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A Horse Book   By: (1874-1948)

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Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of the changes is found at the end of this text.

The Dumpy Books for Children

No. 10. A HORSE BOOK.

THE DUMPY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN.

Cloth, Royal 32 mo, 1/6 each.

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

2. MRS. TURNER'S CAUTIONARY STORIES. ( Fifth Thousand. )

3. THE BAD FAMILY. By MRS. FENWICK. ( Third Thousand. )

4. THE STORY OF LITTLE BLACK SAMBO. Illustrated in Colours by HELEN BANNERMAN. ( Twenty seventh Thousand. )

5. THE BOUNTIFUL LADY. By THOMAS COBB. ( Fourth Thousand. )

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

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

8. THE PINK KNIGHT. By J. R. MONSELL. Illustrated in Colours.

9. THE LITTLE CLOWN. By THOMAS COBB.

10. A HORSE BOOK. By MARY TOURTEL. Illustrated in Colours.

11. THE DUMPY BABE. By HENRY MAYER. Illustrated in Colours.

London: GRANT RICHARDS, 9 Henrietta Street, W.C.

A Horse Book

BY MARY TOURTEL

LONDON: GRANT RICHARDS 1901

London Engraved & Printed at the RACQUET COURT PRESS by EDMUND EVANS

CONTENTS.

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1. AT PLAY 2 2. SCHOOLING 6 3. CLEVERNESS 10 4. WILLINGNESS 14 5. WILFULNESS 18 6. INTELLIGENCE 22 7. KICKING 26 8. GENTLENESS 30 9. BITING 34 10. TOILING 38 11. HUNTING 42 12. DUTY 46 13. REARING 50 14. SAGACITY 54 15. BOLTING 58 16. PATIENCE 62 17. BUCKING 66 18. PERSEVERANCE 70 19. JIBBING 74 20. SERVICE 78 21. SHYING 82 22. CURIOSITY 86 23. FRIENDSHIP 90 24. OLD AGE 94

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AT PLAY.

Three little foals you see at play. They romp and sport all through the day, But sometimes they are most sedate And try to ape their mothers' gait.

They wheel and race and leap and prance, And sometimes they are said to dance: But always they will stand and stare At anyone who passes there.

SCHOOLING.

The horse, like us, must go to school To learn by precept and by rule. Like us, he does not love the work, Like us, he's not allowed to shirk.

This little instrument you see Strapped on his back, shaped like a V, Is a "Dumb Jockey" meant to train The horse to bear the bit and rein.

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CLEVERNESS.

Billy, the circus pony, can Distinguish letters like a man: He'll hold up for you in the ring His D for Dunce and K for King.

With P for Pony he will show That he his family name doth know; And he will find the C for clown And at his feet will put it down.

WILLINGNESS.

Although this horse is doing all he can to drag his heavy load up the hill, the lazy boy who is walking beside him, with one hand in his pocket, beats him cruelly with the stick which he carries. The boy is too silly or too careless to see how willingly the horse is working.

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WILFULNESS.

A horse's great red letter days Are days of hunting, when his ways Are often very wilful. Here See this John Gilpin in great fear.

He came out just to see the Meet, But the horse thought he would compete With horses, hounds and fox for place, And led the man this madcap race.

INTELLIGENCE.

On the prairies in the Far West of America a man lost his way. He had no water to drink, although both he and his horse were parched with thirst... Continue reading book >>




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