In the jungle. V 6
T HERE are
strange wild crea-
tures in the Jungle,
animals and pois-
onous snakes! In /
the jungle of India,
and the jungle -( "
means the great forests and uncultivated tracts of land, live the fierce
Tiger, the Elephant that can be caught and tamed and is so useful
to man, the horrible Cobra which is one of the most fearful of all
snakes, thousands of Monkeys, and hundreds upon thousands of'wonderful
creatures, a few of which we sometimes see in menageries.
In Africa, among other wild creatures, is to be found the finest
of Lions and also that timid and peculiar animal, the Giraffe.
But the be,: thing for you to do, my little, friend, is to take
my hand and let me lead you to where these str.ing:, beasts live.
.'.wi come along, and don't be nervous.
What is the first thing we see on the cover of this book? Dear
me, enough to make some people
nervous A Tig-cr-hunt, and the fierce
wild cat, for the Tiger is really a
great eat, has spring upon the
poor Elephant; but the danger does '
,-. very-long, for the men on /
the back of the Eleliha.lt, with the \ '
guns in their hands shoot that Tiger, and also the one in the
long grass that you can see. Very proud, I 'can assure you,
feel these men, for it's a fine thing to shoot the savage Tiger.
Now what do we see when we open the book? Why
we find ourselves in Africa, and behold 'a Zebra kicking a Wild
Dog that has attacked him. Serve the Wild Dog right, I think.
In the next picture we come to a mother Monkey holding
out its arms to its baby, just as a human mother does to a
J human baby.
On the first colour page we see
-- another Tiger hunt, in India,
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and it's all over
Switch the Tiger
hm rfor he has been.
drawing takes us
back to Africa,
and here we see the head of a Hippopotamus coming out
of the water. On the bank of the river is a pretty Deer, and
he is looking at the Hippopotamus in wonder, we cannot blame
him for this, for the Hippopotamus is a truly hideous creature.
On the next page we have a picture of the Giraffe and
in the background the hunter who is trying to catch him. This
he will find very difficult to do, for the Giraffe has very long
legs and is wonderfully swift of foot. His home is tropical Africa.
Then we come to a striped Hyaena fast asleep in his
lair, and opposite to him a sort of cousin of his, a Wild Dog.
These Wild Dogs are terrible thieves, and this one has been
after the poultry, and so has been shot.
Wolves too do a great deal, of damage, you can see them
in the next colour picture attacking some Sheep; they are to
be found nearly all over the world, but there are none now in
the British Isles.
Then we come to a couple of Leopards, one black and
the other spotted. The black kind is rather rare, and all kinds
are savage, treacherous animals; their homes are in Asia and
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Over the page we come face to face with an African Lion,
the King of Beasts, as he is called.
SHe is certainly a noble-looking animal. Not only is he
strong enough to carry an Ox, but he is wonderfully fleet of
foot, and his roar is like thunder. At the feet of the one in
the picture, is the Deer he has killed for his dinner, while at
a safe distance stand some Jackals, waiting to eat what the
Lion chooses to leave for them.
Saying good-bye to the handsome
Lion we come to an ugly Rhinoceros
looking at an ugly Crocodile
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in the water. I don't think that
either of these animals thinks much
of the other, though doubtless each
considers himself very beautiful.
The Crocodile and his
cousin the Alliga-
tor are found in
all the warmer
parts of the world, -
but happily not
in Europe. The o--
Rhinoceros has _
its home in India and Africa.
At the bottom of the page we come to a Cheetah hunting a
Deer. In India the Cheetah is trained to hunt in this fashion, for it
runs with remarkable speed.
And now as there are. no mo--e pictures there is nothing more
to write about, so we will say good-bye till our next merry meeting.
eVAphACL Tucy & Sons. Co.. LE
New York- London Paris.
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