So she lived in solitude all the daytime, and at night she would have been frightened, had she not been so brave; but every day the crow came and thanked her for her endurance, and assured her that his sufferings were far less than they had been.
And so two years passed away, when one day the crow came to the Princess and said: 'In another year I shall be freed from the spell I am under at present, because then the seven years will be over.
At the request of the Crow chieftain the two parties encamped together, and passed the residue of the day in company.
In the course of a day or two more, the travellers entered that wild and broken tract of the Crow country called the Black Hills, and here their journey became toilsome in the extreme.
I felt sad at this, for it showed I was not such a good Scarecrow after all; but the old crow comforted me, saying,
Brains are the only things worth having in this world, no matter whether one is a crow or a man.
Snagsby was about to descend into the subterranean regions to take tea when he looked out of his door just now and saw the crow
who was out late.
I am sorry," said the Owl, "to have to contradict the Crow, my famous friend and colleague.
When the dead weep, they are beginning to recover," said the Crow solemnly.
He who would strip you of veils and wrappers, and paints and gestures, would just have enough left to scare the crows
Below me was the great pit, with the crows
struggling for its refuse.
The walls were hung with white silk, upon which flocks of black crows
were embroidered in black diamonds.