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December 31, 2013

Why the Passenger Pigeon Became Extinct


As the watchers stared,
the hum increased to a mighty throbbing. Now everyone was out of the houses and stores, looking apprehensively at the growing cloud, which was blotting out the rays of the sun. Children screamed and ran for home. Women gathered their long skirts and hurried for the shelter of stores. Horses bolted. A few people mumbled frightened words about the approach of the millennium, and several dropped on their knees and prayed. Jonathan Rosen: : The New Yorker

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 31, 2013 8:42 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Wow! What a well written and thought-provoking article. Thank you Master Van Leun!

Posted by: KAB at December 31, 2013 6:06 PM

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