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My Studio Neighbors   By: (1850-1896)

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[Illustration (signed) W Hamilton Gibson]

MY STUDIO NEIGHBORS

BY

WILLIAM HAMILTON GIBSON

ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR

[Illustration]

NEW YORK AND LONDON HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS 1898

Copyright, 1897, by HARPER & BROTHERS.

All rights reserved.

[Illustration: CONTENTS]

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A Familiar Guest 3

The Cuckoos and the Outwitted Cow bird 23

Door step Neighbors 57

A Queer Little Family on the Bittersweet 87

The Welcomes of the Flowers 105

A Honey dew Picnic 151

A Few Native Orchids and Their Insect Sponsors 171

The Milkweed 227

Index 239

[Illustration: LIST OF DESIGNS]

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William Hamilton Gibson Frontispiece

Initial. The Studio Door 3

The Rose bush Episode 9

A Corner of My Table 12

An Animated Brush 14

A Specimen in Three Stages 16

The Studio Table 18

Initial 23

The European Cuckoo 24

The Yellow billed Cuckoo 26

Browsing Kine 29

A Greedy Foster child 34

The Yellow Warbler 44

A Blighted Home 46

The Normal Nest of the Yellow Warbler 47

The Yellow Warbler at Home 49

A Suspicious Nest of the Yellow Warbler 50

The Nest Separated 52

Initial 57

The Door step Arena, with its Pitfalls 60

Fishing for Tigers 65

Tiger beetle 68

The Spider Victim 70

Filling the Spider's Grave 71

Black Digger wasp 73

Black Digger wasp and His Victim, Showing the Egg of the Wasp Attached 75

Protecting the Burrow while Searching for Prey 79

The "Cow spit" Mystery Disclosed 81

The Tiger's Head, from the Victim's Stand point 84

Initial. Branch of the Bittersweet 87

A Bittersweet Covey 90

Flushing the Game 92

Specimen Twig 94

Building Froth tent 100

Butterflies and Flowers 105

A Row of Stamens 106

The Parts of a Flower 109

Historical Series, Showing the Progress of Discovery of Flower Fertilization 110

The Garden Sage 120

Cross fertilization of the Sage 121

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