John McRae was downstairs helping a customer this week when the most amazing thing happened. Out of the clear blue sky, in swooped a hawk! John didn't realize how big the raptor was until it turned to leave, getting a running start and spreading its wings to take flight. Before it left, though, John noticed the hawk had something in its beak. Some young people who had been sitting outside rushed in to ask if we'd seen the bird, it happened so fast.
What could the hawk have wanted? An Easter egg from our window display? A Fourth Street mouse? A delicious gnome? It must have been something tasty for the raptor to come into the shop, unless of course it read our "Castle in the Air" sign literally and thought our doorway led back to the clouds. Who knows? At any rate, stealing from Castle in the Air and killing animals in the store are activities that get birds (and people) on The No List for a Blue Castle Badge, so we've got to say that this bird won't have that distinction anytime soon.