4135. Otis and the Rooster were no exception to this type of activity. They were sitting on the ground and for many hours they occupied themselves with playing games of tic-tac-toe. They would finish one round, and then scrape it out in the dirt and begin another.
4136. They paid little attention to who won and who lost their games, and every now and then one of them would brighten up and begin to make a suggestion, but the idea would trail off unfinished, or seem so unlikely that they would not bother to attempt to develop it.
4137. Finally one of those crows I have been talking about; one of the crows renowned for their observations and their insights, landed on the ground between Otis and the Rooster and began to examine the tic-tac-toe game.
4138. After looking at it for some time, first with his left eye, and then with his right, he took a step back and said, “What do you mean by this.”