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 ...
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.
Illustrated by Smith, Harry L. Good+ with no dust jacket. 128 pp. Colour illus. Endpaper illustrations. Spine, corners bumped. Upper end of spine torn. Dent to right hand edge of front cover. Green cloth boards, orange lettering. A Sleepy-Time Tale (tm).; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Fine in near fine jacket. Hardcover in orange cloth decorated in dark blue. Three-color ilustrated endpapers. 128 pp. Illustrated with 2-color drawings by Diane Peterson. Copyright page bears the 1918 date but this edition circa 1929 with "Cuffy Bear's Holidays" listed last on rear jacket flap. A tight, fine example. In the original color illustrated dust jacket, bright, with shallow chipping at the spine extremities. A very nice collectors copy indeed.
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