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THEIR CHARACTERS, AND HABITS.BY THOMAS BINGLEY.
EMBELLISHED WITH ENGRAVINGS, FROM DRAWINGS BY T. LANDSEER.
NEW YORK:C. S. FRANCIS & CO., 252 BROADWAY.
BOSTON:J. H. FRANCIS, 128 WASHINGTON STREET.
CHAPTER I.Uncle Thomas resumes his Stories about the Instinct of Animals.—Tells about the Horse,and of the Immense Herds which are to be found on the Plains of South America; of their Capture by means of the Lasso; the Arab and his Mare; the Gadshill Robber; theBenevolent Planter; the Lawyer-Highwayman; as well as several other Curious Storiesabout the Intelligence, Affection, and Docility of the HorsePage 9CHAPTER II.Uncle Thomas tells about the Beaver, and the Singular Manner in which it constructs aDam to confine the Waters of the River; and about the Hut which it builds for its Habitation.He tells also about the Curious Nests of the Sociable Grosbeak; and gives a Long andEntertaining Account of the White Ant of Africa; its Extraordinary Nest; and the ImportantPart which it acts in the Economy of Nature29CHAPTER III.Uncle Thomas describes the Manner in which Wild Elephants are caught, and relatessome Curious Stories of the Cunning, Affection, and Intelligence of the Elephant54[vi]CHAPTER IV.Uncle Thomas introduces to the Notice of the Young Folks the Ettrick Shepherd's Storiesabout Sheep; and tells them some Interesting Stories about the Goat, and its Peculiarities71CHAPTER V.