I would like to notify you fine ladies and gentlemen that I will briefly refrain from posting my enumerated tragedies over the next few days. There is urgent business in Muscovy that I must attend to.

I will warrant that there will be an equivalent number of posts upon my return this saturday evening and, perhaps, yet new examples of woeful events to harrow up our rectitude.

Many thanks; most sincerely. 

Miss Duck.

She is a muscovy. She came from my sister’s where she lived with the cows, spending her time in the pasture and laying infertile eggs in the barn. Now she sometimes spends time with the other muscovies but mostly she likes to travel with the guineas.