"These creatures are my pets," the man grunted shutting the door behind him. Lifting his heavy hand toward a spare chair he introduced himself as Sebald.
"I helped these two fellows off the street. Both were badly hurt in the great earthquakes, but of course even before that they were vicious little scavengers. My kindness in time warmed their cold bellies and I have been rewarded with their insightful ditties. They speak the truth, these birds have been sent for you from the one who is known. many have been sent to help you but these birds have something special."