Zella would love to change at least that first item to a wooden floor!
until I kick up a pheasant or a rabbit.
Then she stoops, speeding toward her prey
at two hundred miles an hour, the fastest animal on earth. She almost never misses.
"Creee, creee, creee, car-reet."
All peregrine falcons call the high-pitched crees, but when Frightful sees me in the morning or when I return from the forest,
even when she is flying high above my head, she adds "car-reet."
and I liked my home the way it was.
but the truth was that I was peeved. Alice is not your ordinary kid.
And then Sam discovers that Alice has not just been engrossed in yet another improvement project (she wanted to generate electricity next), but has actually left the mountain, per her note: