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The Geese Fly High

illustrations by FRANCIS LEE JAQUES
Copyright Date: 1967
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 112
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    The Geese Fly High
    Book Description:

    Florence Page Jaques and her husband, Francis Lee Jaques, who illustrates this classic with beautiful black-and-white nature drawings, experience an unusually thrilling winter vacation following the waterfowl migration. Beginning with a duck-hunting trip in Minnesota, Florence writes a lively and detailed account of their trip down the Mississippi flyway, through the White River bottom swamps in Arkansas, and around the Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary in the marshlands of Louisiana. "It is a hearty, outdoors book, full of wind and sky color, full of feeling for things and places." New York Herald Tribune

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-9268-2
    Subjects: Biological Sciences

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
    (pp. v-vi)
    Florence Page Jaques
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. The Geese Fly High
    (pp. 1-103)

    Two mallards tumbled out of the windy sky. Lee had made a double. Putting down his gun he began to paddle forward after his birds.

    “That's my day's limit. Want to change your mind and try?”

    We were in a duck boat on a rice lake in northern Minnesota. After a long canoe trip through the border lakes Lee had found a chance for several days' shooting before we went east, and early that morning we had driven down a rough road through spruce forest and peat bog. The latter seemed to me oddly implacable, for in one place where...

  5. Back Matter
    (pp. 104-104)