At the same moment the crow appeared and hopped all round the room with joy.
So she lived in solitude all the daytime, and at night she would have been frightened, had she not been so brave; but every day the crow came and thanked her for her endurance, and assured her that his sufferings were far less than they had been.
And so two years passed away, when one day the crow came to the Princess and said: 'In another year I shall be freed from the spell I am under at present, because then the seven years will be over.
In a little while he beheld the Crow warriors emerging from among the bluffs.
At the request of the Crow chieftain the two parties encamped together, and passed the residue of the day in company.
In the course of a day or two more, the travellers entered that wild and broken tract of the Crow country called the Black Hills, and here their journey became toilsome in the extreme.
I felt sad at this, for it showed I was not such a good Scarecrow after all; but the old crow comforted me, saying,
Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man.
I am sorry," said the Owl, "to have to contradict the Crow, my famous friend and colleague.
When the dead weep, they are beginning to recover," said the Crow solemnly.
Hence, we are told, is derived their name, given to them on account of their unsettled and predatory habits; winging their flight, like the crows, from one side of the mountains to the other, and making free booty of everything that lies in their way.
These hordes of villains being broken up and dispersed, Rose had betaken himself to the wilderness, and associated himself with the Crows, whose predatory habits were congenial with his own, had married a woman of the tribe, and, in short, had identified himself with those vagrant savages.