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Animal Ghosts by O'donnell Elliott is a real find and comfort for those who lost their loved pet. The book confirms the reader that a dead pet is not gone at all, there is an afterlife, and pets after death return as ghosts. Animal Ghosts helps in finding the way to communicate with the ghost of an animal, so that man in grief would feel that his precious pet still lives on. There are separate chapters for cats, dogs, birds, farm and wild animals. Here you can read several stories of the people who communicated with their dead pets.
Black Beauty was written by an English novelist Anna Sewell in 1877 in the last years of her life. At that time the author was an invalid and could move only with the help of her horse. Immediately after being published, the novel became a bestseller and in her last days Anna could see the success of her only novel. Initially she intended to write this book not for children but for people who life was connected to horses. However, soon the novel was recognized as children's. The author insists that people should be good and kind and respectful not only to horses and other animals but also to each other. This is a story of the whole life of one horse from the time when it was born in a peasant meadow to it becoming a carriage horse for a gentleman and then becoming an overworked cab horse. Not only children but also adults will be carried away by frankness and sincerity.
A collection of short stories by John Taintor Foote, a novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and screenwriter, is a perfect read especially for dog lovers. The skill of the author in describing relationships between dog and man, wonderful canine characters and a dog’s vision of the world make the book a remarkable classic piece of literature.
This extensive referance book is a complete encyclopaedia of gardening, explaining in alphabetical sequence terms of the culture and propagation of hardy and half-hardy plants, trees and shrubs, orchids, ferns, fruit, vegetables, hothouse and greenhouse plants, etc. including diseases, treatments, their specific and common names. The gardener is provided with a comprehensive encyclopaedia which not only gives brief descriptions of all the plants they are likely to meet but also complete information regarding their cultivation. In its complete and unabridged original form it is extensively illustrated and full of instruction that is as useful and practical today as it was when originally published. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
STORIES ABOUT THE INSTINCT OF ANIMALS, THEIR CHARACTERS, AND HABITS. BY THOMAS BINGLEY. NEW YORK: C.S. FRANCIS & CO., 252 BROADWAY. BOSTON: J.H. FRANCIS, 128 WASHINGTON STREET. 1851.CONTENTS.CHAPTER I.Uncle Thomas resumes his Stories about the Instinct of Animals.--Tellsabout the Horse, and of the Immense Herds which are to be found on thePlains of South America; of their Capture by means of the Lasso; theArab and his Mare; the Gadshill Robber; the Benevolent Planter; theLawyer-Highwayman; as well as several other Curious Stories about theIntelligence, Affection, and Docility of the Horse Page 9CHAPTER II.Uncle Thomas tells about the Beaver, and the Singular Manner in which itconstructs a Dam to confine the Waters of the River; and about the Hutwhich it builds for its Habitation. He tells also about the CuriousNests of the Sociable Grosbeak; and gives a Long and EntertainingAccount of the White Ant of Africa; its Extraordinary Nest; and theImportant Part which it acts in the Economy of Nature 29CHAPTER III.Uncle Thomas describes the Manner in which Wild Elephants are caught,and relates some Curious Stories of the Cunning, Affection, andIntelligence of the Elephant 54CHAPTER IV.Uncle Thomas introduces to the Notice of the Young Folks the EttrickShepherd's Stories about Sheep; and tells them some Interesting Storiesabout the Goat, and its Peculiarities 71CHAPTER V.Uncle Thomas relates some Very Remarkable Stories about the Cat; pointsout to the Boys the Connexion subsisting between the Domestic Cat andthe Lion, Tiger, &c., and tells them some Stories about the Gentleness,as well as the Ferocity of these Animals 89CHAPTER VI.Uncle Thomas tells about the Tiger; its Ferocity and Power; and of theCurious Modes which are adopted for its Capture and Destruction.--Alsoabout the Puma or American Lion, and introduces some Hunting Scenes inNorth and South America, with other Interesting and EntertainingAdventures 123CHAPTER VII.Uncle Thomas tells about the Migrating Instinct of Animals.--Of theHouse Swallow of England; and the Esculent Swallow, whose Nest is eatenby the Chinese.--He tells also about the Passenger Pigeon of America; ofthe Myriads which are found in various parts of the United States; ofthe Land-Crab and its Migrations, and of those of the Salmon and theCommon Herring 144CHAPTER VIII.Uncle Thomas tells about the Baboons, and their Plundering Excursions tothe Gardens at the of Good Hope, Calsoaep about Le Vaillant's Baboon,Kees, and his Peculiarities; the American Monkeys; and relates anAmusing Story about a Young Monkey deprived of its Mother, puttingitself under the Fostering Care of a Wig-Block 174CHAPTER IX.Uncle Thomas concludes Stories about Instinct with several InterestingIllustrations of the Affections of Animals, particularly of the Instinctof Maternal Affection, in the course of which he narrates the Story ofthe Cat and the Black-Bird; the Squirrel's Nest; the Equestrian Friends;and points out the Beneficent Care of Providence in implanting in theBreasts of each of his Creatures the Instinct which is necessary for itsSecurity and Protection 193
Mr. Blenheim was a very gentlemanly dog, and Mrs. Blenheim was quite the lady; both were well-bred, handsome, and fond of good company. They lived in a nice house, by Hyde Park Corner. Now Mr. Blenheim was one day in the library, dozing in his arm-chair after dinner, when Mrs. B. thus addressed him:"Rouse up, Blenny dear, and tell me about these notes of invitation forour dinner-party."........
The Greyhound; Its History, Points, Breeding, Rearing, Training and Running belongs to the pen of Hugh Dalziel. The book was published for the first time in London in 1886 and is devoted to this kind of dogs. The book contains six thorough chapters which are: History of The Modern Greyhound; Coursing; Breeding; Rearing; Training; Waterloo Cup Winners from 1836 to 1886. In this work readers will find everything want they want to know about the greyhounds. Of course, a lot of the information is a bit out of date and it is more useful for readers who are interested in the history of breeding the greyhound but other parts seem to be very modern and useful for the readers of today.
OBSERVATIONS ON MODERN GARDENING, Illustrated by DESCRIPTIONS. By Thomas Whatley. First edition. Hardback. 8 1/4 by 5 inches. 257 pp. Leather covers, red spine label. Covers quite scuffed, edgeworn. Both covers detached. Spine is darkened, label readable in good imagination. Small piece of scotch tape on cover. FEP detached. Previous owner's name and later owner's emboosed stamp on title page. Light-to-moderate spotting present through text. REPs detached. Text is complete, binding is tight. Contents include: Of Ground, A Hill at Ilam, Of Wood, A Grove at Claremont, A Grove at Ether Place, Of Water, Blenheim, Wotton, Of Rocks, Middleton dale, Matlock Bath, New Weir on the Wye, Dove dale, Of Buildings, Temple of Pan at the south lodge on Enfield Chace, Of Art, Caversham, Of Picturesque Beauty, Of Character, Of the Generalk Subject, Of a Farm, Leasowes, Woburn farm, Of a Park, Painshill, Hagley, Of a Garden, Stowe, Of a Riding, Persfield. This important book greatly influenced Thomas Jefferson. #661