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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1917,
FOR THE CHILDREN
The Ground-hog and His Day
Mamma." asked little Dnrnthv
as she drew tlie wnttn, rnzy cavers
up around lier cliin ;iid wiegled
her curlv head into a soft spot in
V the pillow, "what is Ground Hog
Day? 'Tain't like Christm.-is or
Kister or-tin- Fourth of I til v. is
Mama smiled .
t"No,t it isn't , Dorothv," sin
said. "Hut people in man v parts
of our country are vcr much ;n
tercsttd in (Irour.d-Hou Inv, which
is always the second dav of IVn
runrv. or the dav on which the
woodchuck, which is the real name
for the mound-hog, conies out of
'No dotiht you have seen a
ground-hos; in the fields or woods
many times, without recognizing
him. He is a sort of second cousin
zled or hlackish on his hack. His
head is hroad and flat and seems
to ti'.' svt on his hod without any
m-ck at a1.':! Sticking out from
either side of his jaws much as
with a cat are iua. stout. :ii11
like whiskers. He has a fnriv t;ii!
that is quite hiishv cud pietty.
His hioks do not belie his dis
position. Dorothv, for Mr. Ground
Hog isn't a pkasaut fellow ru -11.
lie h is a pertectiy horrid temper
and he will liiie von (uicker than
Mill can sav J.itk Roliinson.' hut
he is a brave little rascal, hi that.
Whv, lo vou know, vei v frequent
lv' when attacked bv n dv he will
li-jhl. back viciouslv and kill him.
And there are ii good inanv people,
aren't 111', re, who me a raid of a
doK that's trviuir to bite them!
Papa and Mama Ground-Hog And Their Children
to the marmot family of animals
and is found all over North Ameri
ca from way up in the Hudson
Bay country which is cold and
snow-ho.ind to as far south as
"He is a little fellow, much
larger than a rat, vet not. as big as
a fullv grown cat, for he 1s short,
and squatty and thick set, with
short, stockv legs. Tomorrow,
take your ruler and measure off
about 16 inches in a straight line
and you will have an idea of his
length. He is covered with a soft
brown fur which, however, is griz
"Now, Mr. Ground-Hog lives
underground. Yes, indeed, and
he's very hnppv and comfortable
there, too. He diijs deep holes,
or tunnels, in the fields -always at
a slant to keep lain-wnter out or
in the side of a hill or beside big
rocks in the wocds. When Mr.
Ground Hog has dug his burrow
deep enough underground to ! e
safe, he constructs at the end of
his tunnel several little compart
ments or chambers. Then he's
ready to begin housekeeping with
Mrs. Ground-Hog and all the little
"All during the warm months
they scamper about the fields and ;
enioy meals of fresh red clover and
vegetables. Then, when autumn
and the cold weather come, Papa
and Mama Ground-Hog and the
hoys and Rirls now grown to be
quite large children indeed crawl
down the tunnel to their under
ground home and go to sleep. Un
til next morning'? Whv, Mess you.
not nnlv until next morning, hut
until the second dav of February!
"Just think of sleeping that long
for months and months! Good
ness me, when vou wake up on a
cold winter morning and rub and
rub to get the sleep out of vour
eves, don't you almost wish von
weie a Ground-Hog? So, the whole
family curls up in their under
ground bedrooms, close their eves
and- mr.vbe Papa Ground-Hog
snores! This long s'eepjof theirs
is called their hibernation,
i "Then and from here on, Do
irothv, much that I will tell is mere
j superstition when February sec
j ond dawns, Mr. Ground Hog opens
his ees precis lv at noon, vawus
a hit and Ttnvhes his cramped legs
! and bod v ,
J "Well, well, tuv dears,' vou can
almost heir him siv. 'I guess it's
time to get Up. W'he e fll! hut
the second of F'el ruary came quick
this war. didn't it? Mv. I'm
S '-,.pv stillj And then, with a vawu
'Guess I'll run up and see how the
weather is. You all get up out of
bed but don't come outdoors
until vou hear from me. We mav
have to go back and sleep six
! weeks longer, vou know!
"And with that he scampers up
the tunnel and comes out of the
i ground, still bare and cold. He
looks around a moment or two and
j then either calls merrily down the
tunnel for Mama Ground Hog and
the little Ground-Hogs to come on
out or scampers hack to tell them
that they must go to bed again and
sleep six weeks longer.
"How does he know which to
:lo? Whv, Dorothv, here is where
the superstition comes in. If the
dav is bright and sunny and Mr.
Ground-Hog see. his shadow on
the ground h e concludes that
Spring will be six weeks late in
arriving; so he goes hack to sleep.
But if the dav be stormy or the
sun obscure, he smiles' for then
he knows that Spring is here. It
seems as though it should be the
other way 'round, doesn't it, Doro
thy? "So, my dear, when vou jet up
tomotrow morning look out vour
window and imagine von're Mr.
Ground-Hog. If the sun is shin
ing. then goodness me, child' Of
course vou can't go back to bed
and sleep for six weeks! Besides,
my dear, I have an idea you would
become mightv tired of staving in
bed bv the end of the first dav.!
You would have to be a little girl
Ground Hog to really enjoy it, vou
know! Goodnight sleep tight!"
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