guillemot egg collector

'collecting guillemot eggs involves climbing overthe edge of the cliff and making your way down to the precarious ledges where eggs are found

as well as the obvious danger of falling from a great height into the raging sea you also run the risk of being attacked by guillemots who quite naturally want to keep their eggs from your clutches. such birds assaults may result in cuts and bruises or more seriously in loss of contact between you and the cliff face

the rewards of this task are not many. however the protein provided by regularily eating guillemot eggs make the difference between life and death for your family. the position is therefore only open to the desperate'

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