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The Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children

The Stories Mother Nature Told Her Children by Jane Andrews
By: (1833-1887)

“You may think that Mother Nature, like the famous “old woman who lived in the shoe,” has so many children that she doesn’t know what to do. But you will know better when you become acquainted with her, and learn how strong she is, and how active; how she can really be in fifty places at once, taking care of a sick tree, or a baby flower just born; and, at the same time, building underground palaces, guiding the steps of little travellers setting out on long journeys, and sweeping, dusting, and arranging her great house,–the earth. And all the while, in the midst of her patient and never-ending work, she will tell us the most charming and marvellous stories of ages ago when she was young, or of the treasures that lie hidden in the most distant and secret closets of her palace; just such stories as you all like so well to hear your mother tell when you gather round her in the twilight.”

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THE STORIES MOTHER NATURE TOLD HER CHILDREN

BY

JANE ANDREWS AUTHOR OF "SEVEN LITTLE SISTERS," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

1888, 1894.

CONTENTS.

THE STORY OF THE AMBER BEADS

THE NEW LIFE

THE TALK OF THE TREES THAT STAND IN THE VILLAGE STREET

HOW THE INDIAN CORN GROWS

WATER LILIES

THE CARRYING TRADE

SEA LIFE

WHAT THE FROST GIANTS DID TO NANNIE'S RUN

HOW QUERCUS ALBA WENT TO EXPLORE THE UNDERWORLD, AND WHAT CAME OF IT

TREASURE BOXES

A PEEP INTO ONE OF GOD'S STOREHOUSES

THE HIDDEN LIGHT

SIXTY TWO LITTLE TADPOLES

GOLDEN ROD AND ASTERS

THE STORY OF THE AMBER BEADS

Do you know Mother Nature? She it is to whom God has given the care of the earth, and all that grows in or upon it, just as he has given to your mother the care of her family of boys and girls.

You may think that Mother Nature, like the famous "old woman who lived in the shoe," has so many children that she doesn't know what to do. But you will know better when you become acquainted with her, and learn how strong she is, and how active; how she can really be in fifty places at once, taking care of a sick tree, or a baby flower just born; and, at the same time, building underground palaces, guiding the steps of little travellers setting out on long journeys, and sweeping, dusting, and arranging her great house, the earth... Continue reading book >>


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