Animal Ghosts by O'donnell Elliott is a real find and comfort for those who lost their loved pet. The book confirms the reader that a dead pet is not gone at all, there is an afterlife, and pets after death return as ghosts. Animal Ghosts helps in finding the way to communicate with the ghost of an animal, so that man in grief would feel that his precious pet still lives on. There are separate chapters for cats, dogs, birds, farm and wild animals. Here you can read several stories of the people who communicated with their dead pets.
The Lives of the British Saints: The Saints of Wales and Cornwall and Such Irish Saints as Have ... 1
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Concrete Pottery and Garden Furniture was written more then 100 years ago but it is a truly valuable books in all ways. It is a craftsman's manual about the concrete poetry in Victorian style which will never become out-of-date and which is widely used now in many gardens. The book contains descriptions of the pottery as well as photographs and diagrams showing how to create such a pottery. The most widespread techniques are presented in the manual. It will attract all readers interested in decorating their gardens, making garden ornaments and potters. EXTRACT FROM THE BOOK: PREFACE: MUCH interest has been manifested of late in ornamental concrete, and so little seems to be known about the un- limited possibilities of the artistic treatment of this material, that the author has endeavored in the following chapters to explain in detail how concrete can be made into objects of art. Numerous inquiries have come to me from craftsmen who are anxious to work in this material but none of whom understand the nature of the material or the method in which it is to be handled. It is such in particular I had in mind when preparing this work and have therefore been most minute in my descriptions of how the various pieces described are to be made. I have taken for granted that the reader knows nothing whatever about the material and have explained each progressive step in the various operations throughout in detail. These directions I have supplemented with illustrations which I have endeavored to make so clear that no one can misunderstand them. The method of using wire forms as a base on which to build up the finished piece is original with myself as far as I know, as is also the development of color work in cement. The chapter on the latter as well as those on Garden Furniture should appeal strongly to the professional as well as the layman inasmuch as there is a large and growing demand for this class of work. The amateur craftsman who has been working in clay will especially appreciate the adaptability of concrete for pottery work inasmuch as it is a cold process throughout, thus doing away with the necessity of kiln firing, which is necessary with the former material. The textures which can be obtained on articles made of concrete, as described in the chapter on aggregates, in many instances are far superior to those which can be obtained with any other materials, as they have a distinct characteristic of their own and are full of life and sparkle...
Black Beauty was written by an English novelist Anna Sewell in 1877 in the last years of her life. At that time the author was an invalid and could move only with the help of her horse. Immediately after being published, the novel became a bestseller and in her last days Anna could see the success of her only novel. Initially she intended to write this book not for children but for people who life was connected to horses. However, soon the novel was recognized as children's. The author insists that people should be good and kind and respectful not only to horses and other animals but also to each other. This is a story of the whole life of one horse from the time when it was born in a peasant meadow to it becoming a carriage horse for a gentleman and then becoming an overworked cab horse. Not only children but also adults will be carried away by frankness and sincerity.
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