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The Tale of Holly How (Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter)
The Tale of Holly How - Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Author:Susan Wittig Albert Everyone in Sawrey, of both human and animal persuasion, has a good word to say about local shepherd, Ben Hornby. Unfortunately, old Ben has had nothing but trouble this year--his barn burnt down and his cows died. Then Beatrix finds him dead in the meadow and suspects foul play. But there's no evidence, and anyway, who would have done such a... more » thing?
But the creatures of the town have an idea. When Ben breathed his last, his sheep had scattered. So Tabitha Twitchit, Crumpet, and Felicia--a trio of village cats--suspect that the sheep might know who killed Ben--and, with the help of a spunky dog named Rascal, set out to find them. And then there's Bosworth Badger, who is compelled to unite a badger family threatened by heedless humans. Who could guess that old Ben's death and the badger-baiting might be related?
Although she's distracted by duties at the farm and the sad plight of a young girl who lives with her grandmother at Tidmarsh Manor, Beatrix must get to the bottom of this. As the two investigations continue, Beatrix and the creatures realize that, to solve this case, all of Sawrey, both the two- and four-legged inhabitants, must work together...« less