The most forgetful squirrel in the wood was called Silvertail.
We will leave him here till he confesses," said Silvertail Squirrel, and he shouted into the hole--
At this exposure of his hypocrisy, the Sportsman was so overcome with shame and remorse that he would not strike the Squirrel
, but pointing it out to his dog, walked thoughtfully away.
No longer did the squirrel
run up spruce trees, leap from branch to branch, or cling chattering to giddy perches.
As he ran he put his hand into his pocket and took out the branched stick from which the sling for shooting squirrels
His desire to kill strengthened with the days, and he cherished hungry ambitions for the squirrel
that chattered so volubly and always informed all wild creatures that the wolf-cub was approaching.
No trace, however, of the squirrel
could be discovered.
, immediately upon rec- ognizing danger, had taken to his legs without ado.
are the gossips and busybodies of the woods; they haven't learned the fine reserve of its other denizens.
Then look out for woodchucks, if it is an exposed place, for they will nibble off the earliest tender leaves almost clean as they go; and again, when the young tendrils make their appearance, they have notice of it, and will shear them off with both buds and young pods, sitting erect like a squirrel
If this is goin' to be our place, they'll be no shootin' of tree squirrels
," Billy said.
, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered either in anger or merriment -- for the squirrel
is such a choleric and humorous little personage, that it is hard to distinguish between his moods -- so he chattered at the child, and flung down a nut upon her bead.
Besides the gold-fish in the pond at the bottom of his garden, he had rabbits in the pantry, white mice in his piano, a squirrel
in the linen closet and a hedgehog in the cellar.
Pinocchio ran to him and scurrying like a squirrel
up the long black beard, he gave Fire Eater a loving kiss on the tip of his nose.
And on the trunk of the tree he leaned against, a brown squirrel
was clinging and watching him, and from behind a bush nearby a cock pheasant was delicately stretching his neck to peep out, and quite near him were two rabbits sitting up and sniffing with tremulous noses--and actually it appeared as if they were all drawing near to watch him and listen to the strange low little call his pipe seemed to make.