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JIMMY CROW

By Edith Francis Foster Published by Dana Estes & Co.

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UNIQUE AND INSTRUCTIVE BOOKS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Charming tales told in rebus form for wee men and women

WHAT DID THE BLACK CAT DO? GUESS! By MARGARET JOHNSON

WHERE WAS THE LITTLE WHITE DOG? By MARGARET JOHNSON

JIMMY CROW By EDITH FRANCIS FOSTER

Oblong quarto. Bound in cloth with separate cover design for each volume

DANA ESTES & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS Estes Press, Summer Street, Boston

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JIMMY CROW

BY EDITH FRANCIS FOSTER

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BOSTON DANA ESTES & COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1899 1900 BY S. E. CASINO COMPANY

Copyright, April, 1902 BY DANA ESTES & COMPANY

All rights reserved

JIMMY CROW

Colonial Press Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co Boston, Mass., U. S. A.

[TO DAVID]

CONTENTS

[CONTENTS.]

FRONTISPIECE

CONTENTS

DEDICATION

HOW JACK FOUND JIMMY CROW 9

THE CHRISTMAS CANDLES 15

AFTER THE SNOW STORM 21

"THE ROSE IS RED" 27

DROPPING STITCHES 33

APRIL FOOL 39

JACK'S CIRCUS MONEY 45

JIMMY'S CIRCUS 51

A WHOLE BUNCH OF CRACKERS 57

JIMMY CROW'S BIRTHDAY PARTY 63

IN SCHOOL 69

NUTTING 75

ENDPIECE

[HOW JACK FOUND JIMMY CROW.]

JIMMY CROW.

I.

Jimmy Crow belongs to Jack.

Jack is a little [boy]. Jimmy is a big [crow]. Jack wears a white [suit]. Jimmy wears black [feathers]. Jack says "Good Morning," and "Yes, sir," and "Thank you." Jimmy can say only "Caw, caw." Jack thinks Jimmy is a funnier pet than a [cat] or a [dog].

One day, last summer, Jack was picking low [berries] in the pasture, when he saw a young [crow] hopping in the bushes. The little crow was lame in one [leg]. He had fallen from the [nest]. He was too young to fly far, so [Jack] caught him. He carried him home in his berry [basket]. Then Jack took a [hammer] and [nails] and [wood] and built a [cage]. He named his new pet "Jimmy Crow."

Jack took good care of Jimmy Crow. He caught [crickets] for him to eat, and gave him fresh water in a tin [cup]. Jimmy's lame leg soon got well. His [wings] grew big, and he could fly. When Jack called, Jimmy would fly to him and perch on his [hand] or [head].

Jimmy Crow liked mischief. He liked to hide things and see people hunt for them. Once when Jack was getting ready for school, he could not find his [top]. He hunted till Mama said he must put on his rubber [boots] and be off. One of those boots would not go on. There was something in the toe. [Jack] held it up and shook it, and out fell the top! [Jimmy Crow] flapped his [wings] and cried "Caw, caw!" That was his way of laughing. Jack laughed too, as he took his [books] and [hat] and hurried off. [Edith Francis Foster]

[THE CHRISTMAS CANDLES]

JIMMY CROW.

II.

Grandma lives at Jack's [house]. She has a bird, too. Grandma's bird is a green [parrot]. The parrot's name is "Pepper." [Jack] loves [Grandma], but Jack's crow does not love Grandma's parrot.

Pepper can talk like a [man], mew like a [cat], bark like a [dog]. She can cry and laugh. When Jimmy says "Caw, caw!" Pepper says "C a w, c a w!" and then laughs. [Jimmy crow] doesn't like to be laughed at. Once he flew at Pepper, and pushed her off her [perch]. But Pepper scratched him with her [talons] and pulled out a tail feather with her [beak]. Now Jimmy keeps away from her, unless he wants to steal her [crackers].

On Christmas Eve [children] came to Jack's Tree. Mama had trimmed it with [popcorn] and [candles], and hung [presents] everywhere. When she went with a [match] to light the candles, they were gone! "Where are the candles?" cried [Mama]. "Somebody has carried them off, and I can't light the [Christmas tree]... Continue reading book >>




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