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Group Title: Picture pages for young readers
Title: Sights at a peep-show or, Pretty pictures and pleasing stories
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Title: Sights at a peep-show or, Pretty pictures and pleasing stories
Series Title: Picture pages for young readers
Physical Description: 120 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Cupples, George, 1839-1898
Borders, Fred ( Engraver )
Thomas Nelson & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: T. Nelson & Sons
Place of Publication: London
New York
Publication Date: 1874
Copyright Date: 1874
Subject: Animals -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Natural history -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Family -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1874   ( lcsh )
Family stories -- 1874   ( local )
Bldn -- 1874
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Family stories   ( local )
novel   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
Scotland -- Edinburgh
United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Some illustraions engraved by Borders.
Statement of Responsibility: by Mrs. George Cupples.
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The Peep-show Man, .. .... .. 9
Up in a Balloon, .. .. .. .. .. 10
Snug in Port, .. .. .. . 11
On the Ocean Wave, .. .. .. .. . 12
Uncle Tom, .. .. .. 13
A Friend in Need, .. .... 14
Faithful Companions, .. .. .. .. 15
A Sad Sight, .. .... 16
The Herd-Boy, .. .. .. .. .. 17
The Sluggard, .. .... 18
A Fine Fellow, .. .... .. 19
Timothy's Pig, .. .... .. 20
Off by Rail, .. .... 21
"A Country Scene, .. .. 22
"A State Dinner, .. .. .. 23
"A Chinese Judge, .... .. 24
"A Tea-Merchant's House, .... .. 25
An Emperor, .... .. 26
A Mandarin, ...... .. 27
Travelling Tartars, . . ... 28
Indian Idols, .... .. 29


A Friendly Tiger, .. .. .. .. .. .. 30
A Tiger-Hunt, .. .. .. 31
Egyptian Mules, .. .. .. .. .. .. 32
Hard Work, .. ... .. .. .. 33
An Arab House, .. .. .. .. .. .. 34
The Great Desert, .. .. .. .. .. .. 35
In Algiers, .. ..... .. .. .. 36
Laplanders, .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 37
A Morning Ride, .. .. .. .. .. .. 38
Learning to Knit, .. .. .. .. .. .. 39 .
Industrious Tom, .. .. .. .. .. 40
Two Young Thieves, .. .. .. .. 41
Miss Vanity, .. ... .. .. 42
Going to School, .. .. .. .. .. 43
Stores for the Winter, .. ... .. .. 44
Feeding the Poultry, .. .... .. .. 45
Visiting the Sick, .. .. .. .. .. 46
The Squire and his Horse, .. .. .. .. 47
Queen Elizabeth, .. .. .. 48
The Grizzly Bear, .. .. .. .. .. 49
Wild Hatty, ... .. .. .. .. 50
May at her Prayers, .. .. .. .. .. .. 51
On the Way to Church, .. .. .. .. .. 52
The Old Soldier, .. .. .. .. .. .. 53
Sulky Johnnie Green, .. .. .. .. .. 54
Gathering Sticks, .. .. .. .. .. .. 55
The Broken Jar, .. .. .. .. .. .. 56
Pretty Betty, .. .. .. .. .. .. 57
A Happy Holiday, .. .. .. .. .. 58
The Bird's Nest, .. .. .... .. 59
Sweet Posies, .. .. .. .. .. 60
White Mice, .. ... .. .. 61
Quarrelling, .. .. .. .. .. .. ..62
Large Horns, .. .. .. ..63
Gipsy Jane, .. .. ..64


Tne Donkey Dick, .. .. .. .. 65
Turtle Doves, .. .. .. .. .. .. 66
Blind Mary, .. .. .. .. .. .. 67
A Windy Day, .. .. .. .. .. 68
Coming from the Market, .. .. .. .. .. 69
A Naughty Boy, .. .. .. .. .. 70
The Cruel Wolf, .. .. .. .. .. 71
A Pleasure Party, .. .. .... .. 72
A Spanish Maiden, .. ..7 .. .. 73
Soap-Bubbles, .. .. .. .. .. .. 74
Feeding Carlo, .. .. . .. .. 75
A Sad Thief, .. .. .. .... .. 76
Moonlight, .. .. .. .. .. 77
A Condor-Vulture, .. .. .. .. .. .. 78
Poor Annie, .. .. .. .. .. .. 79
The Sea-Gull, .. .... 80
A Polar Bear, .. .... .. .. 81
The Squire's Carriage, .. .. .. .. 82
A Mountain Goat, .. .. .. .. .. 83
A Stupid Fellow, .. .. .. .. .. 84
Sulky Dick, .. .. .. .. .. 85
A Terrible Fright, .. .. .. .. .. 86
Aunt Jane, .. .. .. .. 87
Teddy and James, .. .. .. .. .. .. 88
W olf! Wolf! .. .. .. .. .. 89
Old Martha's Cottage, . .. .. .. .. .. 90
A Boar-Hunt, .. .. .. .. .. 91
Grandpapa, .. .. .... .. .. 92
The Lovely Rainbow, .. ... .. .. 93
The Dog in the Manger, . .. .. .. .. 94
Naughty Teddy, .. .. .. .. .. 95
A Sail on the River, .. .. .. .. 96
A School, .. .. .. .. .. 97
Kind Willie, .. .. .. .. .. 98
Telling Stories, .. .. .. .. 99


Fire! Fire! .. .. .. .. .. .. 100
At the Well, .. .. .. .. .. .. 101
Harry's Swing, .. .. .. .. 102
The Old Shepherd, . .. .. .. .. 103
A Letter from Papa, .. .. .. .. .. 104
In the Farmyard, .. .. .. .. .. 105
Little Jamie Bennet, .. .. .. .. .. 106
Tom and his Sister, .. .. .. .. .. .. 107
Playing Truant, .. .. .. .. .. .. 108
Sulky Sally, .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 109
Playing at Soldiers, .. .. .. .. .. 110
In London, .. .. .. .. .. .. 111
Old Grandmother, .. .. .. .. .. .. 112
At the Saa-Side, .. .. .. .. .. 113
Making the Best of it, .. .. .. .. 114
In the Harvest-Field, .. .. .. 115
At a Picnic, .. .. .. .. .. 116
The House of Bricks, .. .. .. 117
Playing with Mamma, .. .. 118
Old Dolly Miller, .. .. .. 119
Good-bye, .. ... .. 120



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I AM Tom West, the Peep-show Man, and have
many pretty as well as curious things to show
you, my little dears. The charge is only one
halfpenny; and for that you may see the great
Polar bear of the Arctic regions, also a tiger-hunt,
along with many other wonderful sights, in my
peep-show, which would take hours to tell you
about. But step forward-step forward, and see
what you will see! That's right, my little
master; now put your eyes close to the round
window, and keep them very wide open. We
are just about to commence; so pay attention, and
listen with all your ears.


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THIS is a balloon ascending that you see, little
master. See what a number of people have col-
lected to look at the wonderful sight! It is full
of air, and is mounting up and up in fine style.
The lady and three gentlemen you see seem to
be quite at home in it, and are waving a good-
bye to all their friends, who are cheering them
most lustily. It is to be hoped they will have as
good an ending to their voyage. It must be a
fine thing to watch the pretty stars.
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As our ship is not quite ready to carry us to
foreign climes, we cannot do better than take a
walk along the quays to see the different ships
and steamers. Some are coming in, some are
going out; but most are moored by the wharves,
with their sails all put away. When their cargoes
are got in, the white canvas will flutter forth.


Now, my little masters, you see the ship that we
are supposed to be on board of. Isn't she fine-
looking With that quantity of canvas, surely
we will arrive soon at the end of our voyage.
I rather think, though, we would be feeling
rather queerish-that is to say, if we never had
been on the sea before; for you will perhaps be
so good as to notice that the ship is lying very
much to one side, and it is likely every one will
be feeling pretty uncomfortable.



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WE are now arrived in America, after a good
voyage across the Atlantic; and this is a picture
of Uncle Tom and his little mistress, Eva, who
lived in that country. She has been reading the
Bible to him, and she is now telling him one of
her nice stories; and Tom is listening very hard.



HERE is an unfortunate hunter, who has been out
after a buffalo. It looks as if it meant to gore
him, but the North American Indian is hastening
to help him. See what a long sharp knife the
hunter has got in his hand!


THis is a pair of Eskimo dogs, and very good
ones they are. They help the Eskimo to draw
his sledge over the frozen sea, and are very
hardy and strong. Sometimes an Eskimo has
as many as forty dogs; and he takes great plea-
sure in them, and can hardly be persuaded to
sell them. You may see that their skin is very
shaggy indeed, and they have splendid bushy
tails. They seem to be very good-natured, and
are very fond of their masters, who treat them
with much kindness and affection.
with much kindness and, affection.


OH what a sad sight, you will say. And sure
enough; for here is a great eagle carrying off a
little child in his talons-away to his nest upon
the topmost point of rock.



THIs is the little herd-boy who saw the eagle
carry off the child-or rather, it was his clever
dog who is sitting by his side; for the little boy was
building castles in the air, and did not hear the
cry of the poor child. The dog's name is Robin;
and when he gave a low growl, then his master
looked up and saw the great eagle with the little
child in his huge claws. He ran off to tell some
woodcutters about it, and I am happy to saV they
managed to rescue the little boy.
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I HAVE all sorts of pictures in my Peep-show.
Here is a lazy fellow, who goes about the world
with his hands in his pockets and does nothing.
He is what you call a sluggard, and keeps his
garden in a fine mess. He seems to have had a
very nice garden at one time; but his flower-pots
are lying topsy-turvy, and the weeds have choked
up the pretty flowers. I hope none of you, my
dears, will turn out sluggards.


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HERE is a good lad, by name Timothy Smelt; and
his donkey's name is Doddles. Timothy's father is
dead, and his mother has no other children but
him; but he works so hard for her, that she is
better looked after than a great number who have
ever so many. Timothy is often up as early as
the lark: indeed, he was up earlier this morning,
because the miller allows him to grind his corn
at the mill if he comes early ; and so he got up
before the sun, and is now on his way home with
his bag of meal.


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I WILL now show you Timothy's pig. Every
one says it is a beauty of a pig: what do you
think of it ? Do you notice its curling tail,
and what a wise look it has? That is because
Timothy is so kind to it, and feeds it regularly,
and keeps its house clean and warm. If you
knew Timothy, he would tell you that all
animals-even pigs-thrive better, and are quite
tame, if you are kind to them and talk good-
naturedly to them. Timothy never thinks of
driving his pig away from the trough roughly.



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Now we must get into this train, and set out for
another country. See what a fine starry night
it is; and there's the moon at its first quarter.
You may go to sleep for a little, if you like, as
we have a good journey to make; so shut youi
eyes, unless you prefer to look a little longer at
the stars.


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WE now take a peep at the strange houses of
China. This house is in the country; and
if you look well at the right-hand corner, you
will see a small boat sailing along. China is
where the tea-plant grows; and when you are
older you can read for yourself how they pluck
the leaves and dry them, and bake them into the
hard dry tea we use in this country. In the
corner, too, you will see one of their pagodas, or
temples; and at the foot, one of their strange-
shaped bridges, under which the water runs.


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THIS is a state dinner; and a very fine affair it
seems to be. The Chinese eat with chop-sticks;
and though it is supposed they live upon rats and
mice, and all sorts of things we shudder to think
of, still they have fine feasts, and eat all sorts of
good things, and drink wine. It is a pity we
cannot see the very small feet of the ladies. I
am sure it would make you laugh to see them,
though I daresay they suffer a good deal from
having them cramped up when they are young.



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HERE you now see a Chinese judge sitting in
great state, and at his feet a poor man asking
for mercy. He has got his shoes off his feet
to show his respect, and is touching the ground
with his face. On the left is one of the judge's
attendants; and funny you will say he looks,
with his long cue, or pigtail, hanging down
behind. Look at his long moustache, too, and
his shoes with turned-up toes. He must be of
higher rank than the attendant behind the judge's
chair, though his moustache is as long.


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TmHI is the house of a tea-merchant, and very
plain it looks. The houses of the mandarins are
very different, the sloping roofs being all done
over with points and pinnacles, and little bells
and coloured tiles. These are found in the coun-
try-houses, but never in the town ones. At the
entrance, there are always two painted gods:
these, according to the belief of the Chinese, keep
off evil spirits, of which they are much afraid.
There is a dog, too; I wonder he is not afraid
he will be eaten.


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THIS is a picture of the Emperor of China, in his
splendid robe of gold brocade, and his necklace of
pearls and other jewels. In his cap he has a
peacock's feather, which is a sign of his high
station. He is called the Father of the Celestial
Empire, and his power is without bounds over
nearly a fourth part of the human race. He looks
very good-natured and stout; but that's what all
Chinamen like to be-as fat as they possibly
can. That is not what we like to be in this
country; for here most people do their best to
keep themselves thin.


WE now ask you to look at another kind of
Chinaman. He is a mandarin, and looks almost
as grand as the emperor, though his hat is not
the same. A mandarin is a magistrate, and has
great power given to him. We know his rank
by the knob, or button, on the top of his cap, and
by the badge of embroidered silk on his breast, with
some sort of animal on it. He has one of the same
kind on his back also; and his necklace of large
beads hangs down quite to his waist. Of course he
will have a long cue hanging down his back; and
trousers like bags, and shoes with turned-up toes.


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They look snug in their warm clothing. Every
one has a different kind of hat; but I think the
lady is the wisest, because she makes hers serve
for hat and umbrella also. The little baby seems
to feel the cold very much, for it is creeping up
as close into the strange-looking umbrella as it
can get. If that is the father, he does not seem
to be paying much attention to the poor little


WE now take a hop, a skip, and a jump, and
land in India. Ah isn't this a sad picture ?
But my Peep-show cannot always show you
pleasant things, for that would not be fair or
wise. These are the idols the poor Indian chil-
dren are taught to pray to, instead of to God in
heaven. Does it not seem dreadful to pray to
such ugly-shaped creatures, who have no life in
them, and can do nothing for themselves ? You
must save up all your pennies, to help the poor
missionaries who labour to get such customs done
"away with.




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THIS is a little boy who has lost himself in the
jungle. He has crawled into a cave to shelter
himself from the sun, when out springs a great
tiger from the darkness; but, after giving one
terrible loud roar, it dropped down at the little
boy's feet, and began licking its paw and moan-
ing over it terribly. The little boy, who was as
brave as possible, seeing there was something
wrong with the foot, boldly crept close up to the
tiger, and, taking hold of the paw, saw that a
piece of glass was sticking in it, and at once
pulled it out, to the great relief of the tiger.



THE tiger then went away, leaving the little boy
asleep in the cave; but in a few minutes it was
overtaken by some sportsmen on the backs of two
elephants, who instantly attacked and killed it.
I am sure you will not wonder that the little boy
was very sorry when he saw the tiger lying dead.
He came out when he heard the report of the
guns; and when he had cried to the sportsmen,
they made one of the black men put him on the
elephant's back, and took him home.


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THESE are the mules of a great man in Egypt.
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bulrushes, are he mules of a greahim man in the reeds by the river,gyp
Egypt is where the wicked King Pharaoh lived,
who ordered all the babies to be killed. You re-
member the story of Moses, and how his mother
hid him so that he was not killed, and how she
afterwards put him into a little basket made of
bulrushes, and put him in the reeds by the river,
where the king's daughter came daily to bathe;
and you remember she was very kind to him.


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Egypt. At particular seasons of the year the

rain falls very plentifully ; but at other times
there is none at all. The people often suffer very
much from the long dry season, and they are
forced to draw water from the Nile. When the
rain comes, the Nile is so full that it overflows
its banks, and runs into all the little channels
and canals the people make for it; but in the
time of drought the river is very low, and they
Egypt. At particular seasons of the year the
rain falls very plentifully; but at other times
there is none at all. The people often suffer very
much from the long dry season, and they are
forced to draw water from the Nile. When the
rain comes, the Nile is so full that it overflows
its banks, and runs into all the little channels
and canals the people make for it; but in the
time of drought the river is very low, and they
are then forced to draw it out with great labour.
These men are trying to fill the canals.
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HERE you now see an Arab house. It seems a very
plain building, does it not? It is very sub-
stantial, though, and will keep out the strong
rays of the sun, and the great clouds of sand from
the Desert. Arabs generally live in tents, and
are of a wandering nature. They are said to be
very hospitable, and many stories are told about
this. You may have read one about an Arab
killing his favourite horse to supply the wants
of his guest. We can take a lesson from these
wild children of the Desert; and that is,-we
ought always to be kind to our visitors.

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and they are often quite dry, so that the people
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himself, and is holding it very carefully.
vast plain of sand. There are very few wells there,


HERE are three natives of Algiers. The middle
one is a soldier, and the other is either a juggler
by profession, or is only amusing himself by
playing with this string and balls. The woman
is a water-carrier; and see how cleverly she is
pouring the water from her skin bag into the
stone jar!


WE are now in Lapland; and a very cold country
it is, too,-quite the opposite of Algiers and the
Desert. The Laplander we now see has even his
hands covered; and he seems to be as glad as the
reindeer that his wife has finished the milking.
What a useful animal the reindeer is to the poor
Laplander! He draws his. sledge, provides him
with warm clothing, and supplies him with milk.
You can see some tents, to the left; and very
queer they look, too.


WHAr a fine scamper this little girl and her pony
and her dog Dash have had, as you can see for
yourself! They have been all along the meadow,
and down by the end of the plantation; and they
are only resting before setting out for a good
gallop home.
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THIS is Dame Hodson and her little granddaughter
Lucy, and that is their cat and her fat kitten.
The kitten is busy rolling about Lucy's ball of
worsted; but she is so eager to hear all her grand-
mother has to say about her stocking, that she
does not notice the mischief that is being done
by naughty Kitty. But mother Puss does, and
is giving a very angry mew; for Lucy is very
kind to her, as well as to all animals, and so Puss
does not like to see her ball wasted.



TOM DICKIE is the squire's herd-boy, and is a
great favourite with every one. He does not
only look well after the sheep, but makes good
use of every spare moment of his time. The
squire's daughter lends him books to read; and
often gives him a lesson, because his mother is
very poor, and cannot afford to send him to
school. Tom tries to bear his lot cheerfully, and
helps himself, instead of learning nothing, as
many a herd-boy does. No one ever saw Tom
stretched on his back gazing up into the sky.


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MY Peep-show now presents to view two very
different boys from Tom Dickie. There, in the
path, lies a wild-pigeon's nest, and the poor mother
is a prisoner in the hands of the bad boy who
has just caught it. He was quarrelling with his
companion which of them was to have it, when
one snatched the nest out of the hands of the
other, and it fell to the ground, and now the eggs
are all broken. It is a sad sight to see, not only
the distress of the poor captive bird, but the
clenched hands and angry looks of the boys. I
feel sure none of the little people who look into
my Peep-show would ever be so cruel.


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How very fine we are, to be sure! So this little
girl in my Peep-show seems to think. She is so
taken up with herself that she has no time to
think of anything else, and quite forgets that the
very flowers are finer and more to be admired
than she is. Besides, did not the sheep and silk-
worm wear her clothes long before she did? which
ought to make her feel thankful, not proud.


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HERE is a little girl whom, I am sure, you would
like very much, if you knew her as well as I do.
She is certainly not very finely dressed, but she
is a very good girl indeed. She is on her way
to the rectory, where the rector has a class for
young girls, and where she is considered to be
his best scholar-and that not only by the rector,
but by all the pupils.


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AH I thought you would be pleased at sight of
this bright-eyed, clever little fellow. He is really
a beauty of a brown squirrel, and is busy laying
up a store of nuts in the hollow of a tree, so that
when the winter comes he may have plenty to eat.
when the winter comes he may have plenty to eat.


THis is the same little girl we saw with the pony
and the dog. She has now returned home, and,
after laying her riding hat and tippet away
tidily, has run out to feed her poultry. She is so
glad to find some new fowls her papa had given her
are now quite tame. They had always run away
from her before, but now they come and pick
up the grains at her very feet. They have large
tufts on their heads, and are very pretty. The
cock is so very proud of their appearance, that he
keeps on crowing, and never thinks of leaving off
because his little mistress is standing close to him;
but then he knows what a very good friend she
is to them.


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THIS is May Hodge. Poor May has been ill for
ever so long, and has been forced to lie most of
the time in her bed. She is so patient and
good-natured that many neighbours and friends
come to pay her a visit, and help to cheer the
long dull hours for her; and she is so pleased to
see them.


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THIS is the squire of the village where May
Hodge lives. He has a very unruly horse, which
gives him much trouble.
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gives him much trouble.


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horse. This is "good Queen Bess; and she is

addressing her soldiers at Tilbury, attended by
her gentlemen, all dressed in their fine court
robes. When you are older, you will be able to
read all about her; and you will find that though
she was a queen, she was not always happy. Riches
may be very nice, but people are often as happy
without them as with them. You may remember
the wise prayer of Agur: Give me neither
poverty nor riches."


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GATHER round, gather round, and see what I have
to show you now. Ah, you may well shrink
back and look frightened, when I tell you this
is a great grizzly bear. He looks very hungry
indeed, and his mouth seems to be watering for
something to eat; what sharp claws he has, too!
We may be very thankful he is a native of the
Rocky Mountains in the Far West, for it would not
be agreeable to meet him of a stray night on our
way home from some nice picnic or Christmas
party. The next time you visit a menagerie or
zoological garden, look out for him.
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in all day, tormenting her kind mother very

the back of the door, trying to get the cat to play
with her, instead of knitting a stocking as her
mother is doing.


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HERE is Mary Trigg. She lives with her old
grandfather, who is not very kind to her, I am
sorry to say. Mary goes out into the woods
every morning to say her prayers, and ask God
to keep her grandfather from going to the public-
house, and to make him a good man. There you
can see her grandfather, close to the tree. Mary
does not know he is there; but he is listening
to her words, and he is sorry for his conduct, and
turns away determined to do better in future.


THIs is Mrs. Blythwood and her two little girls
on their way to church. Sunday is always the
happiest day with them, because their mamma
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has such pretty stories to tell, or some Bible ques-
tions to ask them ; and th e passes so quickly.
tions .o ask them ; and the time passes so quickly.


HERE is Richard Gould opening the gate for little
Charlie Noble. He is such a nice, kind boy,
Charlie, and always saves something out of his
week's allowance for the poor old man. Richard,
you must know, was once a soldier, and has many
wonderful and sad stories to tell about the war
times, so that he is a great favourite.

times, so that he is a great favourite.


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THIs is idle Johunie Green. It is not a 'ood day
out of doors for walking; and as Johnnie has a
bad cold, his giandmamma has kept him in the
house. She has given him all sorts of things to
play with.; but Johnnie is still dissatisfied, and has
now seated himself on the floor, where, after pulling
off his shoe, and making himself look as untidy as
possible, he is sitting sulky and cross. It would
be much better if he read his nice picture-book.


THESE children have been out gathering sticks,
and are coming back as happy and contented
a if they had found a treasure. They are
children of very poor parents, who work very
hard, and are so thrifty that it is a pleasure to
give them a help now and then. I hope you do
not spend all your money on sweets, but remember
how many poor people there are in the world, and
save something to buy warm clothing for them.


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WHAT sad sound is this, I wonder? We must
hasten forward and see what is the matter. Oh
dear! it is Betsy Todd, with her apron to her eyes;
and at her feet lies a broken can. Betsy has a
very cross mother, and so no wonder she cries,
* poor girl. However, one of the young ladies
from the castle was walking about, and has given
her money to pay for a new jar.


THIS cat is Betsy's only friend; but so grateful
was she to the little lady for helping her in her
time of trouble, that though it was the only thing
she could really call her own, she determined to
take it to the castle the next day, and ask the
little lady to accept it. This the little lady was
very glad to do, because her old black cat Tom
had died some weeks before, and she had never
been able to get another. The cat was called
Betty; and it very soon began to make itself
quite at home, lapping up its milk, and walking
about with a pretty coloured ribbon tied round its
neck. Betsy was often allowed to pay Puss a
visit, and was glad to see it so well cared for.


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MY Peep-show now shows you a picture of two
good little girls who have studied hard at school,
and have earned a holiday. They are allowed to
.spend their time just as they please, and so they
stay out of doors almost all the day long, with
only Dash for company,--who goes with them in
the boat, too.


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HERE are some young children with a bird's nest
in their hands. In the nest are ever so many
young birds. They surely do not know how
cruel it is to take the poor things from their
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youn. birds They surely do not know how

mother Let us hope they are only looking at
them for a few minutes.


POOR Miss Smith is lame, but she is very fond of
children. She cannot walk without the help of
a crutch. When she is seated on her favourite
seat under a tree, the little girls run and gather
sweet posies of pretty flowers. They all know
that is the kind of gift she likes best. They have
filled both hands with flowers, and now try a race
who shall be first to arrive with them. Miss
Smith often asks her young friends to stay to tea,
and gives them delightful cakes, and sweet milk
from her cow Violet. Violet is such a pretty cow,
and is so tame-I only wish you could see her.


THIS is the cottage of the Winslows; and this is
Robert and Mary showing their white mice to the
two little ladies from the Hall. They are such
pretty little creatures; and are kept in that funny
round cage, that Robert had made himself.


AH what is this my Peep-show wants you to
observe next? Here is Harry Grimshaw threaten-
ing to strike Robert Winslow. He insists that
Robert took his ball, though Robert has told him
quite firmly that he never saw it at all. Harry
Grimshaw will not be satisfied, and insists upon
it, though all the boys know how truthful Robert
Winslow is. Fortunately, the schoolmaster hears
the disturbance in time, and puts a stop to the
fight. And after all, the ball was found in a corner.
fight. And after all, thle ball was found in a corner.


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HERE are somni very fine sheep. They are not
quite like the sheep we are accustomed to see in
our country, which we call Southdowns. These
are natives of Tibet. There are a great many
kinds of sheep in the world. Some have very fat
tails, requiring to have little carts tied to them
to keep them from trailing on the ground; some
again have scarcely any tails. And as for horns,
there are all kinds of them ; some sheep have
large standing-up horns, some large and twisted,
and some none at all.


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kind lady to send something for her to take.
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THIS is the little gipsy girl from the encampment.

was lying in their tent very ill, and to ask the

The two little girls you see, with their mamma,
made up a nice basket of good things for her,


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HERE is the rector's son, ueorge. He has been
told to saddle his donkey and ride over to the
wood where the gipsies were encamped, and make
inquiries about the sick woman who was there.
He was to ask if they would like a doctor, and
deliver a bottle of simple medicine. Dick, the
donkey, was not in a very good humour at first,
and kicked up his heels, and pulled back, giving
George a good deal of trouble. When Dick sees
that his master is in a hurry, he will surely trot
off. If he does not, George has got a famous
whip in his right hand; and if he touches Dick
with it on the nose, it will cure him of his stub-
born tricks. Let us hope Dick will turn wise.
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THIS is Aunt Jane; and a great favourite she
is with her nieces and nephews. She knows all
about birds and birds' nests, and ever so many
things besides. She has brought a little basket
with her, and guess what is in it?-a pair of
little turtle doves. Pretty little creatures they
are, but they make a very melancholy coo, coo.
Aunt Jane is reading the direction, and the eldest
boy finds that the doves are for him, and he is
so glad.


POOR Mary Hay is blind See how quietly she
sits on her little seat in the garden. She is very
fond of flowers, though she cannot see them, and
likes to sit where she can smell their sweet per-
fume. She can hear the birds singing, too, when
she is out of doors ; so all her visitors know where
to find her.


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THIS is the playground of the village school. It is
a very windy day, and James Harvey's cap has
been blown away. James is lame, and cannot
join the boys in their games and sports, and so
must content himself by sitting under the trees
looking on at them. The girls are very kind to
him. The wind having blown his cap off, one
of them left her playmates, and after running for
it to a good distance, brought it back, and gave
it to James with a pleasant smile.



To0 MELLOR has been to the market-town with a
large load fri-om the farm, and is driving his master
and his family home. A very happy time they
have all had; and the children could tell you of
the gay sights they saw, and the wonderful toys
they got from the different booths. Tom is look-
ing behind at the dark cloud, and is saying that
he fears it is going to rain; and as he is a very
good judge of the weather, his master bids him
whip up his horses and hasten. It must be quite
a thunder-shower that is coming.



HERE is a little boy who has been out in the
woods, and has found a bird's nest. He seems to
be marching home, very much delighted with his
prize. But coming round the corner is his teacher;
*and now he is so sorry he took the nest, because
he has often been told that it is so cruel to take
the nests of birds. Let us hope he will never do
anything of the kind again.


TIis is a cruel wolf who met a poor little lamb
by the side of the brook. He is a very hungry
wolf indeed. Look at his eyes; they are almost
starting out of his head. The wolf is deter-
mined to pick a quarrel with the poor lamb; and
is asking him how he dares to make the water
dirty for him to drink. The poor lamb is telling
him that he never did anything of the kind, for
he was drinking much lower down the stream,
and therefore he could not have disturbed the
water; but the wolf would not take this as an
excuse, and said, Well, if you didn't, your
mother did so last year;" and he fell upon the
lamb and devoured it.


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under those shady trees. They have brought their
dinner with them, and will eat it there. That is
a ruined church you see at the end; and these are
the small fishing-boats kept by the few fishermen
who live close to the margin of the lake.


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IHEE is a Spanish maiden resting under a vine.
She has been playing the tambourine, and danc-
ing with her companions; but now she is tired,
and has sat down for a little. What a beau-
tiful bunch of grapes is hanging right over
her head She surely cannot be thirsty, or she
would pluck some. Perhaps she does not value
them so much as we do in this country. There,
in her sunny land, they grow in such quantities;
and she may be tired of eating them. Grapes are
what wine is made from; and you must get
some one to tell you how it is made. When you
are older, you can read all about it for yourself.



DID you ever blow soap-bubbles ? I have no doubt
you have, and have watched them floating about
the room, changing into all the colours of the
rainbow. See how carefully this little girl is hold-
ing the saucer for her brother She has promised
her mamma not to make a mess of the room, or
spill the soap about.


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SUCiH a very funny sight my Peep-show has for
you now! Here is the dog Carlo having his
breakfast. He is very patiently trying to make
his large tongue lap up the bread and milk out of
the spoon; and he has a towel tied round his
neck. It is very kind of little Jane to wish
him to eat prettily; but as Carlo is a dog, it is
better to give him the bowl without the spoon:
and very quick work he would make of his break-
fast then.


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HERE is a raven ; and a very sly bird he is, at
times. He is not very honest, sometimes; and
if you left your window open, he would hop
quietly in, and pick up a jewel, or anything
handy, and fly off with it. I remember hearing
once about a poor little page-boy, who was
suspected of stealing, and who was sent away
from his situation. But after he was away
articles still continued to disappear; and a
watch being set, it was found out that a raven
was the thief. On his nest being examined, a
great many valuable things .were found hidden
in it. So the page-boy was taken back.


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quite right; my Peep-show has pretty pictures of
places, as well as of animals and things. Shouldn't
you like to sail about in that strange boat with
the awning in the centre, and admire the splendid
moonlight scene ?


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HERE is a condor-vulture. A splendid-looking
bird he is, too, but very savage and dangerous.
Vultures feed principally on carrion, but will
sometimes pounce upon living animals; though
many people say they never carry off children, as
has been stated. A gentleman once watched a
condor carry off a young lamb. After flying with
it to a considerable height, he dropped it to
the ground; then flew down and picked it up
a second time, letting it fall as before, till it was
quite dead.
quite dead.


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PooR Annie Tait! she is forced to go out and sell
oranges in a little basket. It is very cold weather,.
and she would like to go into the warmn church,
where the clergyman is reading afternoon prayers.
But she is afraid, and lingers at the door.


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I KNOW you all like birds; and I am sure you
will like to see this one. It is the black-headed

sea-gull, and is resting before taking its flight to
the sea-shore, where it picks up its food. The
gull is a native of every shore, from north to

"Behold him now, deep plunging, dip
His sunny pinion's sable tip
In the green wave; now lightly skim
With wheeling flight the water's brim;
Wave in blue sky his silver sail
Aloft, and frolic with the gale;
Or sunk again, his breast to lave,
And float upon the foaming wave "


OH don't be frightened! Take another look at
him, if you please. This is the great Polar bear
of the Arctic regions. He is a very fierce-looking
animal; but I do not know that he is so much to
be dreaded as the grizzly bear I have already
shown you. The Polar bear lives among snow
and ice. At present he is on a great iceberg,
watching for his prey. Icebergs are very high
blocks of ice. They stand up out of the water
like great towering crystal palaces; and they are
ever so deep in the water. When these floating
masses of ice melt with the action of the water
and the sun, they sometimes topple over. Cap-
tains of ships try hard to avoid them when they
see them floating towards them at sea.
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HERE is the squire's grand carriage; and his
wife and some friends are taking an airing. The
two little girls, who are gathering wild flowers in
the wood, are not envying them because they are
going about so comfortably. No; they are quite
as happy to be out of doors, walking about on foot.


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THIS is a very wise-looking goat. You would
scarcely believe such small feet could carry it over
such rocky places. And yet it will climb the
steepest crag, and walk along rocky ledges, where,
if you were to find yourself, it would make your
head feel dizzy. Goats are therefore very useful in
all mountainous countries; and they are valuable
in more ways than one. Their owners weave
strong garments out of their hair, eat their flesh,
and from their milk they make cheese, which
they eat with their brown bread.


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HERE is a very stupid little fellow, who has fallen
into the water. He is crying to a boy on the
bank to help him out; but the boy is lazy,
and stands with his hands in his pockets, never
attempting to help him in the least. The little
boy will know after this, that it is better to learn
to help himself than to trust to others.


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SUCH angry looks Bill Evans has broken Dick
Martin's bow, and he is in a great rage about it.
Bill is offering to give him a new one, and is say-
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SUCH angry looks! Bill Evans has broken Dick
Martin's bow, and he is in a great rage about it.
Bill is offering to give him a new one, and is say-
ing how sorry he is; but this does not make Dick
one whit the better pleased, which is a sad pity.


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HERE is John Brown on his father's horse. He
is not a good rider, by any means; but he is on
his way for a doctor to his sick mother. These
two boys know that he is very nervous; and for
a bit of fun they have played a trick upon the
horse. They are frightened now, for the horse
has become restive, and looks as if it meant to
run away; and if it does, the boys know John
will never hold on, and if he falls off he may be
killed. So no wonder they are looking frightened,
when they see what they have done


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THIS is Aunt Jane again, and her five nieces. It
is Sunday, and she is holding a Sunday school.
That is what the little girls like her to do, because
she always tells her very best Bible stories. She
is telling them about Joseph and his brethren,
which is a story we all like to hear, and cannot
hear too often. But Aunt Jane never tells the-
story the same way, and so it is always new.



HERE is a pretty sight for you. This is James,
the doctor's son, and Teddy, the farmer's herd-
boy. James has found out that Teddy cannot
read, and every day they meet under some shady
tree, when James tries to teach him all he knows
himself. Teddy is very anxious to learn as much
as he can.
as he can.


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THIs is a picture of the wolf and the foolish herd-
boy. The boy was always calling out "Wolf!
wolf just for a joke; and he had raised the false
alarm so often, that at last when the wolf really
came no one took the trouble to turn their heads,
and so the wolf calmly ate up several of the sheep.
Often children fancy they do a clever thing by
playing tricks, but it generally turns out bad
in the end; and I'd advise you, my little dears,
never to get into such a habit, for you will
be sure to repent of it sooner or later. See what
"a silly-looking fellow this herd-boy is! What
"a coward, too, to leave the poor sheep to be
devoured, and all because of his nonsense! I
am sure he deserves to be punished severely.


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OLD Martha is having quite a levee in her little
kitchen. She lives on the outskirts of the com-
mon, in quite a lonely little cottage but as it is
a pretty place, and close to the wood where the
hazel-nuts grow, she has often many visitors.
She has a kind welcome for all, rich and poor alike.


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You will easily see that this is a boar-hunt. See
how the little pigs are scampering off, flying here,
there, and everywhere, to escape from the spear of
the hunter! The poor mother pig has been stuck,
and the great boar is so angry that he is boldly
charging at the horse, determined to do him an
injury if he possibly can. There are no wild
pigs in this country now, though there used to
be long ago.



family Here is grandpapa giving his youngest

mamma look on, seeing him ride off to Banbury
Cross, to see a gay lady ride on a white horse."


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HERE, now, is a party of gaily-dressed children.
They are paying a visit to their grandmother, who
looks at them in the kindest manner, taking an
interest in their delight at sight of the rainbow.
It is such a splendid one, to be sure; and no won-
der they wanted out on the balcony to see it :
Besides, it has been raining all day, and they
have been kept indoors.



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THE Dog in the Manger. Do you know the story
about him ? See, he has got into the ox's stall,
"and when the poor ox returns in the evening he
won't let him in to his place. He cannot eat the
straw himself, and he will not let the poor ox
have it. Don't you think he is a surly fellow?
See how quietly the great ox is standing, looking
with his large eyes very wide open at such strange
conduct, and as if he could not make out the mean-
ing of the dog's behaviour at all. I hope you will
never do anything like that in your life; but I fear
there are many little children who act in this way,
and cause people to say, Oh, he is just like the
dog in the manger." Remember, if ever you feel
like this, think of this picture.


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THIS is little Teddy Montgomery. He has been
out in the orchard with his brother James; and
after playing very happily together there, they
began to quarrel. Teddy struck James first, and
hurt him a good deal, so his mamma is bringing
him to his papa.


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SUCH a happy-looking party we have here!-
really it is a pleasure to look at it! I do not
know whether those on the bank or those in the
boat seem to be the best off The tallest boy is
inviting the little girls to go with them for a sail.
They are going down to a wood, not very far off,
where they say some lovely flowers are to be had.
One of the girls is very frightened to go in such
a small boat, so they stay on the shore.


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dustrious scholars. That is Tom odge who
is tacking up a board with some piece of good'
advice on it. The little girls and boys all look
as if they liked to be at this nice school. They
love their lessons, and that makes the teacher so
happy; and it is a pleasure to teach them.
She is always planning something new for them,
because they are so diligent.
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HERE is a poor sick chicken Willie Green has
found, and is taking care of Though it is so
weak and ill, it flutters to his hand the moment
it sees him, because he has usually some sweet
morsel in his hand for it. The little chicken is
beginning to run after him even when he has
nothing, because it loves kind Willie.

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