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He is known to the farmer as the deer-mouse, to the naturalist as the _Hesperomys leucopus_, -- a very beautiful creature, nocturnal in his habits, with large ears, and large, fine eyes, full of a wild, harmless look.
This mouse is found all over the United States, and while several other kinds are known to sing, the deer-mouse is the sweetest of the singers.
In "Nature's Wonderland" an interesting story is told of a deer-mouse which was a famous singer.
The boat began to move forward, dangling the knocking and rocking flotilla of _lanchas_ and surf-boats at her side, like a deer-mouse making off with its young.
The deer-mouse lives mostly in the fields, but it also makes its home in barns and houses.
"deer-mouse" -- the under side perfectly white, the back much lighter than the other kind.