Sparrow: Gimme a second here, Jany.


Okay, I know this. I know the bird Beings! Process of elimination . . . it’s not a swan, a heron, an osprey . . . What do cormorants look like?

Miranda: Like this.

Sparrow: And why do you want it away from its Master? Because if it turns out it used to belong to your mom, and you miss it . . .

Miranda: Poe told you what his last Master used to have him do, remember?

Sparrow: . . . Yeah. Dogfighting. Not like with Patrick, but with real dogs.

Miranda: Well, the Cormorant is in the same business. Along with the Raven, it was on my shortlist of Beings to buy . . . depending on whose Master died first.