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 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Title Page
 Table of Contents
 The humane man and the bull...
 A warning to Mutton that thinks...
 Antonio and Jeremiab; an inharmonious...
 Dizzy Joe
 Violet's experience
 The entire discomfiture of uneasy...
 'Twas a poem about gentle...
 The kidnapping of private Jean...
 A low down trick; or, Louisa's...
 A tale of two tails
 Back Cover














Title: The bull calf and other tales
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 Material Information
Title: The bull calf and other tales
Physical Description: 112 p. : chiefly ill. ; 18 x 23 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Frost, A. B ( Arthur Burdett ), 1851-1928
Nimmo, John C., d. 1908 ( Publisher )
Publisher: John C. Nimmo
Place of Publication: London
Publication Date: c1892
 Subjects
Subject: Wit and humor, Pictorial   ( lcsh )
Wit and humor, Juvenile   ( lcsh )
Animal welfare -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Animals -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1892   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1892
Genre: Children's stories
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by A.B. Frost.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00081875
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002230020
notis - ALH0361
oclc - 16348270

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Title Page
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Table of Contents
        Page 3
        Page 4
    The humane man and the bull calf
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
    A warning to Mutton that thinks itself lamb
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
    Antonio and Jeremiab; an inharmonious tale
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
    Dizzy Joe
        Page 37
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
        Page 44
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
    Violet's experience
        Page 55
        Page 56
        Page 57
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
        Page 61
        Page 62
    The entire discomfiture of uneasy walker
        Page 63
        Page 64
        Page 65
        Page 66
        Page 67
        Page 68
        Page 69
        Page 70
        Page 71
        Page 72
    'Twas a poem about gentle spring
        Page 73
        Page 74
        Page 75
        Page 76
        Page 77
        Page 78
        Page 79
        Page 80
        Page 81
        Page 82
        Page 83
        Page 84
        Page 85
        Page 86
    The kidnapping of private Jean Francois: A frontier episode of the next war
        Page 87
        Page 88
        Page 89
        Page 90
        Page 91
        Page 92
        Page 93
        Page 94
        Page 95
        Page 96
        Page 97
        Page 98
        Page 99
        Page 100
    A low down trick; or, Louisa's capitulation
        Page 101
        Page 102
        Page 103
        Page 104
        Page 105
        Page 106
        Page 107
    A tale of two tails
        Page 108
        Page 109
        Page 110
        Page 111
        Page 112
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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6. The Entire 'Discomfliure (f Uneasy Walker 63

7. 'Twas a Poem about Gentle Spring ." 73

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"Make vaal of that pretty creature 'T is a shame! says the Humane Man. I will buy him
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Mr. Peter Hisites:-" Step up, gen'l'min! Here's the wild man of Hankhunkamunk; captured him myself,
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Editor of the Weekly Whoop (alone) :-" Been up all night with the baby, head aches, three
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Editor:-" Wha- Wha- What do you want ? "
Small Party:-" I was a-givin' Mr. Snees, the poet, a sparrin' lesson an' he says, jist slip
my coat on an' run over to the Weekly Whoop with this 'ere Spring poem, while I git me breath."
Editor W. W.:-" Who are you 7 "
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