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    I’ve heard ravens around Greaves and Haverbreaks a few times.

    Eddy’s brother’s knowledge of medieval Scottish literature is impressive. It reminded me of the Scots nonsense songs we would sing as bairns of Three Craws sittin’ on a wa’.
    The first craw fell and broke his jaw
    The second craw was greetin’ for his maw
    The third craw went and flew awa’
    – and this is where it enters the realm of abstract philosophy and ontology –
    The fourth craw wasnae there at a’.

    I appreciate the literary and cultural history of corvids might be better discussed elsewhere, but hey, lockdown. Take it where you find it.