The Book of Nature Myths
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The Book of Nature Myths

By Florence Holbrook
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  • THE BOOK OF NATURE MYTHS
  • PRINCIPAL OF FORESTVILLE SCHOOL, CHICAGO
    • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
      • BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · DALLAS SAN FRANCISCO
      • The Riverside Press Cambridge
      • Children's Room
    • BOSTON · NEW YORK · CHICAGO · DALLAS SAN FRANCISCO
    • The Riverside Press Cambridge
    • Children's Room
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • THE BOOK OF NATURE MYTHS.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST HUMMING-BIRD.
    • PART I. THE GREAT FIRE-MOUNTAIN.
    • PART II. THE FROLIC OF THE FLAMES.
    • PART III. THE BIRD OF FLAME
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST BUTTERFLIES.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST WOODPECKER.
  • WHY THE WOODPECKER'S HEAD IS RED.
  • WHY THE CAT ALWAYS FALLS UPON HER FEET.
  • WHY THE SWALLOW'S TAIL IS FORKED.
  • WHY THE WHITE HARES HAVE BLACK EARS.
  • WHY THE MAGPIE'S NEST IS NOT WELL BUILT.
  • WHY THE RAVEN'S FEATHERS ARE BLACK.
  • HOW FIRE WAS BROUGHT TO THE INDIANS.
    • PART I. SEIZING THE FIREBRAND.
    • PART II. THE FIREBRAND IN THE FOREST.
    • PART III. THE FIREBRAND IN THE POND.
  • HOW THE QUAIL BECAME A SNIPE.
  • WHY THE SERPENT SHEDS HIS SKIN.
  • WHY THE DOVE IS TIMID.
  • WHY THE PARROT REPEATS THE WORDS OF MEN.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST MOCKING-BIRD.
  • WHY THE TAIL OF THE FOX HAS A WHITE TIP.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST FROG.
  • WHY THE RABBIT IS TIMID.
  • WHY THE PEETWEET CRIES FOR RAIN.
  • WHY THE BEAR HAS A SHORT TAIL.
  • WHY THE WREN FLIES CLOSE TO THE EARTH.
  • WHY THE HOOFS OF THE DEER ARE SPLIT.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST GRASSHOPPER.
  • THE STORY OF THE ORIOLE.
  • WHY THE PEACOCK'S TAIL HAS A HUNDRED EYES.
  • THE STORY OF THE BEES AND THE FLIES.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST MOLES.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST ANTS.
  • THE FACE OF THE MANITO.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST DIAMONDS.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST PEARLS.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST EMERALDS.
  • WHY THE EVERGREEN TREES NEVER LOSE THEIR LEAVES.
  • WHY THE ASPEN LEAVES TREMBLE.
  • HOW THE BLOSSOMS CAME TO THE HEATHER.
  • HOW FLAX WAS GIVEN TO MEN.
  • WHY THE JUNIPER HAS BERRIES.
  • WHY THE SEA IS SALT.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST WHITEFISH.
  • WAS IT THE FIRST TURTLE?
  • WHY THE CROCODILE HAS A WIDE MOUTH.
  • THE STORY OF THE PICTURE ON THE VASE.
  • WHY THE WATER IN RIVERS IS NEVER STILL.
  • HOW THE RAVEN HELPED MEN.
  • THE STORY OF THE EARTH AND THE SKY.
  • HOW SUMMER CAME TO THE EARTH.
    • PART I.
    • PART II.
  • THE STORY OF THE FIRST SNOWDROPS.
  • WHY THE FACE OF THE MOON IS WHITE.
  • WHY ALL MEN LOVE THE MOON.
  • WHY THERE IS A HARE IN THE MOON.
  • THE CHILDREN IN THE MOON.
  • WHY THERE IS A MAN IN THE MOON.
  • THE TWIN STARS.
  • THE LANTERN AND THE FAN.
  • VOCABULARY OF THE BOOK OF NATURE MYTHS.
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