Horrie, the hare, found his way into the Webb household when he was a day old. The author, who was Superintendent of the Dublin Zoo, brings the small leveret to life for the reader in his rendition of the individuality shown by the wild creature. Sixteen days after Horrie's arrival Squirt, a domestic rabbit baby, joined Horrie. The camaraderie of the two rodents should amuse young children. Fastidious about his diet, Horrie would touch no food tainted with margarine. He demanded butter. But Squirt was the better groomed of the two. In fact, Horrie grew impatient with Squirt's endless grooming. Sometimes he pulled out the hairs in Squirt's cost to signify that he'd like some attention.