THE PINEHURST OUTLOOK
calculable. Jewelers aver that the stone
is very susceptible to atmospheric con
ditions, fair or cloudy weather.
They are also said to be affected by
the human aura or atmosphere, becom
ing a dull green with certain wearers.
Ill-health has been known to make
them look faded, while with a healthy
owner they regain their beautiful tint.
The mystic union of the two colors of
Venus is expressed in the turquoise, the
emerald green of the earth, the azure
blue of the sky, and wherever green and
blue burn together, as in turquoise-blue
and peacock-green, there is an added
passion and mystery in the beauty of
Hlrd on Wing- and Foot.
Birds are endowed with greater
powers of locomotion than are the lower
forms of life generally. They can fly
and they can walk, and a very large
number can swim.
Fishes can only swim, though one
does not forget the capacities of the
4 'flying" fish, which, however, does not
fly in the sense that birds do ; quadrupeds
can walk and most of them can swim,
but the powers of flight are absolutely
confined to birds and insects.
The gift of flight is one of the most
wonderful in the world of creation, and
this faculty has been bestowed upon
birds and insects for a very special
reason which we need not now discuss.
You may have observed that the flight
of birds is altogether different from the
flight of insects. In the former the
wings are of bone and sinew clothed
with feathers, varying in size and shape.
In the insects the wing is composed of
a thin, gauzy material stretched across
a slightly built framework, very much
in the shape of a fan.
You can see the wings of a bird move,
or flop, when it is flying, but your eye
sight will have to be very keen if you
observe the movements of the fly's
wings, which goes in a particular di
rection at a high rate of speed.
And yet both bird and insect can lift
themselves easily from the ground and
take any route they please. This sub
ject of bird and insect flying is most
interesting. I cannot, however, say
mere now by way of comparing and ex
plaining these methods of aerial
If you are observant I dare say some
of you will have noticed that there are
birds that hop ani birds that walk when
afoot. The sparrow when about the
fields and gardens always hops, and so
do the thrush and blackbird. The star
ling runs, and if he gets his eye on a
worm that is disappearing in the soil he
runs very fast to drag him out. The
wagtails also run, and they can trot
round so quickly that they can easily
take the gnats and other small insects on
the wing. The rooks and daws walk
sedately, as do the wild pigeons, but the
finches are mostly runners.
Some of the birds very rarely are seen
I doubt very much whether any of my
readers have ever seen a swift on the
ground. These beautiful birds, now
wintering in tropical countries, have
such wing-power that they neverseem
to want to come down from the clouds
But they do come down, all the same
and I dare say you have seen them visit
their nests during the breeding season
If you are near the locality where the
house-martin or the swallow builds, you
may have seen these lovely birds gather
ing mud with which to construct their
I have watched them frequently, and
have noticed, as you may have done
that they walk with difficulty, as if they
had lost control of their little feet.
The reason that swifts and swallows
walk so indifferently is because they
have little use for their feet.
They live entirely upon insects, which
they catch in the air.
The bills of the swallow and the
night-jar are short and wide, so that
they can take the insects easily on the
The corncrake does not fly a great
deal during his stay in summer, not be
cause he cannot use his wings, but rather
because he is a capital runner.
He has learned to keep low among the
growing grass for safety, and when
flushed very rarely uses his, wings.
That he does fly, and fly well, how
ever, is evident in the fact that he mi
grates as regularly as other birds one
When limbs are not used, however,
they cease to develop, and, in course of
time, even disappear altogether.
The apteryx, a New Zealand bird, has
no wings, and the penguin, which lives
in the polar region, has only short,
stumpy wings, which are of very little
use for flying.
The birds seen at this season are
practically all ground feeders, so that
when we see them on the wing they are
not in pursuit of food, but removing
from one feeding ground to another.
Pray tell me ladies, if you can,
Who is that highly iavored man,
Who, though he's married many a wife,
May live a bachelor all his life?
A LITTLE MAID FROM HOLLAND.
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