Washer the RaccoonAmanda M. Douglas / Young Adult
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Twilight Animal Series
WASHER THE RACCOON
GEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
Author of Bumper the White Rabbit, Bumper the White Rabbitin the Woods, Bumper the White Rabbit and His Foes, Bumperthe White Rabbit and His Friends, Bobby Gray Squirrel, BobbyGray Squirrel's Adventures, Etc.
Colored Illustrations by Edwin John Prittie
The John C. Winston CompanyChicago Philadelphia Toronto
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TWILIGHT ANIMAL SERIES FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
FROM 4 TO 10 YEARS OF AGE
By GEORGE ETHELBERT WALSH
LIST OF TITLES 1 BUMPER THE WHITE RABBIT 2 BUMPER THE WHITE RABBIT IN THE WOODS 3 BUMPER THE WHITE RABBIT AND HIS FOES 4 BUMPER THE WHITE RABBIT AND HIS FRIENDS 5 BOBBY GRAY SQUIRREL 6 BOBBY GRAY SQUIRREL'S ADVENTURES 7 BUSTER THE BIG BROWN BEAR 8 BUSTER THE BIG BROWN BEAR'S ADVENTURES 9 WHITE TAIL THE DEER 10 WHITE TAIL THE DEER'S ADVENTURES 11 WASHER, THE RACCOON
(Other titles in preparation)
Issued in uniform style with this volume
PRICE 65 CENTS EACH, Postpaid
EACH VOLUME CONTAINS COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS
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Printed in U. S. A.Copyright 1922 byThe John C. Winston Company
Copyright MCMXVII by George E. Walsh
INTRODUCTION TO THE TWILIGHT ANIMAL STORIES
BY THE AUTHOR
All little boys and girls who love animals should become acquaintedwith Bumper the white rabbit, with Bobby Gray Squirrel, with Busterthe bear, and with White Tail the deer, for they are all a jolly lot,brave and fearless in danger, and so lovable that you won't laydown any one of the books without saying wistfully, I almost wishI had them really and truly as friends and not just storybookacquaintances. That, of course, is a splendid wish; but none of uscould afford to have a big menagerie of wild animals, and that's justwhat you would have to do if you went outside of the books. Bumper hadmany friends, such as Mr. Blind Rabbit, Fuzzy Wuzz and Goggle Eyes,his country cousins; and Bobby Gray Squirrel had his near cousins,Stripe the chipmunk and Webb the flying squirrel; while Buster andWhite Tail were favored with an endless number of friends andrelatives. If we turned them all loose from the books, and put themin a ten acre lot--but no, ten acres wouldn't be big enough toaccommodate them, perhaps not a hundred acres.
So we will leave them just where they are--in the books--and readabout them, and let our imaginations take us to them where we can seethem playing, skipping, singing, and sometimes fighting, and if weread very carefully, and _think_ as we go along, we may come to knowthem even better than if we went out hunting for them.
Another thing we should remember. By leaving them in the books,hundreds and thousands of other boys and girls can enjoy them, too,sharing with us the pleasures of the imagination, which after all isone of the greatest things in the world. In gathering them together ina real menagerie, we would be selfish both to Bumper, Bobby, Buster,White Tail and their friends as well as to thousands of other littlereaders who could not share them with us. So these books of TwilightAnimal Stories are dedicated to all little boys and girls who lovewild animals. All others are forbidden to read them! They wouldn'tunderstand them if they did.
So come out into the woods with me, and let us listen and watch, and Ipromise you it will be worth while.