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Animal acoustics quotes

Rudyard Kipling

"There was never a King like Solomon,
Not since the world began;
But Solomon talked to a butterfly
As a man would talk to a man. "
- The Butterfly That Stamped

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Then the little Hiawatha
Learned of every bird its language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How they built their nests in summer,
Where they hid themselves in winter,
Talked with them whene'er he met them,
Called them 'Hiawatha's Chickens.'
Of all beasts he learned the language,
Learned their names and all their secrets,
How the beavers built their lodges,
Where the squirrels hid their acorns,
How the reindeer ran so swiftly,
Why the rabbit was so timid,
Talked with them whene'er he met them,
Called them 'Hiawatha's Brothers.'"
- Hiawatha's Childhood

All content by +Ed Baker