In the Catskills

Selections from the Writings of John Burroughs

Cover image for

Download


Author: John Burroughs
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,950 / 169 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 694
Added to site: 2005.08.21
mnybks.net#: 11223
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nature, Essays
Excerpt

fear, especially if the two meet alone, remote from the house. In such cases, I have seen first one turn tail, then the other.

A novel spectacle often occurs in summer, when the female has young. You are rambling on the mountain, accompanied by your dog, when you are startled by that wild, half-threatening squall, and in a moment perceive your dog, with inverted tail, and shame and confusion in his looks, sneaking toward you, the old fox but a few rods in his rear. You speak to him sharply, when he bristles up, turns about, and, barking, starts off vigorously, as if to wipe out the dishonor; but in a moment comes sneaking back more abashed than ever, and owns himself unworthy to be called a dog. The fox fairly shames him out of the woods. The secret of the matter is her sex, though her conduct, for the honor of the fox be it said, seems to be prompted only by solicitude for the safety of her young.

One of the most notable features of the fox is his large and massive tail. Seen running on the snow at a d

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for In the Catskills by John Burroughs - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for In the Catskills by John Burroughs - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for In the Catskills by John Burroughs - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for In the Catskills by John Burroughs - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for In the Catskills by John Burroughs - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for In the Catskills by John Burroughs - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
The Art of Perfumery
by G.W. Septimus Piesse
After London
by Richard Jefferies
An Elementary Study of Insects
by Leonard Haseman
The Burgess Bird Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess
Muskrat City
by Henry Abbott
The Book of Nature Myths
by Florence Holbrook
Animal Ghosts
by Elliott O'Donnell
The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver
by Thornton W. Burgess
Agriculture for Beginners
by Charles William Burkett

See more popular titles from this genre.