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Little Brothers of the Air

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,754 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
LoC Category: QH
Downloads: 429
Added to site: 2008.11.16
mnybks.net#: 22651
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature
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white vest, he took a direct line for the home where his mate sat waiting.

A few days after the little dame took possession of the nest, the kingbird had succeeded, without much trouble, in making most of his fellow-creatures understand that he laid claim to the upper branches of the oak, and was prepared to defend them against all comers, and they simply gave the tree a wide berth in passing.

Apparently deceived by his former indifference, however, the robin above mentioned presumed to call somewhat later. This time she was received in a manner that plainly showed she was no longer welcome. She retired, but she expressed her mind freely for some time, sitting on the fence below. With true robin persistence she did not give it up, and she selected for her next call the dusk of evening, just before going to bed.

This time both kingbirds flung themselves after her, and she left, "laughing" as she went. The kingbirds did not follow beyond their own borders, and the robin soon returned to th

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