Short Story: Happy Jack Squirrel

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Happy Jack Squirrel had had a wonderful day. He had found some big chestnut-trees that he had never seen before which promised to give him all the nuts he would want for winter.

Happy Jack started on his long journey around the open field. Now, Happy Jack's eyes are bright, and there is very little that Happy Jack does not see. So, as he was jumping from one tree to another, he spied something down on the ground which excited his curiosity.

"I must stop and see what that is," said Happy Jack. So down the tree he ran, and in a few minutes he had found the odd thing which had caught his eyes. It was smooth and black and white, and at one end it was very sharp with a tiny little barb. Happy Jack found it out by sticking himself with it.

"Ouch," he cried, and dropped the thing. Pretty soon he noticed there were a lot more on the ground. "I wonder what they are," said Happy Jack. "They don't grow, for they haven't any
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He had found some big chestnut-trees that he had never seen before which promised to give him all the nuts he would want for winter.

Happy Jack started on his long journey around the open field. Now, Happy Jack's eyes are bright, and there is very little that Happy Jack does not see. So, as he was jumping from one tree to another, he spied something down on the ground which excited his curiosity.

"I must stop and see what that is," said Happy Jack. So down the tree he ran, and in a few minutes he had found the odd thing which had caught his eyes. It was smooth and black and white, and at one end it was very sharp with a tiny little barb. Happy Jack found it out by sticking himself with it.

"Ouch," he cried, and dropped the thing. Pretty soon he noticed there were a lot more on the ground. "I wonder what they are," said Happy Jack. "They don't grow, for they haven't any roots. They are not thorns, for there is no plant from which they could come. They are not alive, so what can they

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