Besides the turtledove there is no other bird that is the harbinger of good luck.
"I am going to finish this turtledove first, though," said Tabea gayly.
Thy cheeks are beautiful as the turtledove's, thy neck as jewels.
The cause or causes of the increase of the turtledove are not far to seek.
But Margaret, who like most loving women had no more sense of humour than a turtledove, took this very ill.
The turtledove, though common in the south of England, is a migratory bird, and in these parts not a constant visitor.
Another species, also said to be increasing in the country--the turtledove, was extremely abundant.
Hence, as he sallies forth to seek the site, he keeps his ear alert for the turtledove's2 prophetic cry.
This instance will serve to show the uncompromising faith of the Manbo in omens, especially in that of the turtledove.