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Buck Kelly, a foreman at the logging camp, brought the orphaned bear cub into company headquarters and up to Uncle Charles's office.

"I thought I told you to get rid of it," Uncle Charles said.

"I couldn't do it," Buck said. "None of the men could either. So we figured we'd let you do it."

"Give it to me, then," Uncle Charles ordered. The foreman handed over the tiny bear and then stepped back. He said later he thought Uncle Charles might kill the bear right then and there, given his reputation as a very hard man.

Uncle Charles cupped the bear in once hand and examined it. "Don't even have its eyes open yet," he said. "It's a mighty cute littler bugger, though, I'll give it that. You know, Buck, many a critter's been saved for no other reason than the good luck of being cute. Not a few dumb and useless people, too, for that matter. My wife comes to mind."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805070781
Author:
McManus, Patrick F.
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
Dietz, Norman
Location:
New York
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Outdoor life
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 02-01
Publication Date:
20020603
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 CDs, 7.5 hours
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 4.6 x 1.12 in

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Product details 240 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805070781 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Patrick McManus is a treasure."
"Review" by , "Everybody should read Patrick McManus."
"Review" by , "A style that brings to mind Mark Twain, Art Buchwald, and Garrison Keillor."
"Review" by , "Successfully captur[es] the everyday foibles that make up our lives."
"Synopsis" by ,
The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date.

"Synopsis" by ,
The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date

Starting with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F. McManus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch.

Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the innocent tone of Garrison Keillor, McManus brilliantly captures the everyday absurdities that comprise our existence. Alongside his humor, McManus's inimitable vision consistently evokes a childlike wonder at the natural world. Even if we are running low on food, the compass is broken, and we are fairly certain we have just spotted a family of Sasquatches frolicking in the treetops, The Bear in the Attic makes the outdoors seem wildly irresistible.

"Synopsis" by ,
The beloved humorist and bestselling author returns with his most riotous collection of essays to date

Starting with his trademark outdoorsman's wit, Patrick F. McManus's newest collection ponders the strange allure of the RV, the existential implications of being lost, the baffling tendency of animals to outsmart those who wish to hunt them, and the singular pleasure of doubling the size of every fish one doesn't actually catch.

Combining the curmudgeonly voice of Dave Barry and the innocent tone of Garrison Keillor, McManus brilliantly captures the everyday absurdities that comprise our existence. Alongside his humor, McManus's inimitable vision consistently evokes a childlike wonder at the natural world. Even if we are running low on food, the compass is broken, and we are fairly certain we have just spotted a family of Sasquatches frolicking in the treetops, The Bear in the Attic makes the outdoors seem wildly irresistible.

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