I learned a song about spring.
You were singing a different song a few hours ago?
I was sure you'd whack the son of a bitch and maybe kill him and I didn't want to be a jailhouse widow and run Bird Song alone.
When Dean returned to Bird Song, it was mid-morning, but if he expected a quiet empty building with the Dawkinses at the courthouse and the rest of the clientele enjoying the splendors of Ouray, he was wrong.
Dean wondered if Bird Song could afford the food bill as he sat down and joined Pumpkin for a cup of coffee.
"Who will sing us a song?" said the master woodman as he threw a fresh log upon the fire.
I heard a robin in the distance, the first I had heard for many a thousand years, methought, whose note I shall not forget for many a thousand more--the same sweet and powerful song as of yore.
One brief spring, musical with the song of robin and mocking-bird, one summer rich in fruit and roses, one autumn of gold and crimson sped by and left their gifts at the feet of an eager, delighted child.
The Deans were on their way to their quarters in the rear of Bird Song when Fred O'Connor returned, fresh from an evening with Mrs. Worthington.
Then he sang a wonderful song, so sweet, so lively, so touching, that many of the sailors were moved to tears.
A young couple whose life dream was owning a Bird Song look-alike learned from Fred the principals would be absent for the day and offered to stick around playing temporary innkeepers.
Bird Song was empty, or so they thought, when they returned.
Besides, the cops only had eyes for me, like the song says.
While he was pleased that Bird Song was starting the day on a pleasant note, the knot in his stomach remained to remind him of their pending trip to the mine.
They had compared Martha's drawing to the contour maps of the area back at Bird Song and decided this was as close to the general area of the mine that any type of roadway touched.
Pumpkin's original deposit with Bird Song was overdrawn and requests for further funds were excused away, purportedly awaiting some expected but unexplained bounty via the mail.
They had knocked heads and locked wills over the death of a Bird Song guest during the prior January's Ice Climbing Festival when bitter words were exchanged.
With a solemn triumphal march there mingled a song, the drip from the trees, and the hissing of the saber, "Ozheg-zheg-zheg..." and again the horses jostled one another and neighed, not disturbing the choir but joining in it.
A slow song began as he moved toward her.
Walking back to Bird Song, Dean mulled over what he'd learned.
While the Deans didn't like to leave Bird Song unattended, occasionally it was unavoidable.
By the time they were ready to leave, all of Bird Song was up and about, scurrying around like mice in a cheese shop.
The song to-day is:
"We put a 'Bird Song is full' message on the answering machine," Cynthia said.
It was a wonderful, glorious song, and it won the blind poet an immortal crown, the admiration of all ages.
Then Nicholas sang a song he had just learned:
It was Dolokhov marching with particular grace and boldness in time to the song and looking at those driving past as if he pitied all who were not at that moment marching with the company.
I know owls don't sing, but I didn't like the song birds as well as this guy.
Mr. Dean wished he felt a modicum of confidence in himself as the three drifted off to sleep—David and Cynthia Dean, with SB, the Bird Song owl, snuggled next to them.
He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
The radio had shifted into Christmas mode with one song after another.
The last of Bird Song's unfed guests arrived with a yawn.
He paced the Bird Song nest, glancing at his watch every thirty seconds and grumbling about time being money on his Internet auctions.
I told a man on the phone, who didn't identify himself, that Edith Shipton wasn't registered at Bird Song.
The ten-year-old girl had resided at Bird Song with David Dean, his wife Cynthia, and Dean's seventy-seven-year-old stepfather, Fred O'Connor, for the past six months.
So far, wee Maria stood head and shoulders over any other domestic helper Bird Song had employed.
"We'd love to but we've been away from Bird Song far too long already today," Cynthia said.
Who else had been staying at Bird Song throughout this whole business?
"The Song of the Three Children" was first added after the verses just referred to, and subsequently the Prayer of Azariah was inserted before these verses.
And now they would have spared him; but he was true to his promise,-- as soon as the song was finished, he threw himself headlong into the sea.
"Yes, a song! a song!" shouted some of the others.
Finding a place to do our song and dance is the problem.
He promised to return in an hour and ferry the group back to Bird Song, which was less than a mile away.
While Bird Song fed its guests only breakfast, there was always fresh fruit available and the management triumvirate ate heartily of nature's stores.
Monday was transition day at Bird Song, with the arrival of six new guests to fill three vacated rooms, with only the four Dawkins, Brandon Westlake, and Pumpkin Green staying on.
The couple was newly married, Bird Song still under construction, and with Fred out of town, they stole two days on a camping honeymoon.
They pulled up to Bird Song but Dean made no effort to alight.
New arrivals and departures at Bird Song were nonexistent as all present guests were staying at least through the weekend.
Let us have a good old song that will help to keep us warm.
Suppose we each sing a song in turn.
A drummer, their leader, turned round facing the singers, and flourishing his arm, began a long-drawn-out soldiers' song, commencing with the words: "Morning dawned, the sun was rising," and concluding: "On then, brothers, on to glory, led by Father Kamenski."
At a moment when all was quiet before the commencement of a song, a door leading to the stalls on the side nearest the Rostovs' box creaked, and the steps of a belated arrival were heard.
A strong hand grabbed Carmen's arm as the band started another song.
A meadowlark pierced the silence with its sharp whistling song.
Her residence was compliments of Janet O'Brien, one of a long line of Bird Song's temporary domestics.
Now, thanks to an overzealous social worker, Martha was scheduled to become reacquainted with mommy dearest—in Denver, over three hundred miles away from Bird Song's nest.
The Deans had married a year ago and poured their life savings into Bird Song.
Occasionally, he even lent a hand with the chores at Bird Song.
On Friday morning Bird Song's full complement of guests were treated to the usual bounty of Cynthia's baking, but with less zip and smiles than most days.
What's more, none seemed bent on murder, a decided improvement over some of Bird Song's earlier guests!
Fred was anxiously glancing between her bedroom and the front door where he was expecting the arrival of Bird Song's latest domestic helper candidate.
Bird Song's managerial pair tried to present a breakfast happy face over coffee cake and muffins, but their efforts continued to fall short as they waited for Martha to make an appearance.
This was unusual, as Bird Song's matron had pestered him about the details of the emerging flora since he had arrived at the inn the prior week.
Cynthia devoured every publication she could find on the subject and was looking forward to spending some quality time hiking the high country, if the demand of Bird Song's chores would allow snatches of free time.
The rocking chairs were back, four in a row, red, green, yellow, and purple, adding a blaze of color against the century-old white building of Bird Song.
Even Bird Song's gilded front sign, advertising the bed and breakfast, had been washed of a year's dust from the unpaved side street.
There was no time for Cynthia to talk to her husband, who was busy serving breakfast to the late sleepers while she showed Maria, by hand communication, the upstairs chores of Bird Song.
He knew Cynthia wanted to update him on her talk with Martha, but both realized time was short as they planned to take Martha to dinner for her last night under Bird Song's wing.
When Saturday's daylight arrived to David Dean's exhausted eyes, the time had slipped past his usual rising hour and voices and footsteps rattled the old timbers of Bird Song.
I'll call him 'SB,' for 'Song Bird' instead of 'BS' for 'Bird Song.'
Bird Song's parlor began filling with guests whose canceled activities put them in a what-do-you-do-next? mood of bewilderment.
He was just a guest at Bird Song.
As he was about to leave, Brandon Westlake returned with Cynthia and, being sympathetic to his labors, volunteered to ferry the returning swimmers back to Bird Song.
Dinner was a quiet affair, cooked by the returning Fred O'Connor—hamburgers, a tad over-broiled, but the Deans appreciated the effort as they were busy with Bird Song's other chores.
Dean continued to exhibit restrain with his comebacks in deference to the improved moods around Bird Song.
If that were the case, Dean wondered, why had Joseph also rented a Jeep and parked out of sight behind Bird Song?
He seemed compelled to explain his presence as he accompanied them back to Bird Song.
"Food and extra clothing, I guess," Cynthia answered as they neared Bird Song.
He was off with a jog and a wave, leaving the Deans in front of Bird Song.
She stomped on her cigarette butt and kicked it into the daisies before slamming her way into Bird Song.
Cynthia would attend the New Jersey wedding—thank God for Visa—while Fred and Dean would hold down Bird Song.
A party of Bird Song's male residents plus the Dawkins gals had gathered in the parlor.
You could have saved the price of staying at Bird Song.
We'll fill you in back at Bird Song.
As in the Dawkins of Bird Song?
How can you sit on a jury that involves guests staying at Bird Song?
"I suppose this means it's inappropriate to fill Fred in on what happened at the Lucky Pup," Cynthia mused as they climbed the steps to Bird Song.
It all goes to Bird Song?
It'll be like a party when we open them back at Bird Song!
What ever happened to Bird Song's 'mind our own business' philosophy?
Speculation continued to abound at Bird Song.
The family lived in Chicago and hadn't provided a phone number when they registered at Bird Song.
The warmth of the evening chased out Bird Song's guests—all non-dieters probably queuing up for ice cream, or maybe simply promenading the Victorian village streets as alpenglow painted the surrounding peaks in pink.
By the time the Deans returned, most of Bird Song's guests had scattered off to the continuing Fourth of July happenings.
You own Bird Song.
Sure, Dean thought, I'll put it on the list, right after food, clothing and shelter, all of which were tough enough to fund given Bird Song's present budget.
Two hours remained before the last of the day's celebrations— the Jeep flare parade down the mountain, followed by a massive fireworks display—so after finishing supper, the Deans began playing catch up with Bird Song's chores.
Thoughts raced through his mind of another crash, when Bird Song's very first guest had met a similar fate—but on a traveled highway, not a remote Jeep road deep in the San Juans.
Like Billy's friend who's staying at Mr. Dean's boarding house, Bird Song!
To make matters worse, half of Bird Song's guests who passed by congratulated him on the debate, a sure sign they hadn't been there.
Dean was happy at a little time away from Bird Song.
Dean wondered if he and Cynthia would be camping in their pup tent in Bird Song's back yard.
After all, he'd abdicated all Bird Song's weekend chores in favor of his flesh-pressing tour, and Cynthia deserved a rest.
A number of Bird Song's more recent guests were bickering over differing rules to Mexican Train Dominoes in the dining room while others were trading Boardwalk and Park Place in the parlor.
It was Martha who called Bird Song this morning.
Cynthia and I will call a lawyer when I get back to Bird Song.
Dean read the paper as he sat in his Jeep—I'll be at Bird Song in an hour.
Dean left Bird Song on foot, passing up the temptation to drive his Jeep the short distance to the Main Street delicatessen.
Dean gave the tableau a wide berth as he continued back to Bird Song, whistling the entire trip.
Supper was picked-at leftovers, and neither felt like socializing with Bird Song's guests, who came and went on their own, without their usual afternoon goodies and conversation.
I want to make reservations at Bird Song for a week in August.
When conversation lagged, they apparently took the hint and retreated into Bird Song.
Bird Song switched a few guest, baked a few goodies, cleaned a few toilets and made a few beds, all with a been-there, done-that regularity.
You folks at Bird Song can get into more pickles than any group I know.
Then he added, You might have better luck learning who's been trying to buy the worthless mine and who at Bird Song swiped the itsy-bitsy bone you found.
The real celebration of Fred's release from jail didn't begin until the pair returned to Bird Song where Cynthia had baked a fresh apple pie, complete with vanilla ice cream, tagged on to the end of a healthy lunch.
He was back at Bird Song and all was right with the world.
The trio continued to click down the list of people at Bird Song who were around when the bone fragment theft was discovered.
There was attorney Faust but there was no proof he had even set foot in Bird Song.
Should we sign it from Bird Song?
In celebration of Fred's return to Bird Song, Dean didn't bother to protest.
In spite of the good news of Fred's return, the pall of Martha's continued absence draped over Bird Song.
It read, I want my kid Martha Boyd to live of the deans at Bird Song in Colorado.
There was a question of jurisdictions and when Weller volunteered that Martha was safe and comfortable at Bird Song where she'd spent the last six months, no one seemed to protest.
Brandon Westlake, the only other guest of long standing, was off on an early morning photo shoot but an unexpected prodigal returned to Bird Song just as the second batch of cinnamon rolls rolled out of the oven.
Dean's feelings were mixed about Pumpkin's visit but on the plus side, there were a few more bucks in Bird Song's bank account.
He explained no cigarettes were found with the remains Fitzgerald brought to Bird Song nor was there any such evidence when the Deans visited the site.
Dean stewed over the question as the business of Bird Song continued.
I'll see you back at Bird Song.
She screeched to a stop at Bird Song and was off almost before he was out of the vehicle.
Bird Song was quiet.
July stretched into August, and just before the election, Jennifer Radisson spent her promised week at Bird Song.
Before Dean could contact Lydia to offer his congratulations, she visited Bird Song the day after Cynthia returned.
Gabriel stopped in front of her, his heat and nearness like a subtle siren song that tried to lure her closer.
He had been outside, atop a ladder, removing Christmas lights when the two checked in to Bird Song, the Dean's bed and breakfast.
After extensive alterations, Bird Song, a bed and breakfast, was born.
Bird Song was an empty nest.
Bird Song's going to be close to empty for a few more days until the ice climbers arrive.
Dean started to protest but his wife began carrying the packed ornaments from the room and asked in her sweetest tone if he could remove the now-dried Christmas tree and finish a short list of Bird Song chores she'd drawn up earlier.
I booked two more rooms for Bird Song as a result of it!
They're coming to Bird Song, just because of that important merchandise you called junk!
What did you tell them to get them so excited they want to travel all the way to Ouray Colorado and Bird Song?
"You didn't tell the women Annie Quincy lived here, at Bird Song, did you?" she asked.
You told these ladies that this Annie Quincy woman probably lived here in Bird Song?
We don't know what Bird Song was at the turn of the century, just that there was a building or some sort on this site.
Even if Bird Song was a boarding house, there must have been scores of lodging places just like it.
Her comments brought to mind the death of Bird Song's very first guest and the strange events that followed.
The couple was back in Bird Song by seven o'clock.
I was telling Mrs. Edith about these here letters and how the two ladies from Boston will be coming to Bird Song.
There were lots of rooming houses but we have no idea how Bird Song was utilized at the turn of the century.
"Is this place called Bird Song?" asked a male voice.
Yup. Bird Song is a small inn and I'd know.
After dawn arrived at last and the couple were showered and dressed, they speculated further on the late night sounds as Cynthia filled Bird Song's breakfast table with fresh baked goodies.
Edith was as nervous as the prior evening, glancing across the hall at her son, as if danger lurked in every corner of Bird Song.
During the week before Christmas, Martha had spent an overnight at Bird Song when Janet was forced to report to court in Grand Junction, on some charges she, thankfully, did not detail to the Deans.
Dean told her Donnie was a guest at Bird Song and explained the lad, only slightly older than Martha, did not speak.
You were so nice to us last night and Bird Song feels so warm.
Dean hadn't had time for a discussion with Cynthia about whether or not to tell Edith Shipton of the inquiry about her staying at Bird Song.
In her dream Annie is telling her to stick around Bird Song!
If this husband of hers is abusive and traced her charge slip to Bird Song that quickly, he means business.
Said you told him his wife wasn't staying at Bird Song.
Dean returned to Bird Song and brought Cynthia up to date on his conversation with Sheriff Weller over a quiet lunch of soup and grilled cheese.
And then to have Bird Song's first guest turning up dead!
Once the details to that "caper," as Fred O'Connor called it, were settled, life and business at Bird Song had proceeded peacefully.
There were other guests at Bird Song and enough regular problems running a country inn without creating any more.
When the Deans returned to Bird Song, the place was quiet.
"We only serve breakfast at Bird Song," Cynthia answered, keeping her voice cheery.
Why don't you come back to Bird Song.
As Dean and his young passenger neared Bird Song, Edith Shipton drove up the street, parked, and entered the inn ahead of them.
She hopped out of the car with a quick thanks ran into Bird Song ahead of him.
Whoever the guy in the Blazer was, he gave Edith the look-see when he drove past Bird Song.
It was a gift from a young lady whom he'd helped when Bird Song first opened.
The bearded man was younger looking than Dean had thought when he first saw him drive by Bird Song, probably no more than late twenties.
"Welcome to Bird Song," Cynthia said.
It had been originally designed as a maid's quarters and it was the last room they rented when Bird Song was otherwise booked.
Cynthia was still on the phone so after Dean introduced himself he completed the paperwork, without comment or acknowledgment that he knew Ryland's relationship to Bird Song's other guest Edith Shipton and her son.
While the need for such meetings wasn't as dire or sinister as the first few days after Bird Song's opening, the three still gathered here, away from the guests, especially when they wished to discuss one or more of their paying customers beyond their prying ears.
That's why I came over to Bird Song.
That's the way a left-handed person pours and Edith is the only lefty at Bird Song.
Dean started to get out of the car but Weller waved him on and Ryland pulled away from Bird Song.
When her son Randy, visiting Bird Song over his Christmas college break, had expressed an interest in the sport, she had a fit.
Bird Song was now officially at full capacity and would remain so for the next few days.
Their suppertime chatter was limited to the logistics of Bird Song and the care and breakfast feeding of its thirteen guests.
I haven't had a chance with Bird Song packed like a sardine can.
With Bird Song being full, much as I'd like to get to know Miss Annie a little better, she'll have to wait in line.
She said she thought Bird Song held spirits, too.
I'm afraid I'd get evicted from Bird Song, if and when I made it back!
The rest of the climbers followed in the truck but Ryland declined to join them, turning a perturbed eye to Bird Song.
The group walked up to the ice park climbing area from Bird Song.
Finally, it was acknowledged she would return to Bird Song alone.
The other climbers from Bird Song were already here.
But I intend to stay at Bird Song.
Bird Song is full.
I just hope he stays away from her, and Bird Song.
You know, I dreamed Jerome came here, to Bird Song, last night.
We don't want to give Bird Song the wrong reputation and have Sheriff Jake Weller down here busting the place.
Dean pulled Janet aside and asked if she had let any strangers into Bird Song the prior afternoon.
Your marital difficulties aren't our business but Bird Song is and we don't want any hint of trouble here.
Now that the busy morning activity no longer occupied Cynthia's mind, she again was visibly upset about Bird Song's latest guest, Jerome Shipton, and the penchant for trouble that surrounded his presence.
He offered an exchange for a later getaway weekend at Bird Song for the man and his wife.
I'm more interested in live people and guests in Bird Song, not some revenant.
Maybe now they'll all check out of Bird Song and things will return to normal.
The darkening sky matched the mood of Bird Song's guests and inhabitants as they woke to a busy Saturday morning, the main day of the ice festival.
Donnie had pretty well taken over the project as the chores of Bird Song limited Cynthia's time.
We'd lose Bird Song!
Bird Song was as quiet as a tomb, with Janet either the most silent domestic on record or snoozing away in an unoccupied room.
Yeah. She's run down to Bird Song.
When Dean rushed into Bird Song, Cynthia was standing in the hall, the phone at her ear.
By that time, most of the ice climbers were back at Bird Song.
Cynthia would go alone—that was a given with Bird Song requiring Dean's attention.
And don't you worry none about Bird Song.
After a call to Fred at Bird Song and the necessary schedule changes, they once again boarded the Jeep for the one-hour ride.
They both loved Ouray, the Colorado mountains and hosting the guests of Bird Song, at least most of them.
The snow continued to fall as Dean pulled in front of Bird Song, angled his Jeep as best he could in the drifts, and climbed to the porch.
The climbers are checking out of Bird Song tomorrow.
My read is Shipton didn't exactly make friends at Bird Song.
The way I see it, someone from Bird Song cut his rope.
Thankfully, Janet arrived to take up the inside tasks of Bird Song.
He left Bird Song, telling Janet where he was going and together with Fred, hiked up to the ice park to where Shipton had fallen.
Two unmarked State cars were parked in front of Bird Song, along with, to Dean's surprise, Edith's rental car and Donald Ryland's Explorer.
"Welcome back to Bird Song," Dean said.
Why did Mrs. Shipton choose Bird Song to visit?
I didn't lie to him when I told him no one named Shipton was registered at Bird Song but I saw no reason to go out of my way and help him either.
Most of Bird Song's other guests remained, as requested, in their own rooms but Ryland hung around the kitchen, sharing a snack of take-out pizza with Donnie while Edith sat nearby, wringing her hands and looking petrified.
He hadn't spoken to Edith Shipton since her husband's accident and felt, as the host of Bird Song, he owed the woman some sort of condolence.
Both high-stepped their way through the deep snow to the plowed alley in the rear of Bird Song.
Unless they arrest me, I'm still in Bird Song, and that's where all the action is right at the moment.
Dean felt the beginnings of a headache creep along the base of his neck as he tried to concentrate on who, among the cast of characters cloistered snugly in Bird Song, might have been responsible for Jerome Shipton's fall.
Dean took a look at the thawing street in front of Bird Song and went out back and unhooked his bicycle.
He was pleased he'd accepted Fred's offer to stay away from Bird Song.
If you're looking for an update on what's happening at Bird Song, you're out of luck.
Cynthia and the old man do more running Bird Song than you and I'll bet you could use the dough.
As Dean drew close to Bird Song, he resolved to ask his wife point blank if she witnessed Donnie Ryland cutting his stepfather's climbing rope in an attempt to send him to his death.
A small red sports car skidded to a stop in front of Bird Song as Dean dismounted his bike.
"Welcome to Bird Song," he said as they climbed the steps.
I'm sorry about all this but we don't need any more trouble at Bird Song.
"Nice and cozy," she commented, bouncing the bed, and then added, "I suppose Bird Song is a tree-hugger-type joint and you don't let a person smoke here."
This time our keys say 'Bird Song' on the key fob.
Pleased to meet any friend of Donnie's and Bird Song.
"Let's you and me get an ice cream," Dean said to Martha as the others entered Bird Song.
Dean continued to hold Martha's hand as they walked uptown and found a place open on Seventh Avenue, a couple of blocks from Bird Song.
It had something to do with Bird Song and I think she was afraid you'd fire her.
When the two returned to Bird Song, Donnie met Martha at the stairs and tugged her up to his and Edith's second floor room.
Bird Song was as quiet as an empty church with none of the remaining guests in evidence, nor was there any sign the police had returned.
As he strolled away from Bird Song, Corday pulled up in front.
I'll drive you back to Bird Song so you can look it up.
After trying Cynthia one more time, he gave up and returned to Bird Song.
Everyone else was apparently asleep as Bird Song was as quiet as a tomb.
Dean's mind churned the details of the recent happenings, trying to make sense of Shipton's orchestrated plunge to the river, and the strange reactions of those still sleeping beneath Bird Song's roof, and elsewhere.
He just wanted his wife back in Bird Song.
He lay there, trying to comprehend if the noise were in his mind's fantasies or in the real world of Bird Song.
"Scat," he ordered, and the Bird Song occupants all slowly complied—all but Fred O'Connor who defiantly sat on the bed, taking notes.
Unless you're going to charge me with something, get the hell out of Bird Song and leave me alone.
He paused and said a silent prayer for the spirit of this person who had brought so much grief to Bird Song and his previously contented life.
Later, Dean heard the movement of the mortuary men coming for Edith—the hushed conversation and the bumping and thumping as the lifeless shell of this troubled woman was bagged and forever removed from Bird Song.
She even used the same fountain pen she used when she registered here at Bird Song, when she signed 'Edith Jones.'
He leaned across the coffee table and reached for Bird Song's guest register, handing it to Dean.
Cynthia had given him such an instrument at the time the couple signed papers acquiring Bird Song.
Too bad she decided to do it here at Bird Song.
Maybe now you can get back to the future, and running Bird Song.
All of Bird Song was in the room.
Dean spent the afternoon busying himself with the chores of Bird Song, partially out of guilt for having dumped the morning duties on Fred and in part to take his mind off the ever-present feeling he'd caused long term or, heaven forbid, permanent damage to his seven-month marriage.
In spite of all his cleaning, Bird Song didn't seem to have the same shine as it did when Cynthia was in residence.
Instead, he returned to Bird Song to once more try to contact his wife.
Edith Shipton was a very troubled woman, from the first time she stepped into Bird Song.
Besides, we have to accommodate the wishes of the guests of Bird Song, don't we?
If it was Bird Song where Annie lived, perhaps the scratched window pane is still here!
Even if it was Bird Song where she stayed, the place must have been altered a dozen times in the last century.
But more than anything else, there was love at Bird Song.
Do you believe Annie died at Bird Song?
Okay. I'll buy that they're up there keeping an eye on Bird Song and watching out for us.
At least Edith Shipton was alive before she visited Bird Song.
When they entered Bird Song Fred was still in place on the sofa, but as soon as he saw them he jumped up and embraced Cynthia like the returning prodigal child.
It was time for the Deans to talk, to enjoy one another, the first real time together since their May wedding and hectic summer and fall that followed their move West and the opening of Bird Song.
Bird Song, while providing a simple living for them, was never going to bring a fortune to their bank account.
Gladys Turnbull remained Bird Song's sole paying guest, at least for a couple of days longer.
She had joined the three hosts for a game of dominoes when Bird Song welcomed a new guest.
Martha became settled into Bird Song's routine with amazing rapidity.
All of Edith Shipton's belongings were still packed in a closet at Bird Song.
He said the whole song and dance about his wife acting like that other woman gave him the willies.
"He certainly won't be missed at Bird Song," Dean said.
Dean helped Weller carry the remaining articles into Bird Song.
The following weekend, two and a half weeks after Edith's death, Penny and Mick returned to bird Song for a couple of days of ice climbing, a further reminder of the ice park incident.
"I was on my way to Bird Song this afternoon," she explained as he peddled up to her car.
Come by Bird Song and we'll have to arrange for her to go back with you.
"Their luggage is stored at Bird Song," Dean said.
His first inclination was to stay as far away from Bird Song as possible until Shipton was long gone.
"I'd better get back to Bird Song in case he shows up," Dean said.
As Dean peddled up to Bird Song, he saw no unfamiliar cars.
He even apologized for not calling before he stopped by and for not staying at Bird Song, like maybe he'd be welcomed.
Said it was for all the trouble he and his wife caused Bird Song.
And you still had a key to Bird Song.
I should have remembered you still had your key to Bird Song.
You must have just guessed what happened after I just stopped by Bird Song.
That and the key to Bird Song.
You think he was in Bird Song all the time?
He practically raped her the night he first stayed in Bird Song.
He couldn't have chosen a more appropriate song.
Come on, they're playing our song.
When the song ended they stood motionless.
He twirled her around the floor singing the entire song to her, complete with howls.
When the song ended, she started to pull away, but he pressed against her.
At the end of the song, Sarah jumped up and hugged her.
Can that be my special song?
I'm thinking Daisy Duke outfit, and that song for my Christmas lap dance.
He began humming the school song as he watched the play.
You sell it for a song.
A song would play and he'd recall hearing it when they were together.
He'll become a part of the chorus and sing a song for his friends.
David and Cynthia Dean, now husband and wife, and owners of Bird Song, a bed and breakfast in Ouray, Colorado, were seated in the Tundra Room of the recently restored Beaumont Hotel.
When a slow song began, Alex lifted a brow.
The only sound was that of Ed walking and an occasional winter bird song.
I'll always remember the song they were playing the first time we danced and I knew.
A hushed silence fell over the verandah and the strains of an old song filtered soft music through the air.
The cock, in his plumage of yellowish-green and yellow is one of the most finely coloured of common English birds, but he is rather heavily built, and his song is hardly commended.
especially in the conclusion of the present final peace with our dearest father the king of France," granted for 300 marks (too) licence to found, on three acres at Higham Ferrers, a perpetual college of eight chaplains and four clerks, of whom one was to teach grammar and the other song.
The foundation was closely modelled on Winchester College, with its warden and fellows, its grammar and song schoolmasters, but a step in advance was made by the masters being made fellows and so members of the governing body.
It is equally difficult to discover the relation between Paean or Paeon in the sense of " healer " and Paean in the sense of " song."
It is no less remarkable for its bright carmine attire, and an elongated crest of the same colour, than for its fine song.
The name was then given to the famous revolutionary song, composed in 1792, the tune of which, and the wild dance which accompanied it, may have also been brought into France by the Piedmontese.
From a sick-bed, from which he never rose, he conducted this work with surprising energy, and there composed those poems, too few in number, but immortal in the English language, such as the "Song of the Shirt" (which appeared anonymously in the Christmas number of Punch, 1843), the "Bridge of Sighs" and the "Song of the Labourer," which seized the deep human interests of the time, and transported them from the ground of social philosophy into the loftier domain of the imagination.
No deductions as to their chronology can be based on the silence regarding them in Moses' song, Exodus xv.
The resonance in the singer's deep voice made the song sound more powerful.
He retained through life his early love of song, and during his last illness he passed much of his time in singing.
ORPHEUS, in Greek legend, the chief representative of the art of song and playing on the lyre, and of great importance in the religious history of Greece.
18; the Song of the Well is quoted in Num.
17, 18, and the song of Sihon and Moab, ib.
In the exile, but probably after 50o B.C., an important section of the Hexateuch, usually called the Priest's Code (P), was drawn up. At various times in the same century are to be placed the book of Job, the post-exilic parts of Isaiah, the books of Joel, Jonah, Malachi and the Song of Songs.
1226), author of a philosophical treatise in Arabic and of a commentary on the Song of Solomon, found so much difficulty in the new views that the Moreh Nebhukhim was written in order to convince him.
He wrote on grammar (Sepher ha-galui and Sepher Zikkaron), commentaries on Proverbs and the Song of Solomon, an apologetic work, Sepher ha-berith, and a translation of Balhya's Ilobhoth ha-lebhabhoth.
Livius himself took part in his plays, and in order to spare his voice he introduced the custom of having the solos (cantica) sung by a boy, while he himself represented the action of the song by dumb show.
Of an olive-green above, deeply tinted in some parts with black and in others lightened by yellow, and beneath of a yellowish-white again marked with black, the male of this species has at least a becoming if not a brilliant garb, and possesses a song that is not unmelodious, though the resemblance of some of its notes to the running-down of a piece of clockwork is more remarkable than pleasing.
He still continued his yearly experimental contributions to the North American Review, elaborating them with a view as much to ultimate historical proficiency as to immediate literary effect, the essays on Scottish Song (1826), Novel-Writing (1827), Moliere (1828), and Irving's Granada (1829)) belonging to this preparatory period.
The Hesperides are, like the Sirens, possessed of the gift of delightful song.
The Appendix ascribes to David a song of triumph and some exceedingly obscure " last words " (xxii.
In addition to the books mentioned above he published a number of books which had a remarkable circulation in England and America, such as Speaking to the Heart (1862); The Way to Life (1862); Man and the Gospel (1865); The Angel's Song (1865); The Parables (1866); Our Father's Business (1867); Out of Harness (1867); Early Piety (1868); Studies of Character from the Old Testament (1868-1870); Sundays Abroad (1871).
The song which has immortalized him the Marseillaise, was composed at Strassburg, where Rouget de Lisle was quartered in April 1792.
From an almost contemporary period he has been the subject of song; and he who was chanted by wandering minstrels in the 12th century has survived to be hymned in revolutionary odes of the 19th.
See also Drayton's Polyolbion, Song xxvi.
There are no large game birds, but song birds and doves are numerous on the mountains, and flamingoes and other water-birds frequent the coast.
Meanwhile the rest of the work (except in the prettily scored " Spinning Song," and other harmless and vigorous tunes) has more affinity with Wagner's mature style than the bulk of its much more ambitious successors, Tannhauser and Lohengrin.
The weakest passages in Der fliegende Hollander are not so helpless as the original recitatives of Venus in the first act; or Tannhauser's song, which was too far involved in the whole scheme to be ousted by the mature " New Venusberg music " with which Wagner fifteen years later got rid both of the end of the overture and what he called his " Palais-Royal " Venus.
The barley-corn has been personified as representing the malt liquor made from barley, as in Burns's song "John Barleycorn."
In the age of the Father all that was necessary was obedience; in the age of the Son reading is enjoined; but the age of the Spirit was to be devoted to prayer and song.
This is the Song of Nalaka (the Buddhist Simeon), and the words put in the mouth of the angels who announce the birth to him are: "The Wisdom-child, that jewel so precious, that cannot be matched, has been born at Lumbini, in the Sakiya land, for weal and for joy in the world of men."
Procopius's theological writings consist of commentaries on the Octateuch, the books of Kings and Chronicles, Isaiah, the Proverbs, the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes.
He quotes all the books of the Old Testament except Ruth and the Song of Solomon, and amongst the sacred writings of the Old Testament he evidently included the book of Tobit, the Wisdom of Solomon and Ecclesiasticus.
The Apocrypha Proper, or the apocrypha of the Old Testament as used by English-speaking Protestants, consists of the following books: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, Additions to Esther, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, Epistle of Jeremy, Additions to Daniel (Song of the Three Holy Children, History of Susannah, and Bel and the Dragon), Prayer of Manasses, i Maccabees, 2 Maccabees.
On the other hand, there are elements in the poem which show that it is not entirely the work of a poor crowder; and these (notably references to historical and literary authorities, and occasional reminiscences of the literary tricks of the Scots Chaucerian school) have inclined some to the view that the text, as we have it, is an edited version of the minstrel's rough song story.
To the early part of the 15th century may be assigned also the legends of " St Francis " and of " St Ursula," and possibly the original of the Enek Pannonia megvitelerol, an historical " Song about the Conquest of Pannonia."
Amongst other important codices are the Jorddnszky Codex (1516-1519), an incomplete copy of the translation of the Bible made by Ladislaus Batori, who died about 1456; and the Dobrentei or Gyulafehervdr Codex (1508), containing a version of the Psalter, Song of Solomon, and the liturgical epistles and gospels, copied by Bartholomew Halabori from an earlier translation (KSrnyei, A Magyar nemzeti irodalomtortenet vdzlata, 1861, p. 30).
the Siralomenek Both Jdnos veszedelmen (Elegy upon John Both), written by a certain " Gregor," as the initial letters of the verses show, and during the reign of the above-mentioned monarch; and the Emlekdal Mdtyds kindly haldldra (Memorial Song on the Death of King Matthias, 1490).
To these may be added the rhapsody 6 on the taking of " Szabacs " (1476); the Katalin-Legenda, a metrical " Legend of St Catherine of Alexandria," extending to over 4000 lines: and the Fedddenek (Upbraiding Song), by Francis Apathi.
Andrew Farkas and the homilist Peter Melius (Juhasz) attempted didactic verse; and Batizi busied himself with sacred song and Biblical history.
Valyi-Nagy, the first Magyar 1 The earliest, styled " Song on the Discovery of the right hand of the Holy King Stephen," and printed at Nuremberg by Anton Koburger in 1484, is lost.
His genuine simplicity as a lyrical writer is shown by the fact that several of his shorter pieces have passed into popular song.
of the Hazai nep kOlteszet tdra (Treasury of the Country's Popular Song), commenced in 1866, under the auspices of the Kisfaludy society.
That the whole book is named " praises " is clearly due to the fact that it was the manual of the Temple service of song, in which praise was the leading feature.
ii., may possibly, like that song, be referred to this period.
seq.), may be probably identified with the vintage song, Isa.
Jerabis on the Euphrates, and wrote a commentary on the Song of Songs, a number of hymns and a biography of Severus, the Monophysite patriarch of Antioch (512-519).
403), on the Psalms, on the Song of Solomon; Lives of SS.
But while there is in Luke's Gospel this strain of asceticism -as to many in modern times it will appear to be-the prevailing spirit is gentle and tender, and there is in it a note of spiritual gladness, which is begun by the song and the messages of angels and the hymns and rejoicing of holy men and women, accompanying the birth of the Christ (chaps.
Like many other singing birds it is, in the wild state, a mocking-bird, having been heard to imitate the song of the nightingale, the crowing of a cock, and even the cackling of a hen.
As to the origin of the heroic sagas as we now have them, Tacitus tells us that the deeds of Arminius were still celebrated in song a hundred years after his death (Annals, ii.
He was most successful in his translation of popular song, in which he shows a rare sympathetic insight into the various feelings and ideas of peoples as unlike as Greenlanders and Spaniards, Indians and Scots.
Its strident voice is heard most loudly at times of great heat, when the song of the birds is hushed.
The poetry of the nation remained immovable in the ancient groove until very modern times, when, either by direct access to the originals or through the medium of very defective translations, the nation became acquainted with the masters of Occidental song.
Amongst his published works were a commentary on the Book of Job (1850), a translation of the Song of Songs (1852), an exposition of Isaiah xl.-lxvi.
we find Targums to the Song of Moses and to the Decalogue, in which this process has been fully carried out, the text of Onkelos being given as well as the variants of the Fragmentary Targum.
The officials of the college were the magister, the praesul, and the vates (the leaders in dance and song) .
The deputies assembled under an old oak-tree, celebrated by the Basque poet, Jose Maria Iparraguirre, in a song which is regarded by the Spanish Basques almost as a national anthem.
In this spirit he wrote commentaries upon portions of Aristotle, and upon the Summa of Aquinas, and towards the end of his life made a careful translation of the Old and New Testaments, excepting Solomon's Song, the Prophets and the Revelation of St John.
The English metrical romances of Charlemagne are: Rowlandes Song (15th century); The Taill of Rauf Coilyear (c. 1475, pr.
Before Him all the elders and the living creatures fell down and acknowledged that He had power to open the seven seals thereof, and their song was re-echoed by every thing alike in heaven and earth.
great voices in heaven singing a triumphal song in anticipation of the victory that is speedily to be achieved.
This song forms a prelude to the chapters that follow.
Though goldfinches may occasionally be observed in the coldest weather, incomparably the largest number leave Britain in autumn, returning in spring, and resorting to gardens and orchards to breed, when the lively song of the cock, and the bright yellow wings of both sexes, quickly attract notice.
Of the various other genera allied to Mimus, the best known are the thrashers (genus Harporhynchus) of which six or eight species are found in North America, which are thrush-like and shy in their habits and do not mimic; and the cat-bird (Galeoscoptes carolinensis), which in addition to having an attractive song, utters clucks, whistles and mewing sounds.
The mocking-bird is the principal song bird and it and the lark-sparrow are common throughout the state.
(His claim to the authorship of the song to Lovely Peggy is still sub judice.
Richard Millikin's song, "The Groves of Blarney" (c. 1798), contributed to the fame of the castle, which is also bound up with the civil history of the county and the War of the Great Rebellion.
There are many insectivorous birds; among the song birds are the hermit thrush, the wood thrush, the Wilson's thrush, the brown thrasher, the bobolink, the catbird, the oven bird, the house wren, the song sparrow, the fox sparrow, the vesper sparrow, the white-throated sparrow (Peabody bird), the goldfinch and the robin.
His friends and his party thought to carry the body back to his beloved Paris for burial, but the government of the day arrested the procession at the frontier, an act which caused some scandal, and furnished the occasion of a terrible song of Beranger's.
The robin, song sparrow, chickadee, thrushes, warblers, vireos, orioles, wrens, blue-bird, cat-bird and phoebe are favourite song birds.
His subsequent works were dissertations on the origin of alphabetical writing (Die Erfindung der Buchstabenschrift, 1801), on the antiquity of the Codex Vaticanus (1810), and on ancient mythology (Ober den Mythos der alten Volker, 1812); a new interpretation of the Song of Solomon (Das hohe Lied in einer noch unversuchten Deutung, 1813), to the effect that the lover represents King Hezekiah, while by his beloved is intended the remnant left in Israel after the deportation of the ten tribes; and treatises on the indissoluble character of the matrimonial bond (De conjugii christiani vinculo indissolubili commentatio exegetica, 1816) and on the Alexandrian version of the Pentateuch (1818).
The natural song of the canary is loud and clear; and in their native groves the males, especially during the pairing season, pour forth their song with such ardour as sometimes to burst the delicate vessels of the throat.
Another aspect of his character appears in the remarkable "Song of Solomon," on which see CANTICLES.
Another aspect of his character appears in the remarkable "Song of Solomon"... Still another phase is represented in the monologue of Ecclesiastes.
Of his exegetical works the best preserved are the Commentary on the Prophet Daniel and the Commentary on the Song of Songs.
Of the Academy's edition one volume was published at Berlin in 1897, containing the Commentaries on Daniel and on the Song of Songs, the treatise on Antichrist, and the Lesser Exegetical and Homiletic Works, edited by Nathanael Bonwetsch and Hans Achelis.
The Commentary on the Song of Songs has also been published by Bonwetsch (Leipzig, 1902) in a German translation based on a Russian translation by N.
A good way farther north two small rivers, the Nam Kum and the Nam Song Kram, also tributaries of the Mekong, drain a small part of eastern Siam.
His SOD, George Cabot Lodge (1873-1909), also became known as an author, with The Song of the Wave (1898), Poems, 1899-1902 (1902), The Great Adventure (1905), Cain: a Drama (1904), Herakles (1908) and other verse.
The ancient Polish hymn or war song, Piesn Boga Rodzica, was an address to the Virgin, sung by the Poles when about to fight.
He wrote a fine descriptive work, Obrazy z zycia i podrozy (" Pictures of Life and Travel"), and also a poem, Piesn o ziemi naszej (" Song of our Land").
In the War of 1812 Frederick, Havre de Grace, and Frenchtown were burned by the British; but particularly noteworthy were the unsuccessful movements of the enemy by land and by sea against Baltimore, in which General Robert Ross (c. 1766-1814), the British commander of the land force, was killed before anything had been accomplished and the failure of the fleet to take Fort McHenry after a siege of a day and a night inspired the song The Star-spangled Banner, composed by Francis Scott Key who had gone under a flag of truce to secure from General Ross the release of a friend held as a prisoner by the British and during the attack was detained on his vessel within the British lines.
(b) The five Megilloth (or " Rolls ") - grouped thus together in later times, on account of the custom which arose of reading them in the synagogues at five sacred seasons - Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther.