redtail the Hawk heard, and he smiled too, but it wasn't a kindly smile like Jimmy Skunk's.
Now who under the sun can have moved into redtail's old house?
For a minute Peter couldn't think what was the trouble with redtail, and then he saw.
He had seen redtail strike and strike again at something on the ground, and finally fly off in disgust with empty claws.
He had seen at once that redtail was dozing and hadn't seen him at all.
"redtail is using his old nest again and has got a family already," exclaimed Peter.
Shadow had been so intent on catching Chatterer that he had not noticed old redtail, which was just as Chatterer had hoped.
Just then redtail himself dropped down out of the blue, blue sky and alighted on a tree close at hand.
“Now I wonder what it was redtail was after and why he didn't get it,” thought Reddy.
He had a splendid view of redtail, and he couldn't help but admire this big member of the Hawk family.