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Mr. Turtle's Flying Adventure

Hollow Tree Stories

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,865 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 866
Added to site: 2009.02.27 23557

Mr. Turtle's flying adventure -- The deep woods elopement -- In Mr. Man's car -- Mr. 'Possum's car -- How Mr. 'Possum's tail became bare.

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being pretty sore and especially lame in the left hind leg, where Mr. Eagle had gripped me, though I felt better when I got into the Wide Blue Water and was swimming toward home. It took me all night to get there, and the folks were so worried they couldn't sleep, for some one had seen Old Man Moccasin out in the middle of the water, chasing something, during the afternoon.

"Well, of course I told everything that had happened, and almost everybody in the Wide Blue Water came to hear about it, and they told it to others, and Old Man Moccasin heard so much about how Mr. Eagle had fooled him, and how I had fooled Mr. Eagle, that he moved to another drift, farther down, and probably lives there still. And Mr. Eagle heard so much about the way he tried to teach me to fly that he made up a story of his own and flew in all directions, telling it; and that is the story most people know about to-day and the one that Mr. Man put into his books. But it isn't true, and I can prove it."

Mr. Turtle got up and



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