Saturday, 19 September 2020
Country Parson: Counting Magpies

Winter. Early morning mist, Dugandan. A lone morose Magpie sits hunched on a tombstone. ‘Plotting evil,’ Europeans of three hundred years ago might have said, noting the location, the solitary bird, its demeanour, and the species. 

Magpies are birds of ill omen, they said. And especially when a magpie come

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