Nine

“And then,” said Bev excitedly,”All of a sudden, beyond the horizon, I will stumble upon an oasis in the midst of the desert, with lush palm trees and wellsprings of fresh water for me to drink from. And I will feast upon fresh figs and succulent dates. And I will think to myself:

“There is not a bird-feeder in the whole world that can provide me with such a rich feast !”