OLD GRANNY FOX
BY THORNTON W. BURGESS
CHAPTER I: Reddy Fox Brings Granny News
Pray who is there who would refuse
To bearer be of happy news?
- Old Granny Fox.
Snow covered the Green Meadows and the Green Forest, and ice bound
the Smiling Pool and the Laughing Brook. Reddy and Granny Fox were
hungry most of the time. It was not easy to find enough to eat these
days, and so they spent nearly every minute they were awake in hunting.
Sometimes they hunted together, but usually one went one way, and
the other went another way so as to have a greater chance of finding
something. If either found enough for two, the one finding it took
the food back to their home if it could be carried. If not, the
other was told where to find it.