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The Squirrels and other animals

Illustrations of the habits and instincts of many of the smaller British quadrupeds

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Published: 1840
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,813 / 86 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 542
Added to site: 2010.08.15
mnybks.net#: 28724
Origin: gutenberg.org
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I shall never forget it! He was stuck up by your side, talking the most ridiculous stuff, I dare say, when I leaped down suddenly upon him from the branch above. I never did anything better in my life! Over he went like a dead thing. The old fellow was too much frightened, and too stiff in his joints, to catch hold of the boughs below, so down he tumbled to the ground. I declare I thought he was killed! But no, he only broke--ha! ha! ha! I am ready to die when I think of it--he only broke his tail! Ha! ha! he never could hold it up over his back afterwards, so there it was always dragging behind him, like a bundle of dead grass. What a ridiculous old fellow! After that tumble, he always went by the name Brokentail, instead of Bigtail; and from that time you never could abide him, you know."

"Really, Mr. Brush," said his partner, "if you make such a fool of yourself, I wont speak another word to you all day. What has all this nonsense to do with the serious conversation you wished to have with

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