A Refugee Squirrel

A squirrel, whose bad luck it was to be captured, was lodged for safe

custody in a trap used for taking rats alive. Here he remained for several

weeks, till at length, panting for liberty, he contrived to make his

escape through a window, and repaired once more to his native fields. The

family in which he had been a sportive inmate, were not a little vexed at

the loss of their little favourite, and the servant was ordered in the

evening of the same day to remove the trap, that they might no longer be

reminded of their loss; but on proceeding to discharge his duty, he found

to his surprise that the squirrel, all wet and ruffled by the storm, had

reassumed his station, and again taken up his lodgings in a corner of the