What a gentle deer

Please do not fear

We love to be near

Such a beautiful deer.



  A Comparison.

WHILE at my uncle's in the State of   

Wisconsin, I saw a young fawn that my

 cousin had caught. It loved to bound away

 over the fields and fences. My uncle had 

two dogs that were sure to follow if they 

saw it start. One morning I saw It start, 

and the two dogs after it. I felt anxious for

 its safety, and feared the dogs would 

overtake it. I thought they would tear it in

 pieces, should they succeed in catching it.

 It was gone some time out of sight. My 

cousin, seeing my anxiety, told me that the

 dogs could not overtake it. But still I 

feared they would. Presently I heard the 

fawn coming. Still I feared that, the dogs 

would  overtake it; but it cleared the last,

 fence at  a bound, and came up where we

 were. Soon  the dogs came up, full of 

eagerness, muttering their disappointment

 in low growls. 

But they dare not touch it. The fawn lay 

down in its place in safety.

This incident reminds me of the Christian 

race. Our adversary is trying to overtake 

us. But let us take courage, and strive 

earnestly to overcome, and gain an 

inheritance in Heaven, sweet Heaven, 

where  Jesus is. 


St. Charles, Michigan.




THIS graceful animal is the most useful of the wild game of North America; its flesh forms a palatable article of food; its skin is made into various articles of clothing both for civilized man and the savage; its horns are useful for handles of different kinds of cutlery; its very sinews form the bow-strings and snow-shoe netting of the North American Indian.

Although very timid, yet when persecuted by the hunter, it still lingers around its old haunts. During the day, it retires to thickets and swamps, coming out to feed and drink by night. In hot weather it is fond of immersing itself deeply in ponds and streams.

The food of the deer in winter consists of hips of the wild rose, hawthorn, brambles, and various leaves; and in spring and summer, of the tender grasses.

In walking, the deer carries the head low, the largest animal usually leading the herd, which advances in single file. When alarmed, it gives two or three graceful springs, and, if it sees any danger, rushes off with the speed of a race-horse.

The deer has been hunted by the Indians with the bow and arrow, and by the white man with rifle and hounds, until they are growing scarce, except in the unsettled parts.



Breeze and Buttons 

Hours after his birth, Breeze was found

stumbling around by a farmer. The new-born

foal had been abandoned by his mother so the

farmer took him to the Devon-based Mare and

Foal Sanctuary where they cared for him. What

 happened next is heart-warming. One of the

 staff put a four-foot giant Teddy Bear called

 Buttons into the stall with Breeze. 

The foal was instantly attracted to him. He had

 found a comforting replacement for his


 The two are inseparable. 

The caregivers expect Breeze to be fine,

 thanks to the farmer who rescued him and to

 those who cared enough to take this little

Cutie in. 

Special thanks to Buttons