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The Junior Classics, vol 8

Animal and Nature Stories

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Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 137,518 / 379 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.3
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Junior Classics
Downloads: 6,983
mnybks.net#: 246
Origin: gutenberg.org

Selected and arranged by William Patten

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y, settled themselves down upon the water as before. This occurred so frequently, that at last they scarcely troubled themselves to flutter out of the way, even when about to be touched by the drifting bough.

The gentleman, meantime, marking the regular intervals at which the fir branches succeeded each other in the same track, looked for a cause, and perceived, at length, higher up the bank of the stream, a fox, which, having evidently sent them adrift, was eagerly watching their progress and the effect they produced. Satisfied with the result, cunning Reynard at last selected a larger branch of spruce-fir than usual, and couching himself down on it, set it adrift as he had done the others. The birds, now well trained to indifference, scarcely moved till he was in the midst of them, when, making rapid snaps right and left, he secured two fine young ducks as his prey, and floated forward triumphantly on his raft; while the surviving fowls, clamouring in terror, took to flight, and returned no more to t

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