Sixteen stories about the building, launching, and sailing of the good brig "Industry" and some of its travels to distant ports. Fourth volume in a series of stories created by a father to induce a certain little boy to go to sleep. For nearly three years his one listener heard them repeated many times, and his interest never flagged. As the first stories told, the farm stories, slowly grew in number, eventually to fill two volumes, they entirely displaced other stories, and that farm became as real in the mind of his listener as it was in fact when little John was driving the cows or planting the corn in the early part of the nineteenth century. Later came two more volumes about a ship and its voyages at sea, of which this volume is the former, and a final volume on house building. Ideal for ages 7 to 9.