Animals: White Wings

One night last week as people began emerging from New York theatres there swept upon the city on the tail of a north-west wind hundreds of thousands of pristine white moths. They clustered in shop windows, in pedestrians' ears, started a report that snow was falling. They blinded motorists, delayed traffic. In dance halls they got between the cheeks of dancers. In dark taxicabs they caused many a false accusation. At Bellevue Hospital internes with folded newspapers beat them away from alcoholics who might have mistaken them for seagulls. Thousands perished on...

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