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Peter Beck is a writer and farmer on the Big Island of Hawaii. He will be teaching at a high school in Massachusetts this fall.
Farming chickens takes care and concentration, and a deal with the birds: We give you a life of safety and comfort, and you die for our food. Until a murdering predator arrives and gives lie to the vow.