Boy's Own Paper,  1 (1879), 88.

The Last Bird's Nest I Robbed

W J Cooper


Reminiscences, Poetry

Relevant illustrations:

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L W Thomas *


Hunting, Ornithology, Cruelty, Morality

    Explains how the 'example of other boys' caused him to rob birds' nests as a child, but that he stopped the habit once he realised that mother birds abandon eggs that have been stolen and returned. Ends with a poem urging boys not to steal birds' eggs. The illustrations show a boy up a tree, being attacked by two young birds, and a bird singing on a fence at the edge of a field.

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