The Bird and Insects' Post Office

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Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,970 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,227
Added to site: 2010.03.27
mnybks.net#: 27150
Origin: gutenberg.org
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LETTER VII.

THE TAME DUCK'S REPLY.

COUSIN WILDING,

I confess I did not at all expect to hear from you; for I always believed you to be one of those thoughtless young creatures which are to be found in other stations of life as well as in yours and mine, who, as soon as they get fledged and able to get abroad, care no more for their parents and those who brought them up than I care for a shower of rain. However, you have escaped danger twice, and you have reason to congratulate yourself. I have been sitting here upon ten eggs for three weeks past, and of course have another week to be confined; but then the thoughts of the pleasure I shall have in hatching and guiding my young ones to the water, is ample payment for all my pains. They will look so clean and so delighted, and will do as they are bid by the smallest quack that I can utter, that I must be a bad mother indeed if I am not proud of them. Perhaps you will wonder when I tell you that we have a creature

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