"If you feel rested enough now, I'll show you the way to the water-hole," the deer mouse said presently.
And to Benny's amazement, Mr. deer mouse was just as polite as ever.
The deer mouse trembled slightly as he looked into Benny's great mouth.
And all his deer mouse relations told him that he certainly had a fine place.
Mr. deer mouse admitted faintly that he had had some such notion.
And the deer mouse reported that the man was going to get rid of the whole prairie dog family.
This is not unlike that of the blarina, because it walks, being a ground animal, while the deer mouse more often bounds.
For a moment or two Benny Badger looked at the deer mouse without saying a word.
He had had no idea that Mr. deer mouse knew anything about him.
It was the most common flea on the deer mouse, the white-footed mouse, and the cotton rat.