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MAY 3 1899

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by

GEORGE A. SAWYER, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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HE writer contributed, during the past year, a series of articles on wood-carving to that most delightful of young folks' magazines, Scribner's " St. Nicholas."

The unexpected interest displayed in them, and the many questions asked not only by friends, but by unknown correspondents, encourage the hope that a more complete description of the tools and mode of work might not be unacceptable; and it is with this thought that this little bark is launched upon the sea of books.

Whatever the shortcomings or the merits of its cargo, it is freighted with the desire to carry its burden into many a happy port, and leave nothing but that which is healthful and helpful in its results.


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