Child! Do not throw this book about;
Refrain from the unholy pleasure
Of cutting all the pictures out!
Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) Franco-British writer, historian [Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc]
The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, Dedication (1896)
Added on 5-Jul-11 | Last updated 5-Jul-11
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