Excerpt: ...cousin. "It's a pleasant night," said Solomon Owl in his deep, hollow voice. 69 Simon Screecher replied somewhat sourly that he supposed it was. And he changed his seat, so that he might keep his eyes on both his cousin and Dickie Deer Mouse at the same time. But Solomon Owl made matters very hard for Simon. Simon had no sooner seated ...
Excerpt: ...cousin. "It's a pleasant night," said Solomon Owl in his deep, hollow voice. 69 Simon Screecher replied somewhat sourly that he supposed it was. And he changed his seat, so that he might keep his eyes on both his cousin and Dickie Deer Mouse at the same time. But Solomon Owl made matters very hard for Simon. Simon had no sooner seated himself comfortably when Solomon Owl moved to a perch behind him. Simon Screecher looked almost crosseyed, as he tried to watch everything that happened. And he looked so fretful that for a moment Dickie Deer Mouse actually forgot his fear and laughed aloud. 70 XIIITHE FEATHERS FLY " I'm glad to see you," Solomon Owl told his cousin Simon Screecher, while Dickie Deer Mouse stood stock still on the ground beneath the tree where the two cousins were sitting. "I'm glad to see you. And I hope you're enjoying good health." "I'm well enough," Simon Screecher grunted. "Do you find plenty to eat nowadays?" Solomon asked him. Simon Screecher admitted that he was not starving. "Ah!" Solomon exclaimed. "Then 71 you can have no objection to sharing a specially nice tidbit with your own cousin." Dickie Deer Mouse shivered. But he did not dare move, with one of Simon Screecher's great, glassy eyes staring straight at him. And there was something else that did not help to put him at his ease: Solomon Owl seemed to be watching him likewise! "Haven't you dined to-night?" Simon Screecher inquired in a testy tone. "Yes!" Solomon admitted. "But I haven't had my dessert yet. What are you looking at so closely, Cousin Simon, down there on the ground?" An angry light came into Simon Screecher's eyes. "Can't I look where I please?" he snapped. And he changed his seat again, so that 72 he might get a better view of Dickie and Solomon at the same time. Solomon Owl promptly moved to another limb behind Simon, and slightly higher. And Dickie Deer Mouse took heart when Simon Screecher began to make a queer sound by opening his beak and shutting...
Smith, Harry l. Fair to Poor. Illustrated throughout with color line block prints. A Sleepy Time Tale. Textblock binding fairly sound but spine is separated from binding at front. Pages with some age spots and smudges. Decorated endpapers, one fep missing. Green boards, orange decorations and lettering, with soiling, shelf wear, sunned spine. Media Mail and US Priority shipping include free tracking information.
Good. Endpapers beginning to pull away from binding; edge wear to boards; illustrated cloth over boards; 1918 Grosset & Dunlap; The salutary and edifying experiences of Dickie Deer Mouse, who has the best of manners, among the forest people. A volume in the Sleepy-Time Tales, a series of books concerning the adventures of various four-footed creatures of the American woods and fields that are reminiscent of the work of Beatrix Potter and Thornton Burgess.
New. This item is printed on demand. Arthur Scott Bailey (1877-1949) was author of more than forty children's books. Bailey attended St. Albans Academy and graduated in 1896, in a class of only eleven other students. He then went on to the University of Vermo.
Smith, Harry L. Good. No Jacket. This is a Sleepy Time Tale of Dickie the deer mouse. Book is in good condition with gift inscription from Santa Claus, few small stains, edgewear, browned pages and light soil. 128 pages, 8 x 5.
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