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The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VIII - BUSTER THE BOASTER The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VIII - BUSTER THE BOASTER

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VIII - BUSTER THE BOASTER
VIII - BUSTER THE BOASTERAs far back as Buster Bumblebee could remember, he had heard about the Robber Fly. Even the fiercest fighters among the workers spoke his name with great awe. And from everything Buster could learn, his family had good reason to fear that dreadful enemy.When Buster first left the house to make excursions to the flower garden and the clover field he had felt quite uneasy. He half-expected that the Robber Fly would pop out from behind a blossom at any moment and pounce upon him. For the Robber Fly was a bold, bad villain. And those that... Short Stories - Post by : holdall - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2849

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VII - A JUGFUL OF BUMBLEBEES The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VII - A JUGFUL OF BUMBLEBEES

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VII - A JUGFUL OF BUMBLEBEES
VII - A JUGFUL OF BUMBLEBEESWhen the workers--as well as Buster Bumblebee--heard the raking, scraping sound in the hall of their house they all stopped what they were doing and shrilled "An enemy!" And with one accord they rushed for the front door. They were terribly angry.Not wishing to miss anything that was going to happen, Buster joined the mob and went sailing out into the open meadow. And there, quite close to the door, stood the queer object that Buster had noticed together with Johnnie Green only a minute before. He wondered now what that strange thing was; for Buster... Short Stories - Post by : Stephen_Chua - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2763

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VI - JOHNNIE GREEN IS STUNG The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VI - JOHNNIE GREEN IS STUNG

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - VI - JOHNNIE GREEN IS STUNG
VI - JOHNNIE GREEN IS STUNGThere had been so much rain early in the summer that even by the middle of August Farmer Green had not been able to finish his haying. His son Johnnie was sorry, too--because he had to work in the hot hayfield almost every day, when he would far rather have gone swimming in the mill-pond, under the shade of the great willow.Sometimes Johnnie rode on the hayrake. And since he liked to drive the old horse Ebenezer, he didn't object to that part of his duties so much. What he hated most was pitching hay with... Short Stories - Post by : Dan_Auito - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3477

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - V - MR. CROW TO THE RESCUE The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - V - MR. CROW TO THE RESCUE

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - V - MR. CROW TO THE RESCUE
V - MR. CROW TO THE RESCUEAs Buster sat on the sprig of wild honeysuckle, wondering where to look for a bit of cotton with which to stuff his ears, a bird fluttered down and perched upon the old stone wall to which the honeysuckle clung. The name of the newcomer was Jasper Jay. And Buster Bumblebee was glad to see him, because he wanted help from somebody and he didn't care who it was."Where could a person get a small piece of cotton?" he asked Jasper Jay.And Jasper--who would gladly have made a lunch of Buster, had he not been... Short Stories - Post by : SwingWinger - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1117

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - IV - BUSTER FINDS A SISTER The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - IV - BUSTER FINDS A SISTER

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - IV - BUSTER FINDS A SISTER
IV - BUSTER FINDS A SISTERBuster Bumblebee's announcement that he was a queen's son--and a gentleman--seemed to amuse the trumpeter hugely. She held her sides and laughed uproariously."That's nothing!" she said at last. "I'm one myself!""One what?" Buster asked her quickly. "You're certainly no gentleman--for you just referred to yourself as a lady not two minutes ago. And neither can you be anybody's son, I should think.""I mean I'm a queen's daughter--though maybe you didn't know it," the trumpeter replied.And Buster Bumblebee answered in a dazed fashion that he had had no idea she was of royal blood, like himself."It's true,"... Short Stories - Post by : hozer - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2408

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - III - THE RUDE TRUMPETER The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - III - THE RUDE TRUMPETER

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - III - THE RUDE TRUMPETER
III - THE RUDE TRUMPETERYes! At last Buster Bumblebee was worried. Every time he looked at the trumpeter she seemed in a more peppery temper than ever. Beside her, some of the other workers appeared positively pleasant. But the trumpeter wore a frown. And what was still worse, she wore no hat.How, then, was Buster to follow Chirpy Cricket's advice and tell her what a becoming hat she was wearing?"I'll have to think of some other way of making her feel happy--since she's bareheaded," said Buster.Now, without thinking what he was doing he had spoken his thought right out loud. And... Short Stories - Post by : 1edward - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1858

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - II - CHIRPY CRICKET'S ADVICE The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - II - CHIRPY CRICKET'S ADVICE

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - II - CHIRPY CRICKET'S ADVICE
II - CHIRPY CRICKET'S ADVICEIf the summers in Pleasant Valley had been longer perhaps the honey-makers in Buster Bumblebee's home would have taken a holiday now and then. But they knew that every day that passed brought cold weather that much the nearer. So they never once stopped working--except to sleep at night. And, like Farmer Green himself, they felt that they must not waste any of the precious daylight by lying abed late in the morning. They wanted to be up and in the clover field as soon as it was light.Now, with Rusty Wren living right beneath his bedroom... Short Stories - Post by : Sen_Ze - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3122

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - I - THE BIG FAMILY The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - I - THE BIG FAMILY

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - I - THE BIG FAMILY
I - THE BIG FAMILYWhen Mrs. Field Mouse moved from her home in Farmer Green's meadow to the more fashionable neighborhood near the gristmill, she had no idea that anyone would care to live in the little old house that she had left.So she was much surprised, the following summer, when she heard that a new family was occupying her former home."If it's a small family they'll get along well enough," she remarked to Aunt Polly Woodchuck, who had told her the news."Small!" Aunt Polly exclaimed, lifting both her hands (with the black mitts on them) high in the air. "They... Short Stories - Post by : snowleprd - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1193

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIX - THE NEW SUIT The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIX - THE NEW SUIT

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIX - THE NEW SUIT
XIX - THE NEW SUITThree days had passed. And as soon as he had finished his breakfast Brownie Beaver hastened to the tailor-shop of Mr. Frog, who had been making him a suit of clothes.Much to Brownie's disappointment, he found that Mr. Frog's door was locked. But he sat down on the doorstep and waited a long time. And at last Mr. Frog appeared.After bidding Brownie Beaver good-morning, Mr. Frog yawned widely, remarking that he had been out late the night before, "at a singing-party," he said. "What can I do for you?" he asked Brownie Beaver."You can let me have... Short Stories - Post by : Birdsong - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2685

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVIII - MR. FROG'S QUESTION The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVIII - MR. FROG'S QUESTION

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVIII - MR. FROG'S QUESTION
XVIII - MR. FROG'S QUESTION"Why don't you get some new clothes?"It was Mr. Frog that asked the question; and he asked it of Brownie Beaver, who was at work on top of his house. Mr. Frog had been hiding among the lily-pads, watching Brownie. But Brownie hadn't noticed him until he stuck his head out of the water and spoke.At first Mr. Frog's question made Brownie a bit peevish."What's the matter with my clothes?" he asked hotly."There's nothing the matter with them--nothing at all," said Mr. Frog--"except that they are not as becoming to you as they might be. Of course,"... Short Stories - Post by : freeaff - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1577

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVII - BROWNIE ESCAPES The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVII - BROWNIE ESCAPES

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVII - BROWNIE ESCAPES
XVII - BROWNIE ESCAPESWhen the tree crashed down upon Brownie Beaver and held him fast, it was some time before he came to his senses. Then he did not know, at first he was nor what had happened to him. But at last he remembered that he had been cutting down a tree not far from the pond and he saw that it must have fallen upon him.Of course, the first thing that occurred to him was to call for help. But just as he opened his mouth to shout, another thought came into his head. Perhaps some man might... Short Stories - Post by : profittrain - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3045

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVI - LOOKING PLEASANT The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVI - LOOKING PLEASANT

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XVI - LOOKING PLEASANT
XVI - LOOKING PLEASANTAfter Jasper Jay left Brownie Beaver, on that day when Jasper told Brownie that the photographer had made a flashlight picture of him, Brownie could hardly wait for it to grow dark. He had made up his mind that he would go back to that same tree, which was still not quite gnawed through; and he hoped that he would succeed in having his picture taken again. Like many other people, Brownie Beaver felt that he could not have too much of a good thing.There was another reason, too, for his going back to the tree. If the... Short Stories - Post by : krystalan - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1927

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XV - JASPER JAY'S STORY The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XV - JASPER JAY'S STORY

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XV - JASPER JAY'S STORY
XV - JASPER JAY'S STORYAfter the blinding flash of light and the queer click had sent Brownie Beaver hurrying home from his partly gnawed tree, he stayed in his house for a long time before he ventured out again.Indeed, the night was half gone when he at last he stole forth to find Grandaddy Beaver and tell him about his awful fright.Brownie found the old gentleman resting after several hours' work upon the big dam. And when young Brownie told Grandaddy what had happened, the old gentleman didn't know just what to think."It couldn't have been a moonbeam," he said, "because... Short Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 648

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIV - WAS IT A GUN? The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIV - WAS IT A GUN?

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIV - WAS IT A GUN?
XIV - WAS IT A GUN?Everybody in the village where Brownie Beaver lived was very much upset. Most people were angry, too. And no doubt it was natural that they should feel that way, because while they were taking their midday naps a man had come and paddled about their village in a boat.Brownie Beaver was the first to hear him and he quickly spread the alarm. There was a great scurrying as all the villagers stole out of their houses and swam away under water to hide in holes in the bank of the pond and in other places they... Short Stories - Post by : rjj418 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2112

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIII - A LUCKY FIND The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIII - A LUCKY FIND

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XIII - A LUCKY FIND
XIII - A LUCKY FINDBrownie Beaver almost wished he hadn't spent so much time waiting for Grandaddy to tell him to tie down his house so it wouldn't be carried away by the big wind on the following day. With no rope--or anything else--to tie the house with, Brownie could not see that Grandaddy's advice was of any use to him.Anyhow, he was glad he had done as Tired Tim had suggested and dug a house in the bank he could hide until the storm passed. But he felt sad at the thought of losing his comfortable home. And since... Short Stories - Post by : simeon - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1744

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XII - GRANDADDY BEAVER THINKS The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XII - GRANDADDY BEAVER THINKS

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XII - GRANDADDY BEAVER THINKS
XII - GRANDADDY BEAVER THINKSIt was on a Friday that Brownie Beaver first heard the cyclone was coming. And after making sure that Grandaddy Beaver knew what he was talking about when he said the great wind would sweep down upon the village on the following Tuesday, Brownie spent a good deal of time wondering what he had better do.He wanted to save his house from being blown over the top of Blue Mountain. And he wanted to save himself from being carried along at the same time.Before Friday was gone Brownie Beaver began to heap more mud and sticks upon... Short Stories - Post by : LisaB1126 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3081

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XI - BAD NEWS The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XI - BAD NEWS

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - XI - BAD NEWS
XI - BAD NEWS"Have you heard the news?" Tired Tim asked Brownie Beaver one day. "There's going to be a cyclone.""A cyclone?" Brownie exclaimed. "What's that? I never heard of one.""It's a big storm, with a terrible wind," Tired Tim explained. "The wind will blow so hard that it will snap off big trees.""Good!" Brownie Beaver cried. "Then I won't have to cut down any more trees in order to reach the tender bark that grows in their tops."Tired Tim laughed. "You won't think it's very 'good,'" he said, "when the cyclone strikes the village.""Why not?" Brownie inquired."Because--" said Tired Tim--"because... Short Stories - Post by : eduardopeiro - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3684

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - X - A HOLIDAY The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - X - A HOLIDAY

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - X - A HOLIDAY
X - A HOLIDAYThere was great rejoicing in the little village in the pond when Brownie Beaver returned with the good news that there would be no more hunting and fishing. And when old Grandaddy Beaver said that everybody ought to take a holiday to celebrate the occasion, all the villagers said it was a fine idea.So they stopped working, for once, and began to plan the celebration. They thought that there ought to be swimming races and tree-felling contests. And Brownie Beaver said that after the holiday was over he would suggest that someone be chosen to go down and... Short Stories - Post by : ckilian - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2910

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - IX - THE SIGN ON THE TREE The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - IX - THE SIGN ON THE TREE

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - IX - THE SIGN ON THE TREE
IX - THE SIGN ON THE TREEOn one of Brownie Beaver's long excursions down the stream he came upon a tree to which a sign was nailed. Now, Brownie had never learned to read. But he had heard that Uncle Jerry Chuck could tell what a sign said. So Brownie asked a pleasant young fellow named Frisky Squirrel if he would mind asking Uncle Jerry to come over to Swift River on a matter of important business.When Uncle Jerry Chuck appeared, Brownie Beaver said he was glad to see him and that Uncle Jerry was looking very well."I've sent for you,"... Short Stories - Post by : divmark - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 861

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - VIII - MR. CROW IS UPSET The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - VIII - MR. CROW IS UPSET

The Tale Of Brownie Beaver - VIII - MR. CROW IS UPSET
VIII - MR. CROW IS UPSETBrownie Beaver couldn't help feeling that Mr. Crow had not treated him very well, because Mr. Crow hadn't told him all the news about Frisky Squirrel's tail. He thought that maybe there were things about a newspaper that even Mr. Crow didn't know.Another week had passed. Brownie knew that it had, because since Mr. Crow's last call he had cut a notch in a stick each day. And there were now seven of them.Late Saturday afternoon Mr. Crow came back again. He lighted on top of Brownie's house and called "Paper!" down the chimney, just as... Short Stories - Post by : bookcave - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 753