Johnny Appleseed, 1948 by Mary Blair
Now, the varment here, they couldn’t know, if John was friend or if John was foe. Some took off in sudden flight and some got set to claw and bite. But if Johnny see’d him he paid no heed, just got busy plantin’ apple seeds. Now them varments come from everywhere, what’s that man a diggin’ there? Didn’t like what they was seein’, didn’t trust no human bein’. Yup, that ornery human had to go, now who was gonna tell him so? Well, not a soul could answer that. ‘Til, here come along a black and white cat. Now, he weren’t too bright, he didn’t much care, he knew he had a certain - air - about him. Well, sir, that done it. The critters n’er see the deed of that, the likes of a human likin’ that cat. Why, shucks, this little man had went and busted every precedent. He was the very first to come, with out no knife, without no gun. And so it was, from that time on, every last living varment was a friend to Johnny. They surely was.” (x)
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