The Legend of Young Beaver


Last updated 9/10/2018 at 5:27pm


"Life isn't fair!" Tayanita, Young Beaver complained. "I work all day gnawing down trees and building dams while the other animals in the forest do nothing but eat and sleep. How I wish I had nothing to do but nibble on tender twigs and sleep in the warm sun."

Young Beaver was convinced no one in the forest worked as hard as he did. From sun up to sun down and sometimes after dark, he gnawed down small trees and dragged them into the stream. He weaved them together, using his tail to pat mud against the dam to hold it together. Sometimes spring floods would damage the dam and he would have...

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