Among the Night People

Among the Night People

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Excerpt: ...people like what others do not, and one's opinion of a marsh must Pg 111 always depend on whether he is a Grasshopper or a Frog. But whether people cared to live there or not, the marsh had always been a pleasant place to see. In the spring the tall tamaracks along the edge put on their new dresses of soft, needle-shaped green leaves, the marsh-marigolds held their bright faces up to the sun, and hundreds of happy little people darted in and out of the tussocks of coarse grass. There was a warm, wet, earthy smell in the air, and near the pussy-willows there was also a faint bitterness. Then the Marsh Hens made their nests, and the Sand-pipers ran mincingly along by the quiet pools. In summer time the beautiful moccasin flowers grew in family groups, and over in the higher, dryer part were masses of white boneset, tall spikes of creamy foxglove, and slender, purple vervain. In the fall the cat-tails stood stiffly Pg 112 among their yellow leaves, and the Red-winged Blackbirds and the Bobolinks perched upon them to plan their journey to the south. Even when the birds were gone and the cat-tails were ragged and worn
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236724348
  • 9781236724342