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Scattered bits of antique and vintage retro jewelry sit on an antique tablecloth; part of an outdoor vendor's display. These trinkets are a certain lure for jackdaws, who love to snitch and hoard glittery objects. May 2010
Inspired by the poem 'The Jackdaw of Rheims', first published in 1837 as part of 'The Ingoldsby Legends' under the pseudonym 'Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor' (Richard Harris Barham). Here's an excerpt:
The poor little Jackdaw,
When the monks he saw,
Feebly gave vent to the ghost of a caw;
And turn’d his bald head, as much as to say,
"Pray, be so good as to walk this way!"
Slower and slower
He limp’d on before,
Till they came to the back of the belfry-door,
Where the first thing they saw,
Midst the sticks and the straw,
Was the RING, in the nest of that little Jackdaw.
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