Animal Children - The Friends of the Forest and the Plain
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Animal Children, by Edith Brown Kirkwood This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Animal Children The Friends of the Forest and the Plain Author: Edith Brown Kirkwood Illustrator: M. T. Ross Release Date: February 17, 2006 [EBook #17782] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ANIMAL CHILDREN *** Produced by Juliet Sutherland, Sjaani and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net Animal Children The Friends of the Forest and the Plain. By Edith Brown Kirkwood Drawings by M.T. Ross Published by P.F. Volland & Co. Chicago Copyright 1913 P.F. Volland & Company All Rights Reserved Ninth Edition To all children who find friends in the Forest or on the Plain, and especially to Samuel and to Gilbert, this book is lovingly dedicated. FOREWORD hen God made the world He planted the flowers and the grass and the trees to make things beautiful to look upon; He swung the sun and the moon and the stars in the sky to make things bright; He put the birds in the trees to fill the air with music, and when He made the animals we believe that he intended them to be the friends of man. Why, isn't the dog the best playmate that a boy can have?

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Animal Children, by Edith Brown KirkwoodThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: Animal Children       The Friends of the Forest and the PlainAuthor: Edith Brown KirkwoodIllustrator: M. T. RossRelease Date: February 17, 2006 [EBook #17782]Language: EnglishCharacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK ANIMAL CHILDREN ***DPirsotdruicbeudt ebdy  PJruoloiferte aSduitnhge rTleaanmd ,a tS jhatatnpi: /a/nwdw wt.hpeg dOpn.lniente
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Ninth EditionTo all children who findfriends in the Forest or onthe Plain, and especially toSamuel and to Gilbert, thisbook is lovingly dedicated.FOREWORDhen God made the world He planted the flowers and thegrass and the trees to make things beautiful to look upon;He swung the sun and the moon and the stars in the sky tomake things bright; He put the birds in the trees to fill the air withmusic, and when He made the animals we believe that heintended them to be the friends of man.Why, isn't the dog the best playmate that a boy can have? Didany one ever hear of Towser or Gyp being false friends? And thesoft, dainty, cunning bit of a fluffy ball of a kitten who comesrubbing its downy sides against the tiny girl's skirts begging fora return caress, is there a play-fellow more lovable? And thesquirrel who comes begging at the window for nuts; the bunnyrabbit who snuggles its delicate nose, trustingly, under the littleboy's chin; the horse who has been man's friend in times oftrouble and of peace, bearing his burdens or scampering withhim over the fields and roads in play; the cow who has sent hergood milk to the babies of all time; the sheep and the goats whohave given of their wool to keep us warm,—we love them alldearly.In this volume we have tried to make friends and playmates of allof the animals. You have loved the "Flower Children" and the"Bird Children" whom the publisher already has made yourplaymates. We feel that you are going to be just as happy toknow the "Animal Children." Therefore we add to "The LittleCousins of the Field and Garden" and "The Little Playmates of theFlower Children," this volume—"The Friends of the Forest andthe Plain."EDITH BROWN KIRKWOOD M.T. RossANIMAL CHILDREN
Sometimes I am sosorry that my papais a king,It's really mostannoying andhurts likeeverythingTo have the littlegirls and boys allwant to run away,For if I am a Lionprince, I'm a baby,anyway!Some jungle boys,by mischief madequite bold,Once took thebaby Tiger, sowe're told,And in broadstripes theysmeared his coatso fine,And 'round hisneck they hung a"Fresh Paint" sign.
This monkeythought theLeopard's spotsWere pasted on forpolka-dots,He asked her howmuch it would costNew ones to buy ifthose were lost.In her red andwhite gown MissWeasel's so pertWe are very afraidshe's a gay littleflirt;She is fearful of noone—beast, reptileor man,Just winks andcries gaily: "Catchme, if you can."
This dapper youngchappy is DudeOcelot,With coat trimmedin many a dashand a spot;He's graceful andelegant, sly, too,as well,Just what he'll donext no one evercan tell.Tgrheea tc hbeitga ch aits aaBllu to fv etrhya tq,uick, forShe's cunning butsAhned' sif  gyeonut'lree,  tgoooo,dshe's good to you.
The little Bobcatand Canadian LynxJust must berelated (soeveryone thinks).Except for theirears they're alikeas two pins,And look everywhit as if theywere twins.A dainty,fastidious man isLord OtterWho can live justas well on land asin water,He'll eat but theflakiest part of a,hsifAnd this heconsiders hisfavorite dish.
"It really is abother to besought byeveryone"The vain youngErmine boasted."Why, it keeps meon the runTo get away fromkings and queensand peers andladies great—It truly gets me allfussed up and in adreadful state."Young ferret,detective, said: "I'llshow you whereTo track the boldrabbit right intohis lair."Then he never sawbunny right underhis eyes,But wentswaggering offlookingwondrously wise.
"Now, Johnnie, mychild," said wiseMamma Sable,"When you see atrap run as fast asyou're able,Or else, ere youknow it, your skinwill be goneAs a beautiful furfor some lady to".nodMother opossumsays she'd like toksaJust why othermothers shouldfind it a taskTo care for onebaby. Why, hereshe has four,And there's plentyof room on her tailfor some more!
Mr. and Mrs.Mongoose arepopular as can be,The reason beingvery plain, as youwill all agree,They are cunningand affectionateand clean and very,ecinThey kill all snakesand insects andnaughty rats and.ecimIt must be veryeasy for the busyBeaver motherTo feed the Beaversister and her littleBeaver brother,For when they beg:"We're hungry,give us somethingto eat, please!"She sends themoff to nibble at thebark of the bigtrees.
The puma is abandit who'll notmeet you face toecafBut waits to springupon you fromsome well-hiddenplace.He'll strike youwhen your back isturned, but awayhe's sure to flyIf you should turnto look him rightsquarely in the.eyeLemur stays in bedall dayAnd waits until thenight to play;That's why his softfeet make nodnuosAnd why his eyesare big and round.