copyright 1926; Greosset & Dunlap publishers, New York; illustrations by Harrison Cady; hardbound in green boards with black lettering and drawing on cover and spine; quite good condition with unmarked pages and larger print lettering; no dust jacket; top right front cover has very slight bump - see pic.
The story of a muskrat, of his home and foods, and of the enemies who live near Smiling Pool.
Chapter 1 -
What was it Mother Muskrat had said about Farmer Brown's boy and his traps? Jerry Muskrat sat on the edge of the Big Rock and kicked his heels while he tried to remember. The fact is, Jerry had not half heeded. He had been thinking of other things. Besides, it seemed to him that Mother Muskrat was altogether foolish about a great many things.
“Pooh!” said Jerry, throwing out his chest, “I guess I can take care of myself without being tied to my mother's apron strings! What if Farmer Brown's boy is setting traps around the Smiling Pool? I guess he can't fool your Uncle Jerry. He isn't so smart as he thinks he is; I can fool him any day.” Jerry chuckled. He was thinking of how he had once fooled Farmer Brown's boy into thinking a big trout was on his hook.
Slowly Jerry slid into the Smiling Pool and swam...