19th of December: Owl

19thThis print is taken from 365 Bedtime Stories by Mary Graham Bonner which was illustrated by Florence Choate and Elizabeth Curtis and published in 1924.

Mr Owl began to write with his pen, made out of one of Mr. Turkey Gobbler’s best feathers, on a large, flat stone, which he put in the hollow of his tree. Very late in the night, he awakened the fairies who had been sleeping, and told them to listen to his book.Then he called all the owls from the neighborhood with a loud hoot-hoot. But before he began to read, he said:

“I’ve not enough light. I shall hurt my eyes – my beautiful, wise, big eyes”

You see he had made a special arrangement to have his own lights, and when he said that he hadn’t enough, from all parts came countless little fireflies. They sparkled and gave the most beautiful light all over the woods.

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