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A TRUTHFUL ELUCIDATION

OF

THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE COUNTRY,

AND

UNIVERSITY

127
FIVE ACRES TOO MUCH.

LIBRARY

A CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE QUESTION OF PROFIT

AND LOSS AS INVOLVED IN AMATEUR FARMING,

WITH MUCH

VALUABLE ADVICE AND INSTRUCTION TO THOSE ABOUT

PURCHASING LARGE OR SMALL PLACES

IN THE RURAL DISTRICTS.

By ROBERT B. ROOSEVELT,

AUTHOR OF “GAME FISH OF NORTH AMERICA, " " SUPERIOR FISHING,"

GAME BIRDS," ETC.

OF

ILLINOIS

K:

HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS,

FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1 86 9.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by

ROBERT B. Roosevelt, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York.

AGRICULTURE LEX

TO

THE WRITERS OF BOOKS

ON

FARMING, GARDENING, HORTICULTURE, AGRICUL

TURE, AND FLORICULTURE,

THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

AS AN EVIDENCE

OF WHAT CAN BE DONE AND WHAT WONDERFUL RESULTS

CAN BE PRODUCED BY A CAREFUL STUDY OF
THEIR DIRECTIONS AND STRICT OBE-

DIENCE TO THEIR RULES;

AND

AS A SLIGHT TESTIMONIAL TO THE ACCURACY, LUCIDITY, AND PRACTICABILITY OF THE ADVICE WHICH THEY

GIVE AND THE EXPERIENCES THEY DESCRIBE;

IN THE SINCERE HOPE THAT THEY WILL NEVER WEARY OF COMPOSING BOOKS EQUALLY TRUTHFUL, TRUSTWORTHY, AND INTERESTING.

THE AUTHOR.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER III.

MORE LIVE-STOCK-A HORSE AND A PIG. WHICH IS THE NOBLER

ANIMAL ?

Beauties of the Pig.-Defects of the Horse.—The dearest Pig and

the dearest Horse, each in their way.--A haunted House, and the

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