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Ways of Wood Folk

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Late nineteenth-century naturalist William J. Long invites us in to the secret worlds of the woodland animals. Containing Long's own animal observations along with stories related to him by other humans who inhabit the woods, these stories give us an insight into the behavior of wild animals as they go about their lives in their own secret places deep in the forests of eastern North America. Although Long was accused in his day of anthropomorphizing the animals he wrote about, readers who are familiar with any of the animals he writes of will have glimpses of recognition at behaviors they have seen for themselves and explore the deeper meanings these actions have in that animal's life. The stories will paint pictures in your imagination that will stay with you long after the book has ended.

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WAYS OF WOOD FOLK

BY

WILLIAM J. LONG

FIRST SERIES

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BOSTON, U.S.A. GINN & COMPANY, PUBLISHERS The Athenæum Press 1902

COPYRIGHT, 1899 BY WILLIAM J. LONG

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

TO PLATO, the owl, who looks over my shoulder as I write, and who knows all about the woods.

PREFACE.

"All crows are alike," said a wise man, speaking of politicians. That is quite true in the dark. By daylight, however, there is as much difference, within and without, in the first two crows one meets as in the first two men or women. I asked a little child once, who was telling me all about her chicken, how she knew her chicken from twenty others just like him in the flock. "How do I know my chicken? I know him by his little face," she said. And sure enough, the face, when you looked at it closely, was different from all other faces.

This is undoubtedly true of all birds and all animals. They recognize each other instantly amid multitudes of their kind; and one who watches them patiently sees quite as many odd ways and individualities among Wood Folk as among other people... Continue reading book >>


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