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No child should touch a gun or pistol, or on any account present one at another person. We behold a little boy shooting his sister dead!


Here we see the danger of playing with lighted candles. One little girl has set the bed-curtains on fire, and the other her hair; and both are in great danger of being burnt to death, unless someone grants them speedy assistance.

From The Book of Accidents (1831), with excellent woodcut illustrations.

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