Mrs. Trowbridge paid homage to her fore-bearers by writing and illustrating stories of those great Trowbridge shrews from which she descended. Among the greatest was the mighty warrior, Shrew Khan. Shews of the Trowbridge line have been traced to the Mongolian Steppes, the jungles of Polynesia and elsewhere before they found their way to the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest region of North America.
This is one of my favorite of Mrs. T's stories: The Legend of Shrew Khan.
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Mrs. Trowbridge occasionally wrote journal pages regarding the history behind the Trowbridge shrews that lived in the rain forest. She called these her "primer pages". Wars and protests would drive shrews from distant lands to flee their homes and take to the air in search of a better life across the Great Sea. These ancient shrews were called "Wind Riders". In the above page from her journal, Mrs. T talks about the wind journeys made by her ancestors in their tiny air basket huts.
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