To His Great Amazement And My
Horror, An Immense Swan Dropped Down And Went Crashing Through The
It was quite as white as the snow on the ground, and coming
from the dense cloud of snow above, where no warning of its presence
had been given, no call sounded, one felt that there was something
queer about it all.
With its enormous wings spread, it looked like an
angel coming to the earth.
The horses thought so, also, for as soon as it touched the bushes they
bolted, and for a few minutes I was doubtful if I could hold them. I
was so vexed with them, too, for I wanted to see that splendid bird.
They went around and around the plateau, and about all I was able to
do at first was to keep them from going to the post. They finally came
down to a trot, but it was some time before I could coax them to go to
the bushes where the swan had fallen. I did not blame them much, for
when the big bird came down, it seemed as if the very heavens were
falling. We supplied our friends with ducks several days, and upon our
own dinner table duck was served ten successive days. And it was just
as acceptable the last day as the first, for almost every time there
was a different variety, the cinnamon, perhaps, being the most rare.
Last year Hang was very contrary about the packing down of the eggs
for winter use.
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