The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you’ll find:
“Don’t promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand.”
“One for sorrow, two for joy…”
Traditional English rhyme
“The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign.”
Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III
“The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet.”
Medieval Persian tradition
“When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black.”
Cherokee Indian legend
“Sewing a swan’s feather into your husband’s pillow will keep him faithful.”
About The Author:Peter Tate has published several books on ornithology. In Flights of Fancy he has collected the stories that have most intrigued him over a lifetime of study. Tate lives in England.
|Book:||Flights Of Fancy: Birds In Myth, Legend, And Superstition|
|Number of Pages:||192|
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