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Identifier: stnicholasserial322dodg
Title: St. Nicholas [serial]
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
Subjects: Children's literature
Publisher: [New York : Scribner & Co.]
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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the tree-top, or occasionally he breaksthe woody silence with a prolonged, jovialHa! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!Sometimes he sounds a softer chord in hisnature. In the spring I have often seen himhitch slowly up the stump to his favorite tryst-ing-place, where he calls, Zwick-a ! Zwick-a! to his mate. With a tinge of regret I ve watched theclumps of fir thinned year after year. High-hole does not care a snap. He can bore a holein a church steeple as easily as in a fir snag.The moral influence on his family is about thesame in one place asthe other. For twoseasons I watched ared-shafted flicker rearhis family in the tallsteeple of a Presbyteri-an church in the heartof the city. Anotherflicker dug a home inone of the maples thatborder the walk abouta large grammar-school. The poor henwas harassed half to death by attention fromthe boys, but she reared four lusty shouters. I have known highhole for years. For twoseasons we have photographed him and hisfamily. He has punctured with doors and

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IN the hollowed heart of A CERTAIN FIR LAV SEVENGLOSSY EGGS. PHOTOGRAPHING A FLICKER FAMILY. 8o3 windows every old stump about the pond,livery one of these old boles is dead to thedeepest root, yet I generally find them throb-bing at the heart more vitally than the greenest neighbor in the! clump. Redham-mer is not alto-gether idle duringthe months of rainand snow. Whenhe does work, hegoes like an auto-matic toy woundto the limit. Assoon as the wea-ther brightens intothe first warmspring-like day, heand his wife havea wooden housewell near its com-pletion. Few birds havelarger familiesthan the highhole.But were it notfor the number ofhis family, howcould he hold hisown among somany enemies ?His conspicuoussize and color al- WITH THE CAMERA READY TO SNAP, T FIRMLY FASTENED TO A SMALL BOARD, WayS make himWE CLIMBED THE TREE. 1 • ■ 1 a shining markto the collector, for every village lad in theland has collected flickers eggs. He is a fellowof expediency, however. If his home is robbe

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Date: 2014-07-29 12:39:59

bookid:stnicholasserial322dodg bookyear:1873 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Dodge__Mary_Mapes__1830_1905 booksubject:Children_s_literature bookpublisher:_New_York___Scribner___Co__ bookcontributor:Information_and_Library_Science_Library__University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill booksponsor:University_of_North_Carolina_at_Chapel_Hill bookleafnumber:299 bookcollection:juvenilehistoricalcollection bookcollection:unclibraries bookcollection:americana

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