|Elefantti ja elefantin tekijä.|
|Kärppä on päässyt muunakin kuin asusteena kuninkaallisen kanssa samaan kuvaan.|
|Luulisi melkein, että olen itse ottanut tämänkin kuvan, mutta en ole!|
|Ainakin viiden eri lajin edustajia!|
|Iibis kohtaa mestarivalokuvaajan.|
"And so we came to those days when summer was dead but autumn had not yet been born. It was Saturday noon, just a few days before the start of school. Daddy, Mama, Doodle, and I were seated at the dining room table, having lunch. Suddenly from out in the yard came a strange croaking noise. Doodle stopped eating. "What's that?" He slipped out into the yard, and looked up into the bleeding tree. "It's a big red bird!"
Mama and Daddy came out. On the topmost branch perched a bird the size of a chicken, with scarlet feathers and long legs.
At that moment, the bird began to flutter. It tumbled down through the bleeding tree and landed at our feet with a thud. Its graceful neck jerked twice and then straightened out, and the bird was still. It lay on the earth like a broken vase of red flowers, and even death could not mar its beauty.
"What is it?" Doodle asked.
"It's a scarlet ibis," Daddy said.
Sadly, we all looked at the bird. How many miles had it traveled to die like this, in our yard, beneath the bleeding tree?"
|Myös heppa-, peura- ja iibisriipuksia!|