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THE WATER-BABIES

THE

WATER - B A BIES

A Fairy Tale for a Land - Baby

BY

CHARLES KINGSLEY

WITH ONE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS BY LINLEY SAMBOURNE

London

MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK

1895

All rights reserved

First Edition 1863. Second Edition 1864. Third Edition 1869. Reprinted 1871, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1888. Fourth Edition

1889. Reprinted 1890, 1891, 1893, 1895

TO

MY YOUNGEST SON

GRENVILLE ARTHUR

AND

TO ALL OTHER GOOD LITTLE BOYS

COME READ ME MY RIDDLE, EACH GOOD LITTLE MAN;

IF YOU CANNOT READ IT, NO GROWN-UP FOLK CAN.

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