. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. THE LONG-TAILED TITMOUSE. 347 and reduce the bright, active, happy creature to a mere pinch of ruffled feathers. Were it only for the wonderful structure of its nest, it would be worthy of preservation. But when we come to consider the inestimable and inappreciated services which this tiny bird renders to mankind, we should not only be devoid of all gratitude, but likewise of all common sense—which, however, comes to much the same point—were we willingly to

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. THE LONG-TAILED TITMOUSE. 347 and reduce the bright, active, happy creature to a mere pinch of ruffled feathers. Were it only for the wonderful structure of its nest, it would be worthy of preservation. But when we come to consider the inestimable and inappreciated services which this tiny bird renders to mankind, we should not only be devoid of all gratitude, but likewise of all common sense—which, however, comes to much the same point—were we willingly to
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. THE LONG-TAILED TITMOUSE. 347 and reduce the bright, active, happy creature to a mere pinch of ruffled feathers. Were it only for the wonderful structure of its nest, it would be worthy of preservation. But when we come to consider the inestimable and inappreciated services which this tiny bird renders to mankind, we should not only be devoid of all gratitude, but likewise of all common sense—which, however, comes to much the same point—were we willingly to destroy our feathered benefactor.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). New York : Harper & Brothers

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