Paddling down, I was soon out of earshot of the scolding vireos, but the little cock's vigorous, ringing song followed me to the head of the pond.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
Cocking the said ear attentively, he was rewarded with another smite, and, in a few minutes, distinctly heard the sound of paddles.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne