Category Archives: Non-fiction – Animals

OUR PETS.

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By S. S. There are two very different ways of enjoying the companionship of tame animals. One is by petting and fondling them without regard to their natural habits and individual happiness; the other is by cultivating their friendship, and … Continue reading

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Wild Asses

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  BY THE LATE D. W. MITCHELL. We are so accustomed in this equestrian land to regard the ass, the ill-used, persecuted ass, with contempt and disdain, that an untraveiled Englishman can hardly bring himself to believe that such noble … Continue reading

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The Horned Snake

One morning whilst stationed at B , I was taking my cup of tea and cheroot at the “coffee shop,” i. e., the verandah of Bachelor’s Hall, a bungalow in which dwelt four jolly young fellows, and where most of … Continue reading

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The YAKS in France.

When the household goods of Warren Hastings were sold at Daylesford, there was found a painting from nature of a Yak, which had formerly lived in the pretty little park which surrounds the house. This greatly puzzled the squires, who … Continue reading

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Our Tame Hedgehog.

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It is surprising, even amongst persons pretending to some fair amount of educated intelligence, how gross is the general ignorance of natural history, extending even to the animals of our households and our domesticated pets. For some years the subject … Continue reading

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Deer-Stalking Extraordinary

[Note: a good example of cruelty to animals in this Victorian article published in 1859] — In these days, and at this particular season, when the above manly and bracing exercise is carried on with such unflinching energy, in the … Continue reading

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The Chameleon’s Colour

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The Chameleon is a much-injured beast. He has been the topic of scandals as absurdly unfounded and as persistently credited, as if he had done mankind a great service — written a noble work, carved an immortal statue, invented a … Continue reading

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