Little Joe Otter

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Little Joe Otter  (1925) 
by Thornton W. Burgess
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Little Joe Otter

Books by

THORNTON W. BURGESS

Mother West Wind Series

Old Mother West Wind
Mother West Wind's Children
Mother West Wind's Animal Friends
Mother West Wind's Neighbors
Mother West Wind "Why" Stories
Mother West Wind "How" Stories
Mother West Wind "When" Stories
Mother West Wind "Where" Stories

Green Meadow Series

Happy Jack
Mrs. Peter Rabbit
Bowser the Hound
Old Granny Fox

Green Forest Series

Lightfoot the Deer
Blacky the Crow
Whitefoot the Wood Mouse
Buster Bear's Twins

Smiling Pool Series
Billy Mink
Little Joe Otter
Jerry Muskrat at Home
Longlegs the Heron

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"Come on, children!" cried Mrs. Joe.

Frontispiece. See page 42.

BURGESS trade QUADDIES mark

Smiling Pool Series

Little
Joe Otter


By
THORNTON W. BURGESS

With Illustrations by

HARRISON CADY

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Grosset & Dunlap

PUBLISHERSNEW YORK

Copyright, 1925,

BY THORNTON W. BURGESS


All rights reserved

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


BY ARRANGEMENT WITH LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY

CONTENTS

  1. CHAPTERPAGE
  2. I
    Little Joe Otter Springs a Surprise
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    1
  3. II
    Peter Rabbit Goes Looking
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    7
  4. III
    Little Joe Otter's Home
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    13
  5. IV
    Peter Rabbit Learns by Sitting Still
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    19
  6. V
    A School in the Green Forest
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    25
  7. VI
    The First Swimming Lesson
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    32
  8. VII
    Great Fun on a Slippery Slide
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    38
  9. VIII
    Farmer Brown's Boy Has No Luck
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    45
  10. IX
    A Family Fishing Party
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    51
  11. X
    A Young Fisherman is Caught
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    57
  12. XI
    Sammy Jay Calls Farmer Brown's Boy
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    64
  13. XII
    Peter Rabbit Finds a Queer Trail
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    72
  14. XIII
    Curiosity Is Satisfied
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    78
  15. XIV
    The Coasting Party
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    83
  16. XV
    Little Joe and Mrs. Joe Reach a Decision
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    89
  17. XVI
    The Fun of Traveling
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    95
  18. XVII
    Yowler the Bobcat Follows
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    101
  19. XVIII
    The Smallest Otter Is Wilful
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    106
  20. XIX
    The Young Otter's Curiosity Is Satisfied
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    112
  21. XX
    A Very Meek Young Otter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    118
  22. XXI
    A Race for Life
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    124
  23. XXII
    The Clever Trapper
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    130
  24. XXIII
    The Setting of the Traps
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    136
  25. XXIV
    Little Joe Otter Is Suspicious
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    141
  26. XXV
    The Young Otters Are Warned
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    147
  27. XXVI
    The Foolish Young Otter
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    152
  28. XXVII
    A Suddenly Lost Appetite
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    158
  29. XXVIII
    The Price of Freedom
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    163
  30. XXIX
    The Young Otter Pays the Price
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    168
  31. XXX
    The Otters Move On
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    173
  32. XXXI
    A Fish Disappears
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    178
  33. XXXII
    The Living Heap of Snow
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    183
  34. XXXIII
    Another Fish Disappears
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    188
  35. XXXIV
    The Young Otter Learns Where His Fish Went
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    193

ILLUSTRATIONS

  1. "Come on, children!" cried Mrs. Joe
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    Frontispiece
  2. FACING PAGE
  3. One morning he saw Mrs. Joe out with the two babies
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    25
  4. Gentle Mistress Moon saw a queer procession
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    89
  5. "Well, son," said he, "what did you see?"
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    184