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Mon Apr 03 04:37:13 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Stories of Animal Sagacity, by W.H.G.
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Kingston Illustrator: Harrison Weir Release Date: October 17, 2007 [EBook #23067] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK STORIES OF ANIMAL SAGACITY *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Stories of Animal Sagacity, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ This is rather a charming book, with amusing illustrations.
There are numerous tales of how clever various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story. We have Cats, Dogs, Horses, Oxen, Donkeys, Elephants, Wild Animals and Birds. Any of us who have ever had pets can recall how clever they have been on occasion.
I wish Kingston could see those shots on television of squirrels who have learnt to get a few free nuts if they perform some subtle series of tasks, such as jumping from obstacle to obstacle.
I have only to look out of the window here to see birds building their nests or guarding their young; in fact I can tell quite enough of what is going on in the street outside, by taking note of the various birds’ alarm calls. ________________________________________________________________________ STORIES OF ANIMAL SAGACITY, BY W.H.G.
KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. CATS. I have undertaken, my young friends, to give you a number of anecdotes, which will, I think, prove that animals possess not only instinct, which guides them in obtaining food, and enables them to enjoy their existence according to their several natures, but also that many of them are capable of e...

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