TO show that banks are not so stuffy as some people think, Manhattan's Chase National Bank for several years has run a series of folksy ads ("Why don't you talk to the people at Chase?"). In one of the ads, Chase chattily likened its investment servicemen to a bunch of "professional nestegg sitters."

Into Chase's nest last week flew a real bird, as big as a turkey and with the menacing face of a gargoyle. It was an ornithological curiosity from Siam, a rufous-necked hornbill which had escaped from a Manhattan pet shop. It...

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