attack, he took aim and shot her.








88 THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH.




































Good evening, Master Smith, you are busy, I see!" "Pretty
middling, sir, I am glad to say. But I can do a job for you!"








SCENES OF CIVIL WARFARE. 89

















Marauders put to fight.

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A Rebellion of the Poulace.







A Rebellion of the Populace.









9.- .IN THE CORN-FIELD.





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Wnihat are you thinking of, Miss Florence, as you lean against
the stile in the corn-field this pleasant autumn day ?







WELCOME FLOIIBERS. 91


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is a bed of beauties! cries the younger one.
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It is a fine day in winter, so these young ladies have been '
strolling through the fields, gathering winter violets. "Oh, here
is a bed of beauties!" cries the younger one.








92 STARTLING TIDINGS.





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The rebel leaders are ready to set forth when a messenger
brings news-which will perhaps alter their plans. They eagerly
read the despatches as they sit on horseback. Has some ally
failed them ? or are the King's forces too strong ?









THE OSPREY. 93






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As the Osprey feeds on fish it is almost always found near the
banks of rivers and lakes, or on the sea-shore. It was once
very common in the British Isles, but is now rarely seen, except
in some parts of Scotland. It breeds year after year in the
same spot, and generally chooses the summit of some old build-
ing, or the top of a tree, on which to build its nest.










94 POVERTY AND RICHES.

















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Please give me a enny --- cries the oor little bear








THE HOUSE-DOG AND THE U OLF. 95




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One night a starving Wolf met a well fed House-Dog. The
Dog told him that if he would go home with him, and do as he
did, he also would be well fed and well cared for. The Wolf
agreed; but seeing the mark of a chain on the Dog's neck, and
being told what had caused it, at once turned back.








6 A CHRISTMAS CAROL.



































Christmas Eve in the country! It is regular Christmas
weather, and the snow is falling fast. These little carol singers
have come out in the cold to wish us a Merry Christmas.










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