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THE TIGER. : The Tiger is an animal of the Cat family. It is something like a huge, ferocious Tom-cat, and glides about in the same stealthy soft manner. But it is the most terrible of all the wild beasts of the forest, and is much more dangerous to hunt than the lion. Yet a great many British Officers in India think tiger - hunting capital sport, and go out to hunt Tigers just as sportsmen at home hunt hares. The elephant is the only animal that can be trained to tiger - hunting, and sometimes as many as twenty elephants and their riders go out together for a tiger-hunt. Strange to say, though the Tiger is so fierce that it will fight with elephants, lions, or any other beasts, and will tear a man to pieces with the greatest ease, it is yet afraid of a poor little mouse. Once a mouse was put into a
Tiger's cage, and the Tiger ran up into the farthest corner roaring, and trembling with fear.
MAMMA'S COMFORTER. “ DEAR Mamma, don't be so sad,” said little Arthur, and he jumped up and put his arms round his Mamma's neck, and kissed her over and over again. “Don't be sad, Mamma, but tell me a pretty story, and that will make us both happy,” he said. His Mamma could not help laughing at Arthur's simple recipe for making them both happy, and the laugh did her good, and Arthur's kisses chased away the tears that had come into her eyes. After this she resolved not to be dull any more, and told him one of the funniest stories she knew. It was about a stupid old giant who was deceived by a cunning young Jack, and broke all his teeth trying to crack stones that he picked out of the road because he saw Jack crack plum-stones. And Mamma and Arthur both laughed so much at this story that they forgot all about being sad, and when Papa came home Mamma told him that Arthur was her little Comforter.
THE CAMERA. IDA and Percy Millington have had a Camera given them by their Uncle Henry, and they often amuse themselves with looking through it. Perhaps you have never seen a Camera, so I had better tell you what it is. It is a large wooden box, with a round hole at one side of it, in which a mirror is placed. Part of the top of the box is covered with ground glass; and when the Camera is put opposite a window, or in any situation facing the light, there is a vivid picture on the ground glass of everything outside the window. The colours are the same as in nature, and if men and women are moving about they move also on the ground glass. A photographer makes use of one sort of Camera, so next time you have your portrait taken, you can ask him to explain it.