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The Tale of the The Muley Cow

Slumber-Town Tales

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,384 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 818
Added to site: 2008.02.08 19995
Genre: Young Readers

ld have been more courteous than the scarecrow. To be sure, he said nothing. But he waved an arm (as the breeze caught it) in a wide sweep.

"Surely," the Muley Cow thought, "he means that I'm to take all I want."

After thanking him she helped herself freely to the young corn. Indeed, she was almost greedy about it. Only the fact that the scarecrow seemed to throw a look at her now and then kept her from eating more. Somehow she couldn't forget that he acted very gentlemanly, though his clothes were tattered and torn. And she felt that she must do nothing to offend him.

"The corn is as good as any I've ever tasted," she assured him.

The scarecrow showed that he must have heard her, for he gave a sort of nod. And he tried his best to touch his hat. But the wind wasn't blowing quite hard enough to let him do that. "Poor fellow!" the Muley Cow thought. "He hasn't the entire use of his arms."

Then the scarecrow went through some odd motions. First he kicked backward with



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