WHITEFOOT THE WOOD MOUSE
BY THORNTON W. BURGESS
CHAPTER I: Whitefoot Spends A Happy Winter
In all his short life Whitefoot the Wood Mouse never had spent such
a happy winter. Whitefoot is one of those wise little people who
never allow unpleasant things of the past to spoil their present
happiness, and who never borrow trouble from the future.
Whitefoot believes in getting the most from the present. The things
which are past are past, and that is all there is to it. There is
no use in thinking about them. As for the things of the future,
it will be time enough to think about them when they happen.
If you and I had as many things to worry about as does Whitefoot the
Wood Mouse, we probably never would be happy at all. But Whitefoot
is happy whenever he has a chance to be, and in this he is wiser
than most human beings. You see, there is not one of all the little