The Squirrel Inn

The Squirrel Inn


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The Squirrel Inn by Frank R. Stockton





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The Squirrel Inn


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shaking his head and saying:

"That can't be done. The little thing has lost its mother."

The man who had last spoken looked compassionately at Lodloe.

"That's a hard case," he said; "I know all about it, for I've been in that boat myself. My wife died just as I was going to sail for this country, and I had to bring over the two babies. I was as seasick as blazes, and had to take care of 'em night and day. I tell you, sir, you've got a hard time ahead of you; but feedin' 's the only thing. I'll get you something. Is it on milk yet, or can it eat biscuit?"

Lodloe looked at the open mouth of the vociferous infant and saw teeth.

"Biscuit will do," he said, "or perhaps a banana. If you can get me something of the sort I shall be much obliged"; and he gave the man some money.

The messenger soon returned with an assortment of refreshments, among which, happily, was not a banana, and the baby soon stopped wailing to suck an enormous stick of striped candy. Quiet having been r

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Squirrel Inn? Each year a local squirrel is sacrificed to be stuffed and placed with the others of past years, to adorn the shelf behind the barr, at the inn, thus the name.
It is known for another unique characteristic. That being, that it is hard to get a room at the inn. It is never full. You must know the right people.
But, there are ways to get accommodations, if not a typical guest room.
This season there are some newcomers.

o There is a pretty widow and her baby.

o The young mother's new Nanny.

o A young author on vacation, to clear his head.

o A Greek scholar. He is working on his newest translation.

o A lady from the nearby town. Rich and on the hunt for a husband.

o The town's recently returned wayward son.

That matches up girl and boy quite well, right? The comedy of romance and jealousy that results, proves the incorrectness of that idea.