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MEMOIRS OF PUSS AND THE CAPTAIN.
A Story founded on Fact.
BY THE AUTHOR OF
“THE DOLL AND HER FRIENDS,” “ LETTERS FROM MADRAS,'
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY EARRISON WEIR,
GRANT AND GRIFFITH,
(SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS,)
The Author begs to assure her young readers that the principal circumstances on which this little story is founded are true. The friendship between the two animals, the dog's journey home, and return in company with his friend, are facts which occurred within her own knowledge.
I am going to relate the history of a pleasant and prosperous life; for though a few misfortunes may have befallen me, my pleasures have far exceeded them, and especially I have been treated with such constant cordiality and kindness as would not fail to ensure the happiness of man or beast. But though I have no reason to complain of my destiny, it is a remarkable fact, that my principal happiness has been produced by conforming myself to unfavourable circumstances, and reconciling myself to an unnatural fate.
Nature herself did well by me. I am a fine setter, of a size that a Newfoundland dog could not despise, and a beauty that a Blenheim spaniel might envy: With a white and brown curly coat, drooping ears, bushy tail, a delicate pink nose, and good-natured