Among the Farmyard People by Clara Dillingham Pierson

By Clara Dillingham Pierson

Introduces teenagers to the animals of the farmyard via a chain of attractive tales concerning the sheep, chickens, cows, and horses that stay there. With new animals arriving on a regular basis, we make the acquaintance additionally of a pig and a peacock, in addition to a few geese and guinea fowls. each one tale closes with a steady ethical, inspiring youngsters to correct habit. appealing black and white illustrations supplement the textual content. appropriate for a long time five and up.

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It made it difficult for the mothers to bring up their children properly, for after a Colt was old enough to have a stall to himself, his mother had to call out her advice and warnings so loudly that everybody could hear, and you know it is not well to reprove a child before company if it can be helped. Indeed, it was this very question that was troubling the span of Bays now. Each of them had a two-year-old Colt, and they knew that it was nearly time for the farmer to put these Colts to work. The span of Bays were sisters, so of course their children were cousins, and they were all very fond of each other and of the Blind Horse, who was the uncle of the Bays and the great-uncle of the Bay Colt and the Gray Colt.

There was never a Dove who would be a Swallow if he could, yet the plump, quiet, gray and white Doves dearly love the dashing Swallows, and happy is the Squab who can get a Swallow to tell him stories of the great world. " sang one Swallow. " "I'm going to look at my old nest," said a young Swallow, as she suddenly flew down to the eaves. "I think I'll go, too," said another young Swallow, springing away from his perch. He was a handsome fellow, with a glistening dark blue head and back, a long forked tail which showed a white stripe on the under side, a rich buff vest, and a deep blue collar, all of the finest feathers.

I forgot all about it until I began to walk," answered the Duckling. " "Not at all," said his mother. "It was because you were making somebody else happy. ' " The Fussy Queen Bee IN a sheltered corner of the farmyard, where the hedge kept off the cold winds and the trees shaded from hot summer sunshine, there were many hives of Bees. One could not say much for the Drones, but the others were the busiest of all the farmyard people, and they had so much to do that they did not often stop to visit with their neighbors.

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