The following night, Sarah was startled by a cracking sound. While dozing back to sleep, a loud snap jolted both her and Samuel awake. Their nest slid left, careened right, and then shook violently.
“We need to leave now!” screamed an alarmed Samuel.
“Wake everyone on the east branches! I’ll head to the west side!” cried Sarah.
As the two doves sped from branch to branch, the forceful shaking had already woken a number of doves, but most were too groggy to understand what was happening.
“We need to go!” shouted Sarah.
“What?” responded one of Sarah’s cousins, “I can’t just pick up and leave.”
“You can and you will!” Sarah ...