Every day at the same time Millicent walks through Hyde Park. She never stops to speak to anyone, but the park pigeons expect her. When they see her they fly towards her and make a sweeping circle above the place where she always stops, They land all around her and on her, in a noisy, fluttering heap.
Millicent speaks to them softly, ‘Hello my treasures, I saved you some bread and cabbage from my last night’s dinner’.
Millicent’s dream is to find enough feathers on the ground to eventually make herself a feather coat, hat, bag and shoes – then she sums up ‘I’ll be so warm and cosy, ‘I’ll be just like a pigeon’.
- Walker Books Australia 1980