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All Flown Away
"Stop it! Stop it! Leave 'em alone!"
My own voice sounded strange to me, a desperate high-decibel shriek. I lingered on the edge of the curb, pacing helplessly to and fro.
The older boys ignored me. One of them bent down, picking up another handful of gravel and taking careful aim before letting one of the rocks fly. It hit the nest dead on, and he lifted one arm in triumph while his friends laughed and cheered.
"Haw! Use a bigger rock and I reckon you can get it down next time."
"Hit 'em again!"
Another rock hurtled through the air, though mercifully crashing through the leaves and missing its target by mere inches. The nest was starting to tilt dangerously to one side from its position between two branches and the dry twigs were coming loose from where they had been so carefully woven together, ready to break apart and spill its precious contents.
Teeee! Teeee! Teeee!
I could hear the panic of the baby robins from my distance, even though I could not see them. Their voices wer
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