Young. Behind the Dark Pines

Today's free book is Behind the Dark Pines by Martha Young (1912) with illustrations by J.M. Conde. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image.

The book is available at Hathi Trust (I have not checked for other online sources).



Table of Contents

I.—Why Brer Rabbit Wears a Round-About
II.—Why Mister Frog is Still a Bachelor
III. —Miss Woodpecker's Bonnet 
IV. —Brer Lizard's Strength and Wealth
V.—Miss Rabbit's Wedding Dress 
VI.—Witch Bluebird 
VII.—Crafty Mister Man Outwits Brer B'ar and Cuffey
VIII.—Why Miss Rabbit Never Got Married
IX.—Why Brer Buzzard Likes the Old Way Best 
X.—Why Brer Possum's Tail is Bare 
XI.—A Moss-Back Sinner in Every Meeting House 
XII.—The Boastful Field Wren 
XIII. —Silly Snake and His Money 
XIV. —Brer Rabbit Goes Looking for Trouble
XV.—How the Humming Bird Lost Her Voice 
XVI.—Brer Possum Routs Brer Lion 
XVII.—How the News of the Wild Wood Got Abroad 
XVIII.—How Brer Flea Outwits Brer Rabbit 
XIX.—How Brer Coon Lost His Shoes
XX.—Where Mister Snake's Cunning Failed Him 
XXI.—Why Gran'daddy Long-Legs Knows About the Cows 
XXII.—How Brer Rabbit Rid Our Woods of the Elephants 
XXIII. —Why Brer Possum and Brer Pig Parted Company 
XXIV. —Every Cloud Has Its Silver Lining
XXV— "Trus' or Intrus'" 
XXVI.—How Brer Possum Lost His Own Shoes 
XXVII.—How Careless Brer B'ar Lost the Goobers 
XXVIII.—How Mister Rabbit Was Punished for Discontent 
XXIX.—Why Brer Fox Did Not Get the Goobers
XXX.—How Sis Wren Lost Her Prize 
XXXI.—Why Brer Dog Barks 
XXXII.—How Fair Maid Got the Last Lick
XXXIII. —Since When Mister Blackbird Wears Red Epaulets 
XXXIV. —The First Walking-Sticks 
XXXV.—Brer Rabbit Tells About the Circus Horses 
XXXVI.—Why Miss Bat Never Sings 
XXXVII.—How Brer Deer Got a White Face
XXXVIII.—How Mister Redbird Got His Color
XXXIX.—Brer Rabbit's Trick Saves the Deer
XL.—The Honest Dove and the Dishonest Partridge 
XLI.—Why Brer Buzzard's Head is Bald
XLII.—Miss Redbird 
XLIII.—How Brer Rabbit Got in the Water and Out Again
XLIV.—Chuck-Will's-Widow's Secret 
XLV.—How Folks Learned to Roast Possum 
XLVI.—Miss Polly Parrot Moves from the Kitchen to the Parlor 
XLVII.—How Brer Deer Was Punished for Stealing Goobers 
XLVIII.—Brer Deer's Revenge on Mister Terrapin 
XLIX.—How Mister Rabbit Got a Good Dinner
L.—How People Learned the Taste of Possum and Potatoes 
LI.—"Preachin' Ain't Practicin'" 
LII.—Why Mister Mocking Bird Stays at Home 
LIII.—How Johnny Mingo Got Free at Last
LIV.—The Old Folks of the Woods 
LV.—The Dyeing Experience of Mister Rabbit 


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