BLACK DUCK by Dorothy Ferguson


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Black Duck flies over the marsh straight as an arrow""--and on through an, other indifferently individualized life cycle, complete with a catalog of the other life forms in the salt marsh where Black Duck hatches and raises her young. Among her encounters are a hawk who grabs up one of her seven ducklings, a mapping turtle who gets another, and two men out clamming from whom they all hide--but no male of her species, though the last page foresees Black Duck paddling upcreek to build another nest. Run-of-the-marsh.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1978
Publisher: Walker