Another by the author of Amanda will likewise appeal to many (but not to us) -- look it over and decide for yourself. The old oak had many tenants, an owl, squirrels, orioles, woodpeckers, raccoons, bees, and Ilgamoot, the ground-hog. A wicked black beaver lived nearby and decided that he would gnaw down the old tree and claim it for his own fell purposes. He came at night to accomplish his threat, but at first the occupants paid little attention. Then each group tried to keep him off, but it wasn't until they all learned to pull together that the old devil was thwarted. The story of ""united we stand, divided we fall"".