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He parted the tough stems before him, and it was as a window opened on a far view of Lundy, and the deep sea sluggishly nosing the pebbles a couple of hundred feet below. They could hear young jackdaws squawking on the ledges, the hiss and jabber of a nest of hawks somewhere out of sight...Great gray and black gulls screamed against the jackdaws... This is from "In Ambush", the first story in Stalky & Co..

Stalky, Turkey, and Beetle need to find a hideout where they can read and smoke in privacy on summer afternoons. They have abandoned their hut in the furze, because it has been detected by their Housemaster. Now, exploring, they have found an ideal place, on the edge of a cliff...