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Mr. Stork and Miss Heron (page 178) The Curious Book of Birds By Abbie Farwell Brown With Illustrations By E. Boyd Smith BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge 1903 Published October, 1903. There are many books written nowadays which will tell you about birds as folk of the twentieth century see them. They describe carefully the singer’s house, his habits, the number of his little wife’s eggs, and the color of every tiny feather on her pretty wings. But these books tell you nothing at all about bird-history; about what birds have meant to all the generations of men, women, and children since the world began. You would think, to read the words of the bird-book men, that they [&hellip

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The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds, by Unknown     The Baldwin Library University of Florida       THE ILLUSTRATED ALPHABET OF BIRDS     BOSTON WM. CROSBY & H.P. NICHOLS. 1851.      A     a THE AUK A is an Auk, Of the Artic sea, He lives on the ice, Where the winds blow free.     B     b THE BLUE BIRD. B is a Blue Bird. In early spring, How sweet his songs Through the forest ring.     C    c THE CONDOR. C is a Condor, On the Andes’ height, He plumes his wings For a lofty flight.     D     d THE DUCK. D is a Duck. Of the canvas back sort, To shoot at a flock Is considered fine sport.   [&hellip

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