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Another little Burgess book, which tells about some hard times for a raccoon. Bobby Coon is snoozing in his hole in a tree one day when disaster strikes and his home is destroyed. Not only that, but he gets injured and is terrified when the farmer's boy catches him and ties him down. The boy means no harm and is only treating his injuries but Bobby doesn't know that. He pines away while confined and is relieved to be released at last. Now homeless, he wanders around in search of a place to rest. He tries several times to appropriate other animals' homes, but of course is pushed out and must move on. Then he finds a hollow stump to sleep in, but his rest is rudely interrupted by some noisy crows and a visit from Buster Bear. Finally he finds a place that seems both dry, safe and unoccupied. He's dismayed at who his new neighbors are, though! What stood out in the book this time wasn't the little lessons on being fair and so forth, but the very nature of Bobby Coon. Whenever cornered or feeling threatened, he would growl and snarl and try his best to look fierce. I could just picture a real coon acting like that!

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Dreams are such queer things, so very real when all the time they are unreal, that sometimes I think they must be the work of fairies, - happy dreams the work of good fairies and bad dreams the work of bad fairies.
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Delightfully instructive tale — charmingly told — of another denizen of the Green Forest. Suffering a series of mishaps after a bad dream, Bobby bites his own tail, is horribly frightened, survives an encounter with Buster Bear, gets a terrible shaking and more before he's rescued by Peter Rabbit and acquires a new home.

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Bobby Raccoon discovers that life can have many surprises when he loses his home, makes new friends, and finds a new home.

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