This children’s reader encapsulates a simple, anthropocentric method of organizing life on earth: count the legs.
Humans = men, women, boys, girls
Beasts = four legs
Birds = two wings, two legs
Reptiles = crawl [deficient legs]
Insects = creeping and flying [little to no legs]
And that’s all you needed to know to be well on the road to “the temple of fame” (see frontispiece).