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Taleofbirds

The memo written in blood.

A Tale of Birds Without a Voice is a memo written in blood that Harry Mason can find in the music room on the second floor of Midwich Elementary School in Silent Hill. It gives a clue to the Piano Puzzle located in the same room. A gold medallion must first be placed in the Clock Tower for the piano to be unlocked. Solving the puzzle will allow Harry to obtain the silver medallion, which is needed to unlock the clock tower door.

The text for the puzzle differs largely between the original Japanese script and the English localization. The reason for the change is unknown.

Transcript

It's written in blood.

"A Tale of Birds Without a Voice"
First flew the greedy Pelican,
Eager for the reward,
White wings flailing.

Then came a silent Dove,
Flying beyond the Pelican,
As far as he could.

A Raven flies in,
Flying higher than the Dove,
Just to show that he can.

A Swan glides in,
To find a peaceful spot,
Next to another bird.

Finally out comes a Crow,
Coming quickly to a stop,
Yawning and then napping.

Who will show the way,
Who will be the key,
Who will lead to
The silver reward.

It's written in blood.

"A Contest of Voiceless Birds"

The greedy duck is first to take flight,
In desperate pursuit of the prize,
Flapping away its wings of white.

The snooty pelican is next in stride,
Sailing far beyond the greedy duck,
Snobbishly beaming with a look of pride.

The high-flying swallow is third in tow,
Rising high above the snooty pelican,
Laughing gaily and dancing to and fro.

The slow sailor seagull is next in the race,
Flapping and flying with all of its might,
Leaving the duck behind in last place.

Last but not least is the big lazy crow,
Choosing to nap over flying and singing,
Relaxing and yawning as great as a bellow.

A flock of voiceless birds unsettled,
Causing great fuss over one special medal.

Who will win the glistening prize--
A medal of silver so shiny and bright?

血で文字が書れている。

―声無き鳥の飛び比べ―

最初に飛び出す欲張りアヒル
ご褒美欲しくてたまらない
バタバタ動かす白い羽

続けて飛び出す気取り屋ペリカン
ひょいとアヒルを追い抜いて
見くだし見おろし得意顔

その次飛び出すツバメの高さ
ペリカンよりも上だった
にやりと笑うと宙返り

遅れて来たのはカモメの水兵
平凡なりには努力して
アヒルに勝ったがその程度

ぼんやりカラスは最後の最後
飛なず鳴かずに昼寝する
のんびりぐうたら大あくび

鳴く声無くした鳥たちが
勲章めぐって大騒ぎ

銀色ご褒美誰のもの
銀ピカメダルは誰のもの

Demo version

In the demo version that was shipped with the Official PlayStation U.S. Magazine #16, the text of the memo was largely different. The memo in the demo was as follows:

Demo US Magazine Birds Memo

The memo as shown in the demo.

"First flew a hasty pelican,
Rushing for the reward.

Next flew a dandy stork,
Eager to show he could
fly higher than the pelican.

I forget who came next, but
she only flew a half flap overhead
the stork.

The one came next to the dandy.
Just left of him.

Last out came a raven of
low birth she yawned and
lay down for a nap.

The End."
v · e · d
Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Lisa Garland - Cybil Bennett - Michael Kaufmann
Other Characters
Jodie Mason - Heather Mason - K. Gordon - Greys - Norman Young
Monsters
Air Screamer - Bloodsucker - Creeper - Floatstinger - Grey Child - Groaner - Hanged Scratcher - Incubator - Incubus - Larval Stalker - Mumbler - Night Flutter - Parasite - Puppet Cybil Bennett - Puppet Doctor - Puppet Nurse - Romper - Split Head - Stalker - Twinfeeler - Wormhead
Weapons
Chainsaw - Handgun - Hyper Blaster - Katana - Knife - Pipe - Rifle - Rock Drill - Shotgun - Hammer - Axe
Locations
Old Silent Hill (Balkan Church - Cafe 5to2 - Dog House - Hell Gas Station - Levin Street - Midwich Elementary School - Orridge Bridge Control Room - Queen Burger) - Central Silent Hill (Alchemilla Hospital - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Silent Hill Police Station - Silent Hill Town Center) - Sewers - Resort Area (Annie's Bar - Boat - Indian Runner - Lighthouse - Norman's Motel) - Lakeside Amusement Park - Unknown - Toluca Lake
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending
Archives
Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables

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