The Singing Mouse Stories

by Emerson Hough

Fanciful little tales, in the manner of "The Reveries of a Bachelor." When other visitors have gone, the singing mouse comes out of her hole to share the solitude of an old fisherman, and then he dreams of hunting and fishing adventures in the Rockies and on the prairies, and by the great lakes. He tells wondrous trout stories, prompted by his rod and tackle; and his old game-bag, hunting-coat and rifle suggest other tales, as marvellous in their way. Sometimes, too, the singing mouse discourses of Lake Belle Marie surrounded by black forests, of loggers' camps, of "How the Mountains Ate up the Plains," of the passing of the buffalo, and of the Red Men, and even of other races that had passed away before history began.

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