Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children

Author: Grace Greenwood (Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott)
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,806 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68
LoC Categories: D, PZ
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2008.10.01
mnybks.net#: 22185
Origin: gutenberg.org
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fferent species. As Mabel walked slowly along, admiring the pretty chattering creatures, but sadly remembering her lost Bobby, and thinking that no one of all these was half so beautiful as he, suddenly she heard, from a cage just before her, a joyous familiar cry: "Good morning, Miss Mabel!--come to bring Bobby dinner? Poor Bobby hungry!"

With a cry of delight, Mabel sprang forward and flung her arms about the cage, and kissed the crimson-tuffed head of a pretty cockatoo, thrust through the bars--Bobby's head--for it was indeed her own dear lost bird!

Sir John Howard, Mabel's grandfather, was able to buy Bobby of the Zoological Society, who had bought him of a sailor from Calcutta so Mabel had her pet again.

He seemed the same intelligent, affectionate bird as ever. He had forgotten nothing he had ever known; but he had learned some rather rough sayings of the sailors, on his voyage from India, which did not go very well with the good things his gentle little mistress had taught him. But

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