The North Adams Transcript from North Adams, Massachusetts on June 22, 1933 · Page 16
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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Thursday, June 22, 1933
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UIK «cf.Uli ADAMS KVfcNlNU IMANSfKU'r. IWtilUUlAV, JUNE 22, Bedtime Story Thornton \V. Burgess The Windfall Baby A baby Is a Joy and cam That doubles when there i» a pair. —Mother Bear. There wu a baby under the great windfall In the Green Forest. Old Man Coyote knew It. He had chanced to pua that way and had heard faint whine and whimpering. That was enough to tell him that there was a baby there, and that it was alone. His nose told him whose baby it was. He had hesitated a few minutes there outside that old windfall, for he was hungry. Then discreetly he had-trotted away. It had been hard to do, but he had done It. Hardly had he disappeared when the baby's mother returned. It was Mother Bear, Yes, air, it was great big Mother Bear. That whimpering baby In (here was hers. It was Buster Bear's youngest child. "Young and tender," Old Man Coy- oU had muttered as he licked his Up*. She was young and tender. That was true. But she wasn't quite so young as he supposed. That old windfall had been her nursery far longer than h< dreamed. She had been born there when the year was young and Che Green Forest burled In snow. She had been born In January, and Mother Bear alone knew just when her birthday was. In fact, Old Man Coyote was the first neighbor to find out that there was a cub under the old windfall, and at that time she was already three months old. She was three months old and never had put so much as a tiny paw outside that dark nursery. At first she was as helpless as any newly born human baby. And such a tiny thing as she was! She weighed leu than a pound. In fact, she weighed only a little over half a pound. She had no twin sister or brother, and so received all of Mother Bear's love and attention. So she grew fast. It was surprising how fast She grew. She just ate and slept and grew. For a long time Mother Bear did no eating, but she did do a lot of sleeping. You see, it was winter, and there was no food to be found, and Mother Bear was too wise to think there might be. So she never once moved from under the old windfall, but spent her time sleeping, nursing and fondling her wee cub. But now spring had come, and Mother Bear was trying to make up for the long months when she had had nothing to eat. So she would leave the cub under the old windfall and go out to hunt for roots and any other food she could find, but she never went fur away. "Of course, no one would be foolish or bold enough to meddle with a child I Yes, sir, it was great b)g Mother Bear of mine," she said to herself. "It is perfectly safe to leave her." Then she grew thoughtful. There were other Bears In the Green Forest, and It is dreadful but true that Bears have been known to kill and cat baby Bears not their own. Supposing great ; Big Buster Bear should happen along i and go In under that wlndfalll It was his own baby in there, but he didn't I know anything about that. He didn't, know he had a baby. I "He Is Just as hungry as I am at this season, and it Is just as hard for him j to find enough to eat," thought Mother Bear. "I'll stick around. It I don't do to go far from home until i the darling Is able to go along, too." By this time the little cub had grown big enough to explore her nursery. It seemed to her mother that she did nothing but cat. That was because she was growing so fast. She was hungry so often that Mother Bear had to be near at hand to nurse her. Then, too, she whimpered and whined when she awoke and found, herself alone, and that made Mother i Bear uneasy. Yowler the Bobcat or Puma the Panther might happen along, and either would like nothing belter for dinner than tender young . Bear cub. provided It could be obtain- | cd without risk. Neither would think of such a thing if it was suspected that mother was near. "A baby certainly Is a lot of care," sighed Mother Bear as she dug over ground where she hod alrendy dug for roots two or three times before. She thought longingly of a certain favorite place where she knew there were plenty of roots for the digging, but it was too far away. She, would have to wait until the cub «ould go along with her. "Yes, sir, a baby certainly Is « lot of care," she repeated, and sighed again. , 1933. The next story: "Betty Bear Comes Out." Ask The Transcript A Free Service for all Transcript Readers. Send Your Questions Direct to the Washington Bureau, North Adams Transcript, 1322 New York Ave., Washington,-D. C., Enclosing 3c Postage for Reply. Q. How old is Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. A, Forty-eight. / —oo— Q. How Is Arkansas pronounced? A. The name of the state and the river is pronounced Ar-kan-saw, with the accent on the first syllable. The name of the city Is pronounced Ar-kan-saj. with the accent on the second syllable. Q. What is a typhoon? A. An extremely violent circular storm, 60 to 100 miles in diameter, which occurs in the autumn and travels slowly in the western Pacific between the Philippine Wands and Japan. Q. What Is the meaning of "Wampas" and "Ampas?" A. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Is sometimes abbreviated by motion picture trade papers as "Ampas," "Wampas" Is the abbreviation for Western Associated Motion Picture Advertisers. Q. What positions in the Greek alphabet are "Alpha and Omcga7" A. The first and the last letters respectively. Q. Who played the role of Captain Boris in "The Honor of the Family?" A. Warren William. Q. What, is the distinction between a fiddle and a violin? A. A Addle Is an old name for the violin and no longer used In musical circles, —OO— Q. How old Is the earth? A. A new formula, based on measurements of the constant disintegration of radio-active elements, shows the earth to be at least 1,852,000,000 years old. The most recent astronomical figures set 2,000,000,000 years ago as the time when a wan- , derlng star passed close to the sun, causing It to cast ofl large chunks of ' Itself, one of which crystallzed as the earth. ALL YOU ANGLERS You'll be Interested In our Washington Bureau's latest bulletin — PISHING LAWS OP THE STATES. It 1s compiled upon late information obtained by correspondence with every State In the Union. It tells about license fees In each state, for resident am non-resident licenses; gives a list of the kinds of fish that may b« angled for, and has useful suggestions on bait and tackle. II you plan to flsh any time this year, you'll find this bulletin useful. Fill out the coupon below and send for it: Dept, 231, Washington Bureau, North Adams Transcript, 1322 New York Avenue, Washington, D. C. 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