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PICTURES AND STORIES FOR CHILDREN
CONTAINING ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHT
ESTES AND LAURIAT
1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891
1892, 1893, 1894
BY ESTES AND LAURIAT
THE PET PONY.
What a happy time these children have with their
pony! They take turns riding him, and have a glorious
time. They take great care of him,.and always clean him
very carefully when they get home. They are very fond
of him, and love to pet him and give him sugar.
A. MIGHTY HUNTER.
This cat is a great hunter. Every day she goes out
into the woods, and seldom returns without some game.
To-day she has killed a rabbit, and finds great difficulty in
carrying it home, as it is almost as big as she is. Smart
pussy! you deserve to be well rewarded.
A PET TIGER. o
This is a young tiger named Tom. His master is
keeping him quiet while his picture is being taken so that
I can show him to you. He is a very smart little fellow,
and is very affectionate. He is still so young that he is
fed on milk froni a bottle.
GOING TO CHURCH.
SThe donkey wants to get into the church, but the old
beadle will not let her. See how the donkey pricks up
her ears as if to ask him why he will not let her in. She
thinks that because he let her master in he should let her
ASKING FOR AID.
The lion has a splinter in his paw, and he has come to
the man and wishes him to take it out. The man is
terribly frightened, but soon he will take courage and
remove the splinter. Then the lion will leave the man
unhurt and go bounding off over the desert.
A LOT OF DOGS.
What a lot of dogs! They all have numbers on their
collars so that their master can tell them apart. Their
master is very fond of them, and treats them very kindly.
They have plenty to eat and a nice house to sleep in, so
they are very happy.
A GALLANT RESCUE.
Master and horse have swum out tp the wreck, and
are bringing two poor sailors to land. What a noble horse!
and how strong he must be to be able to swim with such a
heavy load and among such huge waves! I hope he will
reach the land in safety.
PUSS AND THE CRAB.
Pussy does not know what to make of the queer-
looking object she is staring at. She never saw. anything
like it before, and she is a little afraid and yet very curious.
Take care, lussy, or it will seize your tail in its sharp claws,
and then you will be sorry.
Sparrows and mice lead a happy life in the Zoo. No
matter how severe the winter, they can always find food in
the dishes of the .queer animals and birds that live in the
Zoo. In the picture they are stealing the food of some
geese, who will have to go hungry.
Fritz is a very handsome grey cat. He is the pet of
my little sister, and is a very important member of the
family. Every morning he comes to my sister's room, and
she ties a fresh blue ribbon about his neck. This done, he
trots happily off to his breakfast.
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It is a very hot day, and the cows are very thirsty.
So they have marched in a body to the place where there
is a large tub of water. One of them is just about to drink.
See how patiently the others are waiting for their turn at
the cool water,
THE FAITHFUL DOG.
Faithful dog! His master has just died and been
buried, but he will not leave his grave. The snow has
fallen and covered the grave with a soft white mantle, but
still the loving creature remains lying across the grave.
What an example of love and devotion he sets us!
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A friend of mine had a dog that was trained to mind
some tame rabbits put to feed on the lawn, and prevent
them from running into the shrubbery. It was a comical
sight to note the grave appearance of the dog as he sat at
the edge of the lawn.
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A whip-snake has coiled itself around this man's arm.
He has seized it by the neck, so that it cannot bite. One
of his friends has drawn a sharp, curved knife, and is just
about to cut the snake in two. See how careful he is not
to cut the man's arm.
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HOW CATS CARRY THEIR KITTENS.
Cats cannot carry their kittens in their arms, for they
have no arms, so they carry them in their mouths. They
seize them by the loose skin on the back, and do not hurt
them at all. This cat is carrying her kittens one at a
time back to the barn.
What a noble-looking animal the lion is, and yet how
fierce and cruel! Are you not glad that there are no lions
where you live? I am sure that if there were lions here
I should be very much afraid, and would not dare to go
out of the house.
THE HORSE AND THE BULL.
I wonder where the man is going on the horse. He
must be in a great hurry, for the horse is running very
fast. I guess the bull looking at the horse is glad that
no man ever gets on his back and rides him. But men
never ride on bulls.
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These swallows are building their nest. They have
chosen a nice place for it. Nobody will be able to get
at it, it is so high up; and the little birds will be quite
safe. How happy the birds will be when they have
their little home all made!
A HORSE WITH A MOUSTACHE.
Did you ever see a horse with a moustache ? All
horses have some hair on their lip, and some have a great
deal. This horse has a thick moustache, which his master
is very proud of. You can see him in the picture carefully
curling it. The horse seems to enjoy it.
A QUEER SLEEPING-PLACE.
Pussy is very fond of sleeping in the wide sleeve of
her master's robe. Her master is very fond of her. One
day he wished to go out, and rather than disturb his pet,
he cut off the sleeve of his gown, and left the cat peace-
fully sleeping in it.
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A GOOD HORSE.
The poor man has fallen from his horse. His foot has
caught in the stirrup;, and if the horse should start to run,
he would be dragged along the ground and badly hurt.
But the horse stands perfectly still, and tries to help his
master by tugging at his coat.
A TAME TIGER.
This man is a native of India. He has a full-grown
tiger for a pet. It is very gentle, and greatly attached
to its master. The man caught it when it was very
young, and has taught it that it is wrong to kill people,
or to frighten them.
A HAPPY FAMILY.
How happy the cat looks as she watches her kittens!
The kittens seem to be having a very good time. They
appear to be very playfll and very pretty. Don't you
wish you had a nice little kitten like one of these ? But
perhaps you already have a kitten.
A TRUSTFUL CAT.
This cat does not seem to be at all afraid of the dog.
She has gone right up to him, and is rubbing herself
against him, and asking him not to hurt her. The dog
looks surprised. I hope he will not hurt her, but will be
very kind to her.
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DOGGIE AND PUSSY.
I wonder whether the cat and dog are playing, or
whether they are fighting. I am afraid that they are
fighting, for the cat seems to be scratching the dog. Well,
I hope she will not hurt him, but will leave him alone.
He is very good not to get angry.
"LET HER SLEEP."
The cat is asleep, and the parrot has left his perch and
is looking at her. They are very good friends, and he
wants her to wake up and play with him. The cat seems
very tired, and I hope the parrot will let her sleep as long
as she wants.
This little dog is very angry because the crows have
stolen some of his dinner. The crows are flying away
with the food in their beaks. The dog has scared them
away, and has put his paw on the plate to guard it. I
hope the crows will not come back.
Most dogs do not like cats, and run after them when
they see them. But this dog seems very fond of the
little kitten, and I know he will not hurt it. The kitten
knows that it is quite safe, and does not run away, but
lies there very happily and quietly.
This dog is called the Bloodhound. He is very fierce
to those he does not like, but nearly always is very fond
of his master. When there were slaves in this country,
these dogs were often used to catch the slaves who had
run away from their masters.
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A USEFUL DOG.
This is the picture of a dog that belonged to a noble-
man many years ago. The nobleman dressed the dog as
you see him in -the picture, and trained him to wait on
the table. The (log would ld ol the tray in. his mouth
and pass his master a glass of wine.
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THE DEAD PUPPY.
This dog had three puppies, but one of them died.
The dog was very sad, but she took the little dead puppy
in her mouth, and carried it into the garden. She is now
digging a hole in which she is going to bury the little
one. How sad she looks!
What strange-looking cats! They are not at all like
the cats we usually see, but have long, soft, curly hair.
They are called Persian cats, and come all the way from
Asia. They are much prettier than other cats, but they
usually die when brought to this country.
THE FAN-TAIL PIGEON.
This bird is a pigeon, but is far handsomer than the
common pigeons. He is called the fan-tail pigeon be-
cause when he spreads out his tail it looks very much
like a fan. I have some of these pigeons. I have had
them for years, and am very fond of them.
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This is the picture of my two dogs, Maggie and
Flossie. Every day when I go for a walk, the dogs
insist on going with me. Sometimes they walk along
quietly by my side, but more often they run races across
the fields, coming back to me every few minutes.
THE SHETLAND PONY.
Did you ever see such a tiny little pony as this ?
And yet they are very common in a certain part of the
world. They are called She~tland ponies. Just think of
a pony so small that a man can carry it in his arms!
The pony in the picture is very cute.
A LOST DOG.
This poor dog seems to be in great trouble. Perhaps
he is lost, and is. trying by barking to bring some one
to him. Let us hope that his master will hear him and
come for him. If I was the master I would not rest until
I had found him.
PLAYING WITH A BEAR.
These little children have found a bear in the woods.
They are not at all afraid of him, but are playing with
him. One is giving him an apple, while the other has
climbed on his back. Their parents are very much
frightened, but the bear does not hurt the children.
AN INDUSTRIOUS MOUSE.
I wonder what this mouse is doing! Perhaps he is
collecting a store of food for the long winter. It is a
wise plan to work in summer, so that he will not have
to starve in winter. I hope he will have enough food to
last him all winter.
THE CONVICT'S LITTLE FRIEND.
This man has done something wrong, and has been
put in prison. A little bird comes every day to eat the
crumbs the man gives it. It has become very tame, and
the man has become very fond of it. .I hope he will be
a better man when he gets out of prison.
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A TAME LION.
This lion is tame, and does not hurt the little Arab
boys who are teasing him. He wants to go to sleep, but
one boy is pulling his tail, and another is poking a stick in
his ear. Why don't the boys go away, and leave the old
fellow in peace?
OUR DOG BEVIS.
We have a dog named Bevis. When she wants to
get ,into the house she rises on her hind legs and presses
down the latch with her paws. Is not she a very clever
dog to be able to open a door all by herself? We are
very proud of her.
TRUE TO HIS TRUST.
What a fine-looking dog this is! His master has told
him to guard a leg of mutton, and he will allow no one
to touch it. He is true to his trust. Little children
should learn to be as obedient as this noble dog, and
then their mothers would be very happy.
This sparrow is perched on a barrel, and seems to be
thinking deeply. I wonder what he is thinking about.
Perhaps he is wondering where he can find something to
eat. Poor little fellow,-his meals do not come regularly
as yours do, nor does he always have enough to eat.
A WISE OLD RAT.
Somebody has set a trap in front of this rat's hole, so
that her little ones cannot come out without being caught.
But the old rat is very smart. She has made a bridge
of her body across the dangerous trap, and the little
ones scramble safely over her back.
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A WELL-DESERVED PUNISHMENT.
This fine horse was attacked by two dogs. See how
he has grabbed one of them and is shaking him. It
serves the dog right for attacking the horse. I hope the
horse will shake the other dog too. I am always glad
when a mean or cruel deed is well punished.
HOLDING A SNAKE.
What a big snake, and how brave the man must be
to hold it as he is doing! He is squeezing it so hard that
it is forced to open its mouth. If the man should let go,
the snake would bite him, and he would die in a few
TOO HEAVY FOR THEM.
The terrier and her two puppies have found a large
bone, and are trying to drag it to their kennel. They are
pulling with all their might, but they can hardly stir the
huge bone. I think they will have to give it up, and eat
it where it is.
A SMART DOG.
Did you ever see a dog dressed as this one is? He is
a trick dog, and his master has had a suit of clothes made
for him, and he wears them all the time. His best trick is
to stand up with a book in front of him, and pretend to
This bird is probably the most beautiful known. It
is called the lyre-bird, because its tail looks like the old
musical instrument of that name. It is very scarce now,
and is seldom seen. I once had the pleasure of seeing one,
and I shall never forget it.
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A NARROW ESCAPE.
The poor little baby is in trouble. He wanted to
play with the little pig, but its mother thought he would
hurt it, so she has seized his dress in her teeth. He is
very much frightened, but luckily the pig has only torn
his dress, and he is not hurt.
A CLEVER DEER.
The deer wanted to get the berries, on the tree, but
they could not reach up to them. So one of them is
jumping up and knocking the berries down with his
horns. It is very clever of him to do this, and he deserves
to get a good meal for his trouble.
This is the picture of a camel. They are very queer-
looking animals, and have humps of flabby flesh on their
backs. This one has two humps, but some of them have
only one. They can go for a long time without water,
and with very little food, and are very strong.
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This mouse has found a bone, and is trying to drag
it into his hole. He is tugging away at it; but the bone
is large and the mouse is small, and he can scarcely move
it. However, he is very patient, and he will succeed
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A GOOD HIDING-PLACE.
This dog is trying to creep under the bed-clothes. He
has a bundle tied around his body. Some men want to
take it away from him, and the clever fellow is hiding
from them. Instinct tells himf that they will not look for
himn in the bed, so he hides there.
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This is a very queer dog. His name is a long one,
and very hard to pronounce. It is Schipperke." He
comes from Belgium, and the strangest thing about him
is that he has no tail, not even a sign of one! Think
of a dog without a tail!
This is the picture of a boar-hound. They are very
large and strong and brave, and are used for hunting
large game, especially wild boars. These dogs, although
very fierce-looking, are really very gentle and affectionate,
and always devotedly attached tb their masters.
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THE BOY AND THE TIGER
This little boy lives in India. He was going one
evening to get some water at the spring, when something
seized his coat from behind. It was a huge tiger that
wanted to make a meal of him. Luckily there were some
men near, who frightened the tiger away.
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A CLEVER MONKEY.
The little girl approached too near to the monkey,
and the mischievous little fellow knocked her hat off. See
how surprised the little girl looks, and how a- mused the
monkey appears. He has a broad( grin on his face, and le
seems to think that he has done something very clever.
A LITTLE GTRL
The little girl is very fond of pets. She
on each shoulder, a love-bird in her hand, and
monkey at her feet. The log is resting his
paws and sleepily watching the monkey, who
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PUSS IN A FIX.
Puss has climbed up to the top 'of a high tower, and
does not know how to get down. She is mewing pitifully,
as if begging some one to come and take her down. It is
strange that cats can climb to places from which they do
not know how to descend.
The pony and the lamb are very good friends. Ever
since the death of the lamb's mother, the pony has watched
over it and protected it. The lamb lives in the pony's
stall, and always accompanies him when he is put out in
the pasture, keeping as close to him as possible.
A PATIENT DONKEY.
What a merry time these boys are having on their
donkey All four have clambered on his back, and are
trying to stay on by holding on to each other. One of
them, however, seems to be slipping off. The donkey is
very patient, and does not mind his load.
AN AMATEUR BELL-RINGER.
The monkey is having a fine time swinging on the
rope. He thinks it is great fun, and enjoys the noise
of the great bell that he is ringing. But the people of
the village do not think it fun. They think there is a
fire, and are running in every direction.
The dog, the cat, and the hen seem to be talking
very busily. Probably the old hen is giving them good
advice, and telling them not to fight with each other.
Let us hope that they will follow her advice and never
fight again, but always be good friends.
What a queer way of killing a snake, and what a
brave man to risk being bitten! He does not seem at
all afraid, but seems to enjoy it all. He has his stick
all ready in case the snake should get out from under
HOW AUSTRALIAN BLACKS KILL SNAKES.
What a queer way of killing a snake, and what a
brave man to risk being bitten! He does not seem at
all afraid, but seems to enjoy it all. He has his stick
all ready in case the snake should get out from under
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A CAT'S LOVE.
Pussy's mistress is dead, and has been buried in the
cold ground, but Pussy will not leave the grave. She
lies on it without stirring. She has been there for three
days, and will soon die for want of food; but she would
rather die than leave her mistress's resting-place.
A BRAVE DOG.
Did you ever take a bath with such queer com-
panions? Two ducks, a dog, and a huge snake! The
dog is going to kill the snake, which is frightening the
ducks. The boy does not seem at all frightened. He
knows that his dog will kill the snake.
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A WICKED MONKEY.
I hope the monkey will not drop the cat into the
water, for if he does she will be scalded. The water is
on the stove, and must be very hot. Pussy is crying
with fright. If some one does not come soon it will
be too late to save her.
A DOG WHO
FOUND SOME MONEY.
This dog has found some money in the hay. He
is looking at it, but does not know what to do with it.
If it were bread or meat, he could eat it; but one can-
not eat money. If he were smart, he would take it to
the butcher and buy meat.
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A MOUSE AND HER BABIES.
What a queer place this mouse has chosen for her
nest! It is an old tin basin that is lying among the
cabbages. She is carrying one of her babies away.
Perhaps she thinks her home is not safe, and is going
to carry all her babies to some other place.
IN THE CORNFIELD.
How quick the birds are gathering! I wonder what
they are coming for. They seem to be eating some-
thing. Perhaps the farmer has been sowing corn, and,
now that he has gone to his dinner, the birds are
scratching it up. He will have to sow again.
DASH AND HIS FRIEND.
Dash and Pussy are very good friends, and Pussy
spends a good deal of her time in the kennel with
Dash. Dash is always afraid of thunder-storms; and so
whenever a storm comes up, Pussy comes out to Dash's
kennel to keep him company until it is over.
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You probably think this is a pretty little cat, but
it is not. It is much larger than a cat, and is very
strong and fierce. It is called a jaguar. The man heard
it coming, and jumped into the chest. It is trying to
open the chest, but it cannot.
Seals are very easily trained, and learn some very
amusing tricks. These seals are being fed by their
owner. One of them stands on a chair and catches the
fish that are thrown to him. Another is diving after
a fish that has just been thrown into the water.
A PARROT SCHOOL.
These parrots seem to be talking very earnestly.
I wonder what they are saying. Perhaps the big parrot
is holding a school and is teaching the others. They all
seem very much interested, and are all talking together.
What a noise they must make!
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DEATH OF THE APE.
The poor ape has caught a bad chill and is dying.
His little friend is very careful to keep him well covered
up in his blanket. Poor fellow! his ugly face is very
pathetic, and his eyes are looking straight at you, as if
asking pity and help.
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The man was just going to eat his dinner, when he
saw that horrid bug on the wall. What an ugly-looking
thing it is! I do not wonder that he is frightened, and is
afraid it will bite him. It is called a stag-beetle because
it has horns.
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SERPENT AND BIRDS.
What are the birds screaming at? Oh! I see The
head of a large snake is appearing out of a hole on the
tree, and the birds are very much frightened. Fly away,
little birds, while there is time, or he will catch some of
you and eat you.
CHARGED BY A RHINOCEROS.
This terrible beast is a rhinoceros. It has been
attacked by the hunters, and in trying to escape has
knocked one of them over. It has not hurt him much, and
the rhinoceros has not time to turn on him and injure him
with its wicked-looking horn, so he will escape.
A QUEER MONKEY.
What a queer-looking monkey He has a long white
beard, just like an old man. He seems to enjoy pulling
his mistress's hair, but I wonder how the negro girl likes
it? Probably she does not mind, or else she would not
allow him to do so. She is scratching his neck.
A DISCORDANT BAND.
These monkeys have stolen some instruments from a
band, and are trying to play on them. Some hold them one
way, some another. They are making a terrific noise, but
of course cannot play in tune. Probably the instruments
will be ruined before their owners get them back again.
A SPOILED DINNER.
These monkeys have found a picnic party, and while
the people are wandering through the woods they have
attacked the dinner. They seem to be hungry, for they
are eating very fast. What they cannot eat they will
carry away with them, and there will be nothing left.
A DOMESTIC MISFORTUNE.
You probably think that some of these geese are dead,
but they are not. They have eaten some brandied cherries,
and are intoxicated. Children, let this be a warning to
you never to drink brandy or whiskey or anything of that
sort. You will be sorry for it if you do.
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DOGS TIRED OUT BY A HARE.
The dogs had almost caught the hare when she reached
the gate. She darted under it, while the dogs were forced
to leap over it, thus losing time. The hare then turned
and went back under the gate, and kept this up until the
dogs were'tired out by their jumping.
HEINRICH AND THE WOLF.
The wolf has broken into the cottage, where Heinrich
is alone. Heinrich has seized an axe with which to defend
himself. See how fierce the wolf looks, with his great
staring eyes and his big, red tongue hanging out of his
mouth! I hope Heinrich will be able to kill him.
SA TIPSY BEAR.
This man used to make money by going around the
country and wrestling with a tame bear. One day the
bear got hold of a bottle of brandy., This made him ugly,
and when the time came for the wrestling he attacked his
master fiercely. The man easily threw the tipsy brute.
BATHING WITH A
One evening a man started to take a bath in the hip-
popotamus's tank at the Zoo. He did ndt know the hippo-
potamus was there. Suddenly the animal appeared. The
man boldly clambered on lts broad back, and when, fright-
ened, it swam to the edge of the tank, he leaped off.
A DONKEY BRAYING.
Have you ever heard a donkey bray? It makes a ter-
rible noise. Probably the goose in the picture has come to
see what can be the matter with its companion, but the
donkey pays no attention to her, but continues to bray as
if its heart was set on making a noise.
These are polar bears. They live in the far North,
amid ice and snow. They are very large and of a yellowish
white. They live mostly on seals and fish, and may be
seen in large numbers together at certain seasons of the
year. They are very fierce and strong.
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Little Mary is showing her pet monkey the pictures
in her animal book. He rests his little paws on the pages,
and appears very much interested, especially in the pictures
of monkeys. One might almost say that he understood the
pictures and the descriptions, but of course he does not.
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A PROUD HORSE.
This noble horse is unwilling to carry the sack of grain.
He would be willing to carry a soldier into battle, but he
thinks it beneath him to carry the grain to the mill. So
lie suddenly stops and kicks up his hind legs, and the sack
of grain flies from his back.
HOW TO STOP DONKEYS' BRAYING.
Chinamen have hit upon a queer way to keep donkeys
from braying. It is a well-known fact that when donkeys
bray they raise their tails; so the Chinamen tie large
stones to the donkeys' tails, and thus they are unable to
bray. Chinamen are very smart in some -things.
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A TROUBLESOME PET.
Monkeys are very mischievous, and sometimes very
troublesome. This little fellow tumbled into a bowl of
treacle. It was with great difficulty and much washing
that his master removed the sticky stuff. The monkey
seemed to enjoy the operation, and treat it as a huge joke.
A NAUGHTY PUPPY.
What a destructive puppy this is! He has torn a
book all to pieces, and also part of a dress. He has a
slipper in his mouth, the toe of which he has already
chewed off. His mistress will be very angry when she
finds out what he has done.
OUR PET RABBIT.
Did you ever see a rabbit with such long ears? He
is called a lop-eared rabbit, because his ears lop over so
much. He is a great pet of ours, and lives in the house.
The cat does not like him, and always humps up her
back and spits at him.