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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

By Lofting, Hugh

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Book Id: WPLBN0000026965
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: The Story of Doctor Dolittle  
Author: Lofting, Hugh
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Ebook Library

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There are some of us now reaching middle age who discover themselves to be lamenting the past in one respect if in none other, that there are no books written now for children comparable with those of thirty years ago. I say written FOR children because the new psychological business of writing ABOUT them as though they were small pills or hatched in some especially scientific method is extremely popular today. Writing for children rather than about them is very difficult as everybody who has tried it knows. It can only be done, I am convinced, by somebody having a great deal of the child in his own outlook and sensibilities. Such was the author of The Little Duke and The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest, such the author of A Flatiron for a Farthing,...

Table of Contents
CONTENTS I NTRODUCTION I PUDDLEBY I I ANIMAL LANGUAGE I II MORE MONEY TROUBLES I V A MESSAGE FROM AFRICA V THE GREAT JOURNEY VI POLYNESIA AND THE KING VII THE BRIDGE OF APES VIII THE LEADER OF THE LIONS I X THE MONKEYS COUNCIL X THE RAREST ANIMAL OF ALL XI THE BLACK PRINCE XII MEDICINE AND MAGIC XIII RED SAILS AND BLUE WINGS XIV THE RATS WARNING XV THE BARBARY DRAGON XVI TOO-TOO, THE LISTENER XVII THE OCEAN GOSSIPS XVIII SMELLS

 

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