Two Little Savages, a book by Ernest Thompson Seton, 1903 first edition.


Written and illustrated by Ernest Thompson Seton. First edition, 1903. Doubleday Page & Company, New York.

Based on Seton's and a friend's summer in the woods of Ontario, Canada in 1876, Two Little Savages encouraged generations of children's interest in nature and the ways of native people.

Chapter II

"Yan, though not strong, reveled in deeds of brawn. He would rather have been Samson than Moses - Hercules than Apollo. All his tastes inclined him to wildlife. Each year when the spring came, he felt the inborn impulse to up and away. He was stirred through and through when the first Crow, in early March, came barking overhead. But it fairly boiled in his blood when the Wild Geese, in long, double, arrow-headed procession, went clanging northward. He longed to go with them. Whenever a new bird or beast appeared, he had a singular prickling feeling up his spine and his back as though he a mane that was standing up. ..."

Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 - 1946) was an English-born Canadian-American author, wildlife artist, and naturalist. His love of the outdoors led him to found the Woodcraft Rangers, and participate in the founding of Boy Scouts of America. Seton published many books and articles about the animals and plants of North America, as well as stories based on his own experiences and observations. He also advocated for the conservation of nature and the respect for indigenous cultures.
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Condition: Very Good. Lacks dust jacket, as issued. Green cloth covers with gold and black design: Light soiling from handling, front and back; darkening along the spine; lightly bumped at corners; light edge wear at head and tail of the spine with small amount of fraying at the tail. Name of owner on front fly leaf, dated '03 (1903), and bookstore code in pencil on back paste down, else pages, including illustrations, are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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