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The History of Sandford and Merton   By: (1748-1789)

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[Illustration: "In that instant the grateful Black rushed on like lightning to assist him, and assailing the bull with a weighty stick that he held in his hand, compelled him to turn his rage upon a new object." P. 349. ]





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CHAPTER I. PAGE Description of Harry Sandford and Tommy Merton Adventure with the Snake Harry in Mr Merton's house Mr Barlow undertakes the education of Tommy The first day at Mr Barlow's Story of the Flies and the Ants Harry rescues a Chicken from a Kite Story of the Gentleman and the Basket maker Tommy learns to read Story of the two dogs, 1


Tommy and the Ragged Boy Story of Androcles and the Lion Conversation on Slavery Conversation about an Ass Tommy's Present and its consequences The Story of Cyrus Squire Chase beats Harry Harry saves the Squire's life Making Bread Story of the Two Brothers Story of the Sailors on the Island of Spitzbergen, 47


Harry's Chicken Tommy tries kindness on the Pig Account of the Elephant Story of the Elephant and the Tailor Story of the Elephant and the Child Stories of the Good Natured Boy and the Ill Natured Boy The Boys determine to Build a House Story of the Grateful Turk The Boys' House blown down They rebuild it stronger The Roof lets in the Rain At last is made Water tight, 95


The Boys' Garden The Crocodile The Farmer's Wife How to make Cider The Bailiffs take possession of the Farmer's Furniture Tommy pays the Farmer's Debt Conclusion of the Story of the Grateful Turk The three Bears Tommy and the Monkey Habits of the Monkey Tommy's Robin Redbreast Is killed by a Cat The Cat punished The Laplanders Story of a Cure of the Gout, 185


Lost in the Snow Jack Smithers' Home Talk about the Stars Harry's pursuit of The Will o' the Wisp Story of the Avalanche Town and Country compared The Power of the Lever The Balance The Wheel and Axle Arithmetic Buying a Horse History of Agesilaus History of Leonidas, 197


The Constellations Distance from the Earth The Magnet and its Powers The Compass The Greenlanders and their Customs The Telescope The Magic Lantern Story of the African Prince and the Telescope Mr Barlow's Poor Parishioners His Annual Dinner Tommy attempts Sledge Driving His mishap in the Pond His Anger, 255


Tommy and Harry visit Home The Fashionable Guests Miss Simmons takes notice of Harry Harry's Troubles Master Compton and Mash Estrangement of Tommy Visit to the Theatre Misbehaviour there Card Playing The Ball Harry Dancing a Minuet Story of Sir Philip Sidney Master Mash insults Harry The Fight in the Drawing room The Bull baiting Tommy strikes Harry Master Mash's Combat with Harry Tommy's Narrow Escape from the Bull The Grateful Black, 298


Arrival of Mr Barlow Story of Polemo Tommy's repentance Story of Sophron and Tigranes Tommy as an Arabian Horseman His Mishap Tommy's intrepidity The Poor Highlander's story Tommy's Sorrow for his conduct to Harry Conclusion of the Story of Sophron and Tigranes Tommy's resolution to study nothing but "reason and philosophy" Visits Harry and begs his forgiveness The Grateful Black's Story Tommy takes up his abode at Farmer Sandford's The Grateful Black's account of himself Mr Merton's visit to the Farm The unexpected present Conclusion, 355



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