A shabbily dressed lounger had accosted the man who had been Viceroy in the splendid East, and who still reflected in his mien some of the cold dignity of the Himalayan snow-peaks. "Could you tell me, sir, if them white birds is storks or halbatrosses? I had an argyment " The cold dignity thawed at once into genial friendliness. "Those are pelicans, my dear sir. Are you interested in birds?