Daddy is a person of such unusual appearance with, his eight scrawny

legs in contrast to ordinary people's two, and everything about his

private life is such a mystery to his neighbors that his acquaintances

give him credit for having a marvelous ability to look into the

future. In fact, there are many two-legged humans, even today, who

think he is a sort of soothsayer and mystery man. Perhaps, if you are

one of these, you will be inclined to change your mind after reading

about his contest with Old Mr. Crow to see which is really the wiser

of the two. And would you not naturally suppose that anybody with so

many legs to carry him would be the champion walker of the world?

Maybe Daddy finds that it takes time to decide which of his feet he

should put forward in taking the next step, or may be each separate

foot has a notion of choose; at any rate, he proves to be the slowest

traveler imaginable. But he is so popular among his neighbors and you

will like him too--he has so many quaint ideas.

THE TALE OF BETSY BUTTERFLY THE TALE OF FREDDIE FIREFLY facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail