Two spinster sisters, one a market flower-gardener, the other a sculptor, were gradually charmed out of the regular practice of their professions by the needs of sick and wounded bird folk along the furnish coast of the British Isles. In the of Mousehole, where they had settled quietly in middle life, they established -- with progressive , from the first time they casually treated one wounded Jackdaw a wild birds' hospital and sanctuary in which they treated some 116 species of wild birds until they retired and turned the establishment over the Royal Society for the Prevention of cruelty to animals. Neither woman was an ornithologist, but their intuitive understanding of wild things' problems and habits and their profound respect for life helped them to a good record of cures and releases. Their protected friendships with outpatients and former patients (many of whom would later bring males back for approval) and harmonized the sisters' existence. Numerous excellent photographs and one interesting drawing by Phyllis Yglesias. Originally published in England.