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The Tale of Solomon Owl
Whoo-whoo-whoo, whoo-whoo, to-whoo-ah! That weird cry was enough to send Johnnie Green hurrying into the farmhouse, though sometimes he paused in the doorway to listenespecially if Solomon Owl happened to be laughing. His haw-haw-hoo-hoo, booming across the meadow on a crisp fall evening, when the big yellow moon hung over the fields of corn-shocks and pumpkins, sounded almost as if Solomon were laughing at the little boy he had frightened. There was certainly a mocking, jeering note in his laughter. Of course, as he grew older, Johnnie Green no longer shivered on hearing Solomons rolling call. When Solomon laughed, Johnnie Green would laugh, too. But Solomon Owl never knew that, for often he was half a mile from the farm buildings. A hoot owl, Johnnie Green termed him. And anyone who heard Solomon hooting of an evening, or just before sunrise, would have agreed that it was a good name for him. But he was really a barred owl, for he had bars of white across his feathers. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 16663
Author: Bailey, Arthur Scott
Release Date: Sep 5, 2005
Illustrator: Smith, Harry L
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