Feel like stopping by the Strand aviary again?
This chap – or do I mean these chaps? – for example.
The heads. The tongues. The in extremis “posture”. The thorns trying to pass themselves off as feathers on “their” neck. The wing feathers that are like notched blades. Notched blades alternating with skewers. The shield and its crenellated sash. And as for those scaly legs and their prepuce of scale – ugh and double ugh. This tweety bird is what nightmares are made of. Doubtless has plenty of his own. You’ll never see a better depiction of psychosis.
But hey, it’s the Strand. It’s where the wild things are.
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