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Forest Neighbors

Life Stories of Wild Animals

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,526 / 151 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: QL
Downloads: 858
Added to site: 2009.01.30 23289
Genres: Science, Nature

The biography of a beaver -- The king of the trout stream -- The strenuous life of a Canada lynx -- Pointers from a porcupine quill -- The adventures of a loon -- The making of a Glimmerglass buck.

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ch or the poplar. It would take vigor and push and enterprise to roll the heavy billets of wood over the grass-tufts to the edge of the water. And, most of all, it would take strength and nerve and determination to tear himself away from a steel trap and leave a foot behind. So it was well for the youngster that for a time he had nothing to do but grow.

Spring came at last, and many of the male beavers prepared to leave home for a while. The ladies seemed to prefer not to be bothered by the presence of men-folk during the earliest infancy of the children; so the men, probably nothing loath, took advantage of the opportunity to see something of the world, wandering by night up and down the streams, and hiding by day in burrows under the banks. For a time they enjoyed it, but as the summer dragged by they came straggling home one after another. The new babies who had arrived in their absence had passed the most troublesome age, and it was time to begin work again. The dam and the lodges needed repairs, a



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