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We wish to introduce you to a. strange creature. It resists classification and analysis. It has a tousley mat of indifferent colored hair surmounting a defiant freckled face. Water it abhors except in ponds full. When it comes into the house, it topples over chairs and bric-a-brac. Its limbs are too short for its body and its clothes too short for its limbs. When it tries to talk its voice sometimes goes up and sometimes down. Taken all together, it is not ornamental nor particularly useful. The abode of civilization is no place for it Its natural occupation is hunting, fishing or fighting; its habitation Is the fields and woods. It Imagines itself an Indian and belongs to a tribe who go on plundering expeditions against its enemies.
"A Neighborhood Playground,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
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