The Adventures of a Bear: A Young Readers/Childrens Classic By Alfred Elwes! AAA+++

The Adventures of a Bear: A Young Readers/Childrens Classic By Alfred Elwes! AAA+++

by Alfred Elwes, BDP

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Yes, it is an "at home" to which I am going to introduce you; but not the at-home that many of you--I hope all of you--have learnt to love, but the at-home of a bear. No carpeted rooms, no warm curtains, no glowing fireside, no pictures, no sofas, no tables, no chairs; no music, no books; no agreeable, cosy chat; no anything half so pleasant: but soft moss or snow, spreading trees, skies with ever-changing, tinted clouds, some fun, some rough romps, a good deal of growling, and now and then a fight. With these points of difference, you may believe the at-home of a bear is not quite so agreeable a matter as the at-home of a young gentleman or lady; yet I have no doubt Master Bruin is much more at his ease in it than he would find himself if he were compelled to conform to the usages of human society, and behave as a gentleman ought to do.

But there is a quality that is quite as necessary to adorn one home as the other, without which the most delightful mansion and the warmest cavern can never be happy, and with which the simplest cottage and the meanest den may be truly blest; and that one quality is, good temper. Of what avail are comforts, or even luxuries, when there is no seasoning of good temper to enjoy them with? How many deficiencies can there not be overlooked, when good temper is present to cover them with a veil? Perhaps you have not yet learnt what a valuable treasure this good temper is; when you have read the history of my bear, you will be better able to form an opinion.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015551983
Publisher: BDP
Publication date: 10/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 86 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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