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The Adventures of a Bear

And a Great Bear too

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Author: Alfred Elwes
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,259 / 66 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 5,019
Added to site: 2009.05.04
mnybks.net#: 24066
Genre: Young Readers
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nto a pool of water and buried his head for a moment or two under the surface.

It was with some degree of trepidation that he raised his nose above water and peeped about him; the bees were all gone, so he crawled out of the mud, and after an angry shake or two, for his coat was quite wet, he resumed his journey.

Bruin now travelled on till noon; and what with hunger and his long walk, you may believe his temper was not improved. A rustling noise on the left, accompanied every now and then with a short, contented kind of grunt, attracted his attention, and looking through some brambles, he descried in an open space a very large boar, with two most formidable tusks protruding from his jaws, busily engaged in rooting up the ground, from which he had extracted a curious variety of roots and other edibles, the sight of which made Bruin's mouth water. For the first time in his life he felt the necessity of civility; for though he had never made any personal acquaintance with the tribe to which the an

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