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-"' OBTAIti DIXIES," by Abble N.
I ff I Smith. The author makes Bob
I I tall Dixie tell his own story. He ,
l-CirtY'J says ha was born "away down ..'
ml 1 1 1 aouth In Dixie," and hla master's
name was the uncommon one of "Smith."
One day an uncle, "Preacher Bmith," from '
"up north," came down south and decided
lie would like to take home a dog for his
children. lie looked over the doggies very
carefully several times, and finally decided '
Bobtail Dixie was "a cute little fci:ow and
I believe I will take him." Dixie was un- '.
decided at first whether or not hs should
like to go, but as he waa to be "a Chrlst
preeent," finally agreed to go. He tells
all about his Journey and his newfound
friends. Utile Mary took him to the base
ment, and told tho cat they two must oc
cupy the rooms together. The cat sa'd
something about Dixie being "a doubtful
blessing," and preferring his room to his
company. Dixie had great respect for
puss when he found how quickly she could
catch a mouse, and one day he saw a
pretty little white chicken, whose mamma
was In a coop, so she could not scratch ths
garden, and he thought as long as he could
not catch mice It surely would do no harm
to catch a little chicken, particularly as
there seemed to be so many of them. He
did not mean to kill It, but just to pick It
up and carry It home. But there was no -one
to fasten the chicken to his tail; he
could not get it on and back, so he had to
carry it in his mouth. Of course, chteklo
was dead, and Dixie was not petted like
"that cat" was when she caught mice, but
got a hard whipping, and had a long time
to think It over In tho cellar. Dixie tell3
us all about having his picture taken, and
we have a beautiful one of Dixie and
Mary, Sinclair and baby Helen to look at
There are many other fine pictures of ''that .
cat," other children and dogs and the beau-!
tifgl home. On the delicate green cover Is
a picture of Dixie, with a beautiful gold
collar on his neck, which says upon It!
"I am Preacher Smith's Dog. - Whose are -you?"
Educational Publishing company. .
"Two Little Savages," being the adven
tures of two boys who lived as Indians
and the story of what they learned, by
Ernest Thompson Seton. There are over
100 drawings and the rketches on the mar
gins of the pages are of every conceiv
able thing pertaining to the woods.' Mr.
Seton Inquired of the readers of his serial
articles what they would like best in hU
next book. The several thousand answers
reoelved showed almost without exception
thit the boys wanted a book on woodcraft,
telling Just what they themselves could
do. In other words, they, the boy readers, .
precisely outlined this new volume. It
tells boys how to camp out; how to form
an Indian band; how to make a dam; how
to make and shoot bows and, arrows; the
uses of the different plants; the habits of
tha wild creatures and so on. It In a fas
cinating story. Into which Mr. Seton has
put all the knowledge of woodcraft and
of wild animals which he has accumu
lated In a lifetime of study and experience.
The details of the book have been de
signed by Mrs. Seton and thoso who have
read It are ready to testify to Its fas-
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day, Page & Co.," publishers.
"Children of the Palm Lands," by Alice
K. Allen, is a very attractive book for
children. Written In easy words,- with fine
large type and cunning pictures. In this
little book we have many pleasant Jour
ney. We have tea and rice with the droll
little Japs and go to Bra ill, visiting the
great coffee plantations. We see the coffee
plants, with the little star-shaped blos
soms peeping out; then the small round
berry; then the seed from which we make
our own coffee. We visit the East Indies,
the land of pepper and nutmeg and cloves.
How beautiful and bright everything - Is
In this tropical land, the great hot belt,"
where the vertical rays of the sun always
fall. Between ho mountains and one of
tho great cities of India there Is a rail
road which goes partly through the great
Jungles. Above the noise of the train can
be heard the roar of a hungry Hon, and
peering through the thickets can be seen
something like pussy's eyes, but they are
the eyes of a tiger. There are beautiful
trees, vines and creeping plants. Pretty
Poll Is there, too.
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monkeys. It Is not
very large book,
but we travel fast
and enjoy our visit ,
so much we hope
the author will
some day taks us,
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Journey. Educational Publishing 7
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"The Story of Enid the Good."
by San D. Jenkins. This sweet
little. story; of Enid, whom the .
ladles loved to call "Enid the Fair"
and 'a grateful ' people , named s
"Enid the Good.", 1 charmingly
written In prose, with Just sufficient '
quotations, from the poem to make
It more fascinating. The frontispiece
is a portrait of Tennyson, and there '
are also other illustrations. Tha
work Is prepared as a supple
mentary reader for the seventli
grade. Educational Publishing
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"Jo's Boys, and How They Turned
Out." a sequel to "Llttlo Men." by
Louisa M. Alcott This new edition
has fifteen full page Illustrations,
appropriate .to the text, by Ellea
Wetherald Wrens. Our story opens
with the great changes of "Tea
Tears Later," and we enjoy' the
school days with their pranks and
adventures, and the love affairs
which are serious or humorous ao
' eording to the position from whloh
one views them. . Jo's boys, whe
were full of life and good humored
mischief, were always careful not
to carry their sport to excess. But
one time Rob and Teddy, who were '
called the "Lion and the Lamb," '
for "the latter was as rampant aa
the king of beasts and the former
aa gentle as any ' sheep that ever '
baaed," had an adventure that tiirned
the Hon into a lamb and 'the
lamb Into a Hon, and pretty well soberei
their exuberant spirits. Rob, through fault
of Ted, was seriously bitten by Don, a
dog, who at the time was lonely for his
master and was acting qaeerly. It was
necessary to burn the wound and poor
Rob suffered great physical pain. Ted
waa heart broken when he saw what a
dreadful thing had happened as a result
of his wilfulness and disobedience. All
boys and girls can learn a leseo:i from
heedle?s Tod, and probably save them
selves and others much annoyance and
heartache. The story is "full of life, Inci
dent and pathos, and all boys-and girls,
nd grown up folks too, who dejight In a
pure, wholesome story will admire this new
edition of "Jo's Boys." Published by Lit
tle, Brown & Co.
"Phyllis' Field lrliends," a collection of
bird stories by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets, Is
a book that will bring pleasure and In
struction to the young and edify the elders.
Poems, bird songs and a generous number
of illustrations aro Interspersed among the
stories. Published by L. C. Page & Co.,
Boston. A smaller volume on the same
topic Is "The Bird Book," by A. J. R. Rob
erts, descriptive of birds common to Great
Britain. Published by John Lane, London
and New York.
' "A Bunch of Keys," by. Margaret John
son, Is certain to open many a door to .
everyday wonders for children in the kin-.
dergarten class. The stories aro told In
prose-picture style, " affording an endless
amount of guesswork as 'well aa amuse
ment. The Illustrations are numerous and
the paper extra strong. Published by Ev
P. Dutton & Co., New York.
"Jest-Nuts." by E. L. Dutton, a nut
cracker and licensed peddler of fun for
youngsters, furnishes enough pictorial and
poetic amusement between two stout cov
ers' to keep the nursery awake' overtime.
The plan and purpose of the author Is ex--.pressed
In this Introductory:
"There was once a lot more wisdom
Than one well could carry around.
So I hey puszled how to keep it
Till at last this way was found:
It was crowded Into nut-shells.
And you can't tell whit's Inside them
Till the nutshells have been cracked.
Now these packed-up words are proverb
And they're cracked by many folks.
If you're careful when you crack them
You will find you're cracking Jokes."
Published by H. M. Caldwell Co., Boston.
"Jack, the Fire Dog," a tribute to the
scgaclty and faithfulness of a dog, by
Lily F. Wesselhoeft. For many years
"Jack", shared the fortunes of a city fire
company, connected with englno No. 33.
Jack always accompanied his engine to
fires and one day at a fierce fire In a
tenement house he went to an attlo door
and by his actions showed as plainly as
a dog could that he believed some person
was confined In the attic. Reordan, his
fireman companion, opened the door and
there was a poor little blind boy, whose
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