Bruno's mother must have brought her bedding from quite a dis- tance. I forced him in one day, and the result was somewhat disastrous. But Bruno was not to be so easily foiled ; he soon discovered that he could get the bulb by climbing up one of the legs of the tripod. She pricked up her ears, lifted her tail from between her legs, and wagged it rap- idly to and fro. Barn swallows were flying in and out through the big open door, twittering and calling to one an- other, as if a little perplexed at this unusual gather- ing in their sanctuary. Under these circumstances no harm could come to anyone, and I made up my mind to keep him at least until the following spring.
In the shelter of the forest the snow lay four feet deep on the level, and as we walked comfortably along on its surface, I wondered what these backwoods- men would think if they saw us, as we sometimes do at home, leave the good walking on roads and sidewalks, and tramp with snowshoes across the fields, when there are only a few inches of snow on the ground. As he felt the warm hands of his benefactress about him, there came a comfortable soothing tone in the little creature's complaining, and a few min- utes later his murmuring ceased altogether as, gently moving to and fro in her rocking-chair, the kindly mother, with her back toward me, fed her foster-child. I next gave my mind to the selection of a name for the foster-sister. The whining tone of some small animal in trouble broke in upon the harmony of the woodland orchestra. The better to show the sincere and genuine qual-ities of these faithful people, I will bring into mystory a number of letters which from time to timethey have sent me and which will give mute thoughconvincing evidence of the sterling, ingenuous char-acter of the family.
She was now nearly nine months old, and in order that there should be plenty of food for her foster-brother, she was being weaned, and occasionally they fed her on that good old New England stand-by, baked beans and pork. Wet clothes were of no moment to those husky chaps. When he grew older, he learned to admire the cool flow of water. His hind-legs seemed to be paralyzed, and at times he had great difficulty in walking. With me the remedy is simple if quickly applied.
I wanted to get a picture of the proceedings, should anything happen that might be of interest. She is not yet able to be aroundthe house but a very little, but she is much better,and as the warmer weather approaches, the doctorthinks she will get well. Its eyes were not open, and it wriggled helplessly in his hand. Here occasionally he fell in with his enemy the dog. So, in spite of all that could be done, he had his own way ; and next day there appeared in one of the Boston papers an article which contained many misstatements and was illustrated by a picture that looked more like a St. Being quite hungry, at first he paid no attention to the intruder; but presently, as the saucer became empty, he caught sight of his curious visitor.
That it was intensely cold that morning can be seen by the white frost that covers his beard and moustache. Bruno was allowed to go wherever he pleased, but he seldom went out of sight of his foster- mother or the children. Book Description Hardpress Publishing, United States, 2012. Underwood and I spent two weeks near the stream where the river-drivers were working. On one occasion, she went a long distance from the camp, to gather fiddle- head ferns, the tender fronds of which, just as they are uncurling, make delicious greens for the dinner- table. The tiny creature chanced to run in his direction, but it did not reach him, for Bruno was off and away at breakneck speed, and the mouse was left far behind. Without our pilot we should have had hard work in finding our way to Gordon's camp, as there were many roads that led to the right and left from the main line.
If you should examine the dressed carcass, you might find a mark that looked suspiciously like a bullet hole. It was a fine arrangement, and from now on Bruno was a happy and con- tented bear. All kinds of stunts were done for our benefit. Several wheelbarrow loads of dry leaves, which were put into his cage, he promptly took beneath the ground for bedding. Held fast by the strong gut leader, with his tongue stretched far out beyond his nose, he swung round the circle in mad haste, howling with rage and pain.
With his chest expanded and his breath coming forth in explosive gusts as he champed his frothy lips, he seemed twice his natural size and presented to his foe an aspect most forbidding. Shake hands with her, Bruno. Oh, no, the pampered pet honey was fed to him in an iron spoon. My head was now too full of this strange adventure to give heed to anything else. No rains came to keep the lakes at high level, and day by day the water dropped. Poking the rifle down into the hole, he fired. Out in front of the house was a fair-sized cage, which in former days had been occupied by my various other animal friends.
. Weldon and the children with some of the crew. Ten feet above the water, at the top of the sloping mossy bank, stood the log cabins. At the first lull in the conversation, I mildly asked the lady where she had heard the story, and received the reply that her husband had told her about it. On this calm June morning not a leaf was stirr- ing in the tree-tops. While we were in the dining-room Bruno spent most of his time playing with the children in the kitchen and the woodshed. She took 'em because their mother died and their father couldn't look after 'em.
Once a week I got out the scales and had him stand on the platform to have his weight recorded. All along the way we now began to see on the ground bits of charred and blackened leaves, which, on pre- vious days, had been carried on the dry air from the burning forest to the north of us. My driver lent a hand and helped the cook and cookee wash the dishes, while he gave them the latest news of the village. Bruno, who was playing near-by, He is astonished to see water running up hill Who wouldn't like this on a hot summer day? He would be glad to show me the way. All that day, while burning brands and bits of bark continually fell upon the roof and in the door-yard, they fought the fire.