This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V24", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Doug-all, of Windsor in Canada, was outraged at the attacks of some writers on the English sparrow. They had thronged in his orchard, but never touched a bud or fruit. It was a cold, snowy day and horse waste was scarce. He was on the way to post a letter, when, could it be possible, the rogues were at his plum and cherry buds. It could only be that they were after insects.
He looked again and again. The end was, the friendly letter was not posted. Mr. Dougall will have few fruits from his specimen Windsor cherry this year.