What he didn’t know was that
Barry was not his
Rowland had planted his seed,
determined to procreate
conveniently, to only have
one thing to do
Barry loved Orrin like his own. Orrin
Rita when he was fifteen, and boy
did Rowland’s pride swell when he heard about it.
– James Steerforth
Sort of a Jacobean tale of two cowbird men for Totally Optional Prompts. Are certain behavior patterns really hereditary?
The above photo of a giant cowbird is by Tom Davis; it is from his page Photos from Brazil 2006, which has many other excellent bird pictures.