Excerpt from A Little Boy Lost, Vol. 1
A Wood-shaving may seem a poor plaything to a Child with all the toyshops in London to pick and Choose from, but it is really very curious and pretty. Bright and smooth to the touch, pencilled with delicate wavy lines, while in its Spiral shape it re minds one of winding plants and tendrils by means of which vines and creepers support themselves, and ﬂowers with curling petals, and curled leaves and sea-shells and many other pretty natural Objects.
One day Martin ran into the house looking very ﬂushed and joyous, holding up his pinafore with something heavy in it.
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