I T is very startling, very startling indeed, to rush into your own storehouse, which you had supposed was empty, and run right into some one sleeping there as if he owned it. It is enough to make any one lose his temper. Happy Jack Squirrel lost his.
And it is very startling, very startling, indeed, to be wakened out of
pleasant dreams of warm summer days by having some one suddenly jump
on you. It is enough to make any one lose his temper.
So Happy Jack sat outside on a branch of the hollow tree where his old
storehouse was and scolded, and called
"Ho, ho, ho! Ha, ha, ha!" they laughed together. Finally they had to stop for breath.
"What are you doing in my storehouse, Unc' Billy?" asked Happy Jack, when he could stop laughing.
"But now Ah want to go to mah own home in the big hollow tree way down
in the Green Forest, but Ah can't, on account of mah tracks in the
Happy Jack put his head on one side and thought very hard. "Why don't you stay right here until the snow goes, Unc' Billy?" he asked.
"Because Ah 'spects that mah ol' woman am worried most to death," said
Happy Jack laughed. "You're welcome to stay as long as you like,
"Thank yo'! Thank yo'! That is very kind of yo', Brer Squirrel. That
will be a great help, fo' it will lift a great load off mah mind,"
"Don't mention it, Unc' Billy!" replied Happy Jack and started off
with the message to old
"To get yourself in trouble is a very easy thing.
I notice that to others it will always worries bring.
But getting out of trouble's always quite
The more you try to wriggle out, the longer you must stay."