HE MANAGED TO FLUTTER OUT OF REACH.
“Look!” cried one of the women, when she caught sight of him. “Oh, look at the little Blackbird there! His wing is broken and he cannot fly. I shall try to catch him.” And she ran as fast as she could, making her hands into a little cage to put over him. The other women, too, set down their baskets, for convenience–set them down right in the middle of the road–and joined the chase after the poor little Blackbird, so lame, so lame! But always, as they came close to him, he managed to flutter out of reach.
From the Story: “THE BLACKBIRD AND THE FOX”
The Curious Book of Birds.
Written by Abbie Farwell Brown.
Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith.
Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Boston & New York. 1903.
I just needed this right here and right now – I hope it makes you laugh.
This is an occasional variant on cute dogs for Monday. Today, dog shaming photos. I have posted these about eight times and these are the last of them I have right now. So, if you have some dog shaming photos, please feel free to send them to my email. Enjoy!
I had a little husband, no bigger than my thumb;
Put him in a pint-pot, and there I bid him drum
I bought a little horse, that galloped up and down;
I saddled him and bridled him, and sent him out of town.
I gave him some garters, to garter up his hose,
And a little pocket handkerchief to wipe his pretty nose.