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The Tale of the The Muley Cow Slumber-Town Tales   By: (1877-1949)

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SLEEPY TIME TALES

(Trademark Registered.)

By ARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY

AUTHOR OF THE TUCK ME IN TALES and SLUMBER TOWN TALES

=Colored Wrapper and Text Illustrations Drawn by HARRY L. SMITH=

This series of animal stories for children from three to eight years, tells of the adventures of the four footed creatures of our American woods and fields in an amusing way, which delights small two footed human beings.

THE TALE OF CUFFY BEAR THE TALE OF FRISKY SQUIRREL THE TALE OF TOMMY FOX THE TALE OF FATTY COON THE TALE OF BILLY WOODCHUCK THE TALE OF JIMMY RABBIT THE TALE OF PETER MINK THE TALE OF SANDY CHIPMUNK THE TALE OF BROWNIE BEAVER THE TALE OF PADDY MUSKRAT THE TALE OF FERDINAND FROG THE TALE OF DICKIE DEER MOUSE THE TALE OF TIMOTHY TURTLE THE TALE OF BENNY BADGER THE TALE OF MAJOR MONKEY THE TALE OF GRUMPY WEASEL THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLE THE TALE OF MASTER MEADOW MOUSE

GROSSET & DUNLAP, PUBLISHERS, NEW YORK

THE TALE OF THE MULEY COW

SLUMBER TOWN TALES

(Trademark Registered)

BY

ARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY

AUTHOR OF

SLEEPY TIME TALES

(Trademark Registered)

TUCK ME IN TALES

(Trademark Registered)

THE TALE OF THE MULEY COW

THE TALE OF OLD DOG SPOT

THE TALE OF GRUNTY PIG

THE TALE OF HENRIETTA HEN

THE TALE OF TURKEY PROUDFOOT

THE TALE OF PONY TWINKLEHEELS

THE TALE OF MISS KITTY CAT

[Illustration: "I Hope You Won't Mind," Said the Muley Cow.

Frontispiece ( Page 22 )]

SLUMBER TOWN TALES (Trademark Registered)

THE TALE OF THE MULEY COW

BY ARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY

Author of "SLEEPY TIME TALES" (Trademark Registered)

AND

"TUCK ME IN TALES" (Trademark Registered)

ILLUSTRATED BY HARRY L. SMITH

NEW YORK GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS Made in the United States of America

COPYRIGHT, 1921, BY GROSSET & DUNLAP

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I JOHNNIE GREEN'S FAVORITE 1

II WHY JOHNNIE HURRIED 6

III WORKING FOR A PRIZE 11

IV OWNING A BOY 16

V THE FRIENDLY SCARECROW 21

VI BUFFALO HUNTS 26

VII A LITTLE SURPRISE 31

VIII IT WAS A BEAR 35

IX WEARING A POKE 39

X A SLIGHT MISTAKE 45

XI THE UNRULY MULEY 50

XII THE COWBIRDS 55

XIII TRUTH WILL OUT 59

XIV THE MUSKRATS' WARNING 65

XV CARRYING A MESSAGE 70

XVI CLOVER TOPS 75

XVII NO HELP FROM SPOT 80

XVIII ONE APPLE TOO MANY 84

XIX A QUESTION OF LUCK 88

XX GOOD CORN WASTED 92

XXI A BRAVE DEED 97

XXII TRYING TO BE FIERCE 101

XXIII THE VOW OF A COW 106

XXIV HUMBUGS 110

ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE

"I HOPE YOU WON'T MIND," SAID THE MULEY COW Frontispiece

THE MULEY COW EXPLAINS WHAT A POKE IS 49

THE MULEY COW TRIES TO STOP BILL WOODCHUCK 80

THE MULEY COW UPSETS JACK O'LANTERN 96

THE TALE OF THE MULEY COW

I

JOHNNIE GREEN'S FAVORITE

A few of the farmyard folk were a bit jealous of the Muley Cow. The little red lady that stood on one side of her, in the barn, often said that Johnnie Green was wasting too many goodies on her. It seemed as if he never entered the cow barn without bringing some tidbit for old Muley, as her neighbors called her behind her back. If it wasn't a potato that Johnnie fished out of his pocket it might be an apple or a carrot, or maybe a piece of pumpkin, or turnip, or beet.

At such times the little red cow would cast a knowing look at the big white person on the other side of the Muley Cow, as if to say, "There! He's at it again! Did you ever, in all your life?" And the big white cow would twist her head as far around as her stanchion would let her, and stretch her lean neck to the utmost, hoping for a share of the treat... Continue reading book >>




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