Daddy's Bedtime Bird Stories

Daddy's Bedtime Bird Stories

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Excerpt: have your tea?' p.60 'Splendid idea, ' quacked the ducks. And off went Mr. Plain Sparrow to a soft place in the earth where he thought there would be some good worms. Pretty soon he came back with some fine ones, and he sat on his perch and ate them, while the ducks nibbled at their food, and had drinks of pond water, which they called tea. Mr. Plain Sparrow flew down and took sips of water by the side of the pond, and in one very shallow place he had some nice showerbaths while the ducks were having swims. And before he left he told the ducks what a good time he had had, and how nice and cool he felt. 'Well, you're so friendly we're glad you came, ' quacked the ducks once again. p.61 FARMER'S SCARECROW PROTECTS A CORN-FIELD It's a man. To-night, said daddy, we are going to have the story of the meeting of the brownies, crows, and old Mr. Scarecrow. The crows had been giving feasts in a corn-field almost every morning bright and early before any of the big people who lived in the nearby farm-house were up. Such feasts as they did have And one day they asked the brownies if they wouldn't come to their next one. 'Caw-caw, ' said the crows together. 'Where are we going?' asked one of the brownies teasingly, for they had been going around and around in circles and hadn't reached any place. p.62 'I don't quite know, ' said Black Crown Crow, 'it's a question which is very hard to decide.' 'But we thought you had chosen a special spot, ' said one of the brownies. Black Crown Crow looked very sad, and his black wings seemed to droop. 'It's that guest I never asked. He's causing all the trouble. How very rude it is of folks to come to a feast who aren't invited, and to arrive before us, too. It's very e-x-a-s-p-e-r-a-t-i-n-g ' 'Who is he?' shouted the brownies, for every little while Black Crown Crow had gone ahead and then had come back. In these little trips he had seen right in the center of the corn-field a manshow more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 59g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236722914
  • 9781236722911