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Adventures of Reddy Fox - Thornton W. Burgess

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THE ADVENTURES OF REDDY FOX

BY THORNTON W. BURGESS



I. Granny Fox Gives Reddy a Scare

Reddy Fox lived with Granny Fox. You see, Reddy was one of a
large family, so large that Mother Fox had hard work to feed so
many hungry little mouths and so she had let Reddy go to live
with old Granny Fox. Granny Fox was the wisest, slyest, smartest
fox in all the country round, and now that Reddy had grown so
big, she thought it about time that he began to learn the things
that every fox should know. So every day she took him hunting
with her and taught him all the things that she had learned about
hunting: about how to steal Farmer Brown's chickens without
awakening Bowser the Hound, and all about the thousand and one
ways of fooling a dog which she had learned.

This morning Granny Fox had taken Reddy across the Green Meadows,
up through the Green Forest, and over to the railroad track.
Reddy had never been there before and he didn't know just what
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