A Rookery, Birds and Beasts in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Wales
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Title: A Rookery


Rookery deserted was a sign of bad luck, but when they nested near a house it was a sign of good luck.| A rookery was deserted just before misfortune fell upon the gentleman who occupied the house around which grew the trees occupied by the rooks.  This gentleman one morning noticed the rooks carrying away their nests to a new home.  He called his servant man to him and desired him to go after the rooks and destroy their nests in their new abode, in the fond hope that they would thus be induced to return to their old home.  This was done more than once, but the rooks would not take the hint; they persisted in gathering up the scattered sticks that strewed the ground, but these they replaced in the trees above, which now had become their new home.  When it was found that they would not return, the man desisted and his master, as he had feared, met with dire misfortune shortly afterwards.


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