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From the more limited demesne the crow and the grakle are generally excluded.
He who doubts that civilized progress and industry is beneficial to birds, and promotes their comfort and multiplication, never saw the robin and the purple grakle following the plough on a summer's morning.
Flocks of the purple grakle used to follow the plow and eat up the worms at a great rate.
"You mentioned the industry of the grakle a moment ago," resumed the professor.
They are a species of grakle, and are lively and intelligent birds, some of them possessing a power of imitating human speech equal to any of the parrot tribe.