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Wild Nature Won By Kindness

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,812 / 135 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 337
Added to site: 2007.04.17 16609
Genres: Nature, Non-fiction

we can only hope that if there are "happy hunting-grounds" for birds our Dick may be there, bright and happy still.

[Illustration: FLYING STARLINGS]


On a wet stormy day in May a young unfledged bird was blown out of its nest and was picked up in a paved yard where, somehow, it had fallen unhurt.

There he was found by my kind-hearted butler, who appeared with the little shivering thing in his hand to see if I would adopt it. The butler pleaded for it, and it squawked its own petition piteously enough, but I was far from strong, and I knew at what very early hours these young feathered people required to be fed. I therefore felt I ought hardly to give up the time which sometimes brought me the precious boon of sleep after a wakeful night. Very reluctantly I refused the gift, and felt wretchedly hard-hearted in doing so. I will confide to my readers that in my secret heart I thought the poor orphan was a blackbird or thrush, and they are birds I feel ought ne



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