Adventures of a Young Naturalist

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Author: Lucien Biart
Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,384 / 298 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75
LoC Category: GE
Downloads: 1,709
Added to site: 2008.07.09
mnybks.net#: 21471
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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fer not to think of you," he responded.

"You would rather, then, that I staid at Orizava?"

"Oh no; I should like you to go, and--to go with you."

"What can you be thinking of? Before we were a mile on the road you would be knocked up, complaining of heat, thirst, fatigue--"

"That's quite a mistake, dear father. I know I should be very useful to you, if you would only take me. I could pick up wood, light the fire, and look after the cooking, besides catching butterflies and insects, both for your collection and mine."

"That's all very well; but the first time you were scratched by a thorn you would cry."

"Oh father! I promise you I will never cry, except when--I can't help it."

I could not resist smiling at this answer.

"Then it is a settled thing, and I am to go with you," exclaimed Lucien.

"We must consult your mother, and if she sees no objection, I--"

The child ran off without allowing me to finish my sentence.

While I we

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