The Story of a Robin

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T
HE ST
ORY OF
A ROBIN
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“Two old robins were consulting.” Page 9.
THE
STORY OF AROBIN
A FEAST FOR A KING
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T. NELSON ANDSONS London, Edinburgh, and New York
THE STORY OF A ROBIN
BY AGNES S. UNDERWOOD
T. NELSON AND SONS London, Edinburgh, and New York 1898
CONTENTS. THE STORY OF A ROBIN,9 APPLE-PIE ORDER,40
THE STORY OF A ROBIN. One fine summer morning two old robins were consulting about breaking up their household. In other words, they thought the time had come when their young ones should turn out of the nest and find food for themselves. There were five little birds in that nice, warm nest, but it was much too small for them now that they were so well feathered; and as they quarrelled terribly about getting the best place, the weakest one was in danger of being tumbled over the side with the pushing and struggling that went on. Then they were such hungry birds that their parents could not find enough of food to satisfy them, and the poor old birds were getting quite thin, and were tired fl in from their nest to the lot where the
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The poor mother was wondering how she was to tell her wee birdie that this was the last breakfast she would bring him, when he introduced the subject himself by saying he wished he had not to get back into that nest. Indeed he did not think he could do it, for his wings were so stretched with using them that he was sure they would never crumple up into so small a space as they used to occupy. “Seeing that your wings are grown, my son, your father has decided we must all fly away. Let us join him now, and hear what he is saying to your brothers and sisters. He is very angry about this quarrelling, which is out of all order, and quite contrary to the doctrine taught by Dr. Watts that ‘Birds in their little nests agree;’ and he does not like to think that his children are naughty beyond all others.” Robinette obediently accompanied his mother to the ground, and Mrs. Robin was glad to see how cleverly he managed both legs and wings. They found Cock Robin still haranguing his unruly family; but on seeing his wife, he concluded his remarks thus,— “You are old enough and strong enough to do for yourselves, so off you go. Your mother and I will look after Robinette, and keep an eye on you for a day or two to see how you get on. I hope the gardener will be considerate enough to leave those worm-enticing carrots in the ground, for then there will be plenty of food for us all. Now good-bye.” Cock Robin, having dismissed the four, turned to his wife and Robinette. “I hope, my dear, he was not hurt by his rough brothers and sisters?” “No,” she replied, “he was not hurt; and I am now satisfied that his legs and wings are all they should be. As for his brains, he has more in his little head than all the others put together. I feel sure Robinette will have a history.” Cock Robin put his head first to one side, then to the other, and gave a funny, chirrupy laugh. “Ah! you mother birds are all alike; you think your special nursling is sure to turn out the flower of the flock ” . “Let us fly away. There is an uncomfortable feeling about my feathers, plainly telling me there is a cat near us. At this moment there was a rustle among some leaves, and a
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