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Almost as soon as they sat down a pretty girl with skin the color of cinnamon appeared carrying a tray. On the tray were two platters, piled high with dark yellow eggs and toasted bread. These she set down on the table in the middle of a hodge-podge of sunshine and shadow, together with a tall white coffeepot and beside the coffee pot a blue stoneware bowl of sticky, golden honey. Then she smiled into the air, wheeled and left before either had a chance to say 'merci.'
Straightaway the table was beset with a rush of small black and yellow birds- birds in black tails and yellow vests, with long curved beaks, that darted in from the neighboring trees, fearless and famished, excited by the honey-boat.
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