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Old Mother West Wind sweeps across the woods and into the meadow, and opens her bag full of the Merry Little Breezes -- who quickly spin and fly around all their animal friends, including Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Bobby Coon and Johnny Chuck. Then one shakes Mr. Bob White. "Wake up!" says the willful little Breeze. "Reddy Fox and Hooty the Owl are coming to the Brown Pasture to gobble up you and Mrs. Bob White and all the little Bob Whites!" Such tales as "Why Grandfather Frog Has No Tail" and "Spotty the Turtle Wins a Race" fill Old Mother West Wind, the 1910 children's classic that has made Thornton Burgess a favorite among all who are young at heart.