Persimmon Jim: The Possum
Introduction & Contents
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Persimmon Jim --The 'Possum is a tale of the life of a real Virginia opossum by Joseph Wharton Lippincott. While the story has been anthropomorphized, it does provide real insight into the habits of Didelphis virginiana, the Virginia opossum as well as a bit of the connection to persimmons later in the year. It is a quick read which speaks to a bit of the mystery of wild things. Enjoy!
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|Preface||1 - Frontispiece: Climbing among the branches of the persimmon trees and watching the luscious fruit as it ripened.
|1||2 - His sharp toe nails. Front foot. Hind foot.|
|4||3 - The old 'possum had actually swum over.|
|7||4 - His companion grew irritable and often quarrelled with him.
5 - The second time Jim saw the youngsters they were being carried on their mother's back.
|8||6 - He was game, however, and opened his jaws to flash his teeth.|
|10||7 - She came out on Jim's limb and bent it so with her added weight that she nearly threw him off.|
|11||8 - Up and up, to the very tip of the tree.|
|13||9 - " Ya-hoo! I've got you at last! "|