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WOODLEY'S CENTRAL LIBRARY.

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LLANDUDNO CRICKET CLUB.

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ILOOKING BACKWARDS.

. WILL, OF FAIHEPL, IGNATIUS.

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NATURE JOTTINGS.

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NATURE JOTTINGS. DECEMBER, 14.—An incident of un- doubted interest came under my notice when on the cliffs on Saturday last. In passing -along a rugged cliff-face I ob- served two ravens fly from cover, and while calling in deep gutteral tones, made outward over the water. They had not travelled very far, however, ere I noticed that they were being followed by two peregrine falcons, which gained speedily upon them. One of the falcons before actually reaching the ravens, as with one determined effort, swept upward, turned as a "tumbler" would, and without any apparent hesitation stooped with great speed in the direction of the foremost raven, but when the falcon was all but upon it I could see. that the raven, which evidently had noted all the proceedings, swung itself upward, with wide-open bill, to meet it, and momentarily the falcon swerved sideways. Again the falcon ascended, and again it stooped, but with the same result as before. Time after time the performance was repeated, but neither bird came into actual contact with the other. Meanwhile the other two in- dividuals had wandered some little dis- tance to the right and strange to' say were engaged in precisely similar performances. Eventually they all disappeared from view over the crest of the cliff. It is difficult to suggest any probable reason for the cause' of the menacing attitude of the falcons. Were their threats well-intended in the first instance, but. instantly recog- nising equal opponents in the ravens, they felt themselves dared, or was it that the falcons did it out of purely wanton sport1

. LOCAL NEWS.

FLINT TOWN COUNCIL.