Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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she would let me take them in my hand and feed them."
" This is the case with many ani­mals, my dear Helen," said her aunt; "indeed, the attachment which some creatures manifest to their young is so strong, that they will die rather than abandon them. I recollect once reading an anecdote respecting an American sow, which pleased me much ; because in her care for her offspring she evinced a degree of sa­gacity, which we are apt not to give the species credit for possessing. This animal was accustomed to pass her days in the woods, with a numerous litter of pigs, but to return regularly to the house in the evening, to share with her family a substantial supper. One of her pigs was, however, quietly
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