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this story of Jack and Jill, the Vulture Twins, would never have been
written, if Betsy, Farmer Parsons’ old brindle cow, had not refused
to come up from the woods one night. But she wouldn’t come, so Farmer
Parsons had to go down after her,billige nike free.

Climbing up on a large log to see
over the briar patches, he finally located her, but in getting off
the log he stepped on a rotten spot and his foot went through to its
hollow heart. Slipping into a hollow log would surprise any of us,
but when a large black bird, with no feathers on its head,nike sko free, ran from
the end of the log and with a defiant hiss, sprang into the air and
flew away into the dusk – well, Farmer Parsons said, ” I s’num.”

suspicions were aroused. He looked into the log through the hole that
his foot had made and there on the bottom were two little creatures
all covered with downy white feathers. Around them were broken bits
of eggshell from which they had recently emerged. Thus it was that
Jack and Jill, the Vulture Twins, were discovered in the place that
was to be their home for more than one hundred days.

first eight weeks of their lives they lived almost in seclusion. Only
Farmer Parsons visited them, and he only occasionally. Their downy
white plumage was fast disappearing, and in its place came a coat of
heavy, dark brown feathers, Quite often, when they thought themselves
unobserved, they ventured to the mouth of their large log and looked
out into the world about them. At such times they appeared very small
and hardly able to make their way in the outer world into which they
were soon to venture.

at the same time they were learning how to survive, that they had
means of protecting themselves. Their bills were becoming hard and
sharp to pick meat from bones of dead animals, because that is the
way the vultures get their food. Their talons were also becoming
sharp. They had yet another means of protection. This is not
physically injurious like a scratch from a talon or a bite from the
bill,, but it is decidedly unpleasant. They have the power to
regurgitate partly-digested food, and, as it was decayed before it
ever entered the bird’s stomach, it is most disagreeable and a very
effective means of making humans and other enemies keep their
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much longer would these birds be satisfied with a log home? Already
they had learned how to fly and they needed only more strength and
practice to enable them to soar through the sky like their parents.
Would they remain until the next Sunday? The next Sunday came. With
mingled emotions of doubt Farmer Parsons returned to the nest. But no
defiant hiss greeted him, and it was evident that Jack and Jill had

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