This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...tossing up his head, kicking out his hoofs, and acting like a life sentence prisoner out on a holiday. Now these actions made the ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...tossing up his head, kicking out his hoofs, and acting like a life sentence prisoner out on a holiday. Now these actions made the Widow so mad at losing him, that she charged us with her switch. Didn't we scatter! She caught a few slow-going animals, and the way they drew in their tails and ran was a circumstance. "Reminds me of earth again, and my old master," said a horse, galloping by me. "Never saw a switch before in Paradise," grumbled a dog, limping after the horse. "She caught my fore paw sure enough. Nasty thing, I wish you would send her home." Dandy, Soko, Rag, and I stopped in a little grove, and looked back at her. The Widow McDoodle had the beach and the beautiful sea all to herself. She thrashed round for some time, then she sat down on the sand. Efje WLftoto (Tonus 201 "Better get her into the air-ship, Soko," I said, "she's served her time." "Oh, me, the animals!" laughed Rag, " just look at them." As far as we could see, they were peeping. Every rock, and tree, and shrub had its concealed noses, and tails, and legs, and bodies, but observing eyes; and the birds on the trees were snickering, and telling each other to keep quiet. The Widow was as good as a circus to them. "We can't do anything with these earthly people when they don't want to mind us," said Soko. "I'll go see Joe, and ask him if we can't get the Cat to hypnotise her into the air-ship, for I give you my word, I don't feel like being beaten all the way back to earth again." "Come on, boys," I said to the dogs, " I want to interview the goat. Bet you anything, his views of life have changed." CHAPTER XVII. A CHANGED GOAT I Was right. He was a changed goat. We found him in a little green spot where many of the smaller birds went to drink and bathe. There was a tiny...Read Less
Good. 12mo-18.5 x 13 cm.; 365 pp. Later reprint edition. A sequel to Beautiful Joe. A few lovely drawings of animals at the beginning and end of text. Green cloth-covered boards with dark green spine lettering. Boards lightly soiled with some edgewear and bumped corners, text block edges soiled, binding shaken, former owner's inscription on verso of half-title page and on back free endpaper. A presentable reading copy.
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