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Stories of Birds


ADDITIONAL SERIES IN THE FORGOTTEN CLASSICS FAMILY LIBRARY Great Lives Series Freedom Series Story Hour Series World History Series


Stories of Birds Selected Authors

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Compiled From: Mother Nature’s Children, by Allen Walton Gould, Boston: Ginn & Company, (1900). Our Feathered Friends, by Elizabeth Grinnell and Joseph Grinnell, Boston: D.C. Heath and Co., Publishers, (1898). True Bird Stories, by Olive Thorne Miller, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, (1903). Memory Gems for Children, by Jessie Carr Tyndall, Springfield, Massachusetts: Milton Bradley Company, (1912).

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Table of Contents Mother Nature’s Children ..........................................1 How the Birds Cradle their Babies ........................................... 3 How Babies are Cradled in Clay and Wood ........................... 12 How the Birds Tend their Babies ........................................... 16 How Mother Nature Sets the Table for Birds ........................ 24 How Mother Nature Clothes the Birds .................................. 32 How Birds Learn to Fly .......................................................... 39 How Men and Birds Lay Up Food .......................................... 44

Our Feathered Friends ..............................................53 Introduction............................................................................ 55 The Message of a Mocking Bird ............................................. 60 Some People We Like to Know .............................................. 63 Civilized Birds ......................................................................... 67 How Birds Dress ..................................................................... 71 How Madam Bird Combs Her Hair ........................................ 76 What Birds Carry in their Pockets ......................................... 80 Child Birds.............................................................................. 85 How Baby Birds are Fed ......................................................... 90 At Meal-Time ......................................................................... 95 Seed-Eaters and Meat-Eaters ................................................ 100 Some Birds with a Bad Name ............................................... 104 Before Breakfast ................................................................... 109 Our Birds’ Restaurant. — Meals at all Hours....................... 114 Umbrellas and Other Things ................................................ 119


Table of Contents Continued Cradle Making ...................................................................... 125 Our Screech Owl .................................................................. 130 Birds at Work and Play ......................................................... 135 Some Other Birds at Work ................................................... 140 A Pet Humming-Bird ............................................................ 147 How We Took the Humming-Birds’ Pictures ...................... 151 Our Robin Redbreast ............................................................ 159 More About Our Robin ........................................................ 164 Going to Bed and Getting Up ............................................... 170 Mrs. Towhee Proposes a Garden Party ................................. 176 At the Garden Party .............................................................. 181 Our Bird Hospital ................................................................. 188 A Splendid Collection ........................................................... 191

True Bird Stories ................................................... 195 Preface .................................................................................. 196 n the Bird Room .................................................................. 197 The Bird Room ...................................................................... 199 The Gold Finches .................................................................. 202 The Goldfinch’s Fright........................................................... 205 The Bird That Would Not Be Free........................................ 208 The Busy Blue Jay .................................................................. 212 The Droll Tanager ................................................................. 219 The Goldfinch’s Devotion ..................................................... 222 A Madcap Thrush ................................................................. 225 The Baby Robin ..................................................................... 231


The Goldfinch’s Fun ..............................................................239 The Comical Chewink ...........................................................246 Polly’s Pranks .........................................................................253 Polly’s Outing.........................................................................259 The Golden Goose .................................................................265 The Saucy Oriole ...................................................................271 Antics in the Bird Room ........................................................278 Blizzards .................................................................................281 Three Sparrows that Live in a House ....................................289 Doctor Dot.............................................................................294 Birds Out of Doors ............................................................... 301 My First Bird ..........................................................................303 The Thrushes Who Lived in the City ....................................307 Barn Swallows in a Frolic .......................................................311 How the Dog Interfered .........................................................315 Upper and Lower Story in the Bird World .............................318 The Lost Baby ........................................................................321 How the Crow Baby was Punished ........................................325 A Jay’s Table Manners ...........................................................327 Friendly Wild Robins .............................................................329 The Droll Mockingbird ..........................................................332 A Sociable Baby Dove ...........................................................337 The Ducklings Who Would Not Give Up .............................340 Birds and Dolls .......................................................................343

Bird Poems .............................................................345


Selections from

Mother Nature’s Children by Allen Walton Gould


How the Birds Cradle their Babies

3


Stories of Birds

4


Mother Nature’s Children

5


Stories of Birds

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Mother Nature’s Children

7


Stories of Birds

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Mother Nature’s Children

9


Stories of Birds

10


Mother Nature’s Children

11


How Babies are Cradled in Clay and Wood

12


Mother Nature’s Children

13


Stories of Birds

14


Mother Nature’s Children

15


How the Birds Tend their Babies

16


Mother Nature’s Children

17


Stories of Birds

18


Mother Nature’s Children

19


Stories of Birds

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Mother Nature’s Children

21


Stories of Birds

22


Mother Nature’s Children

23


How Mother Nature Sets the Table for Birds

24


Mother Nature’s Children

25


Stories of Birds

26


Mother Nature’s Children

27


Stories of Birds

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Mother Nature’s Children

29


Stories of Birds

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Mother Nature’s Children

31


How Mother Nature Clothes the Birds

32


Mother Nature’s Children

33


Stories of Birds

34


Mother Nature’s Children

35


Stories of Birds

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Mother Nature’s Children

37


Stories of Birds

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How Birds Learn to Fly

39


Stories of Birds

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Mother Nature’s Children

41


Stories of Birds

42


Mother Nature’s Children

43


How Men and Birds Lay Up Food

44


Mother Nature’s Children

45


Stories of Birds

46


Mother Nature’s Children

47


Stories of Birds

48


Mother Nature’s Children

49


Stories of Birds

50


Mother Nature’s Children

51


Our Feathered Friends


Introduction


Stories of Birds

56


Our Feathered Friends

57


Stories of Birds

58


Our Feathered Friends


Our Feathered Friends Chapter I

The Message of a Mocking Bird


Our Feathered Friends

61


Stories of Birds

62


Chapter II

Some People We Like to Know


Stories of Birds

64


Our Feathered Friends

65


Stories of Birds

66


Chapter III

Civilized Birds


Stories of Birds

68


Our Feathered Friends

69


Stories of Birds

70


Chapter IV

How Birds Dress


Stories of Birds

72


Our Feathered Friends

73


Stories of Birds

74


Our Feathered Friends

75


Chapter V

How Madam Bird Combs Her Hair


Our Feathered Friends

77


Stories of Birds

78


Our Feathered Friends

79


Chapter VI

What Birds Carry in their Pockets


Our Feathered Friends

81


Stories of Birds

82


Our Feathered Friends

83


Stories of Birds

84


Chapter VII

Child Birds


Stories of Birds

86


Our Feathered Friends

87


Stories of Birds

88


Our Feathered Friends

89


Chapter VIII

How Baby Birds are Fed


Our Feathered Friends

91


Stories of Birds

92


Our Feathered Friends

93


Stories of Birds

94


Chapter IX

At Meal-Time


Stories of Birds

96


Our Feathered Friends

97


Stories of Birds

98


Our Feathered Friends

99


Chapter X

Seed-Eaters and Meat-Eaters


Our Feathered Friends

101


Stories of Birds

102


Our Feathered Friends

103


Chapter XI

Some Birds with a Bad Name


Our Feathered Friends

105


Stories of Birds

106


Our Feathered Friends

107


Stories of Birds

108


Chapter XII

Before Breakfast


Stories of Birds

110


Our Feathered Friends

111


Stories of Birds

112


Our Feathered Friends

113


Chapter XIII

Our Birds’ Restaurant. — Meals at all Hours


Our Feathered Friends

115


Stories of Birds

116


Our Feathered Friends

117


Stories of Birds

118


Chapter XIV

Umbrellas and Other Things


Stories of Birds

120


Our Feathered Friends

121


Stories of Birds

122


Our Feathered Friends

123


Stories of Birds

124


Chapter XV

Cradle Making


Stories of Birds

126


Our Feathered Friends

127


Stories of Birds

128


Our Feathered Friends

129


Chapter XVI

Our Screech Owl


Our Feathered Friends

131


Stories of Birds

132


Our Feathered Friends

133


Stories of Birds

134


Chapter XVII

Birds at Work and Play


Stories of Birds

136


Our Feathered Friends

137


Stories of Birds

138


Our Feathered Friends

139


Chapter XVIII

Some Other Birds at Work


Our Feathered Friends

141


Stories of Birds

142


Our Feathered Friends

143


Stories of Birds

144


Our Feathered Friends

145


Stories of Birds

146


Chapter XIX

A Pet Humming-Bird


Stories of Birds

148


Our Feathered Friends

149


Stories of Birds

150


Chapter XX

How We Took the Humming-Birds’ Pictures


Stories of Birds

152


Our Feathered Friends

153


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154


Our Feathered Friends

155


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156


Our Feathered Friends

157


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158


Chapter XXI

Our Robin Redbreast


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160


Our Feathered Friends

161


Stories of Birds

162


Our Feathered Friends

163


Chapter XXII

More About Our Robin


Our Feathered Friends

165


Stories of Birds

166


Our Feathered Friends

167


Stories of Birds

168


Our Feathered Friends

169


Chapter XXIII

Going to Bed and Getting Up


Our Feathered Friends

171


Stories of Birds

172


Our Feathered Friends

173


Stories of Birds

174


Our Feathered Friends

175


Chapter XXIV

Mrs. Towhee Proposes a Garden Party


Our Feathered Friends

177


Stories of Birds

178


Our Feathered Friends

179


Stories of Birds

180


Chapter XXV

At the Garden Party


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182


Our Feathered Friends

183


Stories of Birds

184


Our Feathered Friends

185


Stories of Birds

186


Our Feathered Friends

187


Chapter XXVI

Our Bird Hospital


Our Feathered Friends

189


Stories of Birds

190


Chapter XXVII

A Splendid Collection


Stories of Birds

192


Our Feathered Friends

193


True Bird Stories


Preface


n the Bird Room


True Bird Stories The Bird Room

199


Stories of Birds

200


True Bird Stories

201


The Gold Finches

202


True Bird Stories

203


Stories of Birds

204


The Goldfinch’s Fright

205


Stories of Birds

206


True Bird Stories

207


The Bird That Would Not Be Free

208


True Bird Stories

209


Stories of Birds

210


True Bird Stories

211


The Busy Blue Jay I

212


True Bird Stories

213


Stories of Birds

214


True Bird Stories

II

215


Stories of Birds

216


True Bird Stories

217


Stories of Birds

218


The Droll Tanager

219


Stories of Birds

220


True Bird Stories

221


The Goldfinch’s Devotion

222


True Bird Stories

223


Stories of Birds

224


A Madcap Thrush I

225


Stories of Birds

226


True Bird Stories

II

227


Stories of Birds

228


True Bird Stories

229


Stories of Birds

230


The Baby Robin I

231


Stories of Birds

232


True Bird Stories

233


Stories of Birds

II

234


True Bird Stories

235


Stories of Birds

236


True Bird Stories

237


Stories of Birds

238


The Goldfinch’s Fun I

239


Stories of Birds

240


True Bird Stories

241


Stories of Birds

II

242


True Bird Stories

243


Stories of Birds

244


True Bird Stories

245


The Comical Chewink I

246


True Bird Stories

247


Stories of Birds

248


True Bird Stories

II

249


Stories of Birds

250


True Bird Stories

251


Stories of Birds

252


Polly’s Pranks I

253


Stories of Birds

254


True Bird Stories

II

255


Stories of Birds

256


True Bird Stories

257


Stories of Birds

258


Polly’s Outing I

259


Stories of Birds

260


True Bird Stories

261


Stories of Birds

II

262


True Bird Stories

263


Stories of Birds

264


The Golden Goose I

265


Stories of Birds

266


True Bird Stories

267


Stories of Birds

II

268


True Bird Stories

269


Stories of Birds

270


The Saucy Oriole I

271


Stories of Birds

272


True Bird Stories

273


Stories of Birds

II

274


True Bird Stories

275


Stories of Birds

276


True Bird Stories

277


Antics in the Bird Room

278


True Bird Stories

279


Stories of Birds

280


Blizzards I

281


Stories of Birds

282


True Bird Stories

283


Stories of Birds

II

284


True Bird Stories

285


Stories of Birds

286


True Bird Stories

287


Stories of Birds

288


Three Sparrows that Live in a House I

289


Stories of Birds

290


True Bird Stories

291


Stories of Birds

II

292


True Bird Stories

293


Doctor Dot I

294


True Bird Stories

295


Stories of Birds

296


True Bird Stories

297


Stories of Birds

298


True Bird Stories

299


Birds Out of Doors


My First Bird

303


Stories of Birds

304


True Bird Stories

305


Stories of Birds

306


The Thrushes Who Lived in the City

307


Stories of Birds

308


True Bird Stories

309


Stories of Birds

310


Barn Swallows in a Frolic

311


Stories of Birds

312


True Bird Stories

313


Stories of Birds

314


How the Dog Interfered

315


Stories of Birds

316


True Bird Stories

317


Upper and Lower Story in the Bird World

318


True Bird Stories

319


Stories of Birds

320


The Lost Baby

321


Stories of Birds

322


True Bird Stories

323


Stories of Birds

324


How the Crow Baby was Punished

325


Stories of Birds

326


A Jay’s Table Manners

327


Stories of Birds

328


Friendly Wild Robins

329


Stories of Birds

330


True Bird Stories

331


The Droll Mockingbird

332


True Bird Stories

333


Stories of Birds

334


True Bird Stories

335


Stories of Birds

336


A Sociable Baby Dove

337


Stories of Birds

338


True Bird Stories

339


The Ducklings Who Would Not Give Up

340


True Bird Stories

341


Stories of Birds

342


Birds and Dolls

343


Stories of Birds

344


Bird Poems


Bird Poems

347


Stories of Birds

348


Bird Poems

349


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350


Bird Poems

351


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352


Bird Poems

353


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