So Here Then Cometh Pig-pen Pete; Or, Some Chums of Mine

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The Roycrofters, 1914 - 221 páginas
Pig-pen Pete -- The guineas -- Buffalo Jones -- Noah's ark -- Some insects I have chummed with -- Why I ride horseback -- The bee -- The wise guy -- Cows and calves -- Men and horses -- The waiters -- Mouse-traps -- Just snakes -- The grave diggers -- The hook-and-ladder-hero -- The quarrel -- The black cat -- Domini canes -- Our Emmiline -- Vivisection -- The chin-fly -- The chanticleer -- Garnett and the brindled cow / Alice Hubbard.
 

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