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ts until her young ones were hatched and ready to fly. Then he took them home. One was accidentally killed a few days after, but he reared the other, and named it Cupid. The bird became so very tame, that it would feed from his hand, perch on his shoulder, or his hat, and go everywhere with him. It frequently followed him for milwer, and come down directly. If Isaac winked one eye, the crow would do the same. If he winked his other eye, the crow also winked with his other eye. Once when Cupid was on his shoulder, he pointed to a snake lying in the road, and said Cu! Cu!— The sagacious bird pounced on the head of the snake and killed him instantly; then sleep on the roof of a shed, directly under Isaac's bed-room window. One night he heard him cawing very loud, and the next morning he said to his father, I heard Cupid talking in his sleep last night. His father inquired whether he had seen him since; and when Isaac answered, No, he said, Then I am afraid the owls have taken him