Wild Animal Ways Anonymous

ISBN: 9781230733005

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

48 pages


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Wild Animal Ways  by  Anonymous

Wild Animal Ways by Anonymous
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 48 pages | ISBN: 9781230733005 | 7.79 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the influence of hisMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the influence of his early days, that built in with his nature the secret of his race: this is their true abiding place--the hollow tree. The slender / count-second growth most often near is a temptation i and a snare, but the huge hollow trunk is a strong fortress and a sure salvation. Rested and keen was he, when the blackest hours came with a blessed silence- so forth he went and after many a hark and spy he swung himself to the ground in the big woods and galu i-J loped away and away, nor stopped to feed till V m frrf he found himself far in the wide swamplands of jR&ti Wilder Creek, in the home of his early days and- - the land of his kindred.

fm.A Coon coming back after months away is a r ttf. stranger to his people. His form is forgotten or changed, his place is filled. Only one thing holds i among this folk of smells, that is his smell, that was his passport, the proof that he was theirs, and slowly he came back, not as the young of such a one, but as a tribal member in good standing, and with them ever learning, and teaching too, till the inner urge asserts itself and he breaks with the band, to cleave to a mate from the band. So they leave their kind, and seek, as their parents sought, some quiet spot where huge and hollow trunks hold yet the ground, where the precious land is made beautiful by its very worthlessness.

And here, by the All-mother led, they raise their brood and teach a little more than they were taught, for times have changed. The leagues of big tall woods are gone, only the skimpy remnants by the water stay, only the useless trunks on the useless land, as ploughmen think. They give no harbor to the one-time forest kings, but lure the black-masked...



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