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To teacher: He never forgive us... | Old Nellie.
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The Watcher. #1 (permalink) Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:41 pm   The Watcher.
 

It was so good to feel the sun on my back once again. I'd been tied up in that cave for days due to this unbelievably bad weather. Nothing had ventured out onto the mountain.

No climbers in the upper reaches, and no ramblers on the lower slopes.
It was usual to see many groups on the mountain at this time of year, but the atrocious weather of this passed week had kept the mountain bereft of visitors and challengers.

Luckily I had chanced upon this small cave a couple of years ago, and had made my home here. It was set well back from the opening and therefore it was able to lessen the chill of the heaviest winds, and deep enough to afford good shelter from the fiercest of storms.

Having turned my back on the city earlier in my life I was more than happy to eek out my frugal existence here on the mountain. There was plenty of fresh game and in the Summer the lower levels harboured plenty of fresh rabbits. They were my favourite meal.

Sometimes I was able to bag a young mountain goat, especially if it were injured. The older goats were too wily to fall into the traps that I set for them. They could spring across the face of the mountain as if it were a tarmac highway. I didn't waste my time trying for them.

Winter-time was surely my greatest challenge, when the hares coats turned to snow-white and I had to spend countless hours just standing waiting and watching for the slightest movement, but once I had them in my sights there was little chance of them escaping me.

Spring brought forth all manner of game and I always had a full belly. I never bothered storing anything, for surely there would always be more that I could ever require here in my lofty paradise.

I stretched my wings to their fullest extent and launched myself into the gentle thermals high here on the mountain. Now for a nice juicy rabbit!

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The Watcher. #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 14:05 pm   The Watcher.
 

There must be something to eat besides rabbits
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The Watcher. #3 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 15:56 pm   The Watcher.
 

Yes there is. Baby goats, hares, voles, all manner of things, and.......people.
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The Watcher. #4 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 16:44 pm   The Watcher.
 

Kitosdad wrote:
... voles...

I hadn't heard of this animal even in my mother tongue. Thank you.
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The Watcher. #5 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 17:27 pm   The Watcher.
 

Ski, thanks for the test link. I got G5 whatever that means. :) :)

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The Watcher. #6 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 18:31 pm   The Watcher.
 

Kitosdad wrote:
Yes there is. Baby goats, hares, voles, all manner of things, and.......people.
I heard that in China exists a torture when a prisoner is being fed solely with meat. As result he dies :(
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The Watcher. #7 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 18:56 pm   The Watcher.
 

Yes, that would be chicken. :)

Come on, Bill. Give it a few tries. You are better than this. :P
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The Watcher. #8 (permalink) Wed Aug 12, 2009 19:01 pm   The Watcher.
 

Someone,if you eat only meat, and I do mean as much as you want, then you lose weight very rapidly.

Ski, that was the best I could do, honest.

Is G5 bad then?

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The Watcher. #9 (permalink) Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:17 am   The Watcher.
 

No, not really.
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