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In this edge of the woods, protected & fed, the gray squirrels [[strikethrough]] built their nests [[/strikethrough]] gathered, and the sound of their ^[[insertion]] drawling [[/insertion]] bark [[strikethrough]] ing [[/strikethrough]] was ^[[insertion]] as familiar [[/insertion]] as that of the birds singing in the trees. In their gambols they would often race across our path, [[insertion]] & [[/insertion]] chase each other ^[[insertion]] in spirals [[/insertion]] up a tree [[strikethrough]] s [[/strikethrough]] & out to the slender tip of a branch & [[strikethrough]] across [[/strikethrough]] by a gt leap [[strikethrough]] a [[/strikethrough]] cross to another tree. Their big nests which looked like crows nests high in the tree tops