Cranes & Stones


Cranes divide the night into sentry-duties
and they make up the sequence of the watches
by order of rank, holding little stones in their
claws to ward off sleep. When there is danger
they make a loud cry





The Peterborough Bestiary

Quote from The Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany by Graeme Gibson

via Nigel Beale

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