Animal Heroes

Ernest Thompson SETON (1860 - 1946)

A hero is an individual of unusual gifts and achievements. Whether it be man or animal, this definition applies; and it is the histories of such that appeal to the imagination and to the hearts of those who hear them.
In this volume every one of the stories, though more or less composite, is founded on the actual life of a veritable animal hero. The most composite is the White Reindeer. This story I wrote by Utrovand in Norway during the summer of 1900, while the Reindeer herds grazed in sight on the near uplands.
The Lynx is founded on some of my own early experiences in the backwoods.
It is less than ten years since the 'Jack Warhorse' won his hero-crown. Thousands of "Kaskadoans" will remember him, and by the name Warhorse his coursing exploits are recorded in several daily papers.
The least composite is Arnaux. It is so nearly historical that several who knew the bird have supplied additional items of information.
The nest of the destroying Peregrines, with its owners and their young, is now to be seen in the American Museum of Natural History of New York. The Museum authorities inform me that Pigeon badges with the following numbers were found in the nest: 9970-S, 1696, U. 63, 77, J. F. 52, Ex. 705, 6-1894, C 20900. Perhaps some Pigeon-lover may learn from these lines the fate of one or other wonderful flier that has long been recorded "never returned." - Summary by the Note to the Reader

Genre(s): Nature & Animal Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Slum Cat, part 1 Ginny Blankenship
00:24:15
Play 02 The Slum Cat, part 2 Ginny Blankenship
00:24:42
Play 03 The Slum Cat, part 3 Ginny Blankenship
00:16:36
Play 04 Arnaux, the Chronicle of a Homing Pigeon, part 1 Steph Hamilton
00:13:15
Play 05 Arnaux, the Chronicle of a Homing Pigeon, part 2 Steph Hamilton
00:20:33
Play 06 Badlands Billy, the Wolf that Won, part 1 Cooper Leith
00:38:14
Play 07 Badlands Billy, the Wolf that Won, part 2 Cooper Leith
00:36:53
Play 08 The Boy and the Lynx, part 1 Joy Baker
00:12:53
Play 09 The Boy and the Lynx, part 2 Joy Baker
00:27:41
Play 10 Little Warhorse, the History of a Jack-rabbit, part 1 April6090
00:25:31
Play 11 Little Warhorse, the History of a Jack-rabbit, part 2 April6090
00:26:25
Play 12 Snap, the Story of a Bull-Terrier Elizabeth Harcus
00:28:24
Play 13 The Winnipeg Wolf, part 1 Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:14:56
Play 14 The Winnipeg Wolf, part 2 Debbie R. Baker Robinson
00:15:52
Play 15 The Legend of the White Reindeer, part 1 Nemo
00:20:20
Play 16 The Legend of the White Reindeer, part 2 Nemo
00:30:17