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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 28, 1911, Image 7

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THE PARROT CHATTERS
Mr. Noah Brings "Him Qui ..of the Ark to Tell JHis-Pwn- Story to
; CHrIs-4iidr Boys Who jRead'The. Day Boot: , .'
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"Polly warityircker!, People- often hear nfe sajr this and
many, many, other 'thTng's. I'ath a fmemimic. Isn't 'it funny to hear
a bird talk English? , .I'haye a.goo'd .hearty laugh, -top. -f .
Isn't' my" plumage, gorgeous? ' We parrots livefhv,the warm
countries'; .wljere ,-w.e; can;find buds, leaves, seeds and -fruit for our
dinner." Her.e tfre-trelaitd grass are, always greeny We'build our
nests in the tall -trees ' .--!". , : .;-:: -'.."
We have : short, -;hard,; fgund foilJSjjhookedatr.thetip.Pu'r feet
each have -two .tpes-;in front and two 'behind.., We, use; our f eet and
bills for climbing;tees,' apd wejalso-use our feetas,-hands to hold
and carry fo'od .to ourntouths. " J ' - t ' :'
There are-hundreds, of different kinds ,of parrots. Some are as
small as thespatr4ows-,that hop around your houseandothers are
,v three feet tall.,' I haye-known.bf Some parrots Hvingto'bejlOO years
of age. Do "you kriow'any person gs old asthat?." -
Welove fricks.and fun as milch as you do," People 'sa; we have
a bad, quick temper, but we'ar.e affectionate, too.' lj '-
.That's all I c3n' tdl'you-teday. Polly Wants a cracker, . .

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