• Fifteen birds in five firtrees, their feathers were fanned in a fiery breeze! But, funny little birds, they had no wings! O what shall we do with the funny little things? Roast 'em alive, or stew them in a pot; fry them, boil them and eat them hot?

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “The Hobbit”, p.60, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt