Panakot-Uwak used to be a bored scarecrow, with his old rag clothes and straw face and body. Birds poked his face, not scared of him at all and children threw some sticks and stones at him. That was before. Now he’s got an important job – being a spy. He reported for duty at the Scarecrow Intelligence Agency (SIA), his old clothes still wet. It has been raining over there, he said. He tried to sneak over to the farmhouse by crouching or leaning forward to get closer without being seen. It wasn’t easy. After all, he wasn’t expected to move about. He’s supposed to scare crows and other big birds. He was sent to this farm to get some evidence that the farm is also involved in other notorious activities. And so, he reported what he’s seen, heard, the comings and goings and he felt ever so important and useful.