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 Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Half Title
 Title Page
 Dedication
 Table of Contents
 In time of need a friend indee...
 An unexpected smile
 The first cigar
 Greed of the 'gator
 The joke that failed
 Don't count your ducks before they're...
 The monkey's revenge
 A fable
 Tribulations of a tramp
 How Jake got the stomach ache
 The photograph that wasn't...
 An exploded sensation
 Little Red Riding Hood and the...
 Æsop of to-day
 Back Cover






Title: Acrobatic animals
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00085966/00001
 Material Information
Title: Acrobatic animals
Physical Description: 54 p. : ill. ; 23 x 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Ver Beck, Frank, 1858-1933
Russell, R. H ( Publisher )
Winthrop Press ( Printer )
Donor: Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher: R.H. Russell
Place of Publication: New York
Manufacturer: Winthrop Press
Publication Date: c1899
 Subjects
Subject: Animals -- Caricatures and cartoons -- Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Wit and humor, Juvenile   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1899
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Caricatures and cartoons   ( lcsh )
Juvenile literature   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
 Notes
Statement of Responsibility: by Frank Ver Beck.
General Note: Animal cartoons within borders.
Funding: Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00085966
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 004216702
oclc - 17359353

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Page 1
    Half Title
        Page 2
    Title Page
        Page 3
        Page 4
    Dedication
        Page 5
    Table of Contents
        Page 6
        Page 7
    In time of need a friend indeed
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
    An unexpected smile
        Page 12
    The first cigar
        Page 13
    Greed of the 'gator
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
    The joke that failed
        Page 18
        Page 19
    Don't count your ducks before they're hatched
        Page 20
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
    The monkey's revenge
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
    A fable
        Page 28
        Page 29
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
    Tribulations of a tramp
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
    How Jake got the stomach ache
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
    The photograph that wasn't taken
        Page 44
        Page 45
        Page 46
        Page 47
    An exploded sensation
        Page 48
        Page 49
        Page 50
        Page 51
    Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf
        Page 52
        Page 53
        Page 54
        Page 55
        Page 56
        Page 57
    Æsop of to-day
        Page 58
    Back Cover
        Back Cover 1
        Back Cover 2
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In Time of Need a Friend Indeed
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The First Cigar . ..
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WHEN STRONG TOBACCO AND CIGARETTES HAVE KNOCKED THE BEAR OUT, THE TRAMP RECAPTURES HIS OWN CLOTHES.
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H'OW JAKE GOT THE STOMACH ACHE.


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THIS IESOPIAN FOX FROM BACK BAY,
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IT WAS PLAIN DYNAMITE-
AND THE FOX CAME DOWN SOME TIME NEXT DAY.




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