There were no eye witnesses to the slaughter of this poor pigeon. It is not an uncommon occurrence at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. In fact, their reduction in numbers had been chronicled by the Face of Everyman. His census reports indicate a high of twenty pigeons in the flock two months ago to a new low of five birds this past week. The venerable sage wrote a generic obituary to be published in the village newspaper. No memorial has been planned. Hawks were named as the usual suspects.
Dolly arrived late to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. Her flocking pals and the usual colorful song birds were no where to be seen. the Face of Everyman tried to whisper a simple warning of danger. “Hawk!” Dolly jumped up and screamed, “Where?” The venerable sage tried to respond; but, with a mouth full of tail feathers he could only sputter.