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THE SHEEP

Is quite as valuable as the Cow. Its wool, which is sheared off once a year, gives us our warm woollen clothes—flannels, linseys, &c.

The Sheep is a very gentle animal; it knows and will follow the voice of the shepherd, who, in Eastern countries, goes before his sheep, and leads them by his call and his crook. The wool which Sheep sometimes leave on hedges or brambles serves the birds as a lining for their nests.

RABBITS

Are the favourite pets of boys. They are merry little creatures, and it is an amusing sight to watch them running over the green turf about their warren when they are free. They have many enemies, however-dogs, foxes, weasels. The fox does not go into a rabbit-warren; he would have to make it bigger by digging under ground if he did. He follows the scent till he comes to the end where they lie, and then, scratching up the earth, rushes down on them, and eats them up. But in spite of their enemies, Rabbits live a merry life together.

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THE NF'W YORK PUBLIC LIBLARY

ARTOR, LENOX AND
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