Little Tales of The Desert

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,822 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 415
Added to site: 2009.12.16
mnybks.net#: 26034
Origin: gutenberg.org

Christmas on the desert -- Trade rats -- A chat with Mrs. Cottontail -- Rabbits and cactus burrs -- The dangerous pet -- A visit to Palm Springs -- The road-runner -- A strange capture -- A desert May party.

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y of rabbits and not a few were nibbling away at the prickly cactus burrs.

You can ride for miles over the desert without finding water, no lakes, no rivers, no little stream even; and if it were not for the sweet juices in the center of these burrs many small animals would die of thirst.

[Illustration: Twilight on the Desert]


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THE DANGEROUS PET

MARY, with her mother, was taking a short stroll just before sundown. As they were about to return they espied the largest and strangest lizard they ever saw. It was nearly two feet long, with a perfectly round body, a broad, flat head, short legs and a short, blunt tail. It was a chunky little animal, all covered with a rough skin like an alligator and dotted with square warts. It seemed very tame and followed Mary into the tent where she made a warm nest for it in the corner near her bunk. It was very fond of being petted and would lie and rub its head against Mary's hand. When Father returned at ni

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