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The Girl Who Took Care of the Turkeys Now we take it up. (audience)Ye——s indeed. There were villagers at the Middle Place and a girl had her home there at Wind Place where she kept a flock of turkeys. At … Continue reading
William Blake: Headpiece to “The Eagle,” an illustration for William Hayley’s Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals (1802).
Frank William Brangwyn: The Swans (1921)
A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)
The pre-Socratic philosopher Democritus (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) believed in an infinite universe, and therefore in an infinite number of worlds. Some might be bigger or smaller than earth, he concluded; some might have more moons or suns, … Continue reading
Jan Mankes: Jonge kraai (1918)
Félix Bracquemond: The Storm Cloud (1860-1870)
From a collection of folklore gathered by Irish teachers in the 1930’s: Weather 27-12-1938 Signs of hard weather: Robin flying into house. Lapwings seen early in winter. Wild geese seen flying inland (southwards). Small birds gathering in large numbers about … Continue reading
Sydney Long: Flamingos (1917)
William Weekes: Pigs Disturbed by a Hen; I made up the date.