New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1882(2). A Christmas book that attempts to teach the reader a lesson on animal cruelty. The book follows the story of three brothers, Frank ,Harry and Tommy, and their three dogs. The story starts with Tommy killing Frank's dog, and Santa Claus deciding to teach Tommy a lesson on humility and animals. The story contains 4 full pages color illustrations, along with one two-page illustration. The illustrations are extremely detailed and vividly colored. The back cover depicts a variety of advertisements for McLoughlin's other books. 8pp plus 6 plates and illustrated wraps. Measures 10 3/4" x 9 1/2" Age wear front cover. Covers semi detached at base. Minor toning and soiling.