A FTER Cuffy Bear's adventure with Mrs. Eagle he did not stray far from home for several weeks. You can see, from that, that he had been badly frightened. Yes—just to look at a crow flapping through the air made Cuffy dizzy now; and nothing would have tempted him to go up the mountain again.
But Cuffy became very tired of playing near his
father's house all the time. And at last he wandered
down into the valley one day. There was something down
there that Cuffy wanted to see. You'd never guess what
it was; so I'll tell you.
Cuffy Bear wanted to see a
When he first heard it Cuffy Bear had been very much alarmed; and he had come running into the house in a great fright. But his mother explained what the sound was. And after that Cuffy had been very curious to see that wonderful machine, which was pulled back and forth through the meadows by horses, leaving behind it a broad path of grass which lay flat on the ground.
So that was the reason why Cuffy stole away from home.
He felt that he simply must see a
Now, where Farmer Green's meadow met the forest, Cuffy
paused. He hid behind a tree and looked out over the
Cuffy gave a great sigh of satisfaction. He had seen a
Yes, Cuffy was feeling very happy as he went prowling
along the border of the forest. He crept in and out of
the bushes that fringed the
At first he was frightened. But after he had sniffed the air a few times he decided that whatever it was that he smelled, it had a good, pleasant odor, and made him think of something to eat.
So Cuffy Bear began to nose about among the bushes. And presently he discovered, hidden away beneath a clump of ferns, a basket of delicious food. It was the haymakers' lunch that Cuffy had found. And he lost no time. He began to eat as fast as he could. Yes—I am very sorry to say that Cuffy actually gobbled Farmer Green's lunch. And he was so greedy that a strange thing happened to him.