Tuesday, November 23, 2010

L'Estrange: A Black-Bird afraid of a Kyte.

A Poor Simple Black-Bird was Frighted almost to Death with a Huge Flopping Kyte that she saw over her Head, Screaming and Scouring about for her Prey. Come Sister, says a Thrush to her, Pluck up a Good Heart; for all this Fluttering and Scrieking is but Fooling; and you shall see this lazy Buzzard at last, e'ev take up with some Pittiful Frog or Mouse to her Supper, and be Glad on't too. No, no, the Hawks are the Dangerous Birds Child, that Bite, as they say, without Barking, and do Execution in Silence.

The more Noise and Flutter, the less Danger.

Source: L'Estrange 409.
M0500 (not in Perry)

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