Painted Bird, The

painted bird, the

painted by peasants and released, it is rejected and killed by its original flock. [Pol. Tradition: Weiss, 345]
See: Cruelty

Painted Bird, The

Kosinski novel about a foundling boy struck dumb by inhuman treatment. [Am. Lit.: Weiss, 345]
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I had avoided it for years, partly, I now think, because I was afraid that I wouldn't be accepted in that community, just as I'd always been the painted bird, the odd one, outside it.