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The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - IV - Making Somebody Happy The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - IV - Making Somebody Happy

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - IV - Making Somebody Happy
IV - Making Somebody HappyWell, that very evening Jimmy Rabbit made a certain young neighbor very happy by hanging a May basket on her door. And then he hurried along to Henry Skunk's house. He hoped Henry was still there; for when Henry Skunk went out of an evening he seldom came home until morning.Jimmy hung the basket of eggs on the doorknob, rang the bell, and then ran and hid behind a tree. He peeped out, as he heard the door open; and he saw Henry Skunk look all around. He seemed angry, until he caught sight of the basket.... Short Stories - Post by : mhelhu - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3660

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - III - May Baskets The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - III - May Baskets

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - III - May Baskets
III - May BasketsJimmy Rabbit was very busy. He was getting ready for May Day. And he intended to hang two May baskets. One of them was already finished, and filled with things that Jimmy himself liked--such as strips of tender bark from Farmer Green's young fruit trees, and bits of turnip from his vegetable cellar. You might almost think that Farmer Green himself ought to have hung that basket. But Jimmy Rabbit never once thought of such a thing. He expected to hang it on the door of a neighbor's house there lived a young girl-rabbit. Jimmy had made... Short Stories - Post by : blsbsu - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3663

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - II - Troublesome Mr. Mink The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - II - Troublesome Mr. Mink

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - II - Troublesome Mr. Mink
II - Troublesome Mr. MinkJimmy Rabbit arrived home somewhat out of breath. But he was still happy, for he thought that he had shaken off that troublesome Mr. Mink. And he had no idea that Mr. Mink knew where he lived.Now, it happened that old Mr. Crow's story about Jimmy's new tail had reached Mr. Mink's ears. And as soon as he heard it he had inquired where Jimmy Rabbit lived.Mr. Crow had told him. And he took another look at Mr. Mink."I notice you've lost your tail," he said."Yes!" Mr. Mink answered. "Farmer Green threw an axe at me once.... Short Stories - Post by : yanovsky31 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3450

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - I - Jimmy Finds a New Tail The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - I - Jimmy Finds a New Tail

The Tale Of Jimmy Rabbit - I - Jimmy Finds a New Tail
I - Jimmy Finds a New TailJimmy Rabbit wanted a new tail. To be sure, he already had a tail--but it was so short that he felt it was little better than none at all. Frisky Squirrel and Billy Woodchuck had fine, bushy tails; and so had all the other forest-people, except the Rabbit family.Jimmy had tried his hardest to get a handsome tail for himself. And once he had nearly succeeded. For he almost cut off Frisky Squirrel's big brush. But Mrs. Squirrel had appeared just in time to save her son from so dreadful a mishap.After that, Jimmy Rabbit... Short Stories - Post by : chud31 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1640

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XXI - TWO RASCALS CAUGHT The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XXI - TWO RASCALS CAUGHT

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XXI - TWO RASCALS CAUGHT
XXI - TWO RASCALS CAUGHTTHE moment Reddy Woodpecker stepped into the cold water he wanted to say "Ouch!" But Jimmy Rabbit put a finger on his mouth--meaning that Reddy must be still as a mouse.So the red-capped scamp managed to keep quiet, though it was such hard work that he began to feel terribly hungry. Jimmy Rabbit watched him for a short time, smiling and nodding his head, as if to say:"That's right! Just do as I say and all will be well." And then he waved a sort of farewell, before he disappeared.Though Reddy did not know it, Jimmy Rabbit... Short Stories - Post by : EXNETSYS - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3436

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XX - GETTING RID OF JASPER The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XX - GETTING RID OF JASPER

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XX - GETTING RID OF JASPER
XX - GETTING RID OF JASPER"HAVE you finished your meal?" Jimmy Rabbit asked Reddy Woodpecker, as they faced each other among the beech trees."Well, no--I can't say I have," replied Reddy. "When I begin to eat beechnuts I never want to stop. It's something I can't help. And I've been told that Johnnie Green is just like that when he gets a taste of peanuts. You might say that I'll have only one meal all winter long. It started as soon as the beechnuts began to ripen; and it won't be ended until the last nut is gone."Jimmy Rabbit couldn't help... Short Stories - Post by : panca - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3276

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIX - COLD FEET The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIX - COLD FEET

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIX - COLD FEET
XIX - COLD FEETYES! Jasper Jay looked sulky when Jimmy Rabbit told him to stand in the puddle of water, close beside the cedar tree."How long do you want me to stay here?" Jasper growled. "I can tell you that it's not very pleasant to stand in a pool of water a great while--on a cold day like this."Now, all this happened quite late in the fall. And it was true that the day was a cold one. In fact, the weather seemed to be growing colder every minute."I won't ask you to wait any longer than is necessary," said Jimmy... Short Stories - Post by : johnny_phunk - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3867

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVIII - ENEMIES The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVIII - ENEMIES

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVIII - ENEMIES
XVIII - ENEMIESJASPER JAY was not the only bird that liked beechnuts. Reddy Woodpecker was fond of them, too. And when he saw that the beechnut crop was going to be a big one he decided that he would stay in Pleasant Valley all winter.Jasper and Reddy were not unlike in some other respects, too. Both were noisy, quarrelsome ruffians, who did not hesitate to steal and devour the eggs and young of other birds. Furthermore, both of them were gay-colored--but in a very different way. Jasper Jay always wore a brilliant blue suit, while Reddy Woodpecker made himself easily seen... Short Stories - Post by : hcubed - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2010

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVII - JASPER IS ASHAMED The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVII - JASPER IS ASHAMED

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVII - JASPER IS ASHAMED
XVII - JASPER IS ASHAMEDTHE leader of the Singing Society stopped Jasper Jay's song as soon as he was able to. But Jolly Robin's cousin, Valentine Veery, found it no easy matter to silence Jasper Jay. Though he called to him several times, Jasper paid no attention to him, but continued to make all the noise he could. His notes had never sounded so loud and harsh before--but you must remember that Jasper had been saving his voice all day for this very occasion.At last Valentine Veery launched his small, cinnamon-colored body straight at Jasper Jay and gave him a sharp... Short Stories - Post by : attorneyjaffe - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1790

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVI - THE SINGING SOCIETY The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVI - THE SINGING SOCIETY

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XVI - THE SINGING SOCIETY
XVI - THE SINGING SOCIETYWHEN the members of the Pleasant Valley Singing Society gathered just before sunset in the maple grove, near the sugar-house (where Cuffy Bear first saw a man), they were glad to find that Jasper Jay was already there, waiting for them.Now, a smallish, cinnamon-colored young gentleman named Valentine Veery, who was a distant cousin of Jolly Robin's, was the singing leader. He had been chosen on account of his being able to sing both alto and soprano at the same time. And as soon as everybody had found a comfortable seat for himself, Valentine Veery said:"I'm glad... Short Stories - Post by : goldenrod - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1487

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XV - THE INVITATION The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XV - THE INVITATION

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XV - THE INVITATION
XV - THE INVITATIONTHE morning was not gone before Jasper Jay had four callers. There was Bobbie Bobolink, Jolly Robin, Miss Kitty Catbird and Buddy Brown-Thrasher.Jasper Jay was surprised to see them, because it was seldom that anybody but his relations called on him. Of course, if one makes himself disagreeable--as Jasper generally did--people do not go out of their way to see him. But it was different with Jasper Jay's relations. Some of them were just as unmannerly and ill-bred as he was. When they came to see Jasper they were usually looking for a quarrel. And they always found... Short Stories - Post by : mchris10587 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2750

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIV - FINDING A WAY The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIV - FINDING A WAY

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIV - FINDING A WAY
XIV - FINDING A WAY"WHAT can you do?" the other feathered folk asked Buddy Brown-Thrasher, when he complained about Jasper Jay's rudeness in interrupting his singing. "You don't intend to fight Jasper, do you?""I think--" replied Buddy--"I think I can find a better way than that." And that was all he would say.As usual, Jasper came to Buddy Brown-Thrasher's thicket that evening and screamed his loudest, when Buddy began to sing. Again Buddy's evening-song was spoiled. And even before the noisy Jasper had left, Buddy Brown-Thrasher began to lay his plans for putting a stop to Jasper's unpleasant trick. By the... Short Stories - Post by : bossfreeguy - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2179

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIII - TEASING A SINGER The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIII - TEASING A SINGER

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XIII - TEASING A SINGER
XIII - TEASING A SINGERTHOUGH there were many feathered folk in Pleasant Valley, Jasper Jay did not care to have much to do with any except his own family. Unless he had other business that was more urgent he was always ready to join a troop of noisy blue jays bent on some mischief. But if there were none of his own kind about, Jasper usually preferred to be alone.Strangely enough, Jasper did not even like to hear other birds singing. He claimed that their voices were altogether too sweet."It's sickening to hear their songs," he used to say. "Somebody ought... Short Stories - Post by : warriorweekly - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2979

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XII - SOLOMON OWL'S EYES The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XII - SOLOMON OWL'S EYES

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XII - SOLOMON OWL'S EYES
XII - SOLOMON OWL'S EYESAFTER a while Jasper Jay saw that his friends were growing tired of teasing Solomon Owl. So he said to them suddenly, in what was for him a low voice, "Let's go hunt acorns now!" And he flew off with a pleased grin upon his face, for he hoped that he had made trouble for Noisy Jake. His friends all followed him, too, while Noisy Jake hurried on behind them, trying to overtake and pass Jasper Jay.But he never headed Jasper all the way to the oak woods. And Jasper had a good time there, making all... Short Stories - Post by : imanovice - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1715

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XI - A STROKE OF LUCK The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XI - A STROKE OF LUCK

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - XI - A STROKE OF LUCK
XI - A STROKE OF LUCKJASPER'S fun would have been spoiled if he hadn't had a stroke of good fortune. Since he was no longer leading the nutting party he wanted to prevent his friends from following Noisy Jake to the place where the oak trees grew, to have an acorn hunt.It was no more than anybody could expect that Jasper should feel sulky. It had been his party in the first place. So, of course, he didn't enjoy seeing somebody else take the lead away from him. Most unhappy he was, as he hurried along the mountain-side, when he happened,... Short Stories - Post by : kintzele - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2382

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - X - THE NUTTING PARTY The Tale Of Jasper Jay - X - THE NUTTING PARTY

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - X - THE NUTTING PARTY
X - THE NUTTING PARTYFOR a long time Jasper Jay had been waiting for something. It was fall; and he impatiently watched the tree-tops on the side of Blue Mountain change from their quiet summer green to hues of flaming gold and red. Though they were beautiful, to tell the truth Jasper did not in the least care what color a tree was. So long as it bore nuts, he was satisfied. And to him the turning leaves meant only that the autumn was lengthening--and the nuts were growing ripe.That was what Jasper Jay was waiting for. And as soon as... Short Stories - Post by : richerquicker - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2872

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - IX - JASPER HAS TO HIDE The Tale Of Jasper Jay - IX - JASPER HAS TO HIDE

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - IX - JASPER HAS TO HIDE
IX - JASPER HAS TO HIDEWHEN Jasper Jay looked up and saw Mr. Red-shouldered Hawk darting down upon him from above, he dodged to one side and screamed loudly for help.His friend Noisy Jake was known as a great fighter. And Jasper hoped that together they might be able to drive Mr. Hawk away.But he was disappointed. Noisy Jake did not appear. And there was a good reason why he did not. At that very moment he was flying off across the meadow as fast as his beautiful wings could carry him. He had seen Mr. Hawk circling above the barnyard.... Short Stories - Post by : silverfoxuk - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2362

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VIII - A BIT OF MISCHIEF The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VIII - A BIT OF MISCHIEF

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VIII - A BIT OF MISCHIEF
VIII - A BIT OF MISCHIEFJASPER JAY did not heed Mr. Crow's warning. When he learned that Mr. Red-shouldered Hawk was angry with him because he had imitated Mr. Hawk's fierce cry, "Kee-you! kee-you!" Jasper was more pleased with himself than ever. Scaring Farmer Green's hens with that piercing scream had been a good deal of fun. But making Mr. Hawk angry was still more.So Jasper Jay began to visit the farmyard even oftener than before. If the mother-hens, with their chicks, did not happen to be scratching in the barnyard, there was always sport of some sort to be had.One... Short Stories - Post by : drdhealth - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3427

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VII - SCARING THE HENS The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VII - SCARING THE HENS

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VII - SCARING THE HENS
VII - SCARING THE HENSTHERE was one sport of which Jasper Jay was over-fond. He loved to imitate the calls of other birds; and Jasper was such a good mimic that he often deceived his neighbors by his tricks.It was not pleasant for a sober, elderly bird-gentleman to come home at night from a hard day's work and have his wife accuse him of idling away his time."You can't deny it--for I could hear you laughing in the woods!" she might say.And it was not always an easy task to convince her that what she had heard was nobody but that... Short Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2591

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VI - A JOKE ON JASPER JAY The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VI - A JOKE ON JASPER JAY

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - VI - A JOKE ON JASPER JAY
VI - A JOKE ON JASPER JAYWITH a loud squall of glee, Jasper Jay made off in the direction of the farm buildings. Now that he was going to have company, later, he felt much better. And he resolved to keep well hidden in the top of the great oak near Farmer Green's house, until the time came for Mr. Crow to arrive--and his friends, too, if he brought them.Jasper waited in the big oak for a long time. He saw no strange bird. And he was glad--because he did not want to meet him until Mr. Crow came.For once in... Short Stories - Post by : peterlionel - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1077