The Farmers' Arrangement

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The Farmers' Arrangement

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“I can tell you're not from around these parts,” the farmer told him, “asking about scarecrows. We all gave them up years ago. At the start of The Crisis.”

“Why's that?” the visitor asked.

“A hungry crow will eat maybe two ears a day. Those Hunger Gangs from the city can go through acres. So we made a little arrangement. No more scarecrows, no more Hunger Gangs.”

“I see,” said the man, stepping away. “but I'd best get going.”

“I'd rather you stayed. There's a pretty strict curfew these days. The crows rarely go hungry.”
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Hehe! ^^ So, basically they've reversed the purpose of scarecrows. Now they're human birdfeeders. Nice.
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*snicker* A couple of ears...

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