The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker (Illustrated) by Arthur Scott Bailey

The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker (Illustrated)

byArthur Scott Bailey

Kobo ebook | August 13, 2013

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I Mrs. Robin's News 
II Getting Acquainted 
III Morning Tattoos 
IV The High-Hole 
V Too Much Cousin 
VI Mr. Flicker's Plans 
VII The Two Neighbors 
VIII An Early Call 
IX Mrs. Robin Worries 
X Obeying Orders 
XI A Very Short Fight 
XII Jolly Robin's Helper 
XIII The Carpenter 
XIV Mr. Crow's Questions 
XV The Redcaps 
XVI A Sly Trick 
XVII A Hunting Party 
XVIII A Big Appetite 
XIX Who Was Greedy? 
XX Catching Flies 
XXI The Odd Mr. Frog 
XXII Dodging Danger 
XXIII Beechnuts 
XXIV The Winter's Store


If you had been in Farmer Green's door-yard on a certain day in May you would have heard an unusual twittering and chirping and squawking.
Now, there was a reason for all this chatter. Jolly Robin's wife had seen a handsome stranger in the orchard. And she had hurried away to spread the news among her friends.
"He's a dashing person, very elegantly dressed," Mrs. Robin told everybody.
That remark did not seem to please the good lady's husband. For Jolly Robin turned up his nose—or his bill—slightly, and he said to his wife, "The question is: What are his manners like?"
Mrs. Robin admitted that the stranger's manners were not all that one might wish.
"He was somewhat noisy," she explained. "And I fear he may be quarrelsome. But his clothes certainly were beautiful."
Jasper Jay, who was something of a dandy, wanted to know exactly what the stranger wore. He said he doubted that the newcomer was as fashionable as Mrs. Robin supposed.
"I can't tell you much about his suit," Mrs. Robin went on, "except that it was new and stylish. What I noticed specially was his cap. It was a big one and it was a brilliant red."
Jasper Jay sniffed when he heard that.
"They're not wearing red caps this season," he declared. He flew off then, to find his cousin Mr. Crow and tell him the news. For he hoped that Mr. Crow would give the stranger a disagreeable greeting. Jasper Jay did not like other birds to be more gayly dressed than he.
While all the feathered folk in the neighborhood were wondering who the stranger could be old Mr. Crow came winging over from the edge of the woods.
"Where is he?" he squalled. "Let me have one look at this new arrival! I think I know who he is."

Title:The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 13, 2013Publisher:Lost Leaf PublicationsLanguage:English

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