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Little Downy

The History of A Field-Mouse

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Published: 1822
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,079 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 761
Added to site: 2008.11.12 22618
Genre: Young Readers

e; and Downy thought herself quite secure from all dangers: of a beautiful moonlight night she used just to peep out from under the daisies, and look at the dew drops all shining like diamonds in the moon-beams, and once she whisked on to the top of her green mount, and began to play among the flowers, but she was alarmed by the sight of a small dog running through the high grass, and she quickly retreated into her house; nor was she so imprudent again as venture out after it grew dusk. And now the grass grew long and high, the flowers began to lose their beauty, and turn brown; every thing proclaimed the approach of summer.

"The month of June began, and the mowers came to cut down the grass; Downy was fearful that they would molest her, and spoil her house, when they came near the little mount; but she trusted to the chance that they might not discover it, and she laid quite close all day.

"But poor little Downy was very sorry to see all the nice high grass and pretty flowers cut down to the gr

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Leah A. Zeldes

A improving tale for children about the sad life of a mouse, narrated by a mother to her little boy with tedious moralizing.



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