Nestlings Of Forest And Marsh; By Irene Grosvenor Wheelock by Irene Grosvenor WheelockNestlings Of Forest And Marsh; By Irene Grosvenor Wheelock by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock

Nestlings Of Forest And Marsh; By Irene Grosvenor Wheelock

byIrene Grosvenor Wheelock

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... MONSIEUR MISCHIEF Then from a neighboring thicket the wildest of singers, Swinging aloft on a willow spray that hung over the water, Shook from his little throat such floods of delirious music That the whole air and the woods and the waves seemed silent to listen. Longfellow. ONCE upon a time, long ago, a quaint old house stood in the midst of large grounds on the bank of a beautiful river. In front of it were lofty elms, whose branches interlaced and formed a perfect canopy. At the side grew syringa and weigelia bushes full of beauty in their season, while over the piazza masses of purple wistaria hung in graceful profusion. Back of the house an old-fashioned apple orchard offered the finest of playgrounds, for through it ran a small brook where little folks could fish with bent pins and never be drowned. But dearest of all was the garden with its old-fashioned roses; its walks bordered with pansies, mignonette, and sweet alyssum; its flaunting tulips and pure white lilies. Here were enacted those tragic comedies which form so large a part of a child's life. Here a small girl encountered two very dreadful experiences, her first angle-worm and her first bird-nest. Down in a far-away neglected corner of this delightful garden were some red-raspberry vines, and there a catbird had built her nest. And it happened one day that this little maid, eating her fill of raspberries, came upon it among the low branches. Five funny little catbird babies filled it to overflowing. Five featherless necks surmounted by five terrible sightless heads wriggled and stretched in blind helplessness. Five big yellow mouths opened for food. Here was a chance! They were hungry. The little maid would feed them. Of course they liked raspberries; else why did they live right there in...
Title:Nestlings Of Forest And Marsh; By Irene Grosvenor WheelockFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217261434

ISBN - 13:9780217261432