THE "SPARROW INCIDENT"
Mani S. Irani
Then he, along with his other little friends, made a bier for it with two sticks and a handkerchief, carried the sparrow on it to the hole they dug under a rose bush, and buried it. After covering it over with earth, Merwan put flowers on the grave and solemnly recited a little prayer while his friends stood around with bowed heads.
LETTERS OF LOVE, p. 294, Jane Barry Haynes
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