4187. Otis won the first two games, but it was a sham. The combatants had exchanged their usual eye contact signals to decide who the winner was going to be. It was no more real than a wrestling match.
4188. After the first two losses the Rooster won the third game. He won it suddenly at the fifth move, which hardly ever happens in Tic-Tac-Toe.
4189. Otis acted like he had never seen it coming, and this gave great joy to the crows who hopped about and fluttered their wings in joy, but the pigeons grew restive and resentful.
4190. Let me tell you a few things I found interesting about this third game of theirs. The Rooster opened the game with a traditional X in the upper left hand corner. Otis followed with the equally common O right in the center of the board.