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But You Have Never Been a Scout

“But you have never been a scout, " she said.
“Yes,” I agreed, “but I know these woods, and I will do a terrific job.”

So she hired me as her scout.
I showed her the layout of my bank, and we peeked at my eggs.

I have to incubate them tomorrow, I warned her
So I will have to have tomorrow off.

She could see that she had hired the right kingfisher 
When I took her to see the bee-eaters, 
mot mots, todies and ground rollers.

It was unfortunate when Uncle Azure flew too hard at his tree and fatally injured himself, falling at her feet.

A friend of yours? She asked me.
“A relative,” I told her.

She hired me, and I showed her the kingfisher family
in Africa, Asia, and Oceania. 

She was amazed at our long pointed bills and long heads.
I was amazed that she wanted to give me paper as payment,
when I wanted bugs and invertebrates.

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Date: 7/3/2019 5:31:00 PM
This is quite adorable and endearing.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/3/2019 9:04:00 PM
Thank you Richard.
Date: 7/3/2019 7:26:00 AM
Enjoyed! Love the last paragraph.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 7/3/2019 9:04:00 PM
Thank you Kim.