National Geographic : 1931 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A BUSY MOMENT! THREE GUESTS AT ONCE-TWO SMALL CHIPMUNKS AND A GOPHER tripod leg for all the world like an acrobat. When I started to use a curtain-shutter camera, it was the favorite trick of one little fellow to jump upon the front board and dust off my lens with his tail. Perhaps I would be unaware of his presence until in the ground glass I would catch sight of a thin, wavering fuzziness, and there would be young scamperkins, on his hind legs, peering inquiringly into my face (see, also, page 82). It is quite, quite hopeless to paint in words the merry twinkle of their eyes, the fascinating humanness and sauciness of their ways. To appreciate the joy of liv ing that beams in their eyes, the happiness that they show when they come to know one and include one in the family, one must become acquainted with them personally these furry brown children, with all the naive charm of childhood and the love of a good frolic. INDEX FOR JANUARY-JUNE, 1931, VOLUME READY Index for Volume LIX (January-June, 1931) of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE will be mailed upon request to members who preserve their copies and bind them as works of reference.