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Identifier: stnicholasserial222dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children’s literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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UIRRELS, MARMOTS, AND SEWELLEL. [May, is like an elephant,— he PRAIRIE DOG. has four j and he {Cyiio-mys lu-do-vi-ci-arius.) . can t climb a tree,— andalthough he is a jolly little fat-paunched, stub-tailed Prairie Marmot, his name will be Prai-rie Dog to the endof his chapter. Healways lives intown, and gener-ally owns a lotabout thirty feetsquare, free of allencumbrances,andbare as a brick-yard. Like theBrahmins of India,he welcomes you no farther than his front door,and I have yet to see a man who has beheld theinterior of his bedchamber. I once tried to laybare the inner secrets of a Prairie Dogs domi-cile; but after digging down six feet or more, wetook soundings, found no bottom, and threwup the contract. Plainsmen say this creatureburrows down until he strikes water; and ifthey should say that he finally strikes fire also,I would not dispute it. I have seen some Prairie Dog towns that Ithought of vast extent; but one which was de-scribed to me by Mr. Arthur B. Baker, of the

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THE COMMON CHIPMUNK. Washington Zoo, is the largest on record,so far as I know. It begins in Trego County,Kansas, five miles west of the hundredth meri-dian, and extends along a divide north of theSmoky Hill River, practically without a break,into Colorado, a total distance of about onehundred miles! The town varies in width fromhalf a mile to five miles, and on the top of thedivide the nearest water is 350 feet below thesurface! Do the dogs burrow down to thatwater ? Hardly. Last of the Squirrel Family, and least likea squirrel, is our neighbor of the stump lot,the Woodchuck, or Ground Hog. He maylook stupid, and even act soupon occasion; but for all thathe is a wise animal. He knowsenough to live chiefly upon clover and grassand let the farmers grain and vegetables care-fully alone,— for which consideration the farmertolerates his presence in his meadows. Whilea pair of red squirrels will sometimes store up abushel and a half of nuts for winter use, theWoodchuck stores up nothing

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