Current Opinion Volume . 33, 2

Current Opinion Volume . 33, 2

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...margins whom we sometimes hear calling " Sweet-heart! sweet-heart! sweet!" This is the Carolina wren, as shy of man as his saucy little cousin, the house-wren, who sings teasingly, "Sweet William! Sweet William! Chee-r-r-up!" is confident. From across the fields we can hear the meadow lark's "Betsey de-ah! Spring-o'-theye-ah!" "Isee-you! You-can't-see-me!" and the cheerful " Bob-White! Here's Bob White!" "More-wet! Here's more-wet!" of the quail. The cowbird's "Cluck-see! Cluck-see!" comes to us less frequently, as does the " Kuk-k-kukk-kuk--kuk--kow, kow, kow!" of the cuckoo, or rain crow. The orchard is full of voices, bluebirds, orioles, warblers, pewees, finches and perhaps vireos. There is a twinkle of blue among the foliage, anda " Pur-i-ty, pur-i-ty!" "Tru-ally, tru-ally!" "Bermuda! Bermuda!" floats down to us in a clearly articulated song. Higher up among the branches, on the very tip-tops it may be, the Baltimore orioles are singing "Hero, hero, hero!" "Cheery, cheery, cheery!" "Cheer up, cheer up, cheer up!" "Heave-ho! heave-ho! Once more! Now!" And mingling among them their cousins, the orchard orioles, or starlings, are also expressing their sentiments and commands in easily understood words and sentence trills. "He-be He-bel Hurry up-He-be! Hurry up, hurry-up, He-bel Hurry-up-bring-thatchow-chow! He-be! He-bel" The yellow warbler sings, "I beseech you! I beseech you!" " Pretty-creature-who-are-yow?" while the green warbler is credited with, " Hear me, Sa-i-n-t Ther-e-sa!" "Trees, trees, murmur-ing trees!" "Cheese, cheese, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815599
  • 9781236815590