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The Tale Of Jasper Jay - V - THE SEARCH The Tale Of Jasper Jay - V - THE SEARCH

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - V - THE SEARCH
V - THE SEARCHAFTER telling Mr. Crow what he was going to do to the strange bird, which he had never seen, but only heard, Jasper Jay renewed his search for the unknown.There was not the slightest doubt in his mind that the stranger could out-scream him. And he knew he could never be happy so long as such a loud-voiced rival remained in the neighborhood.Jasper hoped, at least, that the newcomer was not too large."He can't be very big, or I'd have found him before this," he reassured himself.Though he hunted far and wide, looking in hollow trees and in... Short Stories - Post by : tommy - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1872

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - IV - JASPER'S BOAST The Tale Of Jasper Jay - IV - JASPER'S BOAST

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - IV - JASPER'S BOAST
IV - JASPER'S BOASTJASPER JAY had said nothing to anyone concerning the horrid call, which had sounded twice--each time at midday. But now that he felt sure the strange bird whose cry he had heard must have come to live in Pleasant Valley, he could no longer keep from mentioning the matter.Chancing to meet his cousin, Mr. Crow, the next morning, Jasper stopped to talk with the old gentleman. You see, Mr. Crow was widely known as a gossip. He usually knew what was going on in the neighborhood. So Jasper thought it likely that Mr. Crow could tell him all... Short Stories - Post by : Valanar42 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2741

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - III - THE STRANGE CRY The Tale Of Jasper Jay - III - THE STRANGE CRY

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - III - THE STRANGE CRY
III - THE STRANGE CRYAS you may already know, Jasper Jay was a vain fellow. And it was not only of his brilliant blue suit that he was proud. He was greatly pleased with his own voice, though many of the feathered folk thought it harsh and disagreeable. But, that, perhaps, was because they seldom or never heard Jasper's sweeter, flute-like notes, or the soft, low chatter which he kept for his most intimate friends.What most of his acquaintances knew and disliked was Jasper's noisy "Jay! jay!" But even that discordant cry suited Jasper very well. And he often boasted that... Short Stories - Post by : dukesta3 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 743

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - II - A BLOW FOR THE BULLY The Tale Of Jasper Jay - II - A BLOW FOR THE BULLY

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - II - A BLOW FOR THE BULLY
II - A BLOW FOR THE BULLYJASPER JAY had some queer notions in his head. One of them was that a person couldn't be happy unless he was making a great deal of noise. And if there was anything that roused Jasper's wrath, it was the sight of some quiet, modest little neighbor who minded his own affairs and had little to say.There was one such chap who made his home in a wild grapevine that grew upon the stone wall in front of the farmhouse. His name was Mr. Chippy; and he was never known to do anybody the least... Short Stories - Post by : David_Eck - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1991

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - I - A NOISY ROGUE The Tale Of Jasper Jay - I - A NOISY ROGUE

The Tale Of Jasper Jay - I - A NOISY ROGUE
I - A NOISY ROGUESome of the feathered folk in Pleasant Valley said that old Mr. Crow was the noisiest person in the neighborhood. But they must have forgotten all about Mr. Crow's knavish cousin, Jasper Jay. And it was not only in summer, either, that Jasper's shrieks and laughter woke the echoes. Since it was his habit to spend his winters right there in Farmer Green's young pines, near the foot of Blue Mountain, on many a cold morning Jasper's ear-splitting "Jay! jay!" rang out on the frosty air.At that season Jasper often visited the farm buildings, in the hope... Short Stories - Post by : Brent_Filson - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 821

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXIII - MAKING GAME OF OLD DOG SPOT The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXIII - MAKING GAME OF OLD DOG SPOT

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXIII - MAKING GAME OF OLD DOG SPOT
XXIII - MAKING GAME OF OLD DOG SPOT"Where have you been keeping yourself?" Buster Bumblebee cried, the moment he caught sight of Jimmy Rabbit's ears sticking up from behind a head of Farmer Green's lettuce. "It's quite plain that you forgot to meet me, so I might tell you about the raising bee."At that Jimmy Rabbit promptly replied that he had come there each morning."Anyhow," he said, "you promised to meet me. And since you haven't met me until now it must be your fault, for you certainly haven't done as you agreed."Buster Bumblebee looked puzzled. He was sure that the... Short Stories - Post by : leeds1 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3133

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXII - SOMEONE'S MISTAKE The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXII - SOMEONE'S MISTAKE

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXII - SOMEONE'S MISTAKE
XXII - SOMEONE'S MISTAKEThough he alighted right on top of the pumpkin, which stood on the wide shelf in Farmer Green's carriage-house, Buster Bumblebee thought that the strange buzzing sound had grown fainter. He was sure that he had heard it more plainly when he was nearer the merry fiddler.There was a gouge in the side of the fat pumpkin, into which he peered carefully. He even crawled into the small cavity himself. But there was nothing there. And he decided, after thinking deeply for some time, that there could not possibly be a bee inside the pumpkin.As soon as he... Short Stories - Post by : thebowman - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2945

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXI - THE BUMBLEBEE IN THE PUMPKIN The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXI - THE BUMBLEBEE IN THE PUMPKIN

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XXI - THE BUMBLEBEE IN THE PUMPKIN
XXI - THE BUMBLEBEE IN THE PUMPKINOf course the dancers at Farmer Green's party had to stop now and then to get their breath. And the fiddlers, too, had to pause in order to rest. That is, two of them found it necessary to lay their fiddles aside once in a while. And it was no wonder; for they had each eaten a whole custard pie.But the third fiddler was different. He was a man after Buster Bumblebee's own heart. He seemed to love to make music and never tired of coaxing the jolliest tunes out of his old fiddle that... Short Stories - Post by : 7474net - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2725

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XX - BUSTER AND THE FIDDLERS The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XX - BUSTER AND THE FIDDLERS

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XX - BUSTER AND THE FIDDLERS
XX - BUSTER AND THE FIDDLERSThere was a great rattling of knives and forks dropped suddenly upon plates and a clatter of cups set hastily upon saucers. For when the boy with the stomachache screamed aloud in his agony all of Farmer Green's guests turned towards him to see what was the matter.Buster Bumblebee saw a large woman dressed in bright red rush up to the boy Bill and lead him away towards the farmhouse, quite doubled up with pain."That's his mother!" Buster decided. "And it's lucky for him that she's here."Everybody else seemed to think likewise. And no one appeared... Short Stories - Post by : bambito - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1139

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIX - THE FEAST AT FARMER GREEN'S The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIX - THE FEAST AT FARMER GREEN'S

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIX - THE FEAST AT FARMER GREEN'S
XIX - THE FEAST AT FARMER GREEN'SIn spite of his disappointment at not seeing the raising bee (that new kind of bee that Jimmy Rabbit had told him about) Buster Bumblebee decided that he would stay at Farmer Green's place and watch the men put up the frame of the new barn. He remembered that Jimmy had said there would be things to eat afterwards--and maybe a dance, besides.Although the barn was a big one there were so many people to help that it was hardly later than midday when the great timbers were all in place. And then the men... Short Stories - Post by : waterlady - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3452

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVIII - FOLLOWING THE CROWD The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVIII - FOLLOWING THE CROWD

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVIII - FOLLOWING THE CROWD
XVIII - FOLLOWING THE CROWDWell, the next day Buster Bumblebee arrived at Farmer Green's place just as the cuckoo clock in the kitchen was striking nine. And he knew at once that Jimmy Rabbit must have told him the truth about the raising bee, for the farmyard was crowded with wagons and carryalls and buggies and gigs. There were people everywhere--so many that Buster thought all the world must be there. And he began to look about him carefully.But nowhere could he find what he had come to see. So he asked a ruffianly looking wasp where the raising bee was.... Short Stories - Post by : NickHevey - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1838

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVII - BUSTER LEARNS OF THE RAISING BEE The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVII - BUSTER LEARNS OF THE RAISING BEE

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVII - BUSTER LEARNS OF THE RAISING BEE
XVII - BUSTER LEARNS OF THE RAISING BEE"Yes!" said Jimmy Rabbit. "I hear that there's going to be a raising bee at Farmer Green's place to-morrow. And if I were you I should certainly want to be there."Being very good-natured, Jimmy Rabbit was always ready to talk to anybody he happened to meet, no matter how small the other person might be. And now, while he was nibbling at Farmer Green's lettuce, he had chanced to glance up and spy Buster Bumblebee, who was buzzing about the tall hollyhocks, which made a sort of hedge where the flower and the vegetable... Short Stories - Post by : ShawnaMeguess - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3425

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVI - THE TWINS IN THE CLOVER PATCH The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVI - THE TWINS IN THE CLOVER PATCH

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XVI - THE TWINS IN THE CLOVER PATCH
XVI - THE TWINS IN THE CLOVER PATCHThe twins--Johnnie Green's guests--each with a honey box in his hand, began at once to hunt for bumblebees. And if Buster Bumblebee had been wiser he would have flown away at once.But he had no idea that he would have any trouble dodging a boy--especially a city boy. So he lingered on the porch to see what happened. As soon as Johnnie Green should put the Carpenter back in his prison Buster intended to urge him once more to cut his way through the wood--and to freedom.Soon Buster had his chance. Again he crowded... Short Stories - Post by : jcoon2 - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 864

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XV - THE PRISONER The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XV - THE PRISONER

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XV - THE PRISONER
XV - THE PRISONERBuster Bumblebee did not stay long in the dooryard of the missing Carpenter. Saying a mournful good-by to the sad company, he flew away toward Farmer Green's house. It was there that the Carpenter was a prisoner. And Buster could only hope that he might find some way of setting the woodworker free.Luckily Buster Bumblebee did not have to look long for what he was seeking. On the porch of the farmhouse he soon discovered a honey box, with glass sides. And whom should he see inside it, sitting on a little heap of wild rose leaves and... Short Stories - Post by : sanders - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1720

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIV - BAD NEWS The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIV - BAD NEWS

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIV - BAD NEWS
XIV - BAD NEWSIt is not surprising that the Carpenter's answer failed to satisfy Buster Bumblebee."I really must know when my house will be ready!" he cried at last. "I've invited all my friends to a house-warming. And how can I have one unless I have a house to warm?"The Carpenter slowly shook his head."Don't ask me!" he said wearily. "I've enough to trouble me right here at home without answering any riddles for strangers.""I suppose you'll get your house finished sometime," Buster ventured."I hope to," said the Carpenter, "though it certainly won't be to-morrow, on account of all the interruptions... Short Stories - Post by : jgvteam - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 727

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIII - THE CARPENTER'S PROMISE The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIII - THE CARPENTER'S PROMISE

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XIII - THE CARPENTER'S PROMISE
XIII - THE CARPENTER'S PROMISEWhen Buster Bumblebee told Whiteface the Carpenter Bee, that he hated to work that honest artisan stared at his caller in astonishment."You're a queer one!" he said at last "But there's something about you that I can't help liking, though it would be hard for me to say just what it is--so please don't ask me!""Then you'll make me a house, after all?" Buster cried joyfully."I will," the Carpenter promised, "just as soon as I finish the addition I'm building to my own home.""Good!" said Buster. And wishing the Carpenter Bee a hasty good-afternoon, he flew off... Short Stories - Post by : aussieincome - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2496

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XII - THE CARPENTER BEE The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XII - THE CARPENTER BEE

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XII - THE CARPENTER BEE
XII - THE CARPENTER BEEAfter Buster Bumblebee left the old house in the meadow Mrs. Field Mouse had once lived, he had no real home. Like that quarrelsome rascal, Peter Mink, he would crawl into any good place that he happened to find. Sometimes Buster chose a hole in a fence-rail, and sometimes a crack in the side of one of the farm-buildings. He really didn't much care where he spent the night, provided it was not too far from the flower garden or the clover field.Not being one of the worrying kind, Buster was quite contented with his lot.... Short Stories - Post by : aidis - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 2080

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XI - THE DRONE The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XI - THE DRONE

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - XI - THE DRONE
XI - THE DRONEYes! Buster Bumblebee was a drone. He never gathered any nectar from the flowers and brought it home to help swell the family store of honey. He let the workers of the household do that. And since they never complained, but seemed to enjoy their drudgery, Buster saw no reason why he should interfere with the honey-making in any way.He was content to live a life of ease and pleasure. And never having to bestir himself--never having to hurry or worry--he quickly grew into a somewhat clumsy and blundering young gentleman. And what was still worse, this handsome... Short Stories - Post by : edanr - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1149

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - X - BUSTER MAKES A SPEECH The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - X - BUSTER MAKES A SPEECH

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - X - BUSTER MAKES A SPEECH
X - BUSTER MAKES A SPEECHAt first, when he found himself in the grip of what he was sure must be the Robber Fly, Buster Bumblebee was so alarmed that he could not even scream. But in a moment or two he found his voice. And he shrieked "Help! Help!" in a most frantic tone, hoping that some one would come and save him.But nobody came. And Buster expected every instant to feel the cruel beak of the Robber Fly, when there was a sudden commotion behind his back. Somebody else cried out now. And Buster knew the voice, too. Yes!... Short Stories - Post by : advenaartemis - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 1506

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - IX - THE ROBBER FLY AT LAST The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - IX - THE ROBBER FLY AT LAST

The Tale Of Buster Bumblebee - IX - THE ROBBER FLY AT LAST
IX - THE ROBBER FLY AT LASTThough Buster's mother, the Queen, did not hear him when he said "Oh, nonsense!" under his breath, there were others standing near him that caught the words. And they were quite indignant that anybody should scoff at the Queen like that.They were workers--those that overheard Buster Bumblebee's remark when his mother as much as told him that he had better beware of the wicked Robber Fly. They were workers; and they did not approve of the lazy Buster."Let's teach that young loafer a lesson!" they said to one another (there were three of them). And... Short Stories - Post by : robina - Date : April 2012 - Author : Arthur Scott Bailey - Read : 3182