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Identifier: stnicholasserial71dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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mitate the life around them, as you do ; notplaying keep house, go visiting, or give aparty, to be sure, because they see none of thesin their homes; they pretend building a hut, hoeina garden, making clay jars, and crushing corn toeat. What do the native South-American babies dofor toys ? Do without, I was going to say; buthey do have blow-pipes of reeds, and they, too,mimic the various doings of grown-ups. Now for Europe. A list of toys made in that con-tinent would read like an inventory of a toy-shop.It is curious that even there, where there is so muchinterchange between the people, each nation makesits peculiar toys. Our shops bring toys from sev-eral of them, and they are quite different. FromGermany we get our box toys,—sets of stiffwooden soldiers, villages, farm-yards, tea-sets, andeverything that comes in an oval wooden box. The patient German workmen makewooden dolls and hobby-horses,Noahs arks, spotted horses onwheels, toys that goby the dropping ofsand, such as wind- 0

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mills, ships that rock, and men thatdance. Above all, they make mar-bles. In one place, the very roadsare paved with marbles not quiteround. Toys, of lead—soldiers andhorses, camels, chariots and shipsof war, locomotives, and others—nearly all comefrom Nuremburg, while tin toys—horses, steam-engines, steamers, etc.—come from another city. Toys are very cheap in Germany, because of thedivision of work. A peasant will make one or twothings all his life, and, of course, he comes to do hisspecial work very rapidly. A traveler visited an oldGerman woman, who had learned from her motherto cut out six animals from wood. They were acat, dog, wolf, sheep, goat, elephant. She had cutthese all her life, and could not cut anything else.It was her trade, and she had taught her daughterand her granddaughter, as a life work, to cut thesesix animals. In one house, they will perhaps donothing but paint gray horses with black spots; inanother, only red horses with white spots. Glass beads, or m


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bookid:stnicholasserial71dodg bookyear:1873 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Dodge__Mary_Mapes__1830_1905 booksubject:Children_s_literature bookpublisher:_New_York___Scribner___Co__ bookcontributor:Information_and_Library_Science_Library__University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill booksponsor:University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill bookleafnumber:35 bookcollection:juvenilehistoricalcollection bookcollection:unclibraries bookcollection:americana

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