Chapter 22: To Bury One’s Head

A great exchange between the cowardly birds, and their willful ignorance helps David come to his own conclusions on where he stands in this big, strange world.

Ah, the birds. I enjoy showing groups of unknown characters in a state of discussion or argument. What they say, the exact vocabulary they use, how they say those things and the body language they use can do a whole lot of introduction in a very short time. Dialogue is such a power house of insinuated description anyhow; and the, er — we’ll call it cold — nature of the giants is a good match to the chilly whiteness of the mist.