Things You Should Know About Birds, No. 49

cassowary-bird

You wouldn’t want to find yourself alone on a bridge with a cassowary, for example, on account of his penchant for ripping out your stomach with his big toe.

from “Pie Pellicane” by Howard Jacobson, collected in Whatever It Is, I Don’t Like It (2011)

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