Article: 261488 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <email@example.com> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 22x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:26:27 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 24 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O CUCKOO ****** The cuckoo bird is a crafty creature. I read it in _National_ _Geographic_. It lays its eggs in other birds' nests. The other birds hatch the eggs. The cuckoo chicks kick their foster siblings out of the nest and grow up in their stead. I've wondered about that. Since that freak hailstorm, things haven't been normal in the nursery where I work. The babies don't cry. Some of them are unusually large and developed. At night, when the nursery is dark, I can feel a dozen cold reptilian infant eyes follow me across the room. Whose chicks am I raising? -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: firstname.lastname@example.org, Math Dept., Rice U.