And with that, away flew blacky the Crow, chuckling to himself.
While blacky was engaged in this task the door opened and Dakota came in.
Reddy was trying to outguess blacky, and blacky was trying to outguess Reddy, and both were enjoying it.
"Let's see thee take a lick at 'blacky,' lad, just for luck," he said.
Now Reddy knew perfectly well that blacky wanted something of him, and this was why he was saying such pleasant things.
But blacky was for waiting till the lion was gone to sleep after his meal.
He continued to approach the bar and blacky, having a leisure moment, came forward and stood ready to serve him.
blacky the Crow is one and his cousin, Sammy Jay, is another.
But blacky turned a deaf ear, and continued, without listening to me, his little trot.
blacky waited until he was sure that no one else was coming.