The House in the Water

A Book of Animal Stories

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,033 / 153 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.9
LoC Category: QL
Downloads: 776
Added to site: 2009.08.29
mnybks.net#: 25132
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

ife anywhere about the pond, except a foraging fish-hawk winging above it, with fierce head stretched low in the search for some basking trout or chub.

[Illustration: "A FORAGING FISH-HAWK WINGING ABOVE."]

Following the usual custom of the wild kindreds themselves, the Boy stood motionless for some minutes behind his thin screen of bushes before revealing himself frankly in the open. His patient watch being unrewarded, he was on the very verge of stepping forth, when from the tail of his eye he caught a motion in the shallow bed of the brook, and ducked himself. He was too wary to turn his head; but a moment later a little brown sinuous shape came into his field of view. It was an otter, making his way up-stream.

The otter moved with unusual caution, glancing this way and that and seeming to take minute note of all he saw. At the foot of the dam he stopped, and investigated the structure with the air of one who had never seen it before. So marked was this air that the Boy concluded he was

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The House in the Water by Charles G.D. Roberts - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The House in the Water by Charles G.D. Roberts - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for The House in the Water by Charles G.D. Roberts - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for The House in the Water by Charles G.D. Roberts - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for The House in the Water by Charles G.D. Roberts - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for The House in the Water by Charles G.D. Roberts - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Analyzing Character
by Katherine M.H. Blackford
The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
by Thomas Nathaniel Orchard
On the Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
General Science
by Bertha M. Clark
ABC's of Science
by Charles Oliver
The Elements of Geology
by W.H. Norton
Charles Lyell and Modern Geology
by Thomas George Bonney
The Age of Invention
by Holland Thompson

See more popular titles from this genre.