Creatures in Winter
Old Homestead Tales
J. W. Northey
1. JACK FROST
PADDLETAIL THE BEAVER GOES TO WORK
DANNY MUSKRAT REPAIRS HIS HOUSE
SNOWSHOE THE HARE CHANGES COATS
WORKER THE GRAY SQUIRREL VISITS JOHNNY CHUCK
THE HOME OF TINY THE MEADOW MOUSE
"OLD MAN WINTER IS COMING"
GROWLER THE BEAR GOES TO SLEEP
MEPHITIS THE SKUNK MAKES A BED
A STRANGE WINTER HOME
THE FIRST SNOW
THE TRAIL OF SNOOP THE WEASEL
REDDY FOX PLAYS A JOKE
BUD SMITH PLAYS SANTA CLAUS
A NEIGHBORHOOD FIGHT
HUNTING CAT MAKES A RAID
SHAGGY THE WOLF IS HUNGRY
JIM CROW THE TEASE
TRACKS IN THE SNOW
FISHER THE BOLD GOES TRAILING
TRAPPER JIM LOOKS FOR SIGNS
LIGHTFOOT THE DEER MAKES A MOVE
SHADOW THE LYNX IS FOOLED
BILLY COON TAKES A STROLL
DIGGER THE BADGER HUNTS DODGER THE GOPHER
DOWNY THE WOODPECKER STARTS A RACE
TAWNY CHIPMUNK WAKES UP
MINER THE MOLE GOES EXPLORING
SPRING ! IT'S SPRING!"
DID you ever stand by the window on a
Wintry Day, watching the Merry Little Snowflakes come dancing down, and
wonder what all the Wild Creatures were doing? To be sure you have, unless
you live in a country where the Fleecy Snow never falls.
When this earth was first created, there
was no such thing as Fleecy Snow upon it. God never intended that Old Man
Winter should freeze the Dancing Little Leaflets and make them fall. There
was not even rain upon the earth until the time of the Flood. But when sin
entered the world, there were many, many changes.
At creation the weather was neither too
cold nor too hot. It was just right to please every living thing. The
Feathered Friends did not have to fly away in search of a warmer place to
live, as many of them do now each fall. And the Furry Friends lived just
the same the year round.
But how different it is now! Even Fearful
the Man has had to change his manner of living to meet the changed
conditions. Every place we go in the Great Wide World we see people who
are living differently from the way they do in other places.
And so it is with the Wild Creatures. They
have learned how to live under the changed conditions in this sinful
world, which are so different from what they were in the Garden of Eden.
In this, the last of OLD HOMESTEAD TALES,
You will read about what the Wild Creatures do in Wintry Weather on the
Old Homestead. Perhaps it will tell you some of the things you were
wondering about as you stood by the window and watched the Merry Little
Snowflakes come dancing down.
THE AUTHOR. Denver, Colorado,