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Cautionary Tales and Bad Child's Book of Beasts


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Cautionary Tales for Children Introduction Jim, Who ran away from his Nurse, and was eaten by a Lion Henry King, Who chewed bits of String, and was early cut off in Dreadful Agonies Matilda, Who told Lies, and was Burned to Death Franklin Hyde, Who caroused in the Dirt and was corrected by his Uncle Godolphin Horne, Who was cursed with the Sin of Pride, and Became a Boot-Black Algernon, Who played with a Loaded Gun, and, on missing his Sister, was reprimanded by his Father Hildebrand, Who was frightened by a Passing Motor, and was brought to Reason Lord Lundy, Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career Lord Lundy (Second Canto) Rebecca, Who slammed Doors for Fun and Perished Miserably George, Who played with a Dangerous Toy, and suffered a Catastrophe of considerable Dimensions Charles Augustus Fortescue, Who always Did what was Right, and so accumulated an Immense Fortune The Bad Child's Book of Beasts Introduction The Yak The Polar Bear The Lion The Tiger The Dromedary The Whale The Camel The Hippopotamus The Dodo The Marmozet The Camelopard The Learned Fish The Elephant The Big Baboon The Rhinoceros The Frog

About the Author

A close friend of G. K. Chesterton's, Hilaire Belloc was a prolific author whose works include biography, essays, travelogues, and verse.

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