The Nursery, No. 106, October, 1875. Vol. XVIII.

A Monthly Magazine for Youngest Readers

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1875
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,194 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 588
Added to site: 2005.08.14
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f anxiety; and, if Dennis did not appear very shortly, he would begin bleating loudly.

This would disgust Dennis immensely; but he couldn't bear to think that Billy's feelings were hurt: so he would leave his nice bath, and push his way through the men, until Billy could see him. Then he would return to the pump, grunting in a manner that plainly showed his feelings.

He was certainly saying, "I do wish that sheep had a little more of the pig about him. If I am out of his sight for a moment, he begins to cry, and take on in such a manner, that I must show myself to him; and then I have all the trouble of making the sailors pump again."

But the sailors only waited to make Dennis beg a little. They had no idea of not pumping again. They were always pleased when he showed so much good feeling for Billy; and generally he got a larger allowance of water to pay for it.

I believe that Dennis was not living when the ship reached California. That ever he became food for his sailor friends no one can imagine

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