By Farley Mowat
The adventures of 2 owls who shake up a complete local and switch a home topsy-turvy.
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My motorcycle had a flat tire so I needed to stroll, and Wol walked with me. We have been just a little manner from our residence once we met the postman coming towards us. He had a major package of letters in his hand, and he was once sorting them and never staring at the place he was once going. rather than stepping round Wol, he walked correct into him. Worse nonetheless, he didn’t even glance right down to see what it used to be he had stumbled over. He simply gave a type of kick to get no matter what it was once out of his method. good, you may do loads of issues to Wol and break out with it—but kicking him was once whatever various. Hissing like a huge teakettle, he unfold his wings huge out and clomped the postman at the shins with them. A whack from one in all his wings used to be just like the kick of a mule. The postman dropped his handful of letters and went pelting down the road, yelling blue murder—with Wol correct on his heels. After I received carry of Wol and calmed him down, I apologized to the postman. yet for a month after that he wouldn’t come into our backyard in any respect. He used to face on the gate and whistle until eventually considered one of us got here out to get the mail. Our owls have been so used to going approximately in all places with me now that once university began that fall I had a difficult time maintaining them at domestic. I used to bicycle to college, which used to be approximately miles away around the river. throughout the first week after institution opened, i used to be past due 4 instances as a result of having to take the owls again domestic when they had me partway. eventually Dad prompt that I lock them up within the tremendous pen every one morning prior to I left. Wol and Weeps hadn’t used that pen for a very long time, and while I placed them in they acted as though it was once a prison. Wol used to be rather livid, and he started to tear on the chook twine along with his beak and claws. I sneaked off quickly. i used to be virtually past due besides, and that i knew if i used to be past due once again I’d be saved in after tuition. i used to be approximately midway over the river bridge whilst a guy at the footpath gave a shout and pointed to whatever in the back of my again. whilst a automobile, coming towards me, jammed on its brakes and approximately skidded into the cement railings. now not figuring out what was once happening, I wear my brakes too, and that i simply had time to forestall while there has been a wild rush of air at the again of my neck, a deep “HOOO-HOOO-HOO! ” in my ear, and Wol landed on my shoulder. He used to be out of breath—but he was once so happy with himself that I didn’t have the guts to take him domestic. besides, there wasn’t time. So he rode the deal with bars the remainder of tips on how to university. I skidded into the backyard simply because the two-minute bell used to be ringing and the entire different young children have been dealing with the doorways. I couldn’t make a decision what on the earth to do with Wol. Then I remembered that I had a few wire in my pocket. I fished it out and used it to tie him through one leg to the deal with bars. the 1st type I had that morning used to be French. good, among caring approximately Wol and never having performed my homework, i used to be quickly in difficulty with the trainer (whom we known as Fifi in the back of her back). Fifi made me arise in entrance of the category so she may perhaps inform me how dumb i used to be. i used to be status beside her table, wishing the ground may open and swallow me up, while there has been a whump-whump-whump on the window.