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By Clara Dillingham Pierson, C. Gordon F.

Tales of animals of the evening for kids, pertaining to the actions of raccoons, skunks, moths, foxes, fireflies, and weasels. considering that we won't comprehend animal language, the writer depicts the animals chatting with one another in English, yet she does it so skillfully that you can think of that they're utilizing their very own methods of speaking via voice and gesture.

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Neither of them would have told for anything, but they couldn't quite keep from hinting about it as they made themselves ready to go out. " said the Black-tailed Skunk. " replied the Black-tailed Skunk. "Children! " exclaimed Mrs. Skunk, while their father said that he couldn't see where his children got their quarrelsome disposition, for none of his people had ever contradicted or disputed. His wife told him that she really thought them very good, and that she was sure they behaved much better than most Skunks of their age.

Big Brother climbed slowly up the trunk of the oak-tree, while more and more of the daytime people came to look at him. He could not see well now, and so was very awkward. When he reached the hole he was hot and cross, and complained to his mother. "Make him quit teasing me," he said, pointing one forepaw at Little Brother. "I will," answered Mother Raccoon; "but you were just as much to blame as he, for if you had cuddled down quietly when I told you to, you would have been dreaming long ago. Now you must sleep where I was, at the lower end of the hole.

There were many stories which they wanted over and over again, but the one they liked best of all was that about the wicked, wicked Poison Ivy and the gentle Spotted Touch-me-not who grew near him and undid all the trouble that the Ivy made. When the night came for the young Raccoons to climb down from their tree and learn to hunt, all the early spring blossoms were gone, and only the ripening seed-vessels showed where nodding flowers had been. You would have expected the Raccoon children to be disappointed, yet there were so many other things to see and learn about that it was not until three nights later that they thought much about the flowers.

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