An early printing of this Bill Peet children's book about a bear. Out-of-print in hardcover.
Bruce, a bear bully, never picks on anyone his own size until he is diminished in more ways than one by a small but very independent witch.
"Then one afternoon Bruce made an awful mistake, a terrible blunder. He came across a huge boulder resting on a bluff and decided to give it a ride. With a mighty heave he sent the boulder tumbling down a steep slope 'Flumpity! Blumpity Whumpity Whump', smashing pine trees and aspens to splinters and leaving deep dents in the ground as it went. In one last big bounce it landed 'Kerplump!' in a berry patch just missing an old woman and her cat Klinker. It was Roxy, a crafty little witch.."
An early printing with better reproduction and color fidelity than later reprints.