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The Tale of Brownie Beaver

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Language: English
Wordcount: 12,834 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.1
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 889
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Origin: gutenberg.org

From 'Sleepy-Time Tales'

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working on them, to keep them from being washed away.

That rush of water meant only one thing. The pond was full and running over! And just as likely as not the dam would be carried away--the dam on which Grandaddy Beaver had worked when he was a youngster, and on which his own grandaddy had worked before him. It would take years and years to build another such dam as that.

Now, with almost everybody working on his own house, there was almost no one left to work upon the dam. But people never stopped to think about that. They never once remembered that out of the whole village old Grandaddy and Brownie Beaver were the only persons whose houses had been made ready for the freshet and that those two were the only people with nothing to do at home.

"There'll be plenty to help save the dam," everybody said to himself. "I'll just work on my house."

Now, Brownie Beaver knew that there was nothing more he could do to make his house safe, so he swam over to the dam, expecting to find a goo

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