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The Brownies: Their Book   By: (1840-1924)

The Brownies: Their Book by Palmer Cox

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THE BROWNIES: THEIR BOOK

BY PALMER COX

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APPLETON CENTURY CROFTS, INC. NEW YORK

Copyright 1887, by UThe Century Co.\E

Copyright renewed, 1915, by UThe Century Co.\E

All rights reserved. This book, or parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without permission of the publisher.

Printed in U. S. A.

[Illustration: BROWNIES, like fairies and goblins, are imaginary little sprites, who are supposed to delight in harmless pranks and helpful deeds. They work and sport while weary households sleep, and never allow themselves to be seen by mortal eyes. ]

CONTENTS.

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[Illustration] THE BROWNIES AT SCHOOL 1

THE BROWNIES' RIDE [Illustration] 8

THE BROWNIES ON SKATES [Illustration] 14

[Illustration] THE BROWNIES ON BICYCLES 19

THE BROWNIES AT LAWN TENNIS [Illustration] 25

THE [Illustration] BROWNIES' GOOD WORK 30

[Illustration] THE BROWNIES AT THE GYMNASIUM 36

THE BROWNIES' FEAST [Illustration] 42

THE BROWNIES TOBOGGANING [Illustration] 48

[Illustration] THE BROWNIES' BALLOON 55

THE BROWNIES [Illustration] CANOEING 62

THE BROWNIES IN THE MENAGERIE [Illustration] 68

[Illustration] THE BROWNIES' CIRCUS 73

THE BROWNIES [Illustration] AT BASE BALL 78

THE BROWNIES AND THE BEES [Illustration] 83

[Illustration] THE BROWNIES ON ROLLER SKATES 89

THE BROWNIES AT THE SEASIDE [Illustration] 94

[Illustration] THE BROWNIES AND THE SPINNING WHEEL 101

THE BROWNIES' VOYAGE [Illustration] 108

THE [Illustration] BROWNIES' RETURN 114

THE BROWNIES' SINGING SCHOOL [Illustration] 120

THE BROWNIES' [Illustration] FRIENDLY TURN 126

[Illustration] THE BROWNIES' FOURTH OF JULY 132

THE BROWNIES IN THE TOY SHOP [Illustration] 138

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THE BROWNIES AT SCHOOL.

AS Brownies rambled 'round one night, A country schoolhouse came in sight; And there they paused awhile to speak About the place, where through the week The scholars came, with smile or whine,

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Each morning at the stroke of nine. "This is," said one, "the place, indeed, Where children come to write and read. 'T is here, through rules and rods to suit, The young idea learns to shoot; And here the idler with a grin In nearest neighbor pokes the pin,

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Or sighs to break his scribbled slate And spring at once to man's estate. How oft from shades of yonder grove I've viewed at eve the shouting drove As from the door they crowding broke, Like oxen from beneath the yoke."

Another said: "The teacher's chair, The ruler, pen, and birch are there, The blackboard hangs against the wall; The slate's at hand, the books and all. We might go in to read and write And master sums like scholars bright."

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The more they talked, the stronger grew The wish to prove how much they knew... Continue reading book >>




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