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THE ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA

JEAN C. ARCHER

The Dumpy Books for Children.

XIII. THE ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA.

The Dumpy Books for Children.

Cloth, Royal 32 mo, 1/6 each.

=I. THE FLAMP, THE AMELIORATOR, AND THE SCHOOLBOY'S APPRENTICE.= By E. V. LUCAS. ( Seventh Thousand. )

=II. MRS. TURNER'S CAUTIONARY STORIES.= ( Eighth Thousand. )

=III. THE BAD FAMILY.= BY MRS. FENWICK. ( Fifth Thousand. )

=IV. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO.= Illustrated in Colours. BY HELEN BANNERMAN. ( Forty seventh Thousand. )

=V. THE BOUNTIFUL LADY.= BY THOMAS COBB. ( Fourth Thousand. )

=VI. A CAT BOOK.= Portraits by H. OFFICER SMITH. Characteristics by E. V. LUCAS. ( Eighth Thousand. )

=VII. A FLOWER BOOK.= Illustrated in Colours by NELLIE BENSON. Story by EDEN COYBEE. ( Eighth Thousand. )

=VIII. THE PINK KNIGHT.= Illustrated in Colours by J. R. MONSELL. ( Eighth Thousand. )

=IX. THE LITTLE CLOWN.= BY THOMAS COBB.

=X. A HORSE BOOK.= BY MARY TOURTEL. Illustrated in Colours. ( Eighth Thousand. )

=XI. LITTLE PEOPLE: An Alphabet.= By HENRY MAYER. Verses by T. W. H. CROSLAND. Illustrated in Colours.

=XII. A DOG BOOK.= Illustrated in Colours by CARTON MOORE PARK. Text by ETHEL BICKNELL.

=XIII. THE ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA.= By JEAN C. ARCHER. Illustrated in Colours.

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS, 48, Leicester Square.

THE ADVENTURES OF SAMUEL AND SELINA.

By JEAN C. ARCHER.

LONDON GRANT RICHARDS. 1902.

[Illustration: BENROSE & SONS L^{TD}

DERBY LONDON & WATFORD]

In Spring, While softly cooed The Dove,

Sam Told Selina of His Love.

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The Summer Moon smiled on them both, Selina plighted him her Troth.

But Autumn brought a gayer Swain Selina broke it off again.

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[Illustration]

'Tis Winter now Selina's slack She'd give her thumbs to have him back.

Yet When they met She tossed her head;

He Stared at her and Cut her dead!

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But Fate at last to them was kind: It sent a Roaring, Raging Wind!

Which, Just as Sam was passing by, Blew off Selina's Hat! Oh! My!

Sam Caught it by a daring jump.

Selina's Heart went Thump! Thump!! Thump!!!

"Oh, Sam!" she cried; Tears dimmed her sight And after that it all came right.

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They made it up and very soon They started on their Honeymoon.

Selina proved a model wife, Her Sam was all her joy in life; She fetched his shoes and darned his hose, And sympathized with all his woes.

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And, As she let him have his say, He loved her more from day to day; And on her birthday for a spree, Took her to the Menagerie.

She revelled in the Monkey Walk, Where Apes, of motley hue, Each jumped upon a yellow stick All shining and brand new.

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And picture, children, how the Snarks Rejoiced her frugal mind; They ate the Buns, they ate the Bag, And even stale cheese rind... Continue reading book >>




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