A BATTLE IN THE AIR.
a In seizing a monkey, the eagle always endeavors to grasp him by the back and neck, one claw being in the neck, and the other farther
down. The reason of this is that, unless the monkey is firmly held by the neck, he will turn his head and inflict a terrible bite on his assailant; but as long as the neck is thus held he is powerless. It is said that the first thing the eao;le does, after taking a monkey, is to put out his eyes with his powerful beak; but in so doing he is in danger of having his head seized by the monkeyas paws.a
aOn the whole,a said Frank, aI donat think I care about forming an intimate acquaintance with the monkey.a
Fred was of the same opinion, and the subject of conversation was