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Black Bruin

The Biography of a Bear

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Author: Clarence Hawkes
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,240 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.4
LoC Categories: SF, PN
Downloads: 639
Added to site: 2007.05.09
mnybks.net#: 16873
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature
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ing thing of all was the figure that stood drawn up to its full height in the doorway.

The man and woman sat as though petrified, amazement and fear written upon their pale faces, for there in the doorway, eyeing them intently, and with no thought of retreat, was a large black bear.

As the bear stood there, arms akimbo, bear fashion, her great white teeth showing through half-parted lips, and the strong claws suggesting what execution could be done by a well-directed blow, she was anything but a reassuring visitor.

The young farmer, feeling that something must be done to scare off this hair-raising intruder, leaped to his feet in sudden desperation, and, shouting at the top of his voice, seized the door and slammed it back into the casing with all his strength, bumping the bear's nose severely. Then he set his shoulder against it, and braced with all his might.

But his move was a bad one, for there was a short angry growl on the outside and the next instant the door, farmer and all

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