There is no more pathetic and suggestive picture of limitation than that of a fettered bird. All the impulses and equipment of its nature call for a life that is bounded by nought save the air, the sunlight, and the circle of the world, and when we see one of these gentle creatures deprived of its freedom and its native joy, our hearts speak out with the instinct, if not the authority, of the Master when he said, "Loose him and let him go.
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