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PIGEONSMagnetic Heading & Distance to Specified Point
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On the Breeds of the Domestic Pigeon. -- Believing that it is always best to study some special group, I have, after deliberation, taken up domestic pigeons.
Peter Winn, SIR: I send you respectfully by express a pigeon worth good money.
These pigeons, Van Baerle said to himself, are coming from Dort, and consequently may return there.
If the heavens were alive with pigeons, the whole village seemed equally in motion with men, women, and children.
Then he came at last to the palace, and there in the court lay the dogs asleep; and the horses were standing in the stables; and on the roof sat the pigeons fast asleep, with their heads under their wings.
He brought down a white pigeon and a wood-pigeon, which, cleverly plucked and suspended from a skewer, was roasted before a red fire of dead wood.
"Oh, they employ these pigeons frequently, to set fire to the thatch of hostile villages; but this time the village mounted higher than they could go."
The Pigeon flew away, and in a few minutes he had reached the clouds.
She had just succeeded in curving it down into a graceful zigzag, and was going to dive in among the leaves, which she found to be nothing but the tops of the trees under which she had been wandering, when a sharp hiss made her draw back in a hurry: a large pigeon had flown into her face, and was beating her violently with its wings.
And did she not make a knight of me by gently asking if I would be so kind as to carve the chicken, and how she laughed quite disproportionally at my school-boy story of the man who, being asked to carve a pigeon, said he thought they had better send for a wood-carver, as it seemed to be a wood pigeon.
He wrapped the pigeon in green leaves, and, surrounding it with the hot stones from the fire, covered pigeon and stones with earth.
The house has to be closed and locked, and I shall trot around to the pigeon house, and shall send Celestine over in the morning to straighten things up."