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Secrets of the Woods by  William J. Long

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Secrets of the Woods
by William J. Long
Vivid sketches of the wood-mouse, otter, kingfisher, red squirrel, partridge, deer, and other wood folk. Through his anecdotes the author shares with the reader what can be learned of the habits of animals through keen observation over a long period of timeódetails that elude the casual visitor to the woods.  Ages 9-12
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Cheokhes, chē-ok-hĕs', the mink.
Ch'geegee-lokh, ch'gee-gee'-lock, the chickadee.
Cheplahgan, chep-lâh'-gan, the bald eagle.
Chigwooltz, chig-wooltz', the bullfrog.
Clóte Scarpe, a legendary hero, like Hiawatha, of the Northern Indians. Pronounced variously, Clote Scarpe, Groscap, Gluscap, etc.
Deedeeaskh, dee-dee'ask, the blue jay.
Hukweem, huk-weem', the great northern diver, or loon.
Ismaques, iss-mâ-ques', the fish-hawk.
Kagax, kăg'ăx, the weasel.
Kakagos, kâ-kâ-gŏs', the raven.
Keeokuskh, kee-o-kusk', the muskrat.
Keeonekh, kee-o-nek, the otter.
Killooleet, kil'-loo-leet', the white-throated sparrow.
Kookooskoos, koo-koo-skoos', the great horned owl.
Koskomenos, kŏs'-kŏm-enŏs', the kingfisher.
Kupkawis, cip-ka'-wis, the barred owl.
Kwaseekho, kwâ-seek'-ho, the sheldrake.
Lhoks, locks, the panther.
Malsun, măl'-sun, the wolf.
Meeko, meek'-o, the red squirrel.
Megaleep, meg'-â-leep, the caribou.
Milicete, mil'-i-cete, the name of an Indian tribe; written also Malicete.
Mitches, mit-chĕs, the birch partridge, or ruffed grouse.
Moktaques, mok-tâ-ques, the hare.
Mooween, moo-ween', the black bear.
Musquash, mus'quâsh, the muskrat.
Nemox, nĕm'-ox, the fisher.
Pekquam, pek-wăm', the fisher.
Seksagadagee, sek'-sâ-gā-dâ'-gee, the Canada grouse, or spruce partridge.
Skooktum, skook'-tum, the trout.
Tookhees, tôk'hees, the wood mouse.
Upweekis, up-week'-iss, the Canada lynx.

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